Focus on Healthier Meals
Monday, May 15, 2017
I have been focusing on the healthier meals for a week now. I had to take it one day at a time. Sure, I make a meal plan for the week ahead, but there's more to it than that. I realized, AGAIN, that it is so easy for me to go for "junk" food, anything that isn't what I know is good for me or healthy for me.
I get tempted in a different way. I can now stand there and look at cookies, cake, cupcakes, candy, pies, donuts, hamburgers, hotdogs, sandwiches with the neatest bread holding it together and not quiver about it at all. What I fall into is; Everyone else is eating it!
I know life isn't fair. I even know just because my friends are doing it doesn't mean I can or should join in. What is good for them isn't good for me. I don't hate them, I'm not angry at them, but yes, sometimes I envy them being able to eat anything they want when I know I can't for health reasons.
So, I've been concentrating on that. And I quickly learned I could not make my goal as, "No unhealthy-for-me foods for a week. I had to do it by the day, and if it meant that I had to do it by the hour, I'd do it by the hour.
I made it through one day, then two days, and now I'm happy to say, I've done it for an entire week. No little nibbles, no servings of stuff I know I can not eat because of how it effects me, until last night. But the good thing is, I learned something last night, even though I blew my day. 1. I didn't blow the week, just that day. 2. I discovered I didn't enjoy it that much. It was a cake I will never buy again. (Note: I can't bake a cake to save my soul. It looks like something took half of it while it was baking because it will not rise and it gets dense and flat.)
So, if I learn by my mistakes, I'm doing great.
I'm going to keep focusing on the best foods, not the ones I can't have. It's easier focusing on the good than the negative and It's more healthy, too.