Friday, February 24, 2012

Post 14 / Day 86 ~ We Only Live Once!

In my last few posts what have been about portion control, as well as what types of foods are good for us.

Well that's all fine and dandy... however, what is more important to remember is that we only live once!

Why am I bringing this up?  Fact of the matter IS that we only live once...and with that said, I have chosen to do things my way from here on out!  (LOL)  Oh I'm not a type A personality, now am I?  wink, wink.

What I mean is that all my life I have been a slave to diets.  (Exercise included.)  I have counted calories, avoided carbs, and have eaten more than my share of salads.  To mention a few.  Sure, all these tactics have given me immediate results, but what they lacked was a long lasting effect.  

I have now gotten to a point in my life (I am two years away from the BIG 5-0) that all I want out of life is happiness.  Although I do want to look good and be healthy, I also have come to terms with the fact that I will never be a skinny-minny... and I am ok with all of this.  After all, I have taken care of myself enough to be no more than 20 or 25 pounds from my perfect weight.

SO (as I stand with a wide stance and place my fists on my waist) ... I am going to do this my way now.

I only have one life, and I will live what's left of it how I want to.  My way.  

I will not deprive myself of anything that I love to eat and will do so in a healthy manner.  I know about portions... I know what foods are good for me... I know to exercise and make healthy physical choices (ie. taking the stairs instead of the escalator at the mall)... I also know that if I keep a good pace and eat slow, I will get full quicker... I also know that water is a definite must, and plenty of it...  I also know moderation... I know that my stomach is about the size of my fist.. and I also know that I should not eat more than the size of my fist at one sitting.

I may not be able to have my crème brûlée every night... oh but when that lovely dinner comes around where I finally get my dessert... I will savor each bite and work it off the next day and then some.  Tomorrow's dessert...?  hmmm... 

Sounds like I am contradicting my self, coming across as if I am depriving myself from my favorite dessert... however... I have more than one favorite dessert, as well as favorite foods.. Yes, that was plural... F O O D S  and I can not very well eat them all at one sitting... 

Therefore I alternate all my favorite foods, using what I know above and then some...Bottom line I am not depriving myself of anything!  quite the contrary  Big Smile!

Bon Appetit!

Here's to another glass of water!

Stay healthy and Think Positive!

Blessings to you and yours. 

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