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Monday, June 02, 2014

Today was a good day of eating.

I'm not sure exactly what I want to blog on here, but I guess it's really just for me. I want to see myself progress. Today I ate really well, and tonight as I go to bed, I'm not craving anything. That's great! No gluten today. My carbs were 134 grams - lots of veggies. I also had some fruit - berries, an apple, and some watermelon this evening. Not ready yet to cut back to no fruit. I think I'm going to see some results this month by attempting to not eat gluten.

The other thing I'm going to take note of is how my joints feels. Today I felt some stiffness, but when I got out of the car this evening it was much better. I also want to feel some improvement in my left elbow (primarily). Better today - it is hard to pick things up. That's when I feel it - only then. Getting food out of the fridge is hard to do with my left arm.

I'm on my pursuit of eating exactly the way I want to do this forever. I know I won't be perfect. That's actually part of the plan. Every day I eat on a continuum of foods - a healthier end and a less healthy or downright bad for me end. Every choice I make falls somewhere on that continuum of choices. My goal is to eat more towards the healthy end. An occasional meal from the not so good won't break me if I eat more from the healthy end. The thing is this - I'm choosing foods I like. I made this fantastic salad tonight to go with my burger/avocado entree. It was so yummy. I can do that every day (at least for the summer). While I don't think I'll eat salad every day, I do like it. I didn't eat anything today that I didn't like - just for the sake of eating healthily. I don't understand how people could drink shakes and eat bars all the time, and call that good. I make the occasional smoothie and use some good quality whey protein. I couldn't imagine having something like that for meals on and on and on. I know someone trying to get me to buy Isagenix - sorry - not something I would do forever so not gonna start.
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  • DWORB415
    I agree! Stick with foods you like and a diet you can maintain. I aim to eat well 80% of the time and it seems to work. I never could force myself to eat meals that I hate.
    2425 days ago
    Sounds like you have started on the right track! Keep up the awesome work!
    2426 days ago
    We all need to find what works for us. I like your continuum idea. I think the more we can eat on the healthy end the greater will be our success. I agree that we should eat only what we like. emoticon
    2426 days ago
    2426 days ago
    I'm with you: I won't eat something I don't like just because it's healthy. But the longer I worked with the food choices I like, the longer the list of yummy food became. Over time, the legal, yummy list became much longer than the illegal list.
    2426 days ago
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