This Year’s Resolution for me is to eat more mindfully. There’s no diet in place, no pill to take, not talking about exercising here (although I need to), but just watching what I eat and asking myself if it’s good for me, should I eat it now, or is there something else that is better that will satisfy me. Yes, and if you remember, this is my same NY Resolution a couple of years ago, maybe even last year. Hey, I’m a little slow.
I want to continue on the same path, but with more of it. I just joined Wildtree as a representative. I’ll talk about this more in another post, but for now, I’ll be able to eat even better with a followed plan with Wildtree.
Eat More Mindfully
I thank my mom every day for bringing me up to eat sensibly. My mom, bless her heart, was ALWAYS on a diet. Determined to lose those pounds she put on after having her children. She went through Weight Watchers, TOPS, KOPS and who knows what else to try to lose weight. No one in the household had that problem, just her. So her and our neighbor would spend hours over coffee talking about what they ate, why they ate it, why they shouldn’t have eaten it, and how bad they feel because they ate the whole thing!! WOW – after listening to that all your life, you kinda want to watch your weight yourself!!
I have been fortunate that I was never overweight as a kid or even in my 20’s, 30’s, 40’s. Although I ALWAYS complained about it (I mean, look what I heard all my life!!), I was never overweight but I had that poochy tummy…or so I thought. That poochy stomach was bloating and constipation. Now, that’s a problem. No, I didn’t have the overweight problem, but I had another problem.
When I was in my early 50’s, that “poochy tummy” haunted me even worse. I finally had to diet…and for someone who’s never had to go on a diet or watch what she ate, that was so hard for me to do. I could no longer eat those grilled cheese sandwiches, those Oreo Cookies that I grew to love, or those Cheetos that I loved more than meat. Not only do these types foods bloat me, they also stop me up big time!!
Fast forward to now at 56 years old, I’ve been on a healthy kick for at least 3 solid years now, but now comes menopause and a thyroid issue…so I’m started all over with that poochy stomach. Damn, I just can’t get a break here!! You ever feel like that?
Anyway, back to my Resolution – Eating Mindfully – I believe it’s going to be easier for me to accomplish mindful eating, because now I’ve got my husband on my side. We have already started to cook more at home and eat less desserts. Some of you might say that not eating desserts is no fun…but please know we still do, just not so much of it, and never after every meal.
So, what’s your New Years Resolution? Will you stick with it all year through? Sure you will…I’m rooting for you!!