I usually don’t make New Year’s Resolutions simple because I don’t ever keep them…who does!! However, this year is different…I know I know we all say that. I’m in midlife and it’s time I do everything mindfully, especially eating. Menopause has grabbed me and has taken over my body….shoot my boobs have met my rib cage and I can’t stand it!!
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 (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.
This is me. She might be a little older than myself…but I can sure relate to her hot flash here!
Thank goodness I was brought up to eat sensibly. My mom, bless her heart, was ALWAYS on a diet (STILL IS). 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 spent 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, uh?
I have been very fortunate that I was never over weight 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 really never over weight, I just had a poochy tummy – or I thought so anyways.
Well, now in my early 50’s, that “poochy tummy” has come to haunt me….seriously this time it’s for real. For someone who’s never had to go on a diet or watch what she eats, this is so hard for me to do. I can no longer eat those grilled cheese sandwiches, those Oreo Cookies that I grew to love, or those Cheetos that I loved more than meat – or anything that’s fatty. Not only do these types foods make me fat, they also stop me up big time!!
Anyway, back to my Resolution – Eating Mindfully – I don’t think that’s too hard not to accomplish – it’s just the grown-up thing for me to do!! Who’s with me??
How about you, what’s your New Year’s Resolution? I’d love to hear. Please share!