Specifically, I hit a little depressive trough, triggered by a rather disappointing series of exchanges with a colleague, and until I got myself back on an even keel, the most glaring evidence that I was out of whack was my diet: fast food! diet soda! AUGH!
Now I’m back on track. It lasted about a week, and I didn’t die of it. But I am happy to be myself again.
drank a diet soda…
ate some less-than-ideal meals….
all of that is OK, unless they become habits.
So here’s to renewed resolution (toasting with a glass of fizzy kefir!)
changing some habits. I used to be a Major Consumer of diet soda, and I find that it is easier to give up now that I have discovered kombucha. However, that stuff is expensive until I can get my own culture going at home. Now I drink unsweetened ice tea or water when I’m out.
Funny, when I began really tasting the food, the same Diet Coke I’d been addicted to for years tasted HORRIBLE. That made it easy to drop too, but there’s no doubt in my mind that it was some kind of addiction, because occasionally it still looks good, even though I know what it tastes like!
you are looking at this goal and saying, Dara, dear, have you taken leave of your senses? But there’s more to “good” than “tasty.”
What I mean by “Eat Good Food” is eat whole, unprocessed foods that are not full of chemicals or drugs or weird stuff. This is a refinement of my “eat for health” goal, even if it sounds awfully simplistic. I am going to use natural sweeteners only, and sparingly, have already switched to raw local honey for most of that. No stuff with preservatives or “natural flavorings.”
This is a goal, not a straightjacket. At birthday parties I’ll still have ice cream, because darnit, I love ice cream! but for everyday eating, I want to leave the cr-p behind and eat healthy stuff. What I will post here are the things I learn about doing that. I’m not a great cook, and am not interested in spending huge amounts of time on this, so there’s going to be some learning to figure out how to do this and not have it turn into a career.
If anyone reading this has suggestions or tips for me, I’m all ears (well, eyes, given the medium!)