I was so excited to finally find a book on Dim Sum (Yum-Cha) recipes that was so close to buying, but then remembered that it would probably affect this goal as a lot of the recipes were deep-fried or involved cooking with a lot of oil!!! :-(
Sassy so Sad! :-(
Oh well, maybe if I write about it here I’m remember about the book someday or perhaps I’ll just look for the specific recipes that I like on the internet so that I avoid the temptation of making the fried foods.
Hmm, come to think of it I won’t be able to go to Dim Sum for this month! Or I’ll have to be very,very,very good and only eat things that aren’t deep fried.
Writing this entry has made me realize just how much deep-fried food is in my life! Actually doing a lot of these ‘healthy’ goals has made me start thinking about my diet, nutrition, lifestyle, and habits. It’s quite amazing how many bad foods or poor food choices are available, and are easily accessible!
I think that the motivation for this goal came from seeing a few minutes of the Montel Williams show. It’s not a show that I normally watch, but I caught a few moments of it, and saw the devastating effects of junk food on a guest. The show was about addictions, and one guest was addicted to junk food. For the past 4 years all she ate was junk food, and she had an identical twin who did not eat the same way, and you could tell them apart, simply because of the differences in diet, and nutrition!!!
I felt really badly for the guest, because she was so malnourished, weak, tired, and looked sad. It’s so true that you are what you eat. Interestingly enough, that is also the title of one of my favourite tv shows! I haven’t seen it for a while, but I’m sure that it’s still on tv.
This show has fantastic advice on nutrition, diet, exercise, and advice for adopting a healtier lifestyle! Instead of buying the book on Dim Sum I saw a book by the hostess of the show “You are What you Eat” and I bought it! It was a sign!
I’m sure that I could have looked around for a cheaper copy of the book as a grocery store is not the best place to buy books, but I knew that it would be too time consuming to find it so I just got it.
I’m really looking forward to this book, and have already bought some of the ingredients to make a fruit drink that’s in the book!
When I looked at the recipes in the book, I started thinking about another goal that I managed to do, which was to start drinking more tea, and less sugary drinks. I’m now thinking of using my fruit juicer more often. Again, this is something I should have been doing a long time ago.
All of these changes that I’ve been trying to make have taught me a few ‘life lessons’
1. If you put your mind to it, and you BELIEVE you can do it, then you can do it!;
2. A little time, and a lot of patience goes a long way;
3. Practice, practice, practice makes perfect;
4. You don’t have to do things perfectly to achieve success (on some of these goals);
5. It takes time, determination, and strength;
6. Little changes, can equal big changes;
7. Time is a HUGE resource so don’t waste it!;
8. Take each day, one day at a time;
9. BUT also live each day to the fullest;
10. Make time for yourself;
11. Do nothing;
12. Laugh, cry, stick your tongue out—it’s ok to have emotions!;
13. Don’t stop, keep doing it until you get there;
14. It’s painful at first, but when you make the changes you’ll look back, and wonder why you didn’t change sooner;
15. It’s never too late to make the changes;
16. Change is good;
17. Get/ Ask for help when you need it;
18. Do a little bit each day;
19. Take time to reflect on goals;
20. Journal goals so that you stay accountable;
21. Plan ahead;
22. But allow for some sponeanity;
23. Listen to what people say (advice), but be careful not to take too much advice;
24. Stay focused;
25. Say what you’re going do, Do what you say you’re going to do, believe what you say you’re going to do, practice what you say, do, and believe you’re going to do, and it will happen!
This should be something that I repeat over to myself everyday, especially when I feel like I can’t do something, or don’t want to do something!
I’ve always wanted a little saying to repeat over, and over in my mind, and I’ve finally created one! Yeah! :-)
I think that this this is probably one of the biggest lessons that I’ve learned so far! It’s taken me many years to finally come to this conclusion, but it’s definately worth the wait!
I know of a lot of people who try to do one or two of these things, and it seems like I can believe/ trust that action xyz is going to happen, but then it doesn’t, and I think maybe next time. It wasn’t until this week (Thursday night) that I put the equation together, and realized that you need all of the parts to make it work).
When I studied English literature, I was told that humans like balance, and symmetry so that’s why a lot of art, music, literature (poems), architecture, design, etc. is in balance, and symmetry. I know that there is a mathematical formula, but I can’t think of it right now!
I’ve also heard about ‘balancing names’ so that the numbers work out to be balanced. There are a whole lot of things in life that are ‘balanced’...
Maybe we’re each programmed to be ‘balanced’, and that we have equations to make us balanced, but some of us know these equations, right away in life, and it makes us happy, while some of us are still looking for the balanced equation, and will take some time to find the appropriate equation. I’m still looking for the equation, but I think that I’ve found part of something that will work for me.
Saying+Doing+Believing+Practice = B-A-L-A-N-C-E
:-) 6 years ago