Well this blog thing is getting a little easier… just like changing my eating habits and going Paleo. I have been dabbling in eating Paleo for some time now however, it was really just two days ago that I became ready and committed to eating that way. I like to do everything perfect and 100% so this is a big challenge for me. I don’t think it is so much a perfectionist thing for me; it is the competition or challenge to myself that makes me that way. I can be rough on myself and need to learn its OK to not be “perfect” all the time but I don’t want to lose that competitive spirit that keeps me striving for more. It is a balancing act.
So to paleo eating. I had already eliminated grains from my diet before Tuesday, 15 October 2013. I decided to start with that when I had read in several places about the inflammation effects they can have. Well, I am proof that since I have eliminated them, my joints do not ache on a daily basis and that makes it all worth it. I was beginning to believe that after turning 50 that my body was supposed to feel that way because I was “getting older.” Well, I get a little older each day and don’t ache anymore. I have reduced my dairy down to only 1/2 and 1/2 in my coffee. That is going to be a tough change. But the toughest one of all will be … SUGAR. Yes that wonderful, sweet taste found in chocolate; my downfall. With Halloween right around the corner, there are candy dishes all around the office. I can’t get their screaming out of my head when I walk by one. “Just take me. One bite isn’t going to matter.” Well I suppose it wouldn’t but when you walk by 5 dishes in 20 minutes it adds up.
I have already read many suggestions for helping to beat sugar cravings but am open to more.
Have a great weekend. Here is a picture of how beautiful fall in New England is.