Eating myself to life!
Weigh at start: 263.8
current weight: 249.7
Dealing with temptation
Yesterday was a tough day. It's March break here in Canada and all the kids are doing things with their parents, or so they should be. I'm doing things with my kids, but what we are doing is taking a path that is a real temptation for me as I determine to change my health.
We decided to spend a couple of days in Toronto. Booked a nice hotel room and did some touristy things. Along the patter were two of this cities biggest pot holes for people like me. We first went to the Eaton's Ctr where "The Eatery" offers the worlds best in culinary delights! So fresh and so yummy. All the salt and sugar any hungry man could ever want. Whats wrong with this picture? Nothing if you are my family out for a good time, and a good time they had. But I had to endure the wafts of cooking frying baking food all around me. It was torture. Yes, pretty rough.
I countered this with premixed bottles of juice that my wife, Tess and I prepared before taking this trip. stored nicely in a cooler packed with ice, these fresh juices we made were full of flavour and powerfully satisfying taste pleasure. I was able to fill myself to the brim and feel full for hours non stop. That was key for me because my biggest weakness is not wanting taste but rather a full stomach. That is what I deal with most and satisfying that as well as accomplishing great taste, made the temptations subside.
In the end, after two days of "doing battle" I successfully mdd it home again and did not break even once. Not only did I not break but I knew all along that I would not. That is remarkable. For me. The full flavour of the carefully selected juice was powerful enough to satisfy.
Another remarkable thing is the ill effects that food court food had on my family. Tired, sleepy, no energy, wanting to crash. That speaks volumes.
Still, here on day 18 of my Change, I have no craving for coffee or tea any more. That stopped four days in and my spirits are higher than I have felt since childhood.
I ask you: Are you sick? Fed up of being a fatso? Are you tired of being tired? How about this, Are you ready for change? Stay with me. Follow my path. No diets. No fees, no multi level marketing scheme to take your money…just a convergence of desperation and determination. Are you there? Follow me as I go down that road. Stay tuned for follow up blogs right here.
I'd love to know your story. how you are feeling. Your thoughts about you and your eating habits. It will help you and me to talk about it. Leave a comment on this blog. Let's chat.
Now I'm going for my daily walk. :-)
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.