Monday, November 19, 2012

No trying, no promises, just commitment!

At least that is what I've read. I have this entire week off! I SO need it! This past Saturday I weighed 209.2. Oh well. Moving on.

My library does e-book checkouts and I am on a waiting list for quite a few books. Today, it was my turn to lend "Eat to Live" by Dr. Fuhrman. I have been waiting a very long time for this. This is one of those books I don't want to buy unless I LOVE it and it works.

I don't like...let me restate that...I despise fad/crash diets. I personally want to avoid any "diet" or "program" because I know, for my personality, that it will work. It will work wonderfully. I'll lose weight. Temporarily. No thank you! I am looking for permanent health. I'm not saying those things don't work for some people, but I think you have to be the right person. Those things are not for me.

Anyway, in the introduction, here are a few nuggets that I like!

* "...the most overlooked tool in our medical arsenal is harnessing the body's own ability to heal through nutritional excellence."

* "Eating large quantities of high-nutrient foods is the secret to optimal health and permanent weight control. You eat more, which effectively blunts your appetite, and you lose weight -- permanently."

* "Picture yourself in phenomenal health and in excellent physical condition at your ideal body weight." I just like to picture it, so reading those words is fun!

* "...addictions -- accept no excuse to fall off the wagon in the first six weeks. You can break the addiction ONLY if you give your body a fair chance. Do not say you will give it a try. Do not try; instead, make a commitment to do it right." (emphasis added)

Then, I went for a one mile stroll. 22 minutes. Just enjoyed being out (clearing my getting-over-being-sick lungs).

What commitment are you making today? Mine is to take that one mile stroll once a day while I am off this week.

1 comment:

  1. Great Job Spunky! It's so nice to have you back! :D
    I'm committing to working out everyday, but Sunday. Even if it's not a super challenging workout, just something! :D I'm committing to learning proper portions and controlling it as well. That is my biggest flaw. :S