Day 27: It’s all in your mind
March 21, 2010
I ended up flying to Oregon for my son’s surgery after all, there were complications and there was no way i would NOT be here. So, I am writing from the beautiful high desert in Bend, Oregon.
I am amused with my mindset. Though I am, for the most part, eating well I have fallen back on chocolate for comfort. This amuses me because I am NOT a chocolate craving/eating person. I read somewhere that chocolate is actually good for your mood. However, I don’t think the Snickers and Heath bar I inhaled yesterday is what they had in mind.
I am pleased to discover that even in the face of huge stress I am able to make healthy choices (it helps that the hospital cafeteria provides these options). I chose an apple and V8 juice over a soda and a brownie, soup and half a sandwich over a cheeseburger and fries and a veggie quesadilla over pizza… and you know what? It feels good, no it feels GREAT!
It really is a new mindset I have adapted. Yes, I will always have setbacks, make some unhealthy choices (the Snicker bar with a Heath bar chaser), but over all I am in a healthy frame of mind. I am realizing it is not the rigid, don’t let anything bad touch your mouth, “diet” that will help me become healthy, but the mindset of changing my lifestyle and making choices for the long run and not expecting perfection every minute. How freeing and empowering!