“… Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” William James
MYDIETMYLIFE started simply by my telling three friends what I was eating. As I wrote what I was eating, I began thinking about what, how and why I was eating so much junk food and started writing about my thinking, too. That’s when I really started learning and started seeing how much junk food I was gobbling.
This is a record of my journal, my emails to friends. It’s the journaled recording and reporting of the emails to three friends. It’s a copy of my first 145 days of what I wrote to them every day. My husband, Dr. Conrad Tasche, was also reading my reports, and over a few weeks lost 12 pounds. He was learning about healthier eating along with me.
What’s wrong with calorie counting? Calorie counting and extreme diet plans can be difficult to follow and are no way to live. So, why put ourselves through the misery? A lifestyle change is what will win in the end. Understanding how our body works and what our body needs is much clearer to me today.
Clearer to me today As I wrote and told three friends what I was eating, my thinking changed, amazingly followed by changed actions and better, healthier eating. I lost 20 pounds, and my cholesterol went down 40 points!!! My blood pressure went down, too: systolic (top number) went down 10 points, and the diastolic (bottom number) went down 15 points. My clothing dropped two sizes, too.
Giving up my junk food “friends” gave me nothing but positve results. The key is community and connection with real people. I actually asked people to help me. That’s amazing for this self-reliant, never-ask-anyone-for-help woman. I needed to learn that I was not alone and that there is no need to do it alone.
I had to be honest about my obsession with junk-food. From clueless to understanding my thinking and my health Follow along with me in my journey as my thinking goes from clueless to understanding a little more each day about my eating, my thinking and my health. Remember, change takes time.
My story is an example of how changed attitudes can eventually change our ACTIONS, leading to better weight and a healthier body. “… Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” William James It’s simple, and true! So, if you’re ready, let’s get started!
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