BYOB at AA-reply
Monday, November 16, 2009
Kresonna Sue's blog really hit me hard this morning when I logged on.
Many of you know I do not drink. I belong to a church that teaches abstinence from alcohol, coffee and tea. It is not a decision each time I encounter those substances it is just a choice I have already made.
I am thinking that it is time to add sugar and other simple carbs to the list of things that I avoid with that same choice. I went to the doctor HE was happy because my weight is stable he says. I guess I gained and lost 20 lbs in this past year. But, that is beside the point. I want to make progress. I guess I have made virtually none as it shows up on the scale. Yes, I know there are other lifestyle improvements.
What would happen to me if I chose to include "sugar" in the list of harmful substances that I avoid? I managed to get through most of a month. Only 2 instances of "falling off the wagon". Now I am struggling to get back on. Do I really want the "treat" more than the success?
I haven't been on here much. My arthritic ankle is acting up. It actually hurts in my leg. Not a normal symptom. I cannot walk. I need to work on my diet more.
I heard a quote on the radio sometime in the last week. I think this is it:
Life isn't a matter of milestones but of moments”
Rose F. Kennedy
How much better would my life be if I realized that each choice that I make has a consequence and start making the very best choices for me each time I eat? I don't want the journey to feel hard like hiking up the tallest mountain. But maybe it is time to look at what I am packing around and go for the great view that will be at the end of this journey.
Each moment matters and I can get through today eating healthy foods. I will also get the yoga done.