Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Never too late

(Original posting 10/12)
Hey Everyone!

I know it's been a long, LONG time since I last posted something.  I have had a lot to deal with these past months and just trying to get over all of it has been really hard.  Maybe later I will divulge some of the information but it's still too fresh for me to talk about.  Don't worry it's not a divorce!  ha ha.

Anyhoo, I am in a better place.  We just got back from vacation.  We saw some rain!  Can you believe it?  Where I live, everything has to be irrigated for it to be green; which you would think that being near an ocean things would be green but alas, no.

We had several instances at the end of our trip.  God totally gave us help when we needed it.  He provided. a camping spot right at the last minute.  AND when we accidently went over the 10pm curfew (we didn't know about it), there was an employee who drove up right behind us to open the gate.  Whew! We would've been locked out of our camper and stuff with no where to sleep!

A Turning

A lot has happened since the last post.   I had such a hard time trying to find good things to write about during the dark times because it would just swirl around in my being like a broken record.

Well, I can tell you I am in a good place.  I am happy.  Mostly, I am seeing a stretching coming.  Its a good stretching.

I am choosing to change my eating habits.  I used to say that I don't like food.  I don't like cooking.  I don't like eating.  But that's a part of life-nourishment.  I then thought about the amount of chocolate/sugar I consume.  The reality is that I LOVE sugar and not anything else.  So if its true that I don't like food then I'll eat anything, right?  Why not eat healthier?  So I am!  I bought "The Maker's Diet" and started reading it. A friend of mine is doing the paleo diet (cave man diet). My theory is "If God made it, it can be eaten" (minus some animals like bottom feeding fish/crustaceans and meat eating birds).

It was somewhat difficult to NOT eat junk during the Holidays but I knew that cutting back verses cutting off was much better.  My mood has changed.  The amount of food I eat now is less because I'm getting what my body needs and it's not storing the extra.  This is not a diet.  This is a life-change.  It was a process, and is still a process, of taking out the bad for the good.  When we finished the macaroni and cheese, I just didn't buy it anymore.  I didn't buy the canned refried beans, I now make our own-pink beans in the crockpot!  Cow milk is reserved for certain drinks.  Almond milk is the new normal.  Coconut milk works great in smoothies and shakes.