I realized this morning that it has been six months since I started my quest to improve my health.
If I measured success by pounds lost I would have to admit to total failure. As of today I have lost seventeen pounds. Pitiful.
However, since my goal was improved health I have to give myself some points for permanent changes in our diet. I’m still reading labels and being mindful of what goes in my mouth. I’m still making little changes in what I cook, and how I cook it. There are many food items that will never return to my cupboards.
I think the best thing that has happened is that my attitude toward my diet has changed. I don’t think of this as punishment or sacrifice. I don’t think about what I’m giving up. I think about how great I feel when I eat healthy food.
And, other than my feet, I do feel great. I have not had a cold or the flu or anything else since December. I haven’t even had a headache except for a few related to my allergies.
My goal going forward is to continue to work on portion control and to move. I woke up this morning with swollen feet and a stiff ankle. But I’m still going to mow the lawn in a few minutes. I’m still going to walk down the hill. I’m still going to work in my garden. I’m going to do what I can each day to keep moving. Even if I do it slowly.
Perhaps in six more months I’ll have lost another ten pounds. But even if I haven’t, I hope I will still be eating healthy food and going for a walk each day.
Have a great day!
P.S. I thought you might enjoy these photos of the babies chowing down last night! They are so fun to watch.