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Friday, April 24, 2015

Beginning To See The Light

Happy Friday!!!

Since I don't have a picture about my post today, I will begin with one of my sweet little Mia.  This is all that I could see of her this morning when I got up......

She is just so super cute!!  I just had to share :) 

So, anyway, I'm trying real hard to change my thought process regarding diets.  For 30 years now I've been on some kind of a diet and I really don't have much to show for it except negative perception of food.  I have lived this way for so long, that I can't remember when I actually thought about eating non diet food without feeling like it was wrong.  Here is an example.  I was at a church meeting recently and a friend walked in drinking a bottle of Snapple.  I immediately focused in on the bottle, looked at her and then back at the bottle.  She probably thought I was wacko, but I just couldn't believe that she would actually drink a non diet Snapple.  The first thing that I think of is, why waste the calories.  Now, she is of normal weight, thin actually, perky, sweet, fun, has never had a weight problem that I know of, and was actually drinking regular Snapple.  A few days later, I told my sister about this, and she was like, this is a big thing for you huh?   I was like, Yes it is.  I started thinking about this.  I think about food constantly because I am always trying to find the best thing to eat that has the least calories.  They emphasis is always on diet food.  Whether I am hungry or not, I'm constantly planning snacks, and meals.  Scamming to get the most for the least calories.  When I see people eating normal food (non-diet, non-fat free, non-sugar free) they are usually thin, or at least not extremely over weight.  Thinner people are always just eating when they are hungry, and they eat what tastes good  to them regardless if it is a diet product or not.  I'm beginning to realize that maybe that is because mentally, and physically they are satisfied.  OK, so I'm sure they still watch their calories, most do now a days, but they are not substituting taste and satisfaction for diet products.  Mentally they are more satisfied because they are not feeling it is a bad thing to drink that regular Snapple.  The world will not end so maybe they enjoy it more than drinking a diet Snapple and feeling like you are different.  Physically they are more satisfied because it actually has full taste, and your body knows exactly what to do with all of the ingredients it contains, instead of the artificial sweeteners that are in all sugar free products.  So, when they are finished, they are satisfied and probably full, thus stopping after that one bottle of  Snapple.  Hmm....this is all making sense to me.  Might I be growing up in my thought process about food???  Remember, I'm almost 50 now :)  It's so hard to change the way you think about food after so long. It is actually scary!  It's been a long hazy road, but I think I might be starting to see the light! 


"The uncertainties you meet
will resolve themselves as you advance. 
 Proceed, and light will dawn.
It will shine with increasing clearness on your path."

~Jim Rohn


  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog this week! Glad to have "found" you. :)

    I rarely drink my calories (iced nonfat lattes being the exception), but about once a year, I'll have a real, honest-to-god, sugar-laden root beer. Why? Because I really love the taste, and sometimes, the time just calls for it. But I don't drink diet root beer the rest of the time (I don't do diet drinks at all), because it isn't the same, and I don't get the satisfaction from a diet soda. It's all about choices, and what feels right for you.

  2. Some people are just naturally blessed with fast metabolisms also. But yeh, I have changed my way of thinking lately too. I don't avoid "fat" at all costs anymore because I found that when I allow some into my diet, I'm less hungry and "snacky".