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A Work in Progress.

May 13, 2010

Food is my enemy. It is also my friend. Perhaps that’s a contradiction, but for most people, I think this is an accurate representation of the struggle food has become in our society and moreso for those with diabetes.

I can’t sit here and type that I am “moderate” when it comes to my carbohydrate intake. I can’t write that I prefer vegetables and eat healthy and organic. I certainly can’t say that try to maintain a certain “level” of carbohydrates each day.

Sometimes I think that if I didn’t eat carbohydrates that I would be thinner, and consequently happier. But I love things that are made of carbohydrates, and so its difficult to actually picture myself happier without macaroni and cheese, pasta, cheesecake, or heck, even a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I love french toast and I love ice cream. I love cupcakes and cheesecake and regular cake. I’ll admit, carbs are tasty little bastards.

I know that I need to practice moderation more. This is challenging for me, because I love food. I love the way it smells, I love the way it tastes. I even love the way it looks. Moderation is important but I’m not going to sit here and lie to you and tell you I have figured out how to each a healthy, balanced moderate diet of carbohydrates, vegetables and protein. I haven’t.

I’m getting married next year, and weight has become an even bigger issue for me. But I have spent almost twenty-five years eating a particular way. It’s difficult to get out of that groove. But it’s important, and so I am trying, slowly, to exercise a bit more and to eat a little less (or at least, eat a bit better). Some days I am excellent. Other days I suck.

But as with most things in life, I am a work in progress. And I’m OK with that.

4 Comments
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    May 13, 2010 4:59 PM

    Loved your last line. It’s so important to be “okay with that”.

    While every bride wants to be a vision on her wedding day, he picked you just the way you are. And that’s a wonderful thing!

    Congratulations.

  2. May 14, 2010 9:29 AM

    Very true – he did pick you the way you are! I should listen to your words more often🙂 It’s a challenge for me too – but I find in life when I want to make a change, I go at it cold turkey. So for the last couple of months I’ve been not allowing myself any chocolate or dessert. At all. It’s the only thing that works for me!!

  3. June 10, 2010 6:28 AM

    I have the same problem, a bit overweight but for the last 2 months I managed to reduce my weight by 3 pounds. As for my food intake I’m now about 90% vegetarian, eat less meat.

    I believe you’re on the right track since your trying to reach you goal. Slowly but surely. Congrat!

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