Monday, July 19, 2010

MY LIFE PLAN IN PARTS: HEALTH, WEALTH, CHILDREN, LOVE AND WHATEVER ELSE ADDS TO THE RICHNESS OF THIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

I have spent a lot of time over the last year thinking about my life in the biggest possible way. I have tried to make room for love (a lover), it was a great effort but ultimately may have come to its end. That in and of itself is fine.  I needed that love affair to push me back to my Love List....more on that part later.

Today I am focusing on HEALTH!  I finished reading Geneen Roth's WOMEN FOOD AND GOD.  I picked up her book well before I saw her on Oprah...which just added to my sense of being on the right path.  I am joining her and thousands of others in giving up this dieting shit.

I gathered all the books I have bought over the years on dieting and eating.  I stacked them on my dining room table and I sat and stared at them.  I needed to see how much time and money I have invested on deprivation, chaos, desperation and shame.  Let me tell you I could have gone around the world several times over on the money I spent on those books.  Not time for regret or shame.  I am done with that.  I am not dieting ever again.  I have had it. I will however, workout and move this body with love and care.

So here's the Eating Plan:

THE EATING GUIDELINES

Eat

when you are hungry.

Eat
sitting down in a calm environment.

Eat
without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspapers, books, intense or anxiety-producing conversations or music.

Eat
what your body wants.

Eat
until you are satisfied.

Eat
(with the intention of being) in full view of others.

Eat
with enjoyment, gusto and pleasure.

Geneen Roth
Women Food and God



All this week I am laying out my life plan.  I am moving in an Entirely New Direction (E.N.D).  Direction that I chart and implement on my own terms.  I will not and cannot be moved or swayed with illusory promises of something better.  I am the something better.

2 comments:

Her Side said...

Oh sistah! I feel you on "dieting."

I recently developed an increased interest in experimenting with health foods - like quinoa. One day, I'll make my way to Whole Foods and give it a try. But once I replace that natural curiosity for better food options with a law that says I have to eat it all the time to get skinny, well... I just dirtied the natural transformation.

Moanerplicity said...

It's been said that one of the definitions of insanity is doing the exact same thing and EXPECTING a different result.

If that's truly the case, then I must I applaud you for stopping the insanity, my Sista!

Eat! Live! And learn to Eat LIFE!

SJ!

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