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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Telling the Truth Tuesday: making peace with food
A year and a half ago, I was diagnosed with hypothyroid and now it isn't so easy to maintain my weight. I seem to gain for no reason at all. What it made me realize is that it's not about the food I eat. Sure, if I ate the way I used to eat, I'd gain weight, thyroid or no thyroid issue. But I'm not doing that. It's something I have absolutely no control over, other than to tweak my thyroid meds.
I will tell the truth here. I am afraid of food and what it will do to me--either give me a few pounds I don't want or give me acid reflux, or cause phlegm to make my throat hoarse and my vocal chords to get coated so I can't sing. But I need to make peace with it. I no longer want to fear what I eat. I need to make food my friend. I need to relax and trust that I will make healthy choices and when I don't, that it's okay.
Life is too darned short to live in fear of food, or anything else, for that matter.
What do you think?