Wednesday, March 14, 2012

So long, farewell...

You know the rest of the song. Anyway, that's what I have to do.

I don't know quite why, but No S is not working for me right now. It's not only not working for me, it's working against me. So I'm going to listen to my body and stop.

I know for some people that will be difficult to understand - how 'normal' eating - eating the way people did for generations - could be detrimental for someone, and I don't know myself why this is happening. All I know is I am getting clear signals from my body that this is not a good idea for me right now.

A couple of years ago when I first discovered it, I had no trouble with it at all. I don't know what changed, but something did. It took me a while to notice the pattern, but eventually it became too obvious to ignore.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do other than follow my doctor's advice and of course, keep listening to my body. I have to focus totally on health right now, so I'm putting my scales out of sight and breaking away from all diet related websites and blogs - including this one.

If anyone would like to be administrator of this blog, please email me at nosladies at gmail dot com and I'll send you the information.

At times like this I wish I had something profound to say. I have been thinking about this for a few days, intending to write some well thought out post, but I have been unable to come up with anything that expresses what I'm feeling now. I decided I just have to do this, put it behind me and focus on the next step.

So, so long for now. I wish you well.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March Monday

A week or so ago I posted that I was going to stop tweaking, which for me always leads to problems, and just get on with it.

So, how'd I do? Not too bad, really. If I had a habitcal, Monday would have been red, but after that I did well.

This week didn't get off to a brilliant start, though. I think I've been eating too little. I thought I was going to pass out this afternoon, so I ate something. The light-headedness went away, but I'm left with a residual headache. I'll have to be sure to plan a better lunch tomorrow.

I Surrender!

I give up. I've obsessed, fussed, resolved, analyzed and spent hours again on the diet websites. So......... I make a public commitment to do NoS Vanilla one day at a time for these last weeks before Easter. This is in many ways a spiritual journey, a fast if you like. Not so much about food but about fasting the hours of mental obsession. I turn again to a season of thankfulness for where God has taken me in the last 18 months- still 70-75 lbs down, but more importantly I can do life normally- walking, shopping, taking care of my grandchildren, playing with them. Yes, there are the normal aches and pains of an almost 67 yr old lady.

I choose to enter the joy of thanksgiving. I AM NORMAL. Today I choose to surrender to normaiity One meal and one thought at a time.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Welcome Monday

It's not been easy keeping to the straight and narrow this past week, and a couple of times I wasn't able to. I honestly don't mind. I didn't expect to be able to jump right back in with a 'perfect' week. I know it will take some time to get back into my routine. But I'm feeling very positive about it.

Since then I had a great weekend. We had sunshine and blue skies and even some spring-like warmth for a while. I spent time outdoors and did things I really enjoy. Of course, I ate some food I really enjoy, too.

Every day is a new start, but Monday is especially so. Here's to a good week everyone.