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It’s so funny to me that sometimes, no matter how compliant, or how long one (okay, I) have been on the BTD, an avoid will sneak in and whollop the body with major reactions. I bought brie to share with my mother as she visited this weekend. We had crusty bread, cut up apples and pears, and oozing brie out of the oven. I was quite excited about such a yummy lunch! That is: I was excited until the brie hang-over kicked in!! My belly doubled in size (bloating), I had a hangover headache, and felt all-around, um, yucky. Of course, as I cruised over to typebase I noticed that brie is an avoid…
Okay, so if you’ve followed myself or nearly any of the other bloggers, you’ve read the above many times over. You’ve probably even felt it yourself after ingesting an avoid. I began writing this blog at the beginning of last week and just couldn’t bring myself to finish it. The problem is this: I’ve said the same thing too many times without making a change. I’m not talking about an unintentional avoid like brie, but the intentional choices that I make every day that make me fill like, well, crap. I crave sweets and junk food and I know that it only happens when I’m out of balance for my weekly intake of foods. I also know that if I just keep my weekly food check-off chart on the counter, I’ll eat compliantly…and more importantly not crave avoids. The problem is that I don’t consistently follow through with what’s best for me.
I let life get in the way.
The other topic that I’ve written on a few times is living a highly beneficial life. An HB life includes compliant food choices, but also life choices such as plenty of water, sleep, exercise, relaxation and personally fulfilling moments. My biggest weakness is falling behind on the relaxation and stress relief parts of an HB life. I don’t know how many times I’ll have to write it to begin to make it my own, but I know that if I don’t focus on taking care of ME in daily life, I’ll continue to feel crummy much of the time. One positive choice that I’ve made that has already made me feel better is to be positive at work. I’m always pro-active and positive with my students, but sometimes the grown-ups on staff are a little more challenging. I’ve decided that rather than contributing to some of the negativity that exists within the school site, I’ll work to stay positive and upbeat. That is what will help me to be HB in my day, and therefore, Highly Beneficial in my life.
I sincerely hope that this finds you safe, happy and content. Be well…
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