Archives for: March 2006, 29
It seems that my lot in the BTD is to navigate the slippery slope of “life compliance.” I’ve written on this topic before, and yet I still find myself needing to process it here in the blog. With a couple of years of dedicated food compliance under my belt, making beneficial food choices is second nature. Occasionally I’ll have to double check a third or fourth ingredient in Typebase or CR4YT…but I’m usually correct in thinking that that ingredient is neutral. Nearly all of my main dishes contain as the major ingredient a bennie, and any sides are a good mix of bennie and neutral (remember that neutrals are important to the diet for variety, vitamins, texture, and color). When I feel crummy after eating an avoid (or a multitude of avoids), it’s a consequence that I knew I was going to experience.
However, and this is a big HOWEVER, I just can’t seem to get the life compliance down. I still over extend myself. I still don’t get enough restorative sleep. I still allow far too much stress into my life. I still don’t exercise as much as I would like. These are all frustrations that block my progress time and again. I get sucked into life at a breakneck pace with too many obligations everywhere else but with my own self. And truthfully, as I peer into the near future, I realize that I have more than my own self to hurt with this behavior. Once I am married I become a family with my partner, and I don’t do him any good when I’m frazzled (all the time!).
I’ve yet to achieve clarity on this issue, and expect to blog on it again. I have every good intention in the world to strip away the useless noise from my life, but somehow it always reappears. I suppose that if any part of the diet had to be a challenge, I’m thankful that it’s this piece because at least the good eating gives me the strength and energy to tackle this obstacle!!
Here’s hoping that this finds you well and compliant…