Archives for: March 2006
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…
I’m not gone forever, only out of commission temporarily. The condo closing and move all went well, but I’ve put myself in way over my head with MAJOR home projects. Living under construction is taking its toll, and as of yet, there is no internet service at the new place. (Right now, internet is the least of my priorities.) I can’t and more importantly won’t blog or even check in at work…very inappropriate time use for a teacher, but I will try to make an effort to tap into a wireless network on the weekends to get a blog out.
Hope that this finds you well and compliant. More later…