Tammy promised about 12 years ago to be with me “in sickness and in health”. Right now, we’re working on the health part. I’ve been going to a personal trainer for the last six weeks with mixed results. Today, my workout was very strenuous and he pulled me aside and let me know the facts. Unless I change what I eat and start drinking more water and taking vitamins, there was no way I’d ever see any benefits.
I knew he was right. I was so exhausted I thought I was going to throw up.
Change is hard and the worst kind is change that you *know* has to happen. I have to give up my “foodie” status for awhile and eat simple protiens, less carbs and well, less fat. The worst is cutting things artificial which is next to impossible in this modern age of processed foods.
Wish me luck…
3 thoughts on “And In Health”
Well, as you know, I’m in the same boat too. Together we can do it! I’m working on my food as well. I’m just proud of you for making the effort.
Definitely not an easy step to take, but as you say, an essential one.
If I might offer one piece of advice, I don’t think you should look on this as abandoning your ‘foodie’ status. Instead try and think of how you take advantage of your existing passion.
Eating healthy food doesn’t have to be boring, and it’s a whole lot easier to sustain when it isn’t. There is a ton of great food out there, and believe it or not, a lot of it is good for you too 🙂
Good luck Steve & Tammy!
You guys can do it! Celeste and I were Vegan for 3 years! If eating unprocessed artificial stuff is next to impossible, then cutting out those things PLUS every and all things that are derived from animals (like Twiizzlers have gelatin) has to be past impossible. But we did it. In fact, the only reason we stopped doing that wasn’t because it was “just to hard”, but because our main goal in it was alway health, and the “rules” of being vegan had overshadowed that goal.
Now we’re both doing, and succeeding greatly on, Weight Watchers. It has helped us get back on track to the healthy thing again… watching how MUCH I eat is, for me, far more important at this stage than what I eat. I eat healthy… no caffeine, no artificial crap, we were the dichotomy of health… eating very healthy but still overweight. In other words rules are great for us… we are “rule followers”. But, even if you’re not, YOU can DO THIS MAN!!!
I look forward to reading about your success in a few months. You will learn that you don’t miss the things you think you can’t live without. And, that next to impossible is really as far as impossible as Springfield is next to St. Louis. 🙂
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