Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Food Frustrations

   Do you ever get that way? Frustrated with food? Or maybe the frustration is with ourselves? I am at a point in my own life/health where evaluation and change must occur because the consequences are getting ugly. Doctors can prescribe away the symptoms and talk a blue streak about losing weight with this and that, but in reality some stern self evaluation goes a long way.
   Food Frustrations:
   Weight: yep, I admit...my weight is not at a healthy number. The past few years it has been an uphill struggle to even maintain a weight- near impossible to reach a reasonable one.
   Migraines: need I say more...if you have them, you automatically sympathize. Mine started as a youth and tend to flare up under certain conditions. A wonderful doctor helped me several years ago in evaluating different triggers...but, my current habits have been leading toward them instead of away.
   Blood sugar: the newest aggravation, and unwelcome at that. It has been lingering around for a while, but with recent weight gain and neglected habits, blood sugar has reared it's ugly head.
   Now, I accept the obvious: most of these issues are hereditary and will be life-long struggles. The question is- what to do about it.
   Step one: admit- my habits need to change.
   Step two: act- get up and do something. Active lifestyles are healthier- I started Fight Fit at our kids' MMA school, and only recently added a kickboxing class. Eating habits are next.
   Step three: accountability- a long discussion with the family to ensure cooking and shopping are considerate of everyone's needs. If you offer me sugar of any kind I will get you!
   Food is the most frustrating part of it all; I love to cook and to eat! We grew up with home baked goods..that's a hard habit to break, yet, it must be done. My current goal- Fit by Forty; no medicine, improved energy and endurance. It sounds good......Now, if I could just get past my food frustrations!


Mrs. Farmer said...

I am right there with you. After a huge struggle a few years back that resulted in the loss of a whopping 50+ pounds (and I do NOT miss them!), I see them creeping back, one or two pounds at a time, the same way I gained them in the first place. It is horrifying, especialy considering that I am still not down to my ideal weight to begin with.

I LOVE food, the hubby is a bit of a gourmet, and it is so hard to just "taste" good food rather than "endulge"! But your plan sounds great, and I wish you the best of luck. Way to go!

Simply Scaife Family said...

Thank you! I need all the encouragement I can get.