Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rethinking Resolutions...

I was adamant for the past few years that I do not make New Year's Resolutions. However I am starting to rethink that decision. If I start a New Year with the same routine/thought process/mentality as the previous year, how can I expect better/different results? One of my faults is that I am an all or nothing kind of thinker. Either I do it all RIGHT now, the RIGHT way or I do nothing. So with diets, either I eat well or I eat junk. And exercise, either I exercise every day or not at all. Believe me, from an objective point of view I see the flaws with that mentality.

So I am making some resolutions. The first being that it does not ALL have to be black or white. I am going to start out slow with taking on new endeavors because if I jump in expecting to BE all, and DO all, I set myself up for failure.

Thanks to my good friend Amanda who is helping me rethink my diet to allow for more energy and overall better mood. I am starting the process to begin to make some new dietary resolutions. The first is to be FREE of my Diet Coke addiction. (Hi, my name is Stacy, I am a Diet Coke addict, I have been Coke free for two days- applause). Some of the encouraging things Amanda said to me are (1) Do not expect to not crave it, it will take months before I don't want to open my fridge and crack open a can. (2) Allow myself one if I really want it but to savor it, drink it slow and think about, do I really even like the taste? And when I allowed myself one a few days ago, I realized that I usually chug the soda and don't really taste it. When I did, I took longer to drink it and realized that I did NOT love the taste. It just became habit.

I am working on caffeine and wine, but that is a long work in progress and to be told on a different day.

The photos below were taken illegally as I was told by the store manager after I took a few shots at this overpriced, health food store (that I rarely shop at), that I was not allowed to take photos for a bunch of reasons I cannot remember. But I spent $76.42 in the store, so I am posting the photos.

Love & Light,


I have NEVER had such a healthy looking cart before! I HAD to take a photo!

1 comment :

  1. I am SO proud of you!! Every little thing helps move you toward your goal of "total health". I know what that spinach is for!!!! LOVE YOU.