Friday, January 21, 2011

My word for 2011

Most bloggers pick a word each year to be their word for the year.  After a lot of thought the word I picked for this year is "BELIEVE". I did it in caps, because that word for me is key. I realised this year that on many levels I don't really believe, I am capable of positive change concerning certain aspects of my life.  Mainly where my relationship with food is concerned. I have a unhealthy relationship with food sometimes. I say sometimes, because sometimes I eat pretty healthy, and don't overeat.
Sometimes I "use" food to distract and protect and comfort myself and food is supposed to be fuel for my body. I think it is okay to love food, to enjoy to cook and eat delicious food, however to use food to fill the gaps that are supposed to be filled emotionally only serves to make the use of food in this way harmful. I have failed so many times to make healthy changes where food is concerned in the past , but this year I am educating myself by reading many books on food issues, and treating myself gently where these issues are concerned. I think if I can learn to believe in myself and trust myself more, that I can once and for all, resolve this issue for me. Part of that process is educating myself on these issues and finding my own path to health and wellness. I'm about to be 57 years old on Valentines day and I am so ready to resolve this so I can live the rest of my life without this issue that has plagued me for so many years.


peace and blessings

Saturday, January 1, 2011

A New Year

It's that time of year when we reflect on the past year and look hopefully to the coming one. Some of us make resolutions to make fantastic changes such as lose weight, quit smoking (if you do) work out more, or maybe pay off debts, or maybe just be a better person in general.
I don't usually make resolutions, but instead reflect on a few things I want to work on. Mine is my health. I have so many health issues and I am determined to help myself get better. Be my own health advocate as it were. I bought several new books to read and educate myself on making some changes towards better health. I need to learn what foods to eat, what supplements to take and what exercises for my condition. I am very tired of not feeling well and being sick. I am willing to do the work involved to move towards wellness. I think my very life may depend on it.

Love you...mean it,