October 16, 2012
Today I experienced a classic example of what drives me NUTS about people and "dieting." I have been living the paleo life for quite a while now. I understand what I eat and honestly, 99% of the time it doesnt phase me in the least what other people are eating and I dont get jealous of people eating things I choose not to eat. What I cant understand is why people think that it DOES bother me. Why people feel the need to justify what they are eating around me "oh I am just going to have this one small piece of bread" or "its just a few calories" are things I often hear when I am out to eat with some people.
Honestly, I dont care. I make the choices that I make, I am confident in them and yes, I can stand to be at a bar with people and not have a drink... or I can sit next to someone eating pizza and choose a healthier option. Apparently that is hard for some people to understand. Its almost like they feel guilty that they are eating something less healthy than my option and have to justify it to me... as if that will make it all ok, or as if i am actually judging them for what they are eating. For what its worth... I make my choices they make theirs... thats that. I dont judge. I have been on both sides of the fence. I know how hard it is to give it up and make a change.
I am not on a "diet." This is not going to change, go away, fade. This is the lifestyle I choose to live. Yes, I have days where I do have a splurge... I had a canolie at a cookout this summer, an ice cream when I want one, pizza if the spirit moves me... and you know, it tastes a whole lot better now that I dont have it all the time.
I am willing to help anyone who wants help, share recipes, share my ups, downs and struggles with giving up the things I use to love the most. However, I am not fond of listening to people complain than not making any changes. No, you dont have to go as "extreme" as some people think I may have taken my life. But... this is what I want and its the path I have chosen.
Plain and simple, if you want to make a change, make it. If you want results its hard work, dedication and sacrifice.
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Rolling and Band Stretch