I hate mushrooms. I've hated them my entire life. My entire family seems to love mushrooms. My man loves mushrooms. I think my son is on my side, but he hates all vegetables and when I ask him what food he likes to eat, his answer if "Sweets!" Not sure if I can count him in the battle. Actually, I don't know if there is a battle anymore. There were mushrooms in my salad today for lunch...and I ate them...and I don't think I hated them.
In all honesty, I was the one who put them there, well left them there is more accurate. I ate a mushroom piece the other day and I didn't hate that one either. Why? Because my taste buds are changing. That's what happens when you stop thinking about all the foods you will desperately miss and allow you body to adjust to new things.
We are constantly putting limitations on ourselves. "I would never...I can't...I don't think...I can't live without..." You can't live without what? Donuts, TV, cigarettes? I'll tell you what you can't live without, you can't live without a healthy body! Stop telling yourself all of the things that will stand in your way. The only thing in your way is you. Obstacles make it harder, not impossible. Figure out a way. Find what will work and then do it. It's not impossible. I can point you to a gazillion people on the internet who blog every day about it not being impossible. It's hard. It's work. It requires patience. It's also life long. But here's what it really is...it's liberating, it's uplifting, it's empowering, it's finding new and great things about yourself, it's doing what people say is impossible and that's amazing!
Those gazillion people are no different than you. They've just made the choice. They make it all day, every day. It's that simple. It's that hard.
There were mushrooms on my salad and I put them there. I ate them and I loved it!
I'm inviting anyone who is trying to lose weight to join me once I get to 50 left to lose. That will give you, hopefully, two weeks to decide. Some of you out there are only trying to lose 50 pounds (yeah I said only, hell, when you've lost 117 you get to say only!); some less, some more. Maybe you just want to change some habits. Let's do it together.
Come on, let's put some mushrooms on our salads! More to come.