C'mon and help motivate me, follow my progress! I love inspirational quotes and inspirational people even more!
Thanks for peeking! : )
I have long believed that the more whole, unprocessed food we can eat, the better off we are, the better we feel, the better our bodies will 'work'. Friends on Twitter know that I often use the #Farm2Table hashtag to promote both farms and whole foods. When I read the following article from Dr. Dwight Lundell, a cardiac surgeon who practiced in Arizona, it all made perfect sense to me, so I am passing along his article for you to think about, too. I contacted Dr. Lundell and asked his permission before I posted this and he said he'd be honored. : )
A repeat from 12/31/11 but just as true today as a year ago! : )
I'm not one to make New Year's resolutions... I am more likely to make a resolution in the Fall when the pressure to make them is off since I often feel like the Fall is when New Year *should start*. :) And when I do make a resolution, I don't make a lofty one any longer that I know I won't be able to keep. I have kept journals and diaries since I was in my early teens and looking back on past resolutions is both funny and sad.
"I will lose 80 lbs. by the first week of June", I wrote in 2004. I didn't. I gained weight that year. That was the year of my son's high school graduation.
"I will lose 100 lbs. by May 1st of this year" I wrote on January 1st, 2008. I didn't. I lost 12. That was the year of my son's college graduation and I still wince when I look at the few photos of me on that joyful day.
In March of 2009 I wrote. "I am going to reclaim myself. I have 100 lbs. to lose. I am going to lose 5 lbs. this month. I am going to begin to walk again. I will do this." I lost 18 lbs. that month, I believe. I began to walk 1/4 mile around the local high school track and was darn proud of doing it. After the first five pounds were lost, and then the next five pounds, I celebrated 10 lbs. here on the blog. And then the next ten pounds. And then the next five when I hit 25 lbs. gone. The small changes, the small goals, the rewards for small achievements gained worked for me. I believe they will work for you, too, friends!