I have been reading a book called “You are a Bada**: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life” by Jen Sincero. It turns out that a lot of our “failures” are because of the subconscious fallacies (lies) we have been told and continue to tell ourselves. It is an excellent book so far and even though I have not read it all, it is one that I recommend. You can check it out on Amazon (this is an affiliate link I would get a very small portion of the sale. It would not be at any extra cost to you!).
In relation to diet, that could be this one: “I will never eat anything fun again.”
Well, if I think about food being fun, I think about flavor and texture. I think about family get-togethers. I think about holiday eating. I think about that and when I do, I get sad. Will I ever be able to eat those “fun” foods again?
In my humble opinion, the answer is a qualified “yes.” I say qualified because there will almost always be exceptions and reasons that maybe we shouldn’t indulge. Do I really need to eat a piece of every pie that is on display at Thanksgiving? No, I do not. But that does not mean that I can’t have a helping. A smaller helping, but a helping nonetheless.
I believe we can eat “fun” food. In fact, I believe that we can make all the foods we eat “fun” if we eat them with the right frame of mind. So often we tell ourselves that things are no good so when we eat them, they become no good. I always try to have a positive thought process going on when I try new things.
The struggle with type 2 diabetes is real. The struggle with eating well is real. But we can do this.
Below is a video of my thoughts today and another of my evening walk.
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Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 13 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease. If you would like to contact her, please do so at email@example.com.