So, I’ve learned a lot this past year from my blogging experience, and I’m about to tell you some things that I thought I would never say on my blog, but it’s my blog. So, here goes.
Lessons learned in 2009:
1) I will forever be experimenting with what I eat. I seem to get bored with one way of eating and then get super excited about a “new plan”, and that’s okay. I eat for myself and no one else.
2) Just because many people can and need to eat at least 2500 calories or more a day, I cannot eat that much. I gain weight easily, and that is the hand I was dealt. No biggie, I just can’t eat sugar and carbs all day long. I am blessed with so many things in life, and the last thing I should fret about is that I can’t eat as much as some.
3) I need to stay true to myself and not get caught up in the blogosphere food trends.
4) I do not do well with labels. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, raw, etc. I do not use these labels for health or moral reasons like many of you do. I use them so that I can restrict my eating. I have never had a problem with binging, but I can restrict with the best of them. Therefore, I want to never put a label on the way I eat again. The only foods I have trouble with are soy and dairy, and those are the only two food groups I should be restricting.
5) I do not want to eat nothing but veggies all day and look unhealthy and frail. Been there, done that, and I was miserable. I want to look vibrant and strong. I want to glow, and I want to eat the foods that make me happy, including some choices that are frowned upon by many…*cough* sugar free syrups, low carb/high fiber tortillas, and other diet/fake foods. Let’s face it, I could be eating much worse. OK, so the sugar free vanilla Coffee-Mate is horrible, but I like it. 😉