Feeling. That’s me. I am a feeler.
Food to me is a celebration, it’s an event, it’s an experience, it’s an emotion. I live by the Julia Child quote “A party without cake is just a meeting.” I believe food brings people together. I believe food is so much of how we define memories. In our family we plan and prepare with food at the center of every event.
I am a feeler with food. I don’t believe I’ve ever eaten as an emotion, but I do believe emotions have played a part in what I have chosen to eat. It’s tricky. I am healthy by nature. I drink my water. I am active, very active these days with training for a marathon. However, I am at the epic turn in the road women speak of, the turn in which food hangs on a while longer. I may eat similarly to the way I did as a 20 something, in fact I know I eat more healthy these days. But food hangs around quite a bit longer. It doesn’t fall right off like it used to.
It’s time to make a change. Food needs to become my fuel.
I had an incredible conversation with a dear and inspirational friend. She has literally turned her life upside down and inside out. She has cut out all alcohol, all refined sugar and all white carbs (chips, rice, pasta). And where the evidence is apparent on the outside (she has lost over 30 pounds in 100 days), it’s truly her glow and smile that speak volumes as to the change and its impact. She literally beams with confidence and health.
I want that. I want to beam with a healthy glow. That is the bottom line. Sure, I have my motivations and some of them are frankly about wearing a bikini on a beach. But, I think motivation is key on a long journey to a healthy lifestyle.
So here goes it…
Day one begins today. I’ll keep y’all posted as all journeys are better when travelled with friends. xo