Message from my Gran

I am not sure if she made this up or not- but I love it.

"You can't find peace by avoiding life"

Words to live by

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The "I dont want to be purged' blog post

Don't cut me off Chris! :)

I have been a very sporadic blogger during these past few weeks. It is not that I don't see the value and purpose, but I often don't think that I have anything of particular interest to post. I am also lucky enough to spend a lot of time with a number of other Project members at work and socially, providing me lots of opportunities to ask questions, share progress and whine when I need.

But, here is my thought/observation. Last Sunday, I went out to eat with William and some friends for William's birthday. I had eaten 'out' at a business conference in Feb- but I was very focused on eating within my boundaries- and other than a tiny desert- I hardly had to declare a 'free day'. So...I decided to go for it and throw caution to the wind on Sunday. We went to a very nice, casual Mediterranean place in Broad Ripple. I ordered salmon, asked not to be served the rice, and skipped the pita/oil/spice appetiser. I did splurge on dessert (who knew that I had such a sweet tooth). I did pretty well on calorie count, although one never knows how many there are in restaurant food. much salt do they put into that food? My gosh, the waitress could have been the Morton Salt girl. We loved the food- but slept poorly, felt bloated, had a headache- yikes! It was quite an eye opener for me. I will stick with my home cooking for a while.

I hope that everyone else is doing well. For those of you who can get to one of the last few Saturday meetings- please show up. It is so helpful and such a wonderful group of people- you will love it. Have a great rest of the week!

1 comment:

  1. Paul, excellent point about poor sleep after stuffing the body with too much food or the wrong food... how many times pre-BTWG (and a few times during) have I made my body try to work triple time while sleeping just to digest crap I ingested? You are looking fabulous and it's always fun and meaningful to hear what you share at the Sat. meetings. Love your energy and smile! Happy late birthday to William!