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Showing posts from August, 2013

Roller Coasters of Emotion: Taking a Time Out

Hello readers! It's been 2 weeks since I've last blogged. I've been taking both mental and physical vacations the last couple of weeks. This journey on The Body Ecology Diet is leading me to places I never thought I would go. The journey is not just about healing me physically; it's about healing me mentally too. Now that all the distractions I used to use as coping mechanisms are out of the picture, I'm dealing with some demons I've been holding onto for a long time.  Issues I thought I was over have resurfaced and I've realized that I never dealt with them, I've only pushed and shoved them down so deep I hid them temporarily.

Change is a strange thing. You have some really high moments coupled with some really low ones. It's a crazy dance that has no "typical" rhythm or pattern. Each journey is unique and different. I'll admit these last couple of weeks have not been my highest points. In fact I've had more low moments than I car…

Celebrating Life and Cooking to Celebrate!

This weekend I feel like I've started to emotionally cleanse and heal from all the negativity I've been collecting over the years. I had to remind myself several times that the choices I'm making to better myself do not have to be explained to anyone. If someone doesn't understand what I am doing or reacts negatively, that is their choice, not mine. I can only be responsible and control what I do for myself. This can be a hard thing to accept at time because I feel that at the end of the day we all want to be accepted without judgment or fear of embarrassment and/or rejection. To deal with this feeling I've been actively making a choice to be surround myself with like-minded, supportive people as much as I can. Anthony, my sweet fiance´, shared a wonderful conversation with me about this topic. This is something I struggle with at times and I am so blessed to have a life partner who not only listens and comforts me, but gives fantastic advice. I worked hard to thor…

I Did It!

Today was a milestone day in my journey to a positive healthy life. Today marks exactly 3 months that I've been on the Body Ecology Diet. I've never felt better and I truly feel like a new person. The celebration of this day started in the wee hours of the morning. I was out late babysitting last night and came home around 1:45 am to this waiting for me:

Anthony bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and wrote me a very heartfelt note congratulating me on my success thus far. I feel so blessed to have such a strong supporter in my life and I teared up a little when I read the card. His kindness, constant cheer leading, and helping incorporate body ecology principles into my life have really allowed me to be successful. I can't thank him enough and feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

So 3 months in, why is this such a big deal you ask? Well I am now able to start incorporating some new foods into my diet and I have known for weeks what I wanted to try first ;-)