Blog: Journey back from depression
by woodlawn

A new leaf

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Date:   5/10/2005 2:35:34 PM   ( 11 y ) ... viewed 1418 times

I hope that the next few weeks will help me to gain some perspective on my issues with food.

I am sure that my diet is the number one factor influencing my health (and lack thereof), whether mental, physical, or emotional. My emotional connection with food (both related to food itself and to my body image and struggle for control) has absolutely led me straight to where I am today.

For some time, I have felt very strongly that a juice fast and colon cleanse are things I need to do for my health in the near future. I've made some gradual changes in my diet, but there hasn't been a good time to embark upon a full-on fast due to all the pre-moving stresses. I was also somewhat apprehensive about doing a fast while in my hometown, as there are a million awesome places to eat, and all my old favorites are here. I didn't want to set myself up for failure, but I do want to make inroads on my health while I'm not worried about stuff like work. So once again, I'm opting for moderation. I've added kombucha back into my diet, and I've started replacing some meals with fresh juices. This way, if I feel moved to replace all of my meals, I can. But if I do decide to eat, it won't be a big failure. I think this will also help me to gear up for a full juice fast, which I can do after vacation. I'm just looking upon this as a bonus transition time, and a time to reward myself for positive steps, rather than chastise myself for "mistakes."

So last night I went shopping at my childhood health co-op, and I bought a ton of veggies. I love fresh fruit juices, but I've never moved over to the vegetable end of the spectrum. Beets is about as adventurous as I've gotten, and they're full of sugar! I don't think I've even had celery juice before today. But this morning I not only had celery, but also broccoli and kale with my normal ginger, lime and carrot. It was really good! Best of all is the way I feel. It's really true that you feel no need for coffee or junk once your body is properly nourished. So I'm trying to set myself up for self-rewarding success. I think if I have at least one glass of veg/fruit juice a day I will be most likely to make other good choices.

I'm trying to get M to do yoga with me at home. I'm worried I can't really afford classes at the moment, as I'm not working, but I'd like to do yoga with him. We'll see how that works out. I think he would really enjoy it, and benefit from it.

Still haven't seen my parents! We're having dinner with them tonight. I think I'm almost rested enough to be able to deal with them.

I love being around animals. They really just teach you so much about what is important in life. They don't care if you are fat or poor, and they wouldn't even notice if you won the Nobel Prize. It's an excellent lesson.

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