You know what day? It’s almost New Year’s Eve!
And this year, for me, is brand new: It’s no longer a day of regrets that soon spin into guilt over resolutions not kept.
You see, I kept my promises to myself. Since the end of August, I resolved to do my best to find a lifestyle plan of action that works for me–and believe me, it’s a work in progress all of the time. Sometimes it hasn’t been easy, and other times, it’s been pretty miserable trying to determine the food intolerances and allergies that made me sick and kept me inflamed. And I’m still learning.
But with learning, I am making so many tremendous changes! No more binges. No more perfection. No more guilt, remorse, or feelings of worthlessness.
In fact, while I’m low-carb all of the time, I’m not even following Induction. I’m just doing me. I’m enjoying what I want on occasion, and I’m paying attention to what I won’t want to eat due to the side effects which I know affect my overall health. It’s no longer fear of falling off of the weight loss wagon–I don’t want to fall off of the health wagon.
Keep me healthy, health wagon.
Here is to the best 2013 and to the best us-es we can be together.
Now on to how I’ve been doing with our Mid-Year Challenge… Be sure to do your thing. I am thrilled share my progress and thoughts, but I’m not the person you should necessarily look to for dieting advice (I’m not a paid nosh-a-titian). Be sure to subscribe for updates by adding your email right (in the sidebar) or through Feedburner in the title bar up top. You can also click the tab up top that says Mid-Year Resolution for regular updates.
I ate this:
Breakfast: Cottage cheese with a few sunflower seeds (still feeling a little narky)
Lunch: mixed nuts
Dinner: 40% of a Taco Star Nachos minus the chips + toppings from a slice of Hawaiian Pizza (I know there’s pineapple. It was worth it).
Notes: Yay! Taco Star!
What I learned:
I am in my pajamas today learning about what you would like to see on this site next year. What would you like to see on Your Lighter Side in 2013?
That said, with well over 400 low-carb, gluten free recipes on my site, what would you like to see more of?
More cooking tips? Substitutions? Recipe videos? Podcasts? Personal writing? Articles about vitamins, nutrients, and scientific studies?
What would enhance your experience with Your Lighter Side in 2013? I think recipes are incredible, but I want to really bring it–you guys make me want to rock it out even harder.
I look forward to hearing from you.