Posted by: Judy | August 27, 2019

Starting New Today

I’m going grocery shopping, this morning. My first trip on my own in over two weeks. My list is filled with things like tomatoes, zucchini, bananas, apples, celery, romaine lettuce. I’m going to attempt to eat healthier.

I’ve tried this experiment before. It lasted for a while, a short while. My stomach is usually the reason the experiment ends, as it rebels. My parents had/have cast iron stomachs. I do not. Nowhere near. Never have. At times, I have attempted to pretend I do.

Why am I putting myself through the experiment again? “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” I know my diet isn’t as healthy as it could be, and I honestly want to eat better.

The plan is to buy only enough to stagger the foods, eating them every other day. We’ll see how it goes. If I do well with one week, I’ll add another week and see how it goes.

I’m also going to attempt to cut back a bit on bread. I love it, but I know I’m capable of eating too much.

I also want to cut back on sugar. Yes, I know that plenty of people will tell me to cut it completely. I have so many foods I can’t eat, whole grains of any kind, peppers, eggs, almonds. I’m currently unwilling to add another.

Granted, the biggest stumbling block between me and food was built by my mother. Bangs head on desk.

Important note: I’m able to face this truth without bitterness and anger. Good for me!

I’m shuffling my schedule again as well, cutting some old habits and adding new ones. So far so good.

With being sick, I had to cut or reduce my exercises. I’m already slowly rebuilding. I’m back up to walking over a mile some days. Still half of what I was doing before my ear infection induced dizziness. My ear is still stuffy sometimes, but still improving. Thanks God.


  1. You are making progress, which is wonderful! Sometimes small changes are better than big ones because they last longer.

    • True!

  2. Progress not perfection. I would not be able to renounce sugar either. I now have a lot of things i like that I cannot eat: Cheese, nuts, avocados, rhubarb, blueberries, etc etc.So Sugar is staying in. Small quantities but still there.

    • Exactly! I’m grateful I can still enjoy blueberries. 🙂

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