I am now entering a new arena. As I have said, I have seen a life coach/counsellor a couple times and will continue that. Now I am meeting with a health coach, Body and Soul Health Coaching www.donnalynmurphy.com I am trying to get real about what I stuff in my body and how changes can help me become stronger and better able to cope with a busy life. I had to complete a personal history and outline of my current habits and I was very honest. I know I have some strong habits, but there are areas I can do better. As long as I am truthful and take ownership for what I am doing and what I am able to change I can make some more positive changes.
I love food, and I have craving as many others do also. I have never had the struggle of weight issues, but I certainly have had a poor body image most of my life. I have only really started to pay close attention in the past 5 years or so, to what I am eating and the potential for problems later on. I know I cannot change the past, so I have to forgive myself for the foot long hot dogs from Gibson's and the many treats we concocted at Dairy Queen I stuffed my face with before the next bus pulled in. Good times, but now I know there is a cost. I often joke if I get sick it will from the mac and cheese and mock chicken loaf we had as kids...whatever the heck those were!!!
I also know I would have to be living under a rock not to hear all the media about our diets and waste and pesticides and the need for organic foods, etc. Alright already, I get it. I am trying. I would like to be a vegetarian but what the heck do you put on the other side of the plate?? I will keep you posted and would love to hear your stories.