" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

November 2, 2007

Driving Blind

For those of us with weight issues eating without monitoring our food intake is like driving blind. Talk about panic! You can't see where you're headed and you fully expect disastrous results.

But by monitoring food intake with a food journal you can see the reality--the truth---of the situation, i.e. what you are eating. And you can make adjustments at the very next meal.

Or if not at the next meal because, hey, it's your best friends birthday and you're taking her you your favorite restaurant (ha ha), no problem. You can adjust the next day. Or in a couple of days as the case may be...say as in, um, vacation?

The point is a food journal gives you the freedom to chart your course and adjust as necessary to reach your desired destination. How long it takes you to get there--fast or slow--is in your hands and entirely up to you.

So, no more driving blind, o.k.? Get in the driver's seat, take back the wheel and cruise along at a speed comfortable to you...take in a few side trips as desired, but always on course, headed toward your goal.

Tip: Set up a virtual food journal on your computer. It's handy, and if you work away from home, you can email it to yourself before you leave work and finish it at home. You can also print it out...no need to carry paper and pen.
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.