Tuesday, 5 January 2016

O - Outlook

I have been dieting since I was 15 years old.  Every Monday I would start afresh and I cannot think of a time in my life when I was not dieting.  The result of 32 years of dieting?  I need to lose weight!!!  Lol!  One could safely say that, in my life, dieting is hopeless!

I was telling my husband this morning how my whole head is about dieting!  What to eat, what not to eat, don't eat this, eat more of that, I can't cut out this, I refuse to go without that, let me try this, let me try that, and on and on and on and on and on and on...

And the scale, oh my goodness!  An emotion determinator of note!  If I lose weight this morning I am am happy and chirpy and get on with things, until something I shouldn't have slips into my diet.  And if I get on that scale and I have put on weight, AND I was good the day before, oh my, the thunder clouds that follow me.....

I hate feeling guilty about eating something which in general is not bad.  Its just bad now, because its not the latest craze or dietitians say x, y or z!  I hate being constantly aware of food, and diet and never getting a sense of general well-being towards food.

I finally figured out that it is time for an outlook change!  I need to view things differently.  I need to NOT be on diet, I need to figure out a eating lifestyle I can live with and make healthy/good choices (oh look, there is my word for the year).

Its amazing how perspective can change one's behaviour.  I am choosing to not listen to all the experts.  I am choosing to go with what works for me.  I am choosing to not diet anymore.  I am choosing to focus on balance in all things instead of being overwhelmed or driven by one aspect of my life all the time.  I am choosing to look after myself better because God gave me a body to look after and until now I have pretty much not done that!

1 Corinth 6 v 19-20:   (19) Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is within you, whom you have [received as a gift] from God, and that you are not your own [property]? (20) You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body.

I am changing my outlook on life this year and I am doing it with the Lord's help!

God bless


  1. Well done Tracey. That is certainly in line with Choices to make in 2016. I agree with the frustration about the 'experts' who make us insecure about the food we eat. Scaremongering really- although I am sure they 'preach' from a caring point of view. I remember blogging on my kitchen cooking blog about that very topic.
    You are on the right track Tracey- making choices for a better you!

    1. Hi Anita, thank you, as always you encourage me
      God bless

  2. Making better choices in every area of my life!! Great post my friend!!

  3. I consider your decision a wise choice. I too notice a weight gain when I eat ice cream - - yummy or some Christmas chocolates. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.



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