Sometimes I have to laugh. People often feel compelled to tell me everything healthy they’ve eaten in the last 24 hours.
Monique would tell me “Oh, you’ll be so proud of me, I ate a salad for lunch yesterday!” hmmm, yesterday? What about today?
Last night I heard – “I ate some broccoli last night with dinner.”
There’s a couple of problems here.
#1 – if you’re looking for brownie points, you’re not getting any. Tell me you ate 5 servings and I’ll give you your brownie points.
#2 – You should be concerned whether I’d be impressed or not. You should be concerned that you are treating your body well, and that you look and feel better as a result.
Now Cecelia – she earned brownie points. She took it seriously. She lost a lot of weight – without dieting, and she’s not sick nearly as often. She would come in and rattle off a list of healthy things she ate that even put me to shame.
Beckie is getting it. I look at her family Christmas pictures from last year and this year and the change is incredible.
But it’s not always an easy change for a lot of people. Not at first. Breaking old habits is never easy.
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Hey…I resemble that remark!!! and yes 5 a day we can do it!!!
Yes, that’s so true! It seems people have short term memory loss when they talk about how good or bad they’ve eaten.
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