I don’t know how many times I have uttered the words, “I am all or nothing”. In fact, this is something I have spoken over myself for years. Whenever I want to achieve something, I have an all or nothing attitude. In many ways this works out wonderfully, especially when there’s something big that needs to get done. But in certain areas of my life it can lead to disappointment and feelings of failure. For almost three weeks I have been following a healthy whole food approach to eating. It hasn’t been too difficult since we already eat this way for the most part, but the snacking part is hard for me. I have a sweet tooth, and I absolutely love crackers. Still, I know I need to cut sugar and flour, so I decided to take the Whole30 plunge.
Over the course of the last week I have stumbled on a number of occasions, and my immediate response is to throw my hands up in the air and think, “I’m done – healthy eating streak down the toilet!”. With that I am usually back to my old ways, and it takes me another week or two (sometimes months) to get back on track. This is why, throughout my life, my weight has gone through varying stages of fluctuation. However, in this new approach to eating – by concentrating on “eating to live, not living to eat” – I am facing some of the bigger issues that I normally ignore. Clearly I have been giving myself a label that has, on many occasions, led to my own self-destruction. So here to announce that I am NOT all or nothing!
Set backs happen, and things don’t always go the way that we plan… And THAT’S OKAY!
No more “all or nothing” for me.