The Lean +

I’m on Day 13 in my “leaning in” process of eating healthier and have not had sugar cravings. Some things are easy for me, since I’m already vegetarian. Getting off sugar was my main reason for reading The Lean, but I’m continuing just to see how it goes. My jeans are a tiny bit looser, but not much. I have “crowded out” all the bad-for-me foods, like chips and other low to zero nutrient foods, and my cravings are gone. Mostly.

Today should be a challenge because I’m going out to lunch and today is the day I give up cheese. And because I am a glutton for punishment, I am also reading Debbie Ford’s new book: Courage: Overcoming Fear and Igniting Self-Confidence. I can’t tell you how many of these self-help books I’ve read, journal in hand, figuring out my issues.

This time I gave myself permission to not do the exercises if I’ve got something down pat, but I ended up journaling about several things. Not even counting my weight issues, my life is far from perfect. I want to write all the time, but also want to take responsibility for my life, which means finishing out a certain number of years in public schools in order to receive a pension from the state. So, my goals are in conflict with each other because I can’t do it all while also exercising and hunting out the best vegan cheese.

But I’m going to try!

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