Breakfast: Oatmeal with raisins and pure maple syrup
Afternoon tea: Raw veggies, a handful of crackers and some Jarlsberg cheese.
Lunch: Vegemite and cheese sandwich, with whole grain bread, a mandarin and some grapes
Afternoon tea: Whole grain bread, with a "portion controlled" pat of real butter, and an apple
Dinner: Leftover Cannelloni, and a small greek salad,
and then some crackers and some cheese at about 8 o'clock.
Now.... for the person who has sent me some pretty strange and dare I say... 'judgmental' emails, telling me that I'm not eating right, and that all the ill's of the world fall fairly and squarely on my shoulders.... all I have to say is that it's my business what I put in my mouth.
I know that I'm eating 'righter" than I was before I started this.
So this is for you... and you know who your are.
I'm making healthier choices whenever possible, but I sure as tootin' am not going "the whole hog" as it were.
Not that I'm really eating hog. I would if I wanted to, but I'm savin' the bacon until the weekend.
Because I'm not on a 'diet', per se.
And no, I'm not counting calories or beating myself up over deciding to eat some chocolate covered licorice or a Big Mac.
I will eat whatever I want to eat - because quite frankly, I know what I was eating before, and I know what I'm eating now. These are my choices, and this is my life.
I'm making the choice to eat healthier alternatives whenever I can - and I am certainly NOT looking at this as a diet. Or as a way to save the world.
I'm simply and purely making an effort to eat more healthily.
If I fail.... well, I fail.
And I have to live with that - not you.
Raw bell peppers or carrots or whole grain bread and butter, instead of a cookie at 2 o'clock, or grilled fish instead of fried.
Healthy, nourishing fuel going into my body at 8am, instead of skipping breakfast like I usually do.
Ill say it again, just in case you missed it before :
I am not DIEting.
I'm just thinking more.
I certainly don't feel deprived, or weak... and my breath smells just fine, (because I am not starving myself, regardless of what you may think) but I thank you for your concern.
So although I appreciate you going to the time and effort to point out to me that I'm going about this all wrong, I think I'm going to have to agree to disagree on this.
And we'll just leave it at that, eh?
But I have to wonder why you went to all the trouble to email me personally, rather than post a comment like everyone else?
Why didn't you simply comment on my blog itself... so that the other readers or commenter's could benefit by your 'wisdom'?
I talked this eating plan over with my doctor.
He had no problem with it and in fact encouraged me to keep going.
This is my choice, and my choice alone.
If the Old Guy feels like following along... great.
If he doesn't, that's fine with me too.
Because this is about me.
Not you, not the woman next door or anyone else.
My choice, my life and my arse.