The Pursuit of Healthfulness

Last week I wrote about my latest physical and the need to lose weight and lower my cholesterol.  I received lots of positive comments from you.  A few said I look fine just the way I am.  I appreciate the compliments and I don't disagree with you.  I'm not unhappy with the way I look on the outside, but I am not happy with how I've been feeling physically on the inside.  I've been feeling sluggish and bloated and knew that I was not eating the right things for me.

One of my lovely friends, Karen, and I decided to team up and support each other, and any of you who want to join in, on our pursuit of healthfulness.  We will be posting once a week on our progress (or slip ups) and share any tips, recipes or other things that are working for us.

I can tell you a few things that seem to be working for me since I started last Wednesday.  I have stopped eating bread and sugar and I can already feel less bloating and a little more pep in my step.  Last night I had a holiday party and limited myself to one glass of wine and felt much better this morning for having done so.  I treated myself to a small slice of pizza at the party and immediately felt some bloating in my hands so I know to stay away from that.

I know that what I do to change my eating may not work for you, but one thing that will work for all of us is to listen to your body.  If you pay attention to how you feel after eating or drinking something, you'll know what to avoid or what to eat more often.  That is my advice for today.

Now go check out Karen's blog to see what she has to share.