Life continues, and we drift along in it’s currents. If we are going to change our course, we have to dip a hand into the stream, kick a little bit, do something to resist the pull of life’s events. We must not be afraid to be unhappy with our path, with our surroundings, because unhappiness is the fuel of change.
At our house we hardly ever see a food commercial. We’ve replaced cable and satellite TV with the AppleTV, and Hulu Plus or Netflix –they don’t have a great deal of commercial interruptions in the program. Very few of those ads that are on Hulu are for foods. I can imagine how tempting the commercials are for us to continue to live our lives like it seems that everyone on TV is living their lives. For some reason, the people on the ads and sitcoms never seem to have the problems with their food choices that we in the real world do. Being constantly reminded that you are denying yourself something that everyone else seems to get when they want feels like punishment. If you talk to the real people in your real world, though, you are very likely to find out that few of them are satisfied with the food choices they are making, with the physical results that their food is causing them. That dissatisfaction with their outcomes, our dissatisfaction with our outcomes, is the fuel for change that we need to get us to kick a little bit.
My Monday event “One Small Change” is a free get-together of people who have been, are, or want to start cutting starches and sugars out of their lives. We will be sharing our experience, sharing your experience and supporting one another in all possible ways. This meeting will help us get organized and find friends on this journey. Lots of the information I plan on sharing will be from the same sources as many of the link that I have shared on this blog over the last month. We will share dinner, breakfast and lunch ideas from our work on the MyFitnessPal app. We will discuss and maybe watch some of the HBO documentary, “Weight of the Nation”, but probably not the first meeting due to time constraints.
As you are out and about on your daily journey, be mindful today of the people around you. Do these folks look like they should be kicking a little bit? Should you just be floating along on the same currents that they are, or should you be changing your course, headed someplace better?