Sunday, September 9, 2007

My Sacred Life Day 21



Today LoveHubbie and I are doing a cleanse, eating a lot of fresh fruit and other healthy things, including this beautiful cantaloupe and lots of water, in order to clean our systems and break some of our unhealthy cravings. We started yesterday. We are both doing it, but LoveHubbie hates it and I love it, even though it is hard to do. I feel weak and hungry since I'm detoxing but happy to be on a different, healthier path.

I can really see the difference that attitude makes. LoveHubbie's experience is totally miserable, and mine is difficult but kind of peaceful and even joyful, because I am tired of living a life run by food cravings and I know how much my body wants this. I want to learn to apply this to the rest of my life and have this same attitude towards things that are much more difficult for me---like illness and injuries---those are times when my attitude focuses more on my suffering and less on the seeing good and positive in each situation.

12 comments:

Patti said...

Attitude is everthing I agree. Those cantaloupes look delicious. They say it takes three weeks to form a new habit, and it looks like you are both on your way.

I am on a new eating plan from today too, so here is some inspiration for us both;

"Do or do not, there is no try"
Yoda from Star Wars

:):)

Olivia said...

YAY, good for you, Patti! You go! (Don't try and I won't either!)

The Dream said...

Hi Olivia-

I have recently started a more heart smart routine with food and its preparation. Amazingly, I dropped five pounds without even trying. Tonight's dinner: Eggplant Bulgar Stuffed Veggies .... yummmmm! So I'm into the whole mindful eating gig ... though I won't lie: on my birthday I WILL have german chocolate cake!

Olivia said...

Hey, Lori-Lyn, Good for you...it sounds sooo good. I believe that eating is about health AND enjoyment, and the two go together beautifully!

Carla said...

Good for you for making positive changes, Olivia! I'm right behind you...

Olivia said...

Hey, thanks, Carla :)

Brad Shorr said...

Great idea! I need to try this. Can't wait to hear how this turns out for you.

Olivia said...

Thanks, Brad. So far it's been rough (the detoxing part) but good. It's hard to explain how it can be both at the same time. I am loving how good I am feeling overall, although the change is certainly difficult. I like my new habits WAY better than the old. Want to stick with them a long time :)

Peter Chen said...

Hi Olivia,

Your profile says Washington, but this is about luau (Hawaiian). You must love Hawaii like I do, but do not have the problems my country face.

Thanks for leaving a comment in my post Retire to Hawaii and continue to blog from there. I have responded to your comment.

Peter (Blog*Star)
Guide to Malaysia


http://blogger-tricks.blogspot.com/2007/09/my-dream-retire-to-hawaii-and.html

Olivia said...

I DO love Hawaii, Peter, just like you do! Thank you for responding and for visiting my blog, Peter.

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Oh Congrats on your lifestyle change! That is huge and you will feel so much better. I know I need to eat healthier too. You are an inspiration Olivia! Bev

Olivia said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Beverly!!