We make ourselves small
when we think it is only about losing weight.
When we focus on this one thing as though it is the answer.
Trying one program after another.
another strange and limited idea.
We fail to see that we don’t understand
how our wondrous bodies function.
It’s not our fault.
So many experts.
So many truths now overturned.
Too much money at stake.
Too many reasons to hide truth.
We can’t change all this.
But we can change ourselves.
We can open our minds and grasp
that this is about more than
a jelly donut
or a piece of cake
or a 1600 calorie Smoothie at Starbucks
or a 2900 calorie meal at the Olive Garden.
We can learn about stuff like . . .
The importance of good …
I decided to make turkey rolls for lunch, so I went out to the garden to pick a big chard leaf and a few pieces of mustard greens. Greg was sitting on the deck, and I mentioned to him that the mockingbirds were hanging out in the garden again this morning, but they still were not singing. We remarked about how unusual it was for mockingbirds to be so quiet.
I brought my greens inside and laid out the first turkey roll — big leaf of chard, thin slices of turkey, a few pieces of mustard greens, and a little Grey poupon mustard. It was a beautiful …
Last month I decided to migrate from PC to MAC to be able to do what I want to do with Choosing To Be Fit. I bought an iPad Mini to capture video in the field and an iMac for my office.
There have been times during this transition process when I’ve been filled with fear — that this was all too much for me, that I couldn’t learn all this, that “who do I think I am at 69 to think I can learn like I used to” kind of thinking.
Here is what I’ve learned about myself:
1. Fear is not a bad thing when I push the envelope …
This year Greg and I thought about what we wanted for Christmas and decided that our gifts should have something to do with fitness. One day I was driving past the Ojai Lumber Yard and saw a sign for pre-made, gopher-proof planter boxes. Since the extraordinary number of gophers in the back yard of our new home is the reason we have thought twice about starting a vegetable garden, I decided to stop and see what the lumber yard had come up with.
Beautiful planter boxes lined on the bottom with chicken wire were stacked outside the office. The owner told me they had made …