The first thing I need to do in my new adventure is to re asses my diet and eating habits. It seems like I don't have the energy I should have. Part of the problem is that I have had bouts of sleeplessness since I was young and a night of that can spoil the great plans you had for the next day. This has been getting better, but I am going to try for "completely healed" of insomnia. I think a bit of this has been my love of diet colas. As long as I drink caffeine-free, things seem to be fine, but I forget and the restaurants seldom have caffeine free and diet colas. Then, too, I know I eat too many sweets. With this in mind, I have started to eliminate colas and most sweets from my diet.
It has only been a few days since I started and already I feel that I have more energy and have less need for a nap.
My husband, the cook, is home now for dinners, so I can have a nice large salad again. They are so good. And apples are in season. I like those. Now I just have to develop a taste for lean meat. I love fish, but chicken and turkey not so much.
What I have found is that if I just ask the Lord to help me eat better, He is faithful to give me the desire to eat certain foods. Right now I crave cauliflower since I haven't been able to have it. And I believe He will help me to greatly reduce my desire for sweets. A lot of that is just habit, wanting something special at the end of a meal. It could just as easily be mandarin oranges as cake. I'm not a health food purist and never will be. I just want to do better and feel better. I do get exercise, so I'm looking forward to the energy I know is coming.
So how about you? Is the fall a time for a new diet or the time for "comfort food" of one type or another?