Good bye, sushi…

Today, I signed up with Curves. It’s long past time that I get back on the exercise horse, eat better, feel better, and lose the weight I’ve steadily been gaining for the last couple of years. 

This last year especially has been stressful and, being a stress eater, my go-to poison of choice is any carbohydrate I can consume. It’s like edible anestheia, just numbing me up so I don’t have feel so much except for what I’m chewing and swallowing. Even just the thought of sitting down to a lovely plate of sushi sends my endorphins sky high.

Sushi has become my go-to food of choice when I eat out, especially when I’m alone. What a guilty pleasure! Even though there are plenty of vegetables, it’s still full of rice, which isn’t helping me any. 

Today, I’m having my last order of sushi for a while. It’s a celebratory supper as I start down a new path. 

Today’s order is a Dragon Roll, and Spicy Shrimp with cream cheese. So yummy!!!

Every new journey requires something to be sacrificed. To go forward something needs to be left behind, because if you try to drag everything with you, it will just drag you down. Sushi, and foods I like to grab when I’m on the run (OMG, I will miss Taco John’s potato oles!), are going to have to be those things I jettison from my regular routine in order to live happier. 

What else can I get rid of to lighten the load? 

So much, just so much. More to come on that. 

For now, it’s goodbye sushi. I loved you a little too well, and it’s time to part ways.

Here’s hoping you all can identify those things that no longer serve you, and that you find the bravery to kick them to the curb. Blessings all!


Day 36 – Slowing down after a crazy day

Sometimes I come to the end of the day and feel frantic because I have run out of time to get everything done. Generally my days are full of me being on the run, and getting handed things that are on fire which need to be fixed immediately. 

On days like today I have to really make myself slow down, especially when it comes to eating. Otherwise, I just inhale my food and don’t really taste it. My Mother is really good at enjoying her food. She is all about the preparation, and eats at her own pace. I’m trying to take a page out of her book because I’m tired of just eating to get it done. 

Right now, I’m eating out at one of my favorite restaurants, Sakura, and having sushi. The fun thing about eating here is that I get to use chopsticks. It is difficult to do, and makes me slow waaaaay down. I am particularly clumsy, and am more than likely to end up with sushi falling into my cleavage if I’m not careful, so I try to take it slow, chew it well, and just enjoy the time I am here.

Everything these days has to go so fast, and some days it really gets to me. It’s ok to slow down, if even just for a short time. 

Here’s hoping that everything is going just the right speed for you. If not, don’t feel bad about putting on the breaks. Blessings all!