Crazy Sane

The last few weeks I haven’t felt liking eating. It’s Christmas cookie baking time, but I don’t feel like baking Christmas cookies,either. I have baked some Christmas cookies, but I haven’t felt much like eating them.  I have given away most of the cookies I’ve baked.  I just don’t care about them this year.  Imagine that!

What joy!

This is the time of year when I usually feel like trying new recipes.  This year, however, I’m not all that excited to spend my time mixing, measuring, cutting, rolling, baking, fussing and cleaning up all the dishes I dirty when I’m on a baking tear. This year, I want to exercise more, see the number on the scale go down, and find a few good books I can read that will help me to make even better food choices in 2013.

Am I going crazy?  Or am I crazy sane?

I don’t feel like I’m going crazy, but I do feel like I’m changing. 

My food journey through 2012 seems to mimic the lyrics of the gospel chorus, I Have Decided To Follow Jesus:  “No turning back, no turning back.”

What I once cared about most of all, save my family, was food.  I still care about food now, but not in those same insane ways.  Today, any food will not do.  I want good food, nutritious food, dense food and colorful food.  I want real food, raw food, barely cooked, al dente food.  I want food that tingles my taste buds, and I want food that settles my stomach, instead of disturbing it.  

Since I’ve made a conscious effort to eat better, I no longer take prescription meds for acid reflux. I don’t need them.  I don’t eat the kind of food that gets the acid churning, which is a wonderful change for me.  I’m happy to tell anyone who will listen that eating better has healed my body.  It may seem like a crazy statement to some, but it’s true.  I’m amazed how quickly it has happened and how much better I feel.  It seems like a dream, but it really is happening. 

I’m getting stronger and stronger, and my body is reacting better and better to the exercise I introduce to it.  If this is crazy, I want to be insane forever.

What insane changes have you made to your eating plan this year?  Will you be stepping on the scales on Christmas day?  What would you like to do most in 2013?

Merry Christmas, everyone.  May God bless you, one and all!

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