Anyhoo, on my weekend walk. It became very clear what I wanted to do for my birthday. A grass-fed burger, protein style at Pure Burger.
Some berries, cinnamon, and chocolate- all things I would normally have in my evening meal, but at a coffee shop. A decaf Americano and visiting with my daughter. Fun! Rich. Low stress. On food template. Yep! Just like that. The new normal feels... normal. Works!
No triggers, no struggling. No worries about what I should eat. No explaining it to others. Just making a plan that seems right and carrying it out as best as possible.
|So lucky to have grass-fed burgers|
Feels good to be getting older and feeling better than I did in my 20's and 30's.
1. Sticking to my low-inflammatory food template. Birthday's, holiday's.
1.5 Eating rich foods, that don't trigger overeating.
2. Making a plan and working the plan, sticking to it.
3. Fine tuning the plan, as needed.
4. Letting others know MY birthday plan
What did not work in the past
1. Eating cake (wheat) and frosting (sugar).
1.5 Over eating on cake and sugar for many days post birthday.
2. Not planning for my long term goals, short term goals, even on my birthday.
3. Not adjusting the plan to what I'm currently working on- I let habit make me believe I HAD to have cake on my birthday. Not so, for me!
4. Letting other people tell me what I was going to do on my birthday. Yep! I allowed that.
|Berries, 85% chocolate, decaf Americano|
|Great flavor combos- so rich!|
|I see you, Blue Heron!|