July 13, 2010

3 Aha Moments

I'm having one of those introspective, pensive, love-to-think sort of days, searching for and soaking in answers from places where I haven't looked before. This post is the fruit of my day, and as I share what I'm learning I hope there's something you can take with you.

Here goes.
  1. Dieters trust anyone but themselves when it comes to what, when, and how much to eat. Most of us know the basics of a healthy diet...how about we just eat THAT? And, only when we're hungry, stopping when we're full. Period.
  2. Turns out our taste buds are in our mouths, not our stomachs! So, why is it that we gobble our food down like it's our very last meal ever? What are we really feeding?
  3. When we take shortcuts in life, we are voluntarily skipping something, usually what we perceive to be unnecessary for the journey. If you've been taking shortcuts all your life and still aren't where you wanna be, maybe the missing element, the main thing even, can be found on the long way around.
That's it for today. Please share your thoughts in the comments on any or all of these glaringly obvious aha's.

And, I appreciate you guys more than you will ever know.



  1. Love the pic! Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
    Hugs, love and great blog today.
    Heidi Munson

  2. You know, this is a great post.

    I read #1 and said to myself "Um, this is so true. Why do I research tons of topics and weight loss advice. I know how to do this, I know what to eat, I know when I am hungry and when I am full. Just do it!"


    Oh, and I do need to take time to savor my food. I am so busy sometimes that I don't get a chance to actually taste.

    Thank you for the reminders!

  3. LOVE the thought that the "something" we're missing might be in the long way around. Always taking shortcuts can sometimes mean missing really beautiful, important things!

  4. Such wisdom! I KNOW what works for me. So why don't I just do it?

  5. So true, Cheryl. Why is it that, as Americans, we take such pride in being too busy to stay in the moment and do things in ways that make sense. . .

  6. Thanks, Cheryl, this was for me. I know what to do, but sometimes don't do it. But especially the one about the taste buds being in the mouth. So I'm going to slow down and savor all these fresh veggies. Because they won't be here forever!

  7. @Jewlia - I don't know, why do we do that?! And, I'm totally with you on the savoring your food thing. It may take some practice, but it'll be fun I think!

    @SeattleRunnerGirl - Yeah, and I don't wanna miss anything anymore...missed too much already.

    @Karen - Do you wear Nike's? Your shoes are saying "Just do it!"

    @Susanna - What I find so ironic is that the French look at a meal as an event, it lasts 2-3 hours minimum, and they are not overweight like Americans who are always grabbing something on the way out the door!

    @Jo - Sometimes these obvious things get right past us! I love that thought too.

    @Trish - Thank you! And, thank you stopping by and commenting, too!