Now that we are back in Chicago for a few weeks before our next leg of the trip, I am finding that old habits are returning quickly.
While on the east coast it was a battle to try and eat healthy but with a little help from my friends and excellent individuals that I have interviewed and come in contact with, I seemed to understand the process in greater ways.
To my great surprise, once I returned home, it was so very easy to start again with my old bad habits of eating recklessly. I really could not understand what had changed until I started to make a list of what can and has started to go wrong.
The first thing I found is that “the diet starts tomorrow” school of thought returns very quickly. I found myself tempted with my favorite restaurants and foods. I again had the crazy thoughts that I could allow myself just that one or two days to eat at all of them before the diet started.
After what I learned from all the talented authors and experts on the east coast, this is not a diet but a change in eating that has to start when you truly are ready. The more I started to feel like it was my last day to consume what I wanted, the worse my hunger and style of eating became. It really began to sink in that it has to be about hard choices and a different style of eating and choices.
As much as restaurants could be a part of my eating again, right now it will have to be a different selection of them until I am feeling better about making smarter choices when dining there.
I guess change does not come easily but making bad choices is no problem. Now it is time to decide what I want more and trying to go with it. The old saying about “if it was easy everyone would be doing it” really does ring true.
What I can say though is that it can be a slow and challenging process but the only true enemy that I have is myself.
I thank goodness for doing this film since I feel like I have the enormous support from all the excellent people who’ve been gracious enough to share the screen.
— Barry Roskin Blake
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