My husband, Bob, has started a new business on the side. He is a wood-turner. He turns woods into beautiful bowls, platters, pestle and mortars, and candlesticks as well as salt and peppershakers. His work is beautiful. Bob uses a variety of woods, some exotic and colorful. I love watching him turn a bowl. He looks so happy and satisfied when he is woodturning. He is a master craftsman, and I am obviously very proud of him.
My best friend is a glassblower. Her work is pure artistry. When I have watched her work, I am mesmerized. Sandie’s father was a glassblower as is her brother before he retired. She paints her delicate figurines with such finesse. I can’t paint my fingernails with that kind of perfection.
My brother is a dentist. He has earned an impeccable reputation because his work is exemplary. Anton not only has a clear understanding of the science of dentistry, but his hands are an extension of the knowledge and expertise of dentistry.
I thought about people in my life that are so good at what they do. I mean they really are artists and craftsmen with real knowledge and expertise. Then I thought about what am I really good at.
My first thought was of course a joke at my expense. I immediately thought I am an expert at being fat. Then, I really thought about that thought. I am an expert. I have been fat most of my life. Food and everything that goes along with food I am an accomplished master. I know how to be fat. I know how to cook really well. I know what food is health effective and what foods is health costly. I am adept at this subject.
My always willing to be flippant mind immediately came to the conclusion that food is my area of expertise. I was making a joke, but it really is not a joke. It is true.
So why am I fighting so hard to become a Future Former Fatty? Because I love food, and I want to love a healthy body. I want to incorporate the sustenance of the subject I know and love most with real knowledge of how to effectively eat and enjoy food without it becoming detrimental to my well being.
Do you see the wheels turning here a hundred miles a minute? This is mindset changing in the making. I am acknowledging that I want to eat, eat well, eat the foods I love, and I want to be healthy.
So here comes the challenge! I need to become an expert at taking charge of my health while incorporating the foods I love. I need to learn to take the foods that are health costly and turn them in health affective. I kind of feel like it is all sinking into my brain.
I have been struggling because I have been trying to make changes in my diet to exclude foods I love. How wonderful would it be if I found ways to make the foods I love become fat burning foods I love and that will keep me healthy. In the coming blogs, I will share with you recipes I will develop. I hope you will try them and give me feedback. Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.
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