Good morning everyone!
It's been a hectic (is that a common theme for me?) couple of days, and just getting around to reading the latest blog posts. The honeymooners came back yesterday. It was wonderful to see them, and they had an amazing time in French Polynesia. I am going to post some photos later this week of this amazing part of the world.
I titled this post "When your "N" isn't working because I am having trouble with the 'n' key on my laptop keyboard.
I really need the 'n' and it is holding me back from getting where I want to be, which is typing this post.
One little letter is holding me back, and it's taking me much more time to type this because I have to press extra hard to get the letter to type. It's frustrating, time consuming, and irritating all at once. I feel like stopping this post and giving up. Or maybe I should move over to the desktop. Try something new. No matter what I use, laptop or computer, I am determined to finish this post.
Hmmmmm....sound familiar? I am hearing some of this in the blog posts. People are getting frustrated, questioning the dietary path they are on, and feeling bad because they are not doing what they know they should, and not getting to where they want to be. We are always looking for something new, easier and guaranteed. It's normal to question the path we are on.
But all of us know what works best for us. It's not usually a one size fits all approach. Most of us tweak things alittle to fit our lifestyle. Read Dawn's post to see what I mean http://dawnsdailychocolate.blogspot.com/2012/08/almost-gave-up-on-bfc-last-week.html
When I read this post, this is how I responded:
"I read this post last night in bed on my iphone. I first thought, OMG, this is me too. Sometimes I feel like a BFC phony because I am not perfect. I have alittle pasta once in a while. I slip with sugar, but mostly it's the white carbs. I wonder what makes me think I can contribute anything to a blog post that will help anyone. But then I realize I am what most people are like, and so are you. We vascillate between things, tweaking and changing, and always looking at new ideas and foods. But it's our personal journey and when it comes down to it, the BFC is the closest to the way I know I can eat for life, because it isn't totally exclusive of anything. So I'm with you girlfriend, recommitting to the BFC, trying to incorporate a few grain free days here and there, but watching my sugars and carbs, and calories too for that matter. They do matter for me and for you too. Sending hugs and love and thanks for your honesty. Let's get back on the bandwagon and get to work!! XO"
In this journey we have our pioneers ( Amber and Rosalie come to mind) who follow the plan the way it should be, and show us how it's supposed to be done. We have our explorers (Kay) who try to fit things they love into the plan, but continue to have success, and the rest of us (too many to name), who mostly have it figured out, but like to tweek and change things here and there to get better results or feel better. We are all different, and on slightly different paths, but going in the same direction.