#NHBPM – Let it be.

There will be evenings when I feel like grocery shopping, cooking a low-carbohydrate meal, cleaning house, and exercising even after a full day’s work.

There will be evenings when I feel like doing nothing but heating up a frozen leftover and sitting in front of the television especially after a full day’s work.

There will be evenings when I feel like getting some chores done and maybe a workout, then going out to the restaurant down the street for thin crust pizza, a glass of wine, and cheesecake to kiss the end of a work week goodbye.

The thing is, none of these are “bad” options. Not when living with chronic conditions like I do (and yes, even that pesky type 2 diabetes allows a restaurant meal now and then). It is all about balance and moderation.

Do more when I feel good and upbeat, do less when I feel down and out, and do a mix of both when I feel somewhere in between. Remember that the good days sometimes come fast and furiously, and sometimes they come far and few between. Never feel guilty about the days where nothing gets done. Keep the carb intake and wine drinking in check most of the time, both for the diabetes and the mental health, but never allow guilt to sneak in to chastise choices I make.

Just let go of the guilt. It does me no good.

This post was written as part of  NHBPM – 30 health posts in 30 days.

Posted on November 17, 2011, in #NHBPM. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You have nothing to feel guilty about…
    And now I’m humming “Let It Be.” It will be in my head for awhile. That’s ok. I like it.

  2. It’s so true… the guilt does nothing for us… but of course, it’s so easy to go there. That balance and moderation you mention is definitely a struggle for me everyday. The ‘evenings’ you mention all sound pretty good to me, too :-) Here’s to being able to do those, in time and in moderation!


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