Monday, October 29, 2007

What Would Wonder Woman Do?


Today as I was hurrying off to nowhere, I pondered my breakfast choices and I couldn't help but wonder - WHAT DOES WONDER WOMAN EAT FOR BREAKFAST? Why Wonder Woman? 'Cause she rocks, she wears thigh high boots and a cinched belt. And if that weren't enough, she wears a crown which only like Madonna in the 80's and women with really high self-esteem ever wear. I bet Wonder Woman isn't racing into Starbucks to get a muffin or a deli to get a scooped out bagel and some cream cheese or wolfing down a handful of cheese nips and a Diet Coke at her desk. C'MON, SHE'S WONDER WOMAN! She fights crime, she can't be all weighed down by a big fat scone and then not be able to get that golden lasso up over her head. She can't be flying her invisible plane and fall alseep at the instruments because she had french toast. Lately, I've been eating what I would call "slow down food" - definition: food that slows me down. I was shocked when I started researching and saw what we put in our mouths plays a huge role in how we feel. Which at first bummed me out. DID I CONTRIBUTE TO MY OWN DEPRESSION? Um... yeah. THE GOOD NEWS... I can play a big part of getting out of it. I took a serious inventory of what I've been eating lately. All I had to do was pick up the discarded wrappers off the floor of my Jeep. (Hey, who said honesty was pretty?) I bet Wonder Woman doesn't eat Snack Wells, or Doritos or McDonalds fries. SO IF I WANT TO KICK ASS LIKE WONDER WOMAN and fight off "bummed-outted-ness" I have to eat like I think she would.

Right now, I have to be gentle, I'm not all about being perfect and going on some crazy diet. But I am going to start eating more veggies and fruits and way more water. Later on I'll get to eliminating some stuff (processed sugar and refined carbs). In the meantime, here are the vitamins I need that are going to help me with my MOOD: B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and calcium. I'm going to take a good woman's mult-vitamin until I can reserach the best foods to find them in. This morning I made a shake of spinach, blueberries, rasberries, yogurt, ice, flaxseed and a scoop of whey protein (you can get it at a health food store). It was loaded with all my vitamins and minerals and I felt pretty damn proud of myself! Not ready for thigh high boots or a cinched belt just yet, but I'm on my way :)
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6 comments:

happyagain said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. I feel like I'm reading me! Although the 100 days in bed would be more like, um, 210 days in bed for me! After six months of wallowing in self-pity, you've inspired me to take my life back. Thank you so much.

encantadora said...

I love you outlook. Good for you chica. Here's a powered up 'soup' that was recommended to me to take one 1/2 cup before two of your meals... steam spinach, cilantro, and celery with a little water. Drop into the blender and add pepper to taste. Add broth to desired thickness and process until smooth. It tastes like cream of celery soup, not too bad. Although gets a little old after the first few days. I've resorted to 1/2 cup once a day. It makes you feel great though and helps drop pesky pounds.

Anonymous said...

I love your writing! You should publish.

djwade said...

going to help me with my MOOD: B vitamins, folic acid, vitamin D, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc and calcium.
Make that "chelated magnesium & chelated calcium & chelated potassium". Vitamin D is Sunshine.

The source of my depression was being 244 pounds and having a stressful job. My body couldn't handle that and I developed Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes killed my Thyroid & parathyroid glands. I went over a year without knowing it. If I could have, 100 days in bed would have been heavenly. When I finally had the right Doctor, (Dr. Bernstein in Santa Fe, New Mexico) He told me about the malaise and what was in store if I didn't lose some weight.

I quit eating most carbs. The vitamins and minerals did most of the rest. BUT I can't stress the need to be seen by a good "endocrinologist" enough.

djwade said...

One more thing...
Walmart sells flavored carbonated sugar-free drinking water for fifty cents a quart. The "Key Lime" and "Golden Peach" are great ways to get two or more quarts of water down a day.

Water seems to be what the body needs.

adventure grrl said...

Inspiration, Compliments and a Soup Receipe?!? That's why you guys rock my world!