The last two weeks have been kind of eye opening to me. I've been happy- like REALLY happy, and it's awesome! I love it! Last year at this time I wasn't happy. For no reason, really. My life is good, with it's normal ups and downs. I'm very blessed. So then looking back to last year, why wasn't I happy?
I'm very confident that my change in mood this year is because of my dietary changes. I had a follow-up visit with my doctor last Monday and told him how happy I am. He says it is because I am no longer in adrenal fatigue. Sweet! I still have ups and downs for sure, but on a whole, I very happy. Yeah!
Well, what I'm learning is that not everyone is happy for you when you're happy (GASP!). Maybe it's worse when you share it online to strangers. Maybe they think you're bragging or something? I shared my happiness in an online forum after Valentine's Day, and didn't get a positive reaction like I thought I would. I just thought they'd be happy for me.
On Saturday I came across a lecture on youtube (HERE) that is AWESOME. SOOOOOO good! I LOOOOVED it. It's by Dr. Robert Lustig, a professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at University of California San Francisco, and he talks about how sugar should be considered a poison, and should be considered addictive like drugs (alcohol, tobacco, etc). He backs up his info by research, and it is wonderful! (You need to listen to this if you can make the time.... it's over an hour and a half long! I just put it on and listened while I did dishes & cleaned the kitchen).
I was so excited about it that I posted the link on facebook. Later that evening someone wrote a post scolding me for being judgmental, telling me they'll eat their way, and I can eat my way & just leave them alone. I was so surprised! (Yes, I did unfriend this person.) I was so surprised that my sharing the link would be offensive to one (some?).
After thinking through it more, I think I figured it out. A few days earlier I shared a cartoon I thought was funny- A fat & skinny bird sitting in a parking lot with the McD's arches in the background, and the fat bird is eating a fry. The skinny one says "You gotta start eating out of a different parking lot" (or something like that). I thought it was funny, because I never eat there anymore. But in hindsight, I can see how that would bug someone, especially those who eat there (hmmmmm... millions served?).
So I'm a little gun shy of posting on the internet now. These experiences will help me be a bit more cautious, and yes, hopefully less judgmental. I'm just so excited about the changes that I've gone through, and my better mood, that I want to shout it out to the world. I'll just be more careful how I do it now.
Have you ever been misunderstood on the internet?
Have you noticed a mental lift by which foods you eat?
Are there any books/shows/people (etc.) that have influenced your way of eating?