Over all, I am a fairly healthy individual. I read all those "Secrets to Healthy Living" magazine articles and I've pretty much concluded that - should the Lord tarry - I'm going to live to be at least 105. Let's see; I sleep 9 hours pretty much every night. I don't eat after 7 pm. I don't smoke and I only drink the very occasional glass of wine. I exercise regularly, I have a close family, a good marriage, wonderful friends and loads of social cnnections (both online AND in "real" life). I'm not into meditation, but I do pray regularly and often. I eat nuts every day and I use olive oil when I cook. I drink my coffee and tea black and strong and organic. I NEVER use margarine! *shudder* I but organic produce when I am able to and my weight is only slightly above what it should be - and I'm working on that now.
In fact, I spent the entire day today JUST eating veggies and cabbage soup. I'm THAT dedicated to being healthy.
However, there are some things I just can't do.
"They" want me to eat fish several times a week. Fish oil is fab for me and all that. Problem is, I just don't like it. At all. Well, it's ok if you bread it and fry it, but then it's not so terribly good for you any more, is it? I can tolerate it if someone serves it to me, but given the choice I will always opt for a different entree! I shudder equally at haddock, tilapia, tuna, salmon, or pollock. So I do take a fish oil supplement, but that is the end of my fishy concession.
"They" also insist that I should eat legumes more often. This one is a different problem. I actually LOVE beans and split peas. But I can only consume them in one small portion perhaps once a week - IF I also take 1/2 a bottle of Beano with my small serving. Eating more legumes or dosing myself with less Beano leaves me in agony with gas. Yes it's true, I love Beans, but Beans hate me.
And lentils? I'm not even sure that those are food!!!
Lastly, I don't care how many times "They" tell me that I need to drink green tea, I ain't gonna do it. I do not like hot. I do not like it cold. I do not like it plain. I do not like it with "stuff" in it. Green tea is nasty. End of story! I will stick to my black tea and black coffee. Thank You.
And my resolution for this new year? If I don't like it, I ain't gonna make myself eat it!