#MicroblogMondays – Sad or sorry?

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  1. Graham says:

    I totally get what you’re saying here. I had my first back surgery at the age of 27, and I had to give up a lot. No more roller coasters, water slides, or golf, and I also lost about 60 lbs by cutting out a few things from my diet completely. That would make some people sad, but I was ok with it. It took reading this post to articulate WHY I was ok with it – I liked all those things, but I like not needing another back surgery more! 2 1/2 years later, and I can say that my back is healthier than it was before the surgery, and I’ve hopefully pushed back the surgeries they said I’d need before 35.

  2. Stefinia says:

    This is interesting… You know it’s hard to change unless you convince yourself its not good for you. A appualse for you that you have given up taking nuts that’s not good for your internal body. I given up sugar in my coffee/tea long ago before I turned 30 because of fear of diabaties that my dad has. Also I incorporated a lot of changes earlier,took lots of fruits, not easy cutting a apple and eating everyday and having to shop for it every three days… now I had to give up fruits coz of cold that’s being aggravated because of fruits and have given up kurkure. I love kurkure but after eating it I seem to have uncomfortable sideaffects which affects me who has to plenty of work to do everyday… but I can live without eating it… I love peanut butter and kaju and nuts and nut chocolates, but I don’t have it much. I can live without it but I don’t need to since I have no nut allergy, thankfully. Health is wealth, so do what your body wants, don’t do anything that does not suit it. I listen to my body you know. I eat when it wants and stop when it’s full even if the food is yummy…though sometimes have a spoon of second serving if the food’s yummy and stop at it… it is important, else you will fell heavy, add weight etc… so it’s good your dad is changing his diet, he would get used to it and be happy eventually. But aged people might feel, – “I rather live life fully doing what I love even if I live short”, its difficult to change their mentality. However, thesedays there are tasty and heathy foods they can have, you can help them.

    Like oats idly, dosa… methi rice… sugarless chocolate once a while, skimmed milk, green tea. Add good flavours and healthy ingredients, you may need to do research. Try greems, Organic stuff, I saw a Amarantis Atta in a stall, multi grain bread… herbs, salids with olive oil… and some foods you can bake instead of frying so your Dad won’t miss much, there is still great food to have for sure. Help your Mom in designing a tasty diet for your Dad, I am sure he would feel the love you feel for him to do that!! … go girl go!!

    Less oil, sugar, shift to brown rice are some suggestions i know. Cooking is so flavoring… lunch time.
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  3. Trablogger says:

    Changes are always hard, no matter good or bad. But I think what we have to do is to accept it and embrace the change, because change is inevitable.

    And it is the only thing that doesn’t change. Change doesnt change, it always happens. So does change actually change?! a thought for you. 😉

  4. Dashy says:

    That’s a nice way of looking at it. It’s tough for my mom to stay away from sweets for having high sugar levels. She whines about missing all the food. But of course health matters first, and besides she can enjoy the many other food items without sugar in it. The family itself has reduced the intake of sweet items along with her.

    Yes, we ought to embrace the changes that we need to make in life. 🙂
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  5. G Angela says:

    Agree with you, for the last 5 months, I have stopped taking rice for dinner, even though I am habituated to eat rice, it does not make me sad 🙂 because I have shed a few kilos of weight, change is inevitable and as you rightly put it, when we open ourselves to accept the reality of what agrees with us and what does not, its not difficult to accept.

  6. Mel says:

    I think it depends. Giving up something vs. having to take on something (or having to do both at the same time). I find it easier to give up something than I do having to take on something. One is about avoidance, and I can wrap my brain around that because it’s not as if I ate (for example) chocolate every minute of the day. I know that I enjoy other things. Whereas having to start running again (adding something) — I would feel cranky every time I laced up my sneakers because it was something I didn’t want to do.

  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    Yes, I would agree with that. It’s difficult to accept the change/reality, but we need to look at it with a positive mindset instead of a negative or a defeatist one. Non-acceptance of the ground reality leads to sufferings and pain.

  8. Rajlakshmi says:

    Agree, if we don’t whole heatedly accept changes , we run the risk of becoming life time cribbers. Hope your dad’s health is improving . It kinda makes me feel helpless sometimes as my parents get old and start suffering from all the age related ailments. They don’t have any option except to be mindful of what they eat.
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  9. upasna says:

    I do not get obsessed over food that looks delectable or just tastes good ignoring the health benefits or harm. You made me remind the time when my Mother was diagnosed with Diabetes 12 years ago. She cried that day but with time, accepted it. Since then, she is regular with her walk and exercise. Change is not that easy for everyone. Personally, I love changes.
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  10. Lata Sunil says:

    I read this post and immediately called up my parents. They are going through similar stuff but cannot help it. They are forced to make these choices now for their health.

  11. That is a great way – and the right way- to look at things, Parul. I am going to try and shift my view to that.
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  12. Damyanti says:

    Food habits are just that, habits, and with a little motivation and perseverance, they can be changed!
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  13. Bellybytes says:

    Embrace change and it becomes a way of life that you love – resist it and unhappiness follows.

  14. Modern Gypsy says:

    Sometimes I think certain choices, when they seem more like “must do x due to y” do make us sad. But accepting them and taking them in our stride makes things a lot easier. I guess that what you meant too, with your example of being allergic to nuts. 🙂
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  15. Obsessivemom says:

    I agree – that’s the sane approach to take. It’s resisting temptation that’s the hard part. We make choices but don’t want to live with them.
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  16. Jess says:

    That picture looks completely delectable. Gorgeous! It’s a double-edged sword — when I found out I had celiac disease and couldn’t eat gluten anymore, it was wonderful because I finally knew what had me feeling so sick. I didn’t miss the bread basket on the table because it was misery on a plate. But, I still want to smell the bread if it’s really good, and I do mourn my favorite pizza from before, Chester Cab, because the substitutes are getting better but they’re just not the same. Overall though, with things like this the change is for your health and so you can find joy in way you feel and new delicious things to try, but still miss those things you can’t have from time to time. 🙂

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