Let’s Get Personal | VLOG #129 | What I Ate Today YOUTUBE by cheri | Nov 12, 2016 | Vlog | 1 comment 1 Comment Season on 11/12/2016 at 6:20 pm Many, many people go through that “I’m a fraud” feeling (I can relate so strongly. I won’t go into it here — I’m not as brave as you, see?! Argh! — but in my work, which I’ve been doing for several years, I’m constantly feeling scrutinized…mainly by myself…about goals I’m still working on and haven’t yet reached), but you, Cheri, you walk the walk so consistently (eating healthy; getting your exercise) — or should I say you hike the hike? Be proud of all you do. The honesty alone is worth everything to someone like me, who looks to your videos for encouragement and inspiration and even a sense of camaraderie (feels like those of us doing our best to eat right are in the trenches together). I wanted to let you know I found The Miracle Morning through your site and ended up getting The Miracle Morning for Writers instead, but I’m planning to purchase TMM soon and will click through your site when I do. Thank you so much for the trail that led me to this amazing book! I’m starting my miracle mornings right away. Anyway, it’s far easier to relate to someone who goes through rough times and actually admits it. On camera. To all her subscribers. And the rest of the world (: You’re not crazy. I do this cycling thing, too, where for weeks I’m 100% (or in the high 90s) nutritarian, then my mom offers me a slice of pumpkin pie and I buckle at the knees. I ate that slice of pie, yeah, with a dollop of whipped cream to boot. And for the next week — awful, I know — I fell into a total backslide. But I’m also having the experience that I know too much about eating healthy to go back to eating fast food burgers and fries. I keep reminding myself that this is a journey. It’s a process. (Same thing I tell my students when it comes to writing. It’s a multilayered endeavor and not a one-fell-swoop thing that happens overnight or even weeks or months. Viewing it that way, I gotta say — and I know you already know this — there’s a learning curve to get away from those old familiar habits, and even then the body and mind have looong memories when it comes to what we want to eat. Dr. Fuhrman is right. Food addictions are absolutely real. Boy, do I have too much experience with that! But ah, well. The learning is an ongoing process. It’s like that old 1500s Italian saying, “Ancora imparo.” Translates to something like “Yet I learn/I’m still learning.” If you look it up it’s attributed to Michelangelo at times, da Vinci at others. We might consider ourselves lifelong apprentices of *mostly* eating the stuff that’s best for us!) Hey, by the way, did you know it’s incredibly easy to grow stevia? I grow it (among other herbs) in my back yard during the warmer months. You can get starter plants and they grow like weeds. You can dry the leaves and store them. Just thought you might like the idea if you decide you like the dried stevia (I know you weren’t thrilled with the powdered version). Does Moo fetch off-camera? (: My daughter’s cat fetches, over and over, like a dog. I thought hey, that’s cool. I’m going to teach my cats to do that. So…I’ve tried and tried to teach my kitten Picchu (aka Peach Pit) because she’s still in that play-all-the-time stage, but she doesn’t seem to get it (sigh). My older (sort of feral) cat, Nobu, just isn’t interested at all. (If I toss her a toy she looks at me and says, “You’re kidding, right?”) Cats! Gotta love ’em (: Keep on keepin’ on, Cheri. Still tuning in daily! Thanks for all you do! Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.