Saturday, December 13, 2014
After reading a story shared on the LoseIt subreddit www.reddit.com/r/loseit/ , I started to think about my relationship with food. I say relationship, because in some ways food has become a companion in stress, as well as celebrations. Food keeps me company when I'm lonely, entertains me when I'm bored. Food grew into a larger role than just satisfying hunger. It reminds me of how I viewed my cats before & after my first child was born. before he was born, my cats had BIG personalities. They were funny clowns, needy children, pushy friends, but after my son was born, their personalities receded. They were just loveable pets. I'm looking for food to recede back into proportion. And alcohol, too. I'm staying sober this weekend. So far so good. I want to see if I feel better: physically, not puffy; emotionally, not breaking my resolve; and on the scale, if I can lose weight better without alcohol. This may not be the best week to see scale movement, with a holiday party on Wed. But, we can try.
Why did food & alcohol get in the friend zone? I think I'm prone to addictive behavior, and these are the most acceptable, law-abiding "vices" available to me.
think about my relationship with food when I eat