Friday, May 18, 2012
I read a blog earlier ON2Victory ... In the blog he states that you can't think of food as bad and he is right. As a recovering emotional eater, I say it that way because in a lot of ways I have been addicted to food, I can tell you that is not enough. It wasn't for me any way. Just as when you finally grow up you have to cut some ties with your parents, You have to do the same with food to continue to move forward in this process. For me I had to remove all emotion from food. Food is neither good or bad. I don't love or hate any food. There are foods that I know I can not eat because I can not say no to that particular food. Growing up in the South and talking with people all around the world, I have realized that I was taught a lot about food that well just doesn't fit in with this way of life. There are no foods I will not eat, there are just choices so that I can eat what I want when I want it.
In his blog Robert uses the dough nut as the bad food. What about the celebration party for the promotion or the birthday parties these are good, Right? Well like everyone else I prepare for those events;however, I do not and nor do I let anyone else reward me with food. I do not take days off from my eating plan, I designed the way I eat so I don't have to. I love the way Robert writes and this not to discount what he is saying it is merely to add to it. To conquer emotional eating I had to remove every emotion from my eating habits. It was not easy and I am sure that every person that deals with is thankful now that part has been done as far as the whining and complaining goes but it was accomplished. So the next time that you say I have been good all week so it is Saturday I am going to get a burger remember you have to work three times as hard to get that one off than you did at the beginning of your journey ... You have to work for today because you are getting back on track , you have to work for yesterday because you ate that burger and now you are tired from the grease and fat and you have to work for tomorrow because you have to get the body back regulated again so tomorrow it will not be so hard again. I know this sounds extreme but when you are my weight everything is extreme and has to be lose it. So just have the healthy to start with it is just easier in the long run.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day ...