Monday, November 08, 2010
Last night I was watching the 1st week of this season's The Biggest Loser. Aaron was talking about his dad and how he grew up embarrassed of his dad's alcoholism. Aaron didn't choose alcohol for his addiction, instead he chose food.
This resonated with me. I too, had an alcoholic parent that I was embarrassed about. She's also been obese most of her life. Like Aaron, I chose the path of food being my addiction. I still hide some of my eating, many social events end up with me gorging my face with food, and I still find myself labeling food "good" and "bad". I feel that every day I have to consciously think about what choices I'm making. I have to think ahead about those social commitments and how I can prevent losing control. Each meal and each event is a chance for me to either go off the rails
or stay in this journey. Can anyone relate?
Whether it be shopping, gambling, smoking, drinking, or eating; I think many of us have addictions or things in our life that get out of balance.
So, how does one break this cycle?