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Way of the Little Brown Bag

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today, in fact most of this week, I am/have been suffering from ennui (lethargy and depression). I know itís a vicious circleÖexercise and youíll feel better, but I donít want to exercise in the first place. I donít feel like it. If I could cross my arms and stick out my tongue like a small child I would. But at who? What? My swiss ball? My healthy brown bagged lunch?

I am mad. Mad at my diet. Mad at my exercise equipment. Isnít that insane? I want to binge and wallow. I want to snap at anyone that even talks about food. I want a double-decker bacon and pineapple pizza right now!!! I am shocked at these feelings because behind the anger, I know Iíve been doing well.

Rationally, I know I enjoy eating healthy. I also know that eating that pizza will make me physically and mentally sick. I canít even enjoy a binge because my body rejects the smell of fast food now. I want to yak when I smell McDonalds grease. And I AM ACTUALLY MAD ABOUT IT!

I am grinding my teeth RIGHT NOW listening to some co-workers discussing whatís for lunch. There is ill will against these two super nice people that donít even know they are doing something that is, but shouldnít be, so upsetting to me. Whatís even worse is that I am mad that I have a choice.

I am mad that I can choose not to eat my self-prepared, weighed, nutritional delicious lunch. I could choose to get that pizza and there is no one that would stop me. Oh, my co-workers would probably plead with me not to, because they know how hard Iíve been working to meet my goals. But still, the choice is mine. I donít want that choice. Thatís what makes this all seem so hard. I want to be told that there is no choice but to eat healthy. I want to be told that pizza is against the law. I want to be told that I could serve time in jail if I eat just one french fry from Portilloís.

I see now why it is such an accomplishment for some of us to change our lives for the better. Logically, I know the way that I feel about all of this is temporary. Logically, I know that my thoughts are irrational (and dare I say illogical?). But, like Iíve said in the past, you canít help how you feel.

Thank god for this blog and the ability to write my way thru these feelings. Iím going to lunch nowÖwith my little brown bag

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    While a doubledecker bacon pineapple pizza might crush you, a slice might not.

    Get one, take out what you are going to eat, and freeze up the rest. Then not only have you fixed that crave, you have several meals in the freezer that will be ready for the next crave (and will fit in your little brown bag).
    2146 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Oh boy can I relate!! Good luck & keep up the good work and remember a little indulgence is never wrong.
    2165 days ago
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    2165 days ago
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