Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I discovered something today, not unlike another aha light bulb moment! For me, NORMAL isn't always a good thing. I'm talking about the la de da everyday normal, like in eating the food that everyone else is eating. Normal for them, poison for me. The person who spoke my aha moment into existence was going on a vacation to Hawaii, and she was trying to think of how to make good Weight Watcher type food and behavior choices while she's away. She mentioned how she'd like to just have a Danish like normal people, but she really couldn't and expect to come home without a huge weight gain. She will have to be careful about what she eats while still being able to enjoy her vacation.
It occurred to me that my having a sandwhich on a roll, or French Fries with my lunch is such a NORMAL thing to do, but so self defeating for my weight loss plan, because one NORMAL type choice leads to another, and so on, etc. I'm soooooo guilty of wanting to be NORMAL and using it as an excuse to overeat and make poor choices. I've never been a normal eater in my entire life. I've been a compulsive, impulsive eater from my first memories of food. Normal for me is overeating. I want to have the normal where I know when to stop, but that hasn't happened yet. I'm still working on it! Maybe my normal is just not your everyday normal.
Has anyone else ever asked, ( Duh), "Mommy, why can't I just be like other people?"