Addiction or Choice?
Monday, October 17, 2011
Lately, my DH has been on a sweet attack and he cannot seem to get enough treats. I am trying to be on my best behaviour. However, I am not being very successful and my running times are showing it. It is time to get THINNKING again. I need to start giving serious consideration to the foods I am eating and eat the foods that will fuel and nurture my body rather than assault it.
It is so easy to blame him for what I am eating, but it is no one's fault but my own. I choose what I put in my mouth. It seems like we are too quick to point the finger at someone or something else. I eat way too many sweets and read about how it's not my fault because sugary fatty foods are addicting and I have become addicted. So, it must be the food manufactures fault that I am eating all that junk. NOT. That is just an excuse for not to taking responsibility for what I am putting into my body.
As much as I'd like to think that I have an addiction and therefore, I really cannot help it, I cannot honestly think that way because I am aware that seconds before I pop that morsel into my mouth, I made a choice to do so. Even when I am mindlessly eating, it all starts with a choice to put that food into my mouth. It is not an addiction, it is a choice I make.
So, I need to make the proper choices of what I am going to eat so that I can be healthy and have the fuel, (good clean fuel), my body needs to function at its best.