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Entitlement Does sense of entitlement sabotage our liFe?

Friday, May 04, 2012

What gives us a sense of Entitlement?

Today I end up in the Urgent Care facility with a bulging ear drum. On the way home I thought about how this would impact my sparks. Could I simply choose not to track food today? Did this entitle me to eat comfort food? Could I leave off my walk?

I decided that if I felt well enough to fill out the paperwork at the doctor's office and eat ~ I probably was well enough to track my food.

When it came to comfort food...well I just really didn't care. I went on and ate the things I planned. After I finished those things I really didn't want the sweets that I thought I might deserve.

As for the exercise, well I decided to leave it to in the morning. The wind hurt my ear and I did have some fever. However, I promise myself I will walk twice in the morning.
I am determined to follow through on that promise.

Looking back I wonder how many times I have sabotaged my healthy lifestyle by simply deciding I could get out of something. Not to speak of the times I have eaten things simply because I thought I deserved them. It is just something to think about.
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    Being comforted with food as children probably plays into that sense of entitlement we feel when we've had a hard day, a rough experience. Equating food with mother's love (and therefore self-love) is a hard habit to break.

    As for your ear and fever; take it easy; but remember a hat or scarf can be a sore ear's great friend (even if you're not in the wind). The neutral warmth of being covered is very soothing -- no food required.
    2119 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Love the way you think!!!
    2119 days ago
    As a child we got ice cream when ill. I sometimes think about getting ice cream when ill now--LOL
    2120 days ago
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