Wednesday, November 07, 2012
The stressful emotions that drive me to seek refuge in food, have made me morbidly obese and unhappy with how I look. I use to think some people are blessed with metabolisms that allow them to eat whatever they want. This is false. There is nobody that maintains a healthy weight that can eat the foods I use to go to for "refuge". Refuge does not exist in food. Eating these junk foods creates a prison, a prison of fat that causes physical and emotional pain.
I want to I.D. these tendancies and react by I. identify and D. dance. Yes dance (or walk). The main thing is I need to work these stresses out by moving my body. I want it to become as natural to dance
when I am upset, as it use to be to turn to food.
I did not turn to food as a child. I wanted to play. I would be made to sit in front of plate of food for a long time as a kid because I wasn't hungry and my mom wanted me to eat. Really I just wanted to play.
Okay, that was then and this is now. I can retrain myself to move my body when I am stressed instead of eating. Instead of going straight to the kitchen when I get home, I can go straight to my room, put on some music and move.
I posted a quote today on my page that says, "30% exercise, 70%food, Abs are made in the kitchen not in the gym! The battle starts andfinishes in the head." I have been giving my mind a daily workout of reading blogs on Sparkpeople, inspirational posts on pintrest, and going to OA. I am going to retrain my thinking to think of movement first.
Have a great NOW!