Wednesday, March 06, 2013
You guys are amazing! Your responses to this series of blogs has been incredibly supportive.
Life is a balancing act, eating cleaner is a balancing act. When I overeat, it's typically out of boredom. I eat most of my calories in the evening. But lately, it's been more than boredom. It's been comfort. I know it's not uncommon to eat for comfort, but it's not my normal. So, I've been trying to figure out why. My mind insists on trying to find satisfaction in larger portions and it's not working! I watched part of the Biggest Loser makeover week. They went home and inevitably went out to eat...and proceeded to drool over the food they don't eat anymore. How do you tell yourself you don't want it? Or do you always want it, but you have to remind yourself of the tradeoff?
Life is a balancing act and it's also a series of tradeoffs. We can't have it both ways, so we must choose. Disappointing realization? Probably. But that's part of growing up, right? You can't have everything, so you have to choose what you want most.