Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Let's get this out in the open. I love, love, LOVE salty, savory foods!!! Cheese, chips, bacon, enchiladas, burgers, fries, pizza. I love fat food! If it's bad for me I am probably going to want it. I stop just short of pork rinds (mostly cause I fear that I'll eat it and love it, and I don't want to love that) and once I have one, I can't stop myself. I want a few more, and a few more, and it's a vicious cycle. It's led to me gaining back 30 of the 50lbs I had previously lost. (UGH!)
So I have to wonder to myself why, when I'm reading a post about "Normal Eating" I can think to myself "Well DUH! This is common sense people!" But despite it being common sense, that doesn't stop me from chowing down on the fat foods.
It's not necessarily a weakness, it's more an unhealthy relationship with food. I relate food to good times, and bad. When I'm happy and celebrating, my first thought is to go to a nice restaurant. When I'm feeling lousy, or I'm sad, I want to curl up with some comfort food and be a couch potato.
So that is my main goal. To replace the eating activities with actual activities. Some thoughts for replacements: Read a book, go for a walk, play mini golf, go bowling, play cards, see a movie. I'm sure there's many more things I can do, but I can't really think of them right now.
This wasn't what I had planned to write when I started this entry, but I think it's what I needed to write. Self-motivation and better choices. I think I really can do it this time.