Time to dance the time away! Oh How I love music and I am a music nut.. I can name the bands, some songs, and even know every word to some music.. As long as I can understand the words and it has a good beat, I will like it... all but rap and screaming metal.
When the music comes on, and I listen to all spectrum on all scales on all eras.. My music is mixed. I will listen to blues, to country, to jazz, to classical, to rock to bluegrass, to the oldies to the new area of this centry.. I love my big hair bands, Neil Diamond to christian singers.. My favorite eras are the 70's-80's ... I thought I was going to marry Bon Jovi LOLOL.
Certain songs come on and it will snap me back to those moments in time of specific things that happened in my life.. certain people... Old boyfriends, best friends for when we spent the nights and dressed up and pretended to be in their bands, family members to when we knew it was their favorite song and they are no longer with us.
Music and emotional eating, I realized on how much I overate or even binged just for that time esp. after a certain song came on...then, there are many moments where a song came on and I just got up and started to dance with it, just because... it was fun!!! Like the time warp LOL
Music can change my moods in an instant or give me that energy push I need to make it through my last hour of work.. Music has the words to which sometimes there are no words that I can even speak to certain circumstances or situation going on in my life at the moment.
Sometimes, songs come out in time of need to where I need it the most to give to that special person in my life to let them know how I feel about them. there is a song for every occasion, for every memory and every situation.. I love that music can do this.. I play the guitar, keyboard as well, making your music is a satisfaction that is like no other.
It is amazing that I can remember words to songs years ago but can't even remember what I ate three days ago...I would like to think that is just a part of memory lapse or something LOL
As far as the emotional eating.. it was bad.. I was doing it like clock work... Song... eat....... a few hours later another important song came on.... Where was I? IN front of the fridge looking for my fix...
I never realized that I was doing that until I started to track my foods... when I started to realize what person or situation was brought to my mind, only then was I able to deal with it and ... yes, even face it.. just the smallest things will put your emotional eating into orbit like its crazy space time.
If I was going to cheat on that, no one would have known but me.. No one cares if you are going to cheat one more bite or serving, no one will care one bit if you don't track that one piece of hersey kiss which for one piece, Calories: 30, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 3.. Oooo no, no one will ever care! The only person you have is YOU and you alone...
But to realize that a few years ago I was doing this was an amazing feat to beat... It is amazing how blindly we will just shove food into our mouths as if we were babbling baboons and like clockwork, until its pointed out, we will keep doing our habits..
Now, I call certain songs, my trigger food songs.... I know how to recognize them now, I know when they come on I have a defense in place *(changing that song on the radio) To beat it, means the world and when you do break a bad habit, it is a clear piece of heavy chain that has been broken and release... YES, I AM FREE!
Time to dance on folks! Keep the music going because there will be no fat lady here singing!