Friday, July 12, 2013
It was my son's birthday this week so there's lots of leftover cookie cake going on in my life at the moment. I read something yesterday that was very "tough-love" about foods like that, that tempt us. It said, in effect, "Don't tell me you HAD to eat a piece of cake because it was [an event]. BULLSH**. YOU put that cake in your mouth. YOU chose to eat it."
And I mean, I agree with that, but .... sheesh! Harsh much?
Maybe it's because I was feeling guilty at the time I read it.
How much of my day do I spend feeling guilty about EATING? How stupid. I guess if I only surrounded myself with the best of unprocessed, fresh, whole foods, I wouldn't feel guilty about each and every mealtime... but all I want to do is live well in THIS WORLD. Not utopia, where they only offer fresh, whole foods, but THIS WORLD. We have to learn to navigate through it, and ACCEPT it. Some parts just aren't going to be the greatest. We shouldn't have to feel BAD about a hamburger. Sometimes that's where you are, that's what is offered, what fits your schedule. Maybe you'll have enough knowledge to not eat all of it, or not drown it in ketchup and cheese, but JUST EAT IT. Don't have any feelings about it!
I wish there was a BLOCK button for feelings, when eating. PAUSE my feelings, I need fuel. PAUSE tasting delicious and making me feel comfort, happiness. I just want the nutrients, please and thank you.
Hmm. This went a bit off the rails. There's cookie cake in my house. I probably need to get rid of it soon.