You know we are not just here to help each other lose weight but to be friends to help each other keep our sanity. Food addiction is truly a disease just like alcoholism. I took morphine pain pills for almost 2 years when I had all those operations, infections and cancers. I never got hooked on it. My sister says if you took morphine you are addicted. I could care less about it. I took my last pill a week ago and said good riddance. Before I took those last six pills, I hadn't taken any for over a year. I only took them for pain for these shingles .
Food is another thing altogether. You have to eat it to survive. It is focusing on the distinction of food to survive and not survive to have food. I know we can break the cycle of addicting foods and I truly believe what I have read about manufacturers putting something in food to make it so.
I can't afford organic and even so I read that a lot of organic food has antibiotics in it. That makes no sense but it is from a reliable source. I put it in the team for people to sign the petition to stop them from doing that, I think last week. Anyway we know what we should be eating and how much but for some reason when it comes from the brain to the mouth it translates differently. It is because it is a habit to just pick what is easy, comforting and what we are used today.
Today I declare my independence from this food addiction. I lost 4 pounds this week and could be doing it weekly if I didn't get so excited about the loss and give myself a cheat day. I figured I don't have to weigh in for another week so this one day won't hurt. It starts off just one unplanned meal and ends up for the day. I thought I was over doing that but did it again yesterday. I am big on talk but I need to follow through.
My biggest trouble is my husband bringing me the bad stuff. I know he does it because he wants his chips and salt. He doesn't care that his legs are swollen 2 times their normal size he just has to have those chips and salt all over his food. He uses light salt but two doctors have told him that if doesn't quit with the salt, the swelling won't go down and if the swelling doesn't go down then his foot ulcer will not heal.
Today is my first step toward independence. He brought me a bag of funyuns, which means he ate his bag of chips on the way home. He doesn't fool anybody. It is to make him feel less guilty because if I can't refrain from eating the wrong foods, he feels he has an excuse too. Well I am done being his excuses. I told him I did not want the funyuns and he said then he would eat it. I told him that is up to him.
So today I declare my independence from food addiction.
I promise to think long and hard before I put something in my mouth.
I promise my body that I will get at least 50 min. a day of exercise.
I promise myself to take each day as it comes and see the positive side.
I promise to give thought as to the salt as well as the calories and carbs.
I am already tracking my food In the nutrition tracker but I promise to check any food that I change from my tracked food to put it in first before I eat it to see if I can have it.
I promise that if I do eat food that is not as healthy that I make a place for it so I don't go over my calorie or carb range.
I promise to go by the meal for my carbs because, according to the doctor, diabetics can not save up carbs for another meal if they don't use it that meal. I have not been good on that.
I promise to be me but to know that I am worth it and to know that food can be either a friend or an enemy. The choice to distinquish which is up to me. It is my path, my life and my choice. It is time to take one more positive step. I have taken quite a few this year but I know I need to take more.
Pam ( Hawtgranny 2014)
Now it is up to you. Your choice as to if you truly want to make your life better or if you want to keep making excuses, like my hubby, to keep yourself forever overweight and unhealthy.
Now it the day to declare your independence. You can do it. We are worth every step we take. Life isn't meant to be full of pain and heartache. It is meant to live fully , taking every day and cherishing it. somedays when I am full of pain, I think about all the wrong choices I have made and how many times I have started again and let myself sink back into those bad habits. I am doing better but still have a ways to go. The future can be bright or it can be bleak. It is a choice which each have to make for ourselves. So I say let's go for it. Let's believe in ourselves and rock this world. We all have a light inside of us that is waiting to shine. I say lets shine it, brighter than a thousand stars and enough to rival the sun.
We can heal the earth and each other by just trying and making those right choices.
Sorry I tend to make a blog, a novel, but I care so much that I want to help all of us. The world could be such an awesome place if we make it one. One is the operative word because we are all connected. We are all on this journey of life and it has twists and turns and snags along the way. We have to be strong and not be emotional eaters. Let's see this as a journey to the light. Namaste, Pam
I want to invite you all to the lightworkers team.
Who am I? I am a lightworker. I had let that slip and almost die but I feel the light within.