I've been here reading for quite some time and have found a lot of inspiration and wisdom.
Here's a quote from Boo regarding wine but it applies to where I am right now in life, "In the old days when we didn't make a game plan because we thought we couldn't have fun at certain events ,unless we had no discipline at all, are gone. It's not all or nothing anymore. We can make room for special food and drink in moderation without letting it break down our resolve and lead us to brush aside our reasons! We just have to plan and make those plans important, like JOL made her marathon goal important."
I am seeking balance. I'm done with 'all or nothing' beliefs. My biggest issue today is junk food - namely fast food. Do I still think that junk food is addictive? yes, it has the psychoactive effect that qualify it to be an addictive substances. www.theendofovereatingbook.com/
But for me (only speaking for myself) unlike other addictions, never having, say a fast food burger or a candy bar, ever again is just not realistic and I'm done tearing myself down or thinking less of myself when I do have one.
My plan is to achieve a maintainable balance with all food & to be healthier: So...I will only eat processed foods in a way that I feel in control of them. I can and will plan for these foods and will not eat them as a result of the crazy screaming banshee inside of me (cravings) because then they control me.
As of today I refuse to call them 'cheats' or 'treat's anymore but I'm not sure what to call them - not that they need a name. Okay they do in my mind. But I think that since I'm eating clean that I'll call them processed food and include the other stuff, not really triggers or cravings or addictive foods for me but all processed food is not good for me and I'm limiting those too.
Thanks to all of you for your honesty and wonderfully insightful posts here. I'm off to get my cast off - Els
I control my food. I no longer let food control me.
| current weight: 221.5