Letting Go...

Friday, May 29, 2009

I'm slowly starting to realize the affect food has on me. It basically controls everything I do, everything I think about, pretty much my life. When I wake up, I'm wondering what there is to eat for breakfast. A couple hours later, what's for lunch, snack, dinner, etc. When I'm hanging out with my friends, we usually go out to eat, or cook something. There is nothing wrong with anything that I've mentioned but I think/obsess about food twice as much as I worry about the people in my life. I think that I've elevated food as god in my life and its something that I really need to work on and figure out. Food was meant to be something that is life sustaining. Instead we have distorted food to be something that takes us to an early grave. I want to start a healthy relationship with food. One where I can enjoy the things I love to eat, but at the same time- not constantly obsess over meals. Its not going to be easy; I'm well aware of this. But I need to start reprioritizing in my life. Anyway, this is something that I've been thinking about a lot lately, and I wanted to share it all with you guys!
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    That's exactly how i feel girl. Food is very controlling. Lets help eachother!
    4247 days ago
  • MOB8/2009
    I think food is a focal point for all of us, to some degree. I tend to err on the side of "comfort food" at my down times and mac & cheese is my nemesis. But the important thing is that you realize this has become more than that for you and you can take steps to rein it in. Just allow yourself one "free" day and when you start obsessing you can just tell yourself to CHILL until that day!
    4250 days ago
    Thanks for your blog post. I really obsess about food as well. I think about what I'm going to eat all day. It's horrible. I don't know what to do to fix it. Good luck with your journey!
    4250 days ago
    Great blog!! So many people get hung up on the "I only have to eat well until I get this weight off, then I can go back to 'normal'" thoughts. That's so not the case! Like you said, we have to build a better understanding about the purpose of food.

    I used to think that saying "eat to live, don't live to eat" was a bunch of bunk - but now I see truth in it and make it my mission to live it. It's freeing! =)
    4250 days ago
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