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Living the Good Life #5

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

You guys are amazing! Your responses to this series of blogs has been incredibly supportive.


Life is a balancing act, eating cleaner is a balancing act. When I overeat, it's typically out of boredom. I eat most of my calories in the evening. But lately, it's been more than boredom. It's been comfort. I know it's not uncommon to eat for comfort, but it's not my normal. So, I've been trying to figure out why. My mind insists on trying to find satisfaction in larger portions and it's not working! I watched part of the Biggest Loser makeover week. They went home and inevitably went out to eat...and proceeded to drool over the food they don't eat anymore. How do you tell yourself you don't want it? Or do you always want it, but you have to remind yourself of the tradeoff?

Life is a balancing act and it's also a series of tradeoffs. We can't have it both ways, so we must choose. Disappointing realization? Probably. But that's part of growing up, right? You can't have everything, so you have to choose what you want most.

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    I love the emoticon with the graduation cap! Think success!
    1929 days ago
  • KITT52
    that is one of the reason I don't like that's not real life.....and that's why depriving your self doesn't work and eating are a balancing act.....and life long journey....we have to find a way to have a friendship with can be your friend or your enemy if you don't treat it in a healthy way....

    do what works for you....make YOU your top's not easy but you are worth all the hard work
    1930 days ago
    I don't think a person should deprive themselves from any one food type. There are no "good foods" or "bad foods", there's only "too much food". I believe that it's the attitude of "I can't have that anymore" that just makes us want it more. If we allow ourselves to eat what we want in smaller portions that both our waistline and our taste buds would thank us!

    As far as finding a balance, that is the hard part! I struggle with that all the time! Best of luck to you!

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    1930 days ago
    sometimes you know what is the best to choose and still want the other option. if it's not a habit it's ok. makes you wonder what the really you who is in command actually wants? emoticon
    1930 days ago
    Disappointing maybe, but Important.

    I shut my mind off from the foods that I miss.

    Best of luck figuring out the eating.
    1930 days ago
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