Saturday, August 13, 2011

Food I Miss

I can name a dish or two that in a perfect world (where people don't gain weight by eating bad) I can eat in careless abandon.

I suppose I'm just in my moment of fancy, wishing I can eat anything and everything I want and not suffer the consequences.

I really hate being told what to do. Eat this.. not that. Blah!

Although I know what is best for my overall health, I still look over my shoulder and make goo-goo eyes over sweets and desserts at the bakery department of the supermarket.

Only because maybe I want to prove to someone I can still do it and no diet nazi is going to tell me squat.

Is that human nature at work here?

Is it really true that when told what to do, we tend to be inclined to do the exact opposite?

I think you see it most prevalent in kids. Eat your vegetables -- it's good for you and they will not. But if you tell them it taste good, there's a good chance they may eat it?

I don't have kids, so I can't attest to the accuracy of that statement. But I was a kid once and having my mom tell me something is good for me, is not enough reason to convince me to eat it.

I never like drinking milk when I was young, and she constantly tells me I should. Well Mom I made up for lost time since then! :) lol

So what about diet food --- is saying that this "healthy" items are good for my cause (to lose weight) enough to convince me to stick with?

Probably not. I have to make that conscious decision to proceed with it or not. There has to be free will.

No one can ever make anyone do what they do not want to do.  For anything to be successful, one must make the conscious effort and commitment to make all necessary changes and actions to achieve them.

So why do I still eat the junk? Because I'm not 100% committed to my diet.

But that's okay. I'll get there soon. This is not an overnight operation and I'm well aware that I didn't gain 40+ lbs in 24 hours, and I'm sure as hell will not lose them in 24 hours.

I'm not trying to rationalize past bad behavior. I am acknowledging it and learning from it. Because when you know where you've been, then you will have an idea to where you want to go

8 comments:

  1. Very well said. I so agree with the Thought on diet nazi. For me if it leaves me hungry it's not working. They also say self awareness is the first step to change. When your ready you will. Best wishes on your journey what ever it may be.
    Jazzie

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  2. Thanks Jazzie :) I am very confident that we both can do this. Best wishes to you as well!

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  3. I think it's good to be *motivated* by diet gurus, but as soon as you start feeling that you have to follow *everything* they say, then that's a recipe for failure and disappointment. What I want is to be my own diet guru, to make a true, honest, and realistic plan for myself and stick to it. And that plan would mean that there's room for *not* being on the plan, because we're humans, not robots. I think it's the rare person who has 100% discipline and is also 100% happy. At some point, being so regimented just makes you feel like a control freak, and it also makes you feel guilty and horrible when you "slip up." That's what I'm dealing with now. There's gotta be a happy medium somewhere! -Sue (YummyMummy)

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  4. I agree with your wholeheartedly. I would love to be in a place of a happy medium, where my diet doesn't control my life.

    It's wonderful to hear from you Sue! :)

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  5. Don't you wish we could lose the weight we've gained over months/years in 24 hours?! Talk about perfect world! LOL Sounds like you're doing well! Keep motivated! :D

    -Rach

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  6. Indeed! lol :) I hope all is well with you and moving in to the new apartment soon!

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  7. Hey woman! I didn't fall off the face of the earth. But my computer charger did! Lol. So I've only got my phone...ugh! So I finally found ya, and I bookmarked ya!!! Glad to see you're well!! Look forward to seeing more of your progress! I'm sitting at 45 lbs lost right now :) -Bamber

    Look me up on fb if you want welovebrian3379@yahoo.com

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  8. Miss Amber!! well I'm glad to hear from you! I miss reading your updates woman! :)

    Congrats on the 45 lbs loss! That is awesome! Keep up the good work, you are truly inspirational *hugs*

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