Friday, September 9, 2011

Food Is My Addiction

I love food.  I love eating a good meal. I love it so much that I would do it often.  I would eat a lot.  A big part of this weight loss process is relearning to eat.  I would eat whatever I wanted, as much as I wanted, whenever I wanted.  It was nothing for me to put down a box of mac n' cheese at 11 pm.  Or have fast food 3-4 times in a day. 

I do not think working out is the hardest part about weight loss.  Okay, maybe starting to work out is close to the hardest, but once you get into it and once you get that habit, it is easy.  I think the hardest part is relearning how to eat better.  It does get easier, but it never gets easy.  This week has been especially hard for me.  I have been eating late and eating more unhealthy things.  Food is my addiction and unlike a alcoholic or a drug addict, I have to eat to live.  They can completely remove those things from their lives. 

So instead of being hard on myself, this is the time for me to look forward, refocus and really try hard to stay consistent on my food choices.  No more eating after 7 pm.  5-6 small healthy meals in the day.  No extra servings.  Bring my lunch to work.  I got this... I will continue to eat smart.  Food is fuel, not therapy.


Terzah said...

I so agree with you that eating properly is the harder part of the exercise-plus-nutrition equation. I love to eat, too, and dropping bad habits from my childhood that add extra pounds has been a slow process.

But I'm encouraged when I look back on it. Dropping soda (both sugary an diet) is the biggest example. I LOVED Coke as a kid and teen--now I have *zero* interest in it/craving for it. So I *know* it can be done. (That said, I WILL drink a *real* Coke, just one, after any race that's half-marathon length or longer. :^) )

I like your tip about bringing lunch to work. I still really need to work on my nutrition too. I appreciate you sharing your methods.

Bradley, DeAnna, Donovan, and Chamae said...

I love to exercise, I definitely agree that food is the hardest part of losing weight and getting healthy. Have I mentioned you're an inspiration? I'm sure you hear that a lot, but it's true. You and your wife are awesome. It makes me want to go out and run with Brad and get out and be more active with our kids.