In my past, I avoided solving problems and facing really difficult issues. Back then, I turned to alcohol, and that was not the answer. When I became sober, I learned that only through confronting our problems can we resolve them.
This wasn’t anything new to me, really. People had told me this many times since I was a girl. But truly comprehending that we have to accept and understand why we do the things we do and then take the appropriate and necessary steps to not repeat them is another thing. This is where the hardest work begins.
I have been successful losing weight previously. I’ve been at an idea weight and felt great about 10 years ago and then I had terrible migraine issues that completely changed everything in my life and forced me to deal with the debilitating vertigo and more. And so I gained it all back…and more.
Since then, I have given my weight loss half-hearted attempts, trying with no real follow through. Until now. Now I must look at it realistically. I’m 55 years old, it won’t get any easier to lose and the time is NOW.
Last night while enjoying StumbleUpon, one of my favorite places to visit, I read a website with three ways to stop food addiction. I’ve included a link to the original website below and I want to thank them for such a great piece. It made a lot of sense to me.
“You’re not a dog. Don’t reward yourself with food.”
As harsh as that may sound, it’s true, many of us (myself included) do that and it leads us (myself included) to big trouble.
FOOD = FUEL
That’s what it should be. It energizes your body, your mind, your being. For me, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to completely reduce food to just fuel, but I can make it less important.
So, today, I stopped making lunch and dinner so important. I enjoyed them, but they were not highlights of my day. The best part of my day was my cycling workout at the gym. It was spectacular. And tomorrow morning will be my first run after my race. Not sure how the rest of tomorrow is going to compete with that.
The Simplest Ways to Stop Food Addiction: