17 February 2011

Intuition vs. Compulsion, halfi-versary, and more

How many times have you read or heard somebody say "If I ate intuitively, I'd weigh 500 lbs!" or "Eating intuitively is what got me to nearly 300 lbs in the first place!" or something along those lines?

If you've been following me for long, you know that I have been struggling more with eating the last few weeks. It doesn't matter why - we all have our excuses and our times when we struggle more than others. I've been eating for entertainment which is the hardest habit for me to break. Yes, I love food -yummy yummy food that isn't good for me. Yes, I find comfort in eating what i want. And when I feel "blah" for whatever reason, I am compelled to eat and eat and eat said yummy, fattening food because that's what I want to do in the short term. That's what compulsion is all about - satisfying urges for short-term pleasure as opposed to using your intellect and determining what it is we really want out of our food and out of our lives as a whole.

Setting aside the compulsion and focusing on what we know is eating right is at the center of every one of our "diets" or attempts at healthy living. We have to make ongoing choices and sometimes circumstances make those choices more difficult than others. It's okay to have setbacks as long as we don't let them become a way of life. Replacing the compulsion to eat with other compulsions isn't going to lead us to where want to be either. Working things through, keeping your intuition keen and sharp, that's where it's at. And that's what we all work to do every day to make our lives better and longer.

My scale says down .6 today.

I went to the dentist unmedicated, had a fun time with the Dr. and staff & feel no pain despite my replaced fililng

As of today, I've been married 19 1/2 years. Happy Half-iversary to us!  Yes, I still love him. And the feeling is mutual. I mean, really - what's not to love?

That reminds me. I've named my CPAP! From here on he will be known as James Marsden. Why? Because I look forward to sleeping with him nightly and he makes me HAPPY! And what's not to like about that?

Know what I hate? Paying bills, but that's not what I want to talk about. Keeping secrets. Especially fun suprise secrets can be really hard. So don't tell  my kid, ok, but her godmother and I have something up our sleeves for this fall that's going to be very exciting for her. Can you keep a secret? We're going to see Taylor Swift in concert and do a tour of all of Taylor's favorite places as featured in her Us Magazine Special Edition. Whew. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.


  1. Happy halfi :) your daughter is going to be beyond excited. You will have to think of a cute way to tell her

  2. Woot, how exciting for Kiddo!

    This statement is not true - "Eating intuitively is what got me to nearly 300 lbs in the first place!" If you were eating intuitively you wouldn't have gotten to 300 lbs, don't you think? I think eating inappropriately, bingeing, etc, is what gets a person to 300 lbs. Intuitive eating is the way I'm heading. Slowly, but surely.

  3. I love that you named your cpap:)

  4. LMAO, too funny! I'm going to name my CPAP too, great idea. I doubt I'll name mine James Marsden, however. Mine will be now known as Sandra Bullock! Cheers, Rick

  5. I want a CPAP. That way I can sleep with James Roday or Dule Hill, aka Sean and Gus. I love those guys!

  6. Oh! And if I could remember, I might tell.

  7. I agree with this line completely
    it's okay to have setbacks as long as we don't let them become a way of life.
    especially this week. I am back on track!


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