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Eat to live

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

I wore clothes that fit again today. Whenever I do that one of my co-workers asks if I've lost weight. Then my husband gets home and comments a few times on me looking good, finally saying, "Seriously, you've lost weight. Are you eating ok?". I don't know why I thought that was funny.

Am I eating ok? How do I answer that? I eat mostly fruits and veggies, no bread, limited processed foods. That's eating ok. Then on the other hand I think about everything I put in my mouth. That takes the fun out of it, but eating isn't everything. I pre-plan everything I eat during the day so food is always on my mind. Not good for someone who in the past could have been labeled as borderline anorexic.

So I guess I'm eating ok because I eat to live instead of living to eat.
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    i try to plan my meals so i eat a certain amount of fruits and veggies (generally raw). i tend to eat mindlessly on some of the less healthy choices. but i do know that i have to work more on looking at food as needed to live, not something to help me deal with stress or emotions.
    2911 days ago
    When you're working hard on changing your lifestyle it makes sense to focus on what you're changing. Once you build up the healthier habits so that you no longer think about making healthier choices but just do them, then you won't be focusing on it any longer. Then you can stop watching everything you eat and just eat it. As you said, you're now eating to live.
    2911 days ago
  • LYNNA1968
    eating ok to me would depend on what the person's view of "ok" is.
    are you eating just to exist? To cover feelings? To make someone else happy? Its a subjective question. I have "obsessive" food thoughts, my whole day is planned & I log EVERYTHING. We will learn emoticon emoticon
    emoticon on fitting!
    2911 days ago
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