Tuesday, September 01, 2015
When I was a freshman in college, I worked in the vice president's office of student affairs. I don't remember much about my job duties (this was 20 years ago after all) but there are certain things about my coworkers I'll never forget. The beautiful golden brown tan Dr. Robinson always obtained whenever she was in the sun for more than an hour. Tasting tiramisu for the first time with my buddy Nate. Listening to Peggy discuss her infertility issues ad nauseum.
And then there was Michael.
Michael was a perfectly pleasant man, a gentleman, but to be perfectly honest there wasn't much remarkable about him. What I remember most is this: Michael hadn't had a bite of chocolate in over 20 years. He confided in me that he'd been overweight as a child and that the only way he'd been able to get his weight under control was to stop eating his favorite binge food.
I think that's the point I've finally gotten to.
I keep trying to eat chips "in moderation" but it isn't working.
I think it's time to take a break.
A break from counting calories or points.
A break from hopping on the scale EVERY, SINGLE day.
And a break from trying SO HARD to moderate my own favorite binge foods, potato chips.
Instead of focusing so much on what I'm not supposed to eat, I'm ready to put the focus on what I should be eating. Fresh fruits and veggies. Tofu and nuts for protein. Foods that can actually be found in nature and not in the dollar bin at my local grocery store.
I'll be sure to keep you posted on my progress.