I hate dieting. Plus I’m really not very good at it. I try. I just lose interest about 10 minutes into any diet I begin.
But that doesn’t stop me from continuing to do it. In my lifetime I’ve probably tried dieting at least 50 times. Only to come to the realization (and maybe a couple pounds less) that I just enjoy eating too much to try to restrict it that severely. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things in life. Eating with family and friends, cooking and trying new dishes. Still, I admit I obsess about it at times.
In a way, food controls my life that way. Thanks to pretty good genes, I’m not seriously overweight, but I don’t miss a meal. Ever. And I’ve never been willing to harness that part of my life and monitor it as I probably should because — really — who’s it hurting?
But at some point, I began to realize the amount of time I spent thinking about it was kind of ridiculous. In a weird way, I discovered that it was affecting other areas of my life as well: how I spent my money, how I saw myself and others, how I felt about myself as a person and even how I chose to participate in life.
When we choose to feed a certain behavior or belief in our lives, we give it control over our lives.
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