Well, have you thought about the answer? Are you one of the people that lives to eat OR are you one of the people that eats to live? I can talk to you from both points of view now!
If you’ve been keeping up with my “change of life” that I’m on, you’ll see that the changes in my life have been racking up.
- I’m not craving food or sugar anymore.
- I’m losing inches.
- I’m losing weight.
- I’m able to fit into clothes I haven’t worn for 2 years.
- I’ve had to buy new clothing items.
- I drink WATER now – shhh (Don’t tell the Mtn Dew company,
- they’ll run out of business- lol)
- I feel totally AWESOME!
I have always been large, I grew up in the backwoods of Arkansas. Everything is deep fried. It’s funny that I can’t fry ANYTHING. My Mother never taught me to cook, so I’m safe from deep frying.
For years upon years, I lived to eat. I can pinpoint the exact moment when I began to live to eat. I was living on my own but I won’t go into the reasons and how it came about. It’s not a terrible story, so please don’t think that. I just don’t want to talk about the situation if one of my old friends should read this. It could lead to unnecessary hurt feelings.
Once I began to live to eat, that continued and continued. I just loved to eat. The weight just kept crawling on. I once was weighed over 275 pounds. My first husband passed away. I had ALWAYS ate when I nervous. This time, I wouldn’t eat at all. I dropped 115 in about a year. It was done in grief. Gracie had to remind me to eat, brush my teeth, take a shower, etc. I was just a mess. Gracie is my rock.
Well, I crawled out of that hole, thankfully. My next door neighbor, Mrs. Connie was a gem. She helped us when we had no one. She would bring food over after she cooked even years after Don died. We dearly love Mrs. Connie. We were in therapy for three years. I finally decided I was ready to break out and try to date. I had promised myself I wouldn’t bring a string of men through my home for Gracie to meet. I was selective. I dated three men. Michael won my heart, Mrs. Connie’s too.
Well, when Michael won my heart, he also won my stomach 🙂 . I became comfortable again. I gained 40 pounds of the weight I lost back. I ate what he ate and I became another “I live to eat person“.
This “change of life” has helped me become a person that “eats to live“. I do not focus on food all day. I don’t mindlessly sit in front of the tv and eat. I don’t focus our “Gracie and Mom” girls nights on food anymore. The “change of life” has freed me from years and years of abuse to my body. I’m about to cry now as I write that because I was never taught the correct way to eat.
It’s my job to teach Gracie and I am. It’s a fight, she’s a teen that likes potato chips, lol. I’m not taking everything, I’m not a monster. I am leading her down the right path and I am showing her the correct items and way to eat. I’m not buying junk food, I buy good and healthy food for powering the body.