How interesting. Is it time to look at the addiction side of food. The way my evenings go, is it possible that my focus on various diets, eating right and working to loose weight is really a lot of activity around the real issue of addiction? This is a totally separate issue from the wonderful healthy aspects of juicing and eating healthy. I will be juicing even after I finish this 18 day cycle. Could that be why I took 31 years to get here? Unless I take care of my tendency to binge the weight easy slides back on….set point of 165 pounds… Here I come…!
I have been a member of a Men’s Circle for 16 years. We meet every week. We are a very close group. Last night I raised this question. It felt great share the accomplishment of reaching the 145 pound goal and later shared the observation of how I handle my evenings. We didn’t have time to look at my “addiction” but will in the near future.
Understanding the addiction is one thing, changing patterns is another….as a once upon a time social worker I saw many people who wanted to understand. They were also unwilling to do the work to make the changes in their life such as how to approach problems, how to respond to their feelings, practice new behaviors. It is easy to see in other people and not so easy to see within myself. I know the best thing for me to do is:
- get off the couch at night
- take a bike ride
- de-clutter my rooms
- prepare for tomorrow
- limit my TV
Here is my commitment for tonight:
- Watch the 1 TV show my wife and I always watch together (Big Bang Theory).
- Spend 15-30 minutes putting away a project that I am not working on but plan to do it the future.
- Walk 1 mile or bike for 30 minutes (or more)
We shall see how that goes.