On a Journey to Wellness

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

I wish I could treat Food like I treat Alcohol.

Last night I went out on the town with my new crew. Great night. Fantastic memories but I noticed something. I noticed that it is second nature for me to control myself, stop, and quit while I'm ahead when it comes to alcohol.

First of all, for those who don't know I am not a heavy drinker. I don't like beer and the taste of most wines escape me. I usually prefer mixed drinks and even then I don't know how to mix them. Overall I hardly ever drink (nor do I smoke or do any kind of drug). So I guess it shouldn't be a big surprise that when I DO have a drink it's absolutely second nature for me to restrict myself to one or two drinks. Not mix alcohol. Stop early. And I almost ALWAYS remember to drink water. I sometimes even reach for my water bottle without thinking. I'm usually the designated driver. That sort of thing.

Anyway what I realized is that I'm completely disciplined when it comes to booze and then wondered why I can't show the same restraint, good sense and healthy habits when it comes to food. I can't say I don't have discipline because I obviously proved it to myself again last night.

Maybe it's because I LIKE food. Can't live without it. I can live without booze. Hmmm. I have to figure this out.

At least I know I have it in me. I guess I should start thinking about food like I do about alcohol. Stop when you know you've reached your limit. Feel free to not finish something. etc, etc.

It can be done!
Ready to party!

Tomorrow is Weigh In day. I'm worried. My habits have been irregular but I've been jogging and hiking long uphill stretches also so we'll see.

I'll also update on my adventures in Catalina. Have a great Sunday!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You'll get there. And I have to say, you're already looking stunning.