posted on Dec, 21 2006 @ 09:27 AM
I am currently under the "morbidly obese catagory," and I have always been struggling with my weight. I have been in and out of diets, losing and
gaining like there is no tomorow. I have found it more mental than anything.
Yes, our bodies have slot to do with it, But it is mainly in our minds. I find it harder to resist large portions. I was raised with the
"food = love" mindset. And that has damned me to the size I am at today.
I am currently dieting and have lost twenty pounds. No if some of you out there have never dieted, that is four sacks of potatoes. I am not
on any strict regiments, but more telling myself that I don't need certain things."I don't need a super sized fry." It has really helped. But it
is also hard to tell yourself that, or resist. It was like when I gave up smoking.
There is just a certain feel that I need to be chewing on something. One of the makor reasons I am my size is when I was younger, when I got
home from school, I would eat. Not out of hunger, but out of boredom, yes thats right, BOREDOM. when there was nothing else to do , and there was no
one there to talk to, I would make myself two bags of popcorn, pour extra butter on them and shovel handfulls into my mouth. It is kind of distgusting
when I think about it.
But food was my "hug" it was conforting, it was kind. But what I didn't realize, was that I was falling down the rabbit hole of obesiety.
But I do not blame the corperations for my weight. I had the choice to eat mammoth portions at McDonalds. But I do think that the companies are using
that for their advantage (Arby's Big Montana). But I had my choice to eat there, so it is not their fault. But stating my big idea again, I believe
that weight gain\loss is more depentant on the brain, not the gut.
Hope this helps,