What is wrong with the human brain? Why is it that alcoholics drink away their health, their marriages, their relationship with their kids, their jobs, basically their lives. And drug addicts do the same. And food addicts are no better. We eat away our ability to enjoy life. We can’t be as active as we want, can’t wear the clothes we want, can’t sit back and just enjoy life. And…in the most extreme cases…we eat until we can no longer walk, drive, or even care for ourselves.
I have had people in my life afflicted by both alcoholism and extreme food addictions. At the core, it seems so simple…those people got themselves into those situations by making bad choice after bad choice, after bad choice. No one forced the liquor down their throats, nor the food into their mouths. They were adults with the ability to make a different choice. Yet, they haven’t…to the detriment of their life. It is so incredibly difficult to watch and experience as a bystander. Yet, I find myself continuing to make poor decisions. Sure, I am not in as bad of a situation as the extremely overweight people I know. However, our decisions are often the same. I eat candy when I really should just pass. I eat seconds when I’m full.
I wish science would hurry up and figure out what allows us to make decisions that bring us nothing but unhappiness and poor health. It just seems so wrong. Shouldn’t the natural thing be to make the choices that make life easier and more enjoyable?
Now that’s off my chest..onto a less depressing subject. Miss C. (my new mother’s helper) started yesterday. I took full advantage and went to the gym for both a cardio and a strength training workout. It was great to get that time and not worry too much about what was going on with S. After the gym I took a quick trip to the grocery store and picked up a few things I was needing and the ingredients for a healthy dinner for tonight. On Thursday Miss C. will cook dinner for us. I am very optimistic that this arrangement is going to workout very well for our family. :)
My new favorite go to lunch: Chipotle salad…mmmmm! Lettuce, grilled veggies, black beans, steak, and all three of the salsas. HEAVEN!
Tonight’s Dinner: Stuffed zucchini boats. Almost missed zucchini season, but I’m sneaking this in before its over.
Weight: Up a little. Took a trip to Oklahoma with the kiddo and just did not make the best choices. We got stuck in the airport for over 9 hours and I admit, I used food as a way to pass the time. Not good. Really hoping to get the food choices back where they need to be and I think having Miss C. around is really going to help with that.
Sticker Challenge: Ugh. Need to get those back out again. I’ve forgotten about them while on my trip. I’ll get it back out and on the kitchen counter where I can’t miss them tonight.
How are you?