11-29-14 – Saturday – Emotional ties to food

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It is time to get busy once again with working with the treadmill and concentrating on the diet. I ate a small piece of cheesecake yesterday afternoon and two handfuls of potato chips last night and I skipped walking yesterday morning and am seeing the results of both of these.

It is easy to get off track and that is why I monitor myself and write about it in this blog. It gives me something to be accountable for. In the grand scheme of things I am still making slow and steady progress.

I wish it was as easy as just dialing in a diet and exercise routine and it is done, but the human body and mind do not work this way. We are not machines. I still have emotional ties to food even though I know that eating is basically just a simple form of supplying the body with fuel. If it were as easy as pulling into a gas station and filling up with premium I wouldn’t have problems.

No, there certainly is emotions tied in with eating food. And sometimes it’s not just your own emotions. Sometimes we get caught up in eating the wrong food because someone else prepared it and has emotional ties to it and we just feel guilty not eating it. Around the holidays people like to bring in to the work place delightful treats like cookies and cakes and want to share the joy with co workers. It is difficult to say no. I have found a great solution and it seems to work. I simply explain to them that I am in training and on a very strict diet. Or just the truth that I have diabetes and simply cannot eat those treats besides the fact that they do look so delicious.

Even though I try to eat food for fuel, I too develop emotional ties to steaks and salads. The mean to me that I will be healthier and live much longer. This makes me happy.

4:00 AM – Blood Sugar – 102, Weight – 173.2

Treadmill- Distance- 3.31, Time- 51:46, Calories- 373.7

Bowflex- BACK
Pulldowns – Wide Bar – 200- 12, 12, 12
Rows – 200- 12, 12, 12
Reverse Flys – 30/30- 12, 12, 12

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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One Response to 11-29-14 – Saturday – Emotional ties to food

  1. Great post. You are describing me…

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