Saturday, February 20, 2010

I like to buy cheap videos at thrift stores.  One day I found one I couldn't resist.  It was made in 1990 and it's called, "Eating.  A Very Serious Comedy about Women and Food."  First let me say, it is not a comedy.  (That's an understatement.)   That said, I want to say what food is not, based on what the women said in the movie.

Food is not your lover (one woman called it an abusive lover).  Food is not your companion (another woman said it's like someone to come home to).  Food is not your friend (maybe a back-stabbing friend).  Food is not the answer to life's problems  (anger, depression, loneliness, anxiety, job stress...)

Food is, simply, FUEL.  That's all.

Please try to get your mind around this, because you will never be able to move on until you do.
Ok, I hear you saying, "but I really love to eat!"
Yeah, I know that!  Don't we all.  But you are so far from enjoying your food it's not even funny.  You will never "enjoy" your food until you de-personify, de-toxify, de-criminalize it.  After it becomes "just food"  then you can start to enjoy it the way normal people do.

I'm gonna use that word "normal" a lot.  Because you know and I know that thinking of food as a lover, a companion, an answer, is not normal.  

It's just food.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hello Valentine Survivor!

You're probably reeling from yesterday. Either it's the amount of chocolate you ate or you feel jilted. Or both. But take heart! (No pun intended.) We're going to navigate away from all that.

I will now give you an overview of the topics we'll be covering in this series.

No, scratch that. That sounds way too official. Girlfriend (boyfriend?) you need some help right now! So I'm gonna skip the table of contents, skip ahead and get right to it:

Chapter 7: The Mind Game

You know how to gain weight. You've been doing it for a long time and you're quite good at it. Congratulations! What an accomplishment! (And you thought you were a loser. Well, you're not!)

Now let's turn it around:

What if all that energy that you spend eating, thinking about eating, and sneaking around could be used in the reverse to lose weight?

Hmmm.... Exactly the same cunning, but in reverse.
Instead of, "How can I get first dibs on that pie?" or, "How can I squeeze in that last bite of cake?" it will be, "How can I avoid that desert table altogether?"

It's a fun game. Try it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

First Post

music plays: Theme from "Mission Impossible"

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, will be to enter the world of the thin person---through your mind, which is the only way you can get there. Go ahead, take the little red pill. Unlike that pesky Matrix pill, you can always go back.

But would you want to?