I ate a tonne of chocolate today
Yes, it was dark, organic cacao, but still…
Okay, a tonne might be a slight exaggeration, but I ate too much… waaaay too much.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I’m not perfect.
Because I was tired.
Because I had a tonne of work to do and I DIDN’T want to do it…
Who cares really, we can all come up with a thousand reasons, can’t we?
It was there, I wanted it, so I darn well ate it.
My point is, I want you to know that it’s okay to Ditch the Diet and live by YOUR rules.
You’re not perfect. I’m not perfect. And what’s more, I’m through with even TRYING to be perfect!
I STILL have days when I wrestle with the thought of eating an entire bag of chips. TRUST me, you’re not alone on this.
The difference is that NOW I don’t beat myself up for three days and go on a week-long binge like I used to.
But is it really okay to overeat? Yes, It’s okay.
It’s okay to go a little crazy from time to time.
In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s NECESSARY to go a little crazy from time to time.
Eating a little too much of the foods that used to be my kryptonite is a way to remind myself why I don’t do this anymore.
Belly ache… check.
Sick feeling in the stomach… check.
Headache… check, check and double check.
And still… It’s okay to go a little crazy, or not… this is YOUR game and YOU get to decide how it plays out.
The one thing that is forbidden in my life now is the nagging guilt I used to put myself through. I ate it. It’s over. Now it’s time to move on…
Does that mean I won’t have chocolate again for a while? Who knows? I don’t calculate those things anymore. If I choose to, I will, if not… that’s okay too.
My point is that now I have the tools and understanding that to torture myself over something I ate and launch into a full-blown “I hate my body, I’m so pathetic” tear-fest will only make it worse.
The kind of worse that moves from a little too much chocolate, to cookie crumbs and empty donut boxes strewn across the floor.
I don’t play those games with myself anymore.
I can’t. They’re too painful.
The only person who can change my life is ME, so WHY on earth would I beat up the ONE PERSON who could make the shift??
Sometimes we just need to get a little angry.
Angry at the diet industry for making us feel like crap.
Angry at the well-meaning spouse who bought junk food into house AGAIN.
Angry at the fashion industry for making clothes for Barbie doll sized people and not REAL WOMEN.
We just need to get angry enough to REFUSE to continue along this path that is stealing our self-love and appreciation for the magnificence that is YOU!
Are you stuffing your feelings down with food? Do you use food as a way to procrastinate? Hide? Not have to deal with LIFE?
If you’re looking for a way out, I have a FANTASTIC new offer I’m excited to share with you.
It’s all about setting ourselves FREE from the bondage of diets and body loathing.
It’s time to Ditch the Diet, Live Healthy and Eat Real Food.
Here’s to Ditching the Diet!
Do you deal with emotional eating?
What’s your biggest challenge? Let me know in the comments below.