Eat to Live vs. Living to Eat

For too many years I have been in the living to eat camp. Any reason to have a treat, eat a big meal, I would take. Going out to eat meant plates of fried foods dipped in ranch. Working out meant yeah if I feel like it. This was actually one of the biggest reasons I joined Weight Watchers, so I could eat whatever I wanted (as long as I had the points). It’s been working, but lately the Diabetes is winning and I can’t let that happen.

This topic has had me thinking and reflecting for days and I’ve debated posting it because my thoughts are still all jumbled, but what better way to sort them out than to type my thoughts out, right? Right.

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I am slowly changing my mindset to eating to live because my old way is killing me. Literally. Sure, a bagel with peanut butter and a banana isn’t the most unhealthy meal to eat for most people, but for me, that many carbs puts me in an almost comatose state. My blood sugar spikes and I’m so beyond sluggish, it takes everything out of me to just get off the couch. While that meal is simple to make and easy to throw together, I can’t eat it anymore. On the daily like I have been.

Fast food- my other downfall. Even though fast food fits into my daily points allotment, the food still makes me feel like total crap and once again, not wanting to do anything but lay on the couch and catch up on the DVR.

It has taken me a long time to realize that crap food = crap performance. It hasn’t been easy trying to change YEARS of crap eating habits, and kids who are rebelling against my anti-nugget philosophy lately, but we are making the change!

Thanks for reading as I sort through my thoughts and since it is Thursday, I may as well link up for Thinking out Loud over at Running with Spoons.

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