“To thine own self be true”
“Live each day as if it is your last”
“Don’t worry, be happy”
Just a few examples of thoughts that i have given up trying to emulate, due to the relationship I have with food.
If I followed the examples above I would;
A) accept that I will never be thin again, and not angst/feel guilty over the fact that I like to eat yummy food.
b) if it’s my last day to be alive, why would I waste it dieting? Wouldn’t I want to eat that fabulous dessert, drink the exotic cocktail, eat the doughnuts, bread or pasta of my dreams?
c) eat what I wanted, whenever I wanted, and not worry! (About the fact that my waistline is an ever expanding elastic string about to reach it’s explosion point, that my weight increases the risk of all sorts of very nasty diseases that lead to shortness of life span, that clothes are a pain to find in my size, blah, blah, etc, blah.
SO, in conclusion, these are the words they should have said:
“To thine own self be true” – but only after you’ve read the self-help book (after all, who knows you better than someone you have never met, but has managed to be a multi-million dollar best seller of self help books?)
“Live each day as if it is your last” – but remember – hopefully – it probably isn’t (so just eat the celery and carrots and lettuce and try to ignore all the lovely food that calls like a siren to you.)
“Don’t worry, be happy” – but realise that hardly anyone actually achieves this on a day-to-day basis (so embrace your worry – you might be successful in smothering it if you hug it hard enough!)