Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Battle of the Bulge

That phrase always makes me chuckle...the battle of the bulge. But is that was it is really, the battle against fat, the battle against food?

No, it's not. I've learned that fat, food has little to do with it. It's a battle against my fat brain, my inner child who wants to be soothed, my own worst enemy, me. It's not about the Twinkies or M&M's but about my decision to eat them, too many and too often instead of focusing on what I really wanted or needed. The urge to bury, to avoid rather than deal, grow.

It's the choice I made, time and again, to stay in bed, stay on the computer, do *anything* other than what was best for my health and well being, which was put on my sneakers and go for a walk.

The choices and decisions that we act upon each and every day form who we are, who we will become. I'm choosing to be healthy and fit. What choice will you make?


  1. I leave for vacation tomorrow and spent a good part of the evening speaking with a friend about what we would be doing in NC for a whole week. She said, "I cant wait to just sit around and eat what I want, when I want."
    I know if I chose to do the same thing, I would only be making myself miserable. I would constantly ask myself why I ate this or why I snacked on that. Therefore, I am making the choice to continue my diet and head out for a nice bike ride every morning. This will bring me one more week closer to my goal rather than set me back.

  2. Good for you, Kate, for taking your healthy habits with you on your holiday! I love to be active while on vacation, along with being mindful while I'm enjoying my food and not over eating. This keeps things in balance when I want to have cocktails and dessert.

    There is nothing bad or wrong about splurging while on vacation, because that is what normal, fit and healthy people do. It's that all or nothing diet mentality that will keep a person from their goals.