Monday, January 24, 2011
Hodge Podge; "Moderation?"
Of course, if I'm being truthful with myself (which sucks), these things aren't exactly things that I eat strictly in moderation. In fact, ingesting any one of these items usually never fails to set me up for a huge overeating session. In fact, I usually set out to eat one of the above items in moderation just to prove to myself that I can, and without fail I cannot. So is "moderation" just a mind trick that I play on myself? Similar to "just one cigarette won't make me become a smoker again"? On the other hand, living out the rest of my life and never allowing myself to have one moment's pleasure from a decadent food? That just seems so harsh. I don't know, I really don't. What I DO know is that this Allan guy has lost over 200 pounds whereas I have lost 12, so his opinions should not easily discarded.
So I'm opening the floor. What is your opinion on the "everything is fine in moderation" issue? For me, I can say that right now I really don't know. Almost everything inside of me rejects what this guy is saying, but there's a teensy little part that has been gnawing at my brain ever since I started reading his blog that's saying, "He's right, he's right, he's riiiiiiight".
Plus side! My husband offered me a cookie last night before bed. I thought of Allan and ran away screaming!!! Haha....no, really. :)