At my Weight Watchers meeting on Wednesday, the leader shared a great quote with us and boy did it ring true for me…at least it DID, but it doesn’t anymore.
She said, "What you eat in private, you wear in public."
Those eating binges were never done in front of anyone. If I pulled up to a stoplight and someone pulled up next to me, I would put the food down so they couldn’t see me eating. I would hide food under my front seat so my husband and son didn’t know what or how much I was eating. I didn’t want anyone to see or know what I was doing.
At work, there used to be an abundance of sweet treats in our break room. (Thank goodness there isn’t as much anymore!) I couldn’t tell you how many times I would sneak back there to grab a bite or this or a shovel full of that. But, I would only eat if no one else was in the break room with me. Who was I kidding? Like my co-workers didn’t know what I was doing when I would make a hundred trips back to the kitchen in one day. Plus, I would always be walking back to my desk licking my lips. They knew. I’m sure of it.
Well, it’s been close to five months since I have had one of my eating binges. There’s no more food hidden under my seat and I try to stay out of the break room when I know there are treats on the table tempting my taste buds. And guess what, I am still alive AND, I am nearly 20 pounds lighter. (I still haven’t hit my 10 percent goal yet, but it’s so close. But that’s another whole story!)
It feels good.
(Here is an update on my sister for those who are regular readers: Her cancer is her breast cancer reoccurring. It is in her lymph nodes behind her esophagus and infiltrating into her lungs. This week, she had a brain, bone and abdominal scan. The only thing that was found was a little spot on her ribs. Otherwise, everything came back clean. Right now, her treatment will be to take a pill every day and then every two weeks, she will be given an injection of something, but it’s not chemo. She doesn’t have to do any radiation, which makes her very happy. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers! Thank you.)