Food for thought

We are surrounded by food at all times. If it’s not physically in front us or in our sight, then it’s on TV or in our brains. I sometimes wonder if it’s normal to be actually on the treadmill thinking of what I may be eating later or wondering if the weekend social events will derail what I am doing at the present time.

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We are surrounded by food at all times. If it’s not physically in front us or in our sight, then it’s on TV or in our brains. I sometimes wonder if it’s normal to be actually on the treadmill thinking of what I may be eating later or wondering if the weekend social events will derail what I am doing at the present time.

Everything is food related. Just look at our own language for example. Right now with Ed’s and me reversing roles, he may have thought this childcare thing was a piece of cake. But now that I am bringing home the bacon, I am sure he would agree it is not as simple as pie. It may not be his cup of tea for the long haul but he has been taking life’s lemons and making lemonade. He knows not to cry over spilt milk with two young seedlings around. He was been waiting for an employer to realize he is the cream of the crop and could easily be the big cheese or top banana and is a cool cucumber under pressure. He is no couch potato and could be the greatest thing since sliced bread to hit their company. I am betting dollars to doughnuts that he is ready to work hard for his dough and wants to supply the bread and butter once again for his family. And although lately we may be walking on eggshells, he is always the apple of our family’s eyes.

Food references are everywhere! Food is just a daily part of our life. We have no choice but to be exposed to it. We need food to live and to remember that when eaten in proper portions, food is one of the greatest pleasures in life.

I do remember a time when as heavy and food was not a pleasure. Yes, I did enjoy the taste and loved to eat, but I realized how unhappy it was making me when I got dressed in the morning. It was a love-hate relationship, which to a certain extent I still have today. I mean I love to eat – but then again, who doesn’t? Very few people I know just eat out of necessity to live. I have just come to the realization that I cannot have whatever I want, whenever I want without the consequences. But doesn’t that hold true for most things in life anyway? We have to hold ourselves accountable for our own actions. We are the only ones that can change the things we don’t like – be it our shortcomings, our financial situations or our relationship with what doesn’t have to be our worst enemy – food.

Blog written by Ed and Terri Masak
Ed and Terri have been married for almost 20 years. Together, they made the commitment to get healthy for each other and their 2...