Seriously, let’s discuss this. I know it may sound silly but I truly believe I have a problem. They say admitting it is half the battle, right?
Friday night the husband and I had plans to go out. Not wanting to worry about dinner, I decided to order pizza. Before we left I had a few slices. When we came home, I had a few more slices. When I woke up this morning, I had a even few more slices. It was as if someone put me on autopilot. Pizza was available so I ate it, a lot of it. I don’t want to say I couldn’t stop myself because I could have, right? I mean I could have just put it away, right?
Honestly, truly doing some self-analysis and soul searching here the answer is no. I really don’t think I can. When there is pizza in the house it’s as though I have to eat it. I mean eat it ALL. It’s like I can’t handle knowing it’s in the fridge. It consumes my thoughts. I feel as if I have no self-control. What am I saying I don’t feel, I really had NO self control.
So I started digging around on the web. Surely, I can’t be the only one out there with a pizza addiction. While on my hunt to find others that have similar odd addictions I uncovered this older article entitled Chocolate cake addiction: it’s real which let me to Exposure to Food Increases Brain Metabolism.
Is it that far fetched that food addiction is similar to drug addiction? These articles say no, and I feel a little bit better about my 24-hour pizza binge.
There is a good thing to note about this, a lesson learned if you will. Even though I succumb to my addiction, I’m not using it as an excuse to return to old habits. After 2 years of living healthier, I’ve learned a momentary lapse now and then puts what I have accomplished in prospective. The way I ate in the last 24 hours is pretty much how I ate my way through college. The key is not to use it as an excuse. No ones perfect. Tomorrow I’m hitting the grocery store for my weekly supply of healthy fresh food and I will journal to be accountable. It’s about being healthy MOST of the time not all the time.
Right? … Right? Please tell me I’m right? ;~)