It’s time I conformed and joined the rest of the world in Moderationville.
You see for the past few months I’ve gone rogue and been living it up large in Excessconsumptionland. What a blast it’s been, but my time there has resulted in some rather unfortunate consequences.
Not least of which is an extra chin, the shrinking of ALL my clothes and a lack of energy and patience.
It’s just not possible to keep up with the demands of a 5, 7, 8 and work and keep your sanity when you’re not taking care of yourself.
My default setting has been cranky and irritable. Sugar I believe is the main culprit. And a lack of sleep caused by other factors.
My adult beverage intake needs to be that of a person on Moderationville, only on the weekends or special occasions.
So I’m packing up and ditching Excessconsumptionland for good. It’s time I become the rule, not the exception.
For example, most people don’t….
1. Have 3 dim sims while they’re waiting for their child to do their drama class and then still eat a huge dinner.
2. Buy a chocolate bar at the supermarket and eat it in between the checkout and the car!
3. Consume 3 coffees a day, all with almond milk, not water.
4. Tell themselves they deserve a glass of wine during the week after a particularly stressful day!
5. Buy an olive and cheese pull apart made to share and eat most of it by themselves!
6. Put lashings of butter on 3 slices for fresh bread and inhale, repeat every other day.
7. Cook toast, let it go cold, and then add visible layer of butter and put a smattering of Vegemite because that’s what they did when at boarding school with a 13-year-old metabolism.
8. Find a piece of chocolate in the fridge and scoff without giving it a second thought.
9. During brunch out, order toast, eggs Benedict with hollandaise AND then finish their child’s pancakes and bacon!
10. Fight their children for pork crackling!
Basically I have not refrained from eating ALL THE FOOD. And this my friends has led to shocking eating habits becoming part of my daily life. And unless I want to buy an ENTIRE new wardrobe then it’s time to embrace moderation.
I love food, the taste, the smell and boy oh boy I’m one of these people who makes a disgrace of herself at a buffet. I’d give my third chin to be someone who doesn’t get a thrill from fine fare, I’d be a lot healthier.
But alas, because this isn’t the case I have to make a conscious effort to eat small portions every other hour or so. And as someone with high blood pressure, a ‘chubby belly’ as my son lovingly calls it, is dangerous for my health.
I’m outing myself and hope that anyone who knows me IRL will ask me how my new home in Moderationville is going.
And if they see me trying to pack up and head back to Excessconsumptionland they’ll give me a stern talking to.
Meanwhile, how is your willpower?
Do you have to work hard every day not to eat ALL THE FOOD?
Or do you just see food as something you must eat in order to function?
What is your relationship with food?