WL Writing Prompt #1

What are your biggest challenges with weight loss?

The main challenge is just being addicted to food; there is no doubt it’s an addiction.

I will have my head telling me to stop eating as I literally binge eat- there are moments I physically can’t stop myself from doing it- no matter what my head tells me.

It’s not just the addiction but it’s the way the entire world is set up- you get food commercials from Pizza Hut to Reese’s and they flat out tell you that they “aren’t sorry”- they don’t give a shit about you or your problems, they just want to sell you overpriced little chocolate cups of peanut butter.

On top of that, they hit you in every single store you go into…even ACE Hardware has candy on the counter. They hit you with fast food every few miles and they push it constantly.

We call alcoholism a disease and we try to help alcoholics- you may see a few liquor stores here and there but they aren’t everywhere and you don’t see commercials for it all the time.

You don’t have “alcohol days” at work where everyone brings a specific liquor and everyone just goes nuts!

You don’t have liquor staring at you every turn you make…yet it’s cool to do it with bad food/sugar.

And then you have the fact that you are required to control your addiction just to live- alcoholics don’t require just a bit of alcohol every day just to live- if they did- they would never recover. I can’t ever reach “100 years sober” from food.

Could you imagine if we did this with cocaine or other drugs?

I am 100% addicted to food and it’s a challenge minute by minute and no matter how much “self control” I build up I always fail because my addiction is pushed on me and it’s required.

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Posted January 1, 2022 by Administrator in category "53 Week Year