Today I want to share a personal story with you about my struggle with food! I’m not sure if I’ve ever shared this with anyone before outside my immediate family.
Let me begin by telling you that I have an addictive personality. Whatever I do, I go all out! In some areas in life, this has helped me immensely. My strong personality helped me with sports, my military career, and with my businesses. And at other times my addictive personality can be a huge obstacle that I have to overcome (food especially).
So what is my biggest struggle with food? Here’s what I struggle with:
– I love to snack, especially at night.
– I love junk food. I know I shouldn’t eat it, but I do anyway.
– I love chocolate. If something says chocolate or even looks like it, I want it!
– I tend to eat a lot when I am bored.
I would say that my biggest challenge is sweets and carbs. I love sweets and I love anything with carbs in it. Whenever I have carbs, I want more. If I have one chip, I want to eat the whole bag. It’s a lot easier for me not to eat one chip that it is to eat one chip and not eat the rest of the bag. I hope that makes sense to you.
During the past, I’ve battled my “food addiction” by working out a lot and by having a high metabolism. But as I get older (almost 36 now) my metabolism is slowing down. As a result, I have to work even harder at keeping the extra pounds off.
I’ve tried different diets: my wife calls me a diet junkie sometimes. But I can never seem to stick with anything for a long period of time. I lose 10 pounds and gain back 12 pounds. I think I’ll struggle with food (to some degree) for the rest of my life. No, I’m not obese or real heavy right now, but I could definitely lose 10 to 20 pounds.
Well, now the cat is out of the bag! If you’ve ever struggled with food, or anything else, I would love to hear your story. Leave a comment to tell me what you are thinking.
Former Army Major (resigned)
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