Even as I write this, I’m lying stuffed in bed (the night before) wondering if it’s possible for a stomach to actually explode. It’s not a pleasant stuffed, either. This last week has really taught me that. Being full isn’t a good feeling. Being satisfied is much better. When I overeat I slow down, and eating becomes a chore rather than something to be enjoyed and relished. It was today’s feast and the drama Let’s Eat (review tomorrow!) that started this motivational post. My motivation this week is to not eat so much. Since starting college I’ve gained almost five pounds, most of them while I watched Let’s Eat (which is ironic considering what I think a point of the drama is). And it’s more than just the added weight look that demotivates me. It’s the way I feel when I’ve gained weight. I’m less energetic, I don’t want to do things and I just feel… slow. Slow and unmotivated. How wrong is that! Eating is meant to be a motivator, not a detractor! I have nothing against those who love to eat, heck I’m a foodie myself. One of my favorite teachers believes that half of the worlds problems can be solved if you step back, eat a meal, take a nap and then look at it again. And I tend to think she’s right. But eating is not overeating, and if I’m already full I shouldn’t force myself to eat more. That’s one of the beautiful principles of the universe: balance. Moderation.
This should in no way indicate body shape, size or figure. Everyone is an individual and everyone is unique. Not overeating has a lot more to do with how you feel than how you look. And for myself, I’ve decided I don’t like the way I feel when I overeat. This week I hope I can learn to eat a bit more in moderation, and if it’s something troubling you I hope you can do so too.
Thanks for reading,