The Eating (binging) Holidays are Almost Over!
In just a few more days Easter will be here and gone and I can throw out all of the chocolate and marshmallow Peeps that have found their way into my home. Losing weight is hard enough, I don’t know why I buy this crap. I like to believe I get it for the kids but they don’t really eat much of it. I don’t even eat much of it. But, somehow having it there makes me feel better and less anxious.
When I quit smoking several years ago I kept a pack of cigarettes in my sock drawer. I had tried quitting many times before, usually by soaking the few remaining cigarettes I had in water and then throwing them away. Not having the cigarettes in my possession was a horrible experience and I would run out and buy more. I was only able to quit by keeping a sealed pack on hand. So far it’s been 4 years since I have smoked so it must have worked. I threw the pack away about a year ago when I was cleaning out my sock drawer. It had been long forgotten and not needed anymore.
The problem is you can’t to this with food. Sure, you can do it with sugar, and let’s face it, that’s most of the battle, but there are all of these holidays now that have been highjacked by the candy industry.
What used to be only Halloween is now nearly a year long roller coaster of food holidays.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Birthdays (in my house they happen in January and February), Valentine’s Day and finally Easter.
I have a bowl on my dining room table that always has some kind of themed candy in it and usually I have to throw it out so I can replace it with the next themed candy.
I know, I don’t have to buy it but when I don’t I want it. Much like my cigarettes. Having it makes me feel less anxious and I can take it or leave it. Most of the time I do leave it but if it weren’t there I’d have to find some.
I swear sugar is crack.
Once this Sunday is over there are no food holidays for six more months. It’s probably coincidence that it’s summer, a time when we show off more of our bodies.