Live and Learn?

- POSTED ON: Aug 10, 2011

The old saying is "Live and Learn",
but somewhere in my brain, there must be a disconnect,
that causes me to be "slow" when it comes to learning not to repeat
my mistakes involving food-intake. 

Frankly, Stupid, IS the word that accurately describes this mal-function.

I've chosen to make the same food mistakes in
the 50's, the 60's, the 70's, the 80's, the 90's, the 2000's,
and on occasion I find myself still doing it in the 2010's

I give myself a break for my behavior in the 40's,
because I choose not to hold myself responsible
for my overeating errors when I was a very young child.

I don't point this out to be negative.
It is just a fact of my life that I have learned to accept.
However, Acceptance of that truth
doesn't keep me from working to change my behavior.


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On Aug 10, 2011 TexArk wrote:
So what are the same food mistakes you have been making over the last 50 years! I'll tell if you will.


On Aug 10, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             TexArk, there are too many to list here, but my primary and most serious repetitive mistake is in thinking that I'll only have "just a little bit" of the sweet or salty carbs which often trigger me to binge.


On Aug 10, 2011 TexArk wrote:
One of my worst repeated mistakes is to plan carefully for "the event" not being over restrictive...just watchful. Then BAM after it is over I fall off the wagon. I think it is the trigger foods that I am allowing myself to eat. I already know I have to send food home with people or with my husband to the office. But I still have a difficult time getting back on track. I can overeat on anything. Sometimes I remember to plan for the "day after." You would think I would learn...hits self upside of head. (I posted this on the wrong spot...I will try to delete.


On Aug 10, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             TexArk, you state a problem that I face too. I usually find myself emotionally drained "the day after" an event, and a puff of air can knock me off track.

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