Please note that I am paraphrasing a conversation had between three friends today. Not all of this is my words, but they certainly are my feelings.
Am I crazy? Mentally defective? You be the judge.
When I feel that my hair is too long, I cut it.
When I have leg cramps, I eat more bananas or take Magnesium.
When I feel tired, I go to sleep.
When I realize that I can't see so well, I put on my glasses.
When I realize that I have gained weight, I get depressed and eat even more.
WHAT is this?
Where is the disconnect?
Why are we like this?
I know I'm not alone because my friends and I have talked about this often. Books have been written, exercise facilities have been constructed, libraries full of information have been compiled, thus I know that I am not alone in this.
Of course I know that I shouldn't be hanging out with the "fat kids" because their acceptance of their body shape gives me the freedom to accept mine. But I can't stand sitting through lunch with a person who takes five bites and pushes the half full plate away saying that they are "too full".
Too full? WHAT IS THAT? I don't think I've ever felt it.
I know that I have felt miserable from eating too much food.
I know that I have eaten so much at times that I have felt the need to loosen my pants.
But what is this TOO FULL thing? I've never had that.
I'm not even sure I've been "full enough" to just stop eating.
Generally I eat until whatever is before me is gone.
So what is it?
Have you ever felt this way?
Do you have some advice for three ladies who had this discussion while walking back to the office after a grand display of eating abilities at the local sushi buffet?