It is getting closer.
Uh-oh, it the food police!
Lately, I have noticed there are a lot of food police present in my life. They watch me like hawks. They are ready to swoop in and critique my every bite.
Why now? After I have proven myself successful at losing. Are they scared that I will go morbidly obese again? Are they concerned for my health?
I think not.
In fact, I think these people are rather irritating. Like a bad rash you just can't get rid of.
You see, I know EXACTLY what I put in my mouth EVERY DAY. I am an obsessive logger of all things that have calories. I can tell you the portion size and calorie count of most foods..........without looking them up.
I have become somewhat of a dietitian of sorts.
I know that a chocolate bar has about 200 calories. That small bag of chips has approximately 140 calories. The six popcorn chicken I just put in my mouth? 85 calories.
Before band, I didn't know. I did not hold myself accountable. I didn't track calories in vs. calories out.
But now, I truly believe in accountability. What I put in my mouth I hold myself accountable for.
Can you say..................light bulb moment?!
I also believe that moderation is the key to success. It will do me no good to tell myself no chocolate EVER. Instead, when I want chocolate there is a fun size candy bar waiting in my fridge. And after I eat it...........I LOG IT!!! How crazy is that?!
That is what I have learned.
I am accountable for what I put in my body. I am not accountable for what others put in their bodies.
Nor am I one to judge or police what others put in their mouths.
So, next time you see a bandster, dieter, whoever put something you do not approve of in their mouths, remember...............................you are not the food police. Please be accountable for what you eat, not what others choose to consume.