This weekend while logging my food choices on MFP I just happened to read a post. Okay, I just didn't happen to read it, I actually was intrigued by the title.
I almost never read anything posted. At the beginning of my journey, I read, commented and posted a lot on a lap band forum. But, somewhere along my journey as I became successful at my weight loss I grew bored with the constant ramblings and belly aching of people who really were not trying. It seemed there were many (not all) posts asking the question "why haven't I lost weight?" When in reality they listed mostly crap they were eating and they had a sedentary lifestyle. Anyway, I digress..............
This post was from a woman who wanted to know if others believed her husband was sabotaging her weight loss success. I guess he has become her food pusher. Bringing home junk (and I mean lots of junk) and trying to make her eat it. She fully admitted to indulging in the food on several occasions.
My first thought was...........well, just because he brings it home doesn't mean you have to eat it. But, that is a very simplistic way to look at it. Too simplistic really.
Food holds such emotional power over us. Half the weight loss battle is fighting the "head" hunger and the emotional part of us that is tied to food. Yes, she has the ability to say no. But, emotionally is she in that place?
I don't know. It is just something that really got me thinking about the power of food. How the weight issue plays such a huge part in our relationships.
Sure, the husband is a food pusher. That was obvious. But clearly this woman was battling her own food demons. That is the hardest part of the whole weight loss journey. At some point we have to cut the emotional ties that bind us to food. Is that possible?
(Oh by the way........since my husband is banded, he has no choice but to be supportive!) I can not imagine being at my own home and feeling sabbotaged.