Folks who don't throw their scales out the window when the number sets their hair on fire should be in charge of this country as well as their own weight maintenance. Just sayin'.
I haven't trusted polls since I read that 62% of women had affairs during their lunch hour. I've never met a woman in my life who would give up lunch for sex. Erma Bombeck
All of us maintaining a significant weight loss have to deal with one thing in common that is not often discussed. We have to create new pathways to pleasure. If lunch hilariously topped sex in Erma’s world of women, the challenge is apparent. What do we do when food is not the pleasure pot it once was? Do we become more available for sex drugs and rock and roll? Shopping excursions? Marathon running?
How do I personally fill this loss because make no mistake, a bit of the joy factor is gone and it’s not just an emotional loss. My brain notices.
Episode 134 this week is yet another meditation on what I’m seeing through my sugar and grain free eyes for the past 6 weeks.
In reading the book, “Why You Eat What You Eat” that I referenced last week after listening to a podcast interview with the author, Rachel Herz, it is astonishing to me to take a “big” picture look at why certain foods “taste” good and how this has morphed from all our hunters and gatherers eating to survive to present day challenges: eating to address the fact we survived.
This week riff is on her first chapter on Taste as in taste buds. The lessons of pleasure pot this week, literally. And, somehow or other, it all ends up in a Trade War of Pleasure for Health which of course we all know is horrendous even if we’ve been told that trade wars are a good thing.
Honest to God, I think this country would be better off with a POTUS who has maintained a significant weight loss over the years: at least we know how to be accountable to facts, not our own set of facts.
Anyway, I can’t fit the wisdom of this week on a refrigerator magnet, but it’s in here somewhere. I hope you can find it.
Here are two of my new pleasure pathways aka laughter, I found on YOUTUBE. Enjoy.