7/20/2015

The Bait of Pleasure

By Laura Moncur @ 10:19 am — Filed under:

This quote from Thomas Jefferson reminded me of what overeating was like:

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it. Thomas Jefferson from The Quotations Page

It reads:

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

  • Thomas Jefferson

For me, overeating ALWAYS has a hook beneath it. If I have a meal when I eat too much, I am sincerely tempted to eat too much the next meal and the meal after that. I can eat almost any kind of food without being tempted to binge, but if I eat a LARGE meal, I always have repercussions.

The bait of pleasure always has a hook. It’s not about the pleasure. It’s about WHY I want the pleasure of overeating. Whether I’m nervous, angry or happy, those emotions are the REASON I want to overeat. If I can deal with those emotions in a healthy way, then the food loses its appeal.

7/7/2013

PostSecret Fat Judge

By Laura Moncur @ 10:23 am — Filed under:

Last Sunday, this postcard from PostSecret was posted and I thought it was particularly insightful.

PostSecret Fat Judge from Starling Fitness

It reads:

Being FAT is like having your most humiliating “SECRET” visible for the world to SEE and JUDGE.

It’s true. For years, I’ve assumed that I can’t hide the fact that I’m fat, so I’m not going to try to mask it with black clothing or by limiting the styles of clothing I let myself wear. What is more humiliating? Being fat or being fat in a pair of comfortable shorts? They’re BOTH humiliating, so I decided LONG ago that I was still going to wear shorts and mini-skirts because I can’t HIDE it.


PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.

11/9/2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-11-09

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10/26/2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-26

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8/31/2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-31

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8/24/2010

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8/17/2010

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8/10/2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-10

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8/3/2010

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7/27/2010

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