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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

So, here's an interesting (to me) thought. I skimmed back through my recent posts, and I in one way or another talk a lot about food. It's not all I think about in life. But it's a big part of my health battle, and so it's a big part of why I'm on SP.

Someone recently told me that I put a lot of talk online about food. I checked my FB account - I don't do it there. The person in question doesn't have access to my LJ account (and I don't talk much about food there, unless I'm bragging about a successful cooking project). I don't think I talk much about food in my emails to the person, except when it's called for (such as in response to "where do you want to go/what do you want to eat for dinner?") So I'm wondering if the person was referring to the food talk that I do here on SP.

I was actually kind of annoyed by the comment. Sometimes I feel like I'm totally food obsessed - meal planning, snack planning, wishing for this food or that - but I try not to burden other people with the thoughts in my head.

I talk about food here, and especially my fight with it and my relationship with it, because SP is where I'm trying to build better habits - especially building a better relationship with food. I felt like I was being chastised for talking about food. I don't know where my apparent abundance of food talk was standing out to the person, but I'm guessing it was here. (I just can't figure out where else it could have been)

Granted, I could have been reading in a criticism to the comment that wasn't intended. And the comment could instead be an indicator of that person's own struggle of focusing on food and food issues too much, rather than anything to do with me. My annoyance isn't their problem - it's mine, and I'll deal with it.

But it does make me wonder - do I talk too much about food? Especially here on SP? Fair warning - I'm not likely to change the level of that talk here. Like I said, SP is where I'm working out my own issues with healthier living, and that's largely tied to food, for me. So it's the tool I'm going to use to deal with the demons in my head. But I'm also aware that talking about something too much, and focusing on it too much, gives it a greater influence and importance in your life than it maybe deserves.

I deal with my other stresses elsewhere, mostly. I deal with my food and exercise demons here.

I'm not even sure who still reads my posts here, so I'm not too worried - if you're annoyed by my topics, I'm sure you'll just stop looking! :) But it was an interesting issue...
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    Exercise (pun intended) your food demons here. I suspect it helps keep them at bay and gives me words to express what I feel an can't express well myself!
    2275 days ago
    I think you are right...this is the place to talk about your issues with getting healthy and staying that way, and if food and exercise are a big part of your issues...which they are for most of us here...then you should share your frustrations and vent as you need to ...reviewing these blogs will help you see patterns and make changes to your thinking so that you can move forward and be the healthy happy person you want to be.

    I have plenty of issues with food, though I choose not to voice them here as much as others, but I am not ready to face them as openly as others, like yourself...so HURRY for you...you go! Voice your concerns for all to see and help you with and possibly help someone else with similar issues along the way!
    2275 days ago
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