Fake It 'till You Make It

The fact that I have a blog called "Food: My Drug of Choice" tells you I have an obsession with food, weight, and everything in between... making the story I'm about to tell you seem even more odd.

Earlier this week, one of my co-worker/friends asked me if I had noticed she was losing weight.  Before even answering the question she responded, "I know, I know - you don't notice those kinds of things."  My thought, What?  I don't notice those kind of things?  haha, I don't notice those kind of things?  I notice if a person puts on or takes off half of a pound, so when my friend loses 7 pounds - I promise I notice.

But since moving and making a new set of friends I've been "faking it."  I say I exercise because it makes me handle stress.  I say I eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm not.  I say I don't count calories or weigh myself.  I say the key is to eating what you feel like eating.  I guess you can call it lies, but really it's the person I want to be.  I'm faking to so I can make it.

I don't want to talk about eating too much and gaining too much weight - it feeds into my addiction.  Instead, I want to be a new person - I want to be a person that doesn't obsess, that is just confident in the way I look, the way I feel.  So that's who I'm pretending to be, with the hope that I'll eventually get there.

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5 comments:

Karen@WaistingTime

I say whatever works! I should try this approach:)

Cesca Peroni

Sometimes, reinvention is the key to moving forward. If faking it is helping you become the person you want to be, it's not really faking at all!

xo

struggling

i understand where you're coming from. where i work, my colleagues always talk about dieting and how many pounds they'd like to lose, etc. etc... (they are all thinner than me, by the way and in no way overweight.) i find it difficult to add to their discussions or complain about my weight alongside them, because i don't want to make my weight into an issue that can be lightly talked about like that. (perhaps this situation is a bit different from your post, and i apologize if so.) i feel that yes, my weight IS an issue and i AM working on it, but i don't want to dwell on it (esp. with others who aren't even that close to me). in addition, although i do exercise to maintain my weight or burn calories, and i do count calories, i don't make this stuff public. because i too want to be the type of person who is carefree...

Radhika Sharma

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mitz

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