Sunday, March 15, 2009

Think like a dog...

A thought occurred to me as I walked Sebastian, to the park the other day: He never thinks about what he looks like. . Sebastian doesn't think he is attractive or unattractive-he just is. Sebastian never worries about the extra two pounds he gained in the last two years which is probably my fault. He lives in the moment. He's always happy. I envy his uncomplicated mental state.

How can I learn to be more like him? How can I learn to just be?

Part of the problems I have with food relate to my obsession with it and my body. Is it possible to not think about it. That's what naturally thin people I know do. When they are hungry they realize they should eat. They eat; they are not hungry. They resume the business of living. It is statistically impossible to not feel a false hunger when 70 percent of my waking thoughts revolve around when and what I will eat. Is this just the genetic strand I was given. How can this be overcome?

1 comment:

H.K. said...

I know exactly how you feel! When I'm stuck at home, I'm always looking at the clock. Is it time for lunch? I think its time to get a snack. I haven't eaten the past few hours, I should eat. Every waking moment is about eating!

I heard this quote, "Eat to Live, not Live to Eat." I constantly have to remind myself of that.