Last night J was telling me about another party we will be attending with some of his friends and then we were talking about our Christmas plans with our families and such. I told him I am totally on board with whatever people want to eat b/c I will be bringing my own food with me but enjoying the company. Thankfully he is so supportive of this and never gives me a hard time about it. He just expects me now to bring my soft side cooler and snacks every where I go.
I was telling him how tough I thought the month of December was going to be with all of the parties and gatherings and then he said, "You can do it, you don't even like food." HA I started laughing. I said "you think I don't even like food?" he said "yea, this won't be hard for you." We were both laughing and I said "well I will take that as a compliment, I think."
I told him, you never would have said that about me if you saw me back in the day eating out of a tube of chocolate chip cookie dough and eating 3 big bowls of fruity pebbles in one evening.
I thought his perspective was so interesting. I reminded him that I TOTALLY like food but that I TOTALLY 1000 times more like the way I feel and look and those feelings most of the time win out over the food. It is all about a choice and finally in my life I choose the better way when it comes to food, but trust me when I say this has not always been my way which is probably why I am so aware of what I eat now. In fact the majority of my life I was on the other side of the fence hoping to make it to the other side and finally...I did.