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Eating all the things

Eating all the things, originally uploaded by ABMann.

I ate all the things today. I’m noticing that when I deviate from consistency, I fall off the precipice. Precipice here being into the deep dark that is carbohydrate, her refered to forever forth in the pejorative as crapohydrates. I have low tolerance for them. Maybe even no tolerance.

Not in a bigotry sense, though if my avoidance of them were as severely emotional as many anti-gay asshats I’d problem stick to my guns better.

Nonetheless, it’s a long fall and I’m battered against the wals as a go. Occasionally there is a handhold where I faceplate and I can start the climb back up. These handholds like "more bacon" or "ignore the entree bar" or "being shamed by friends" work for a time. It seems inevitable that I backslide to some decree, trip and fall into an alcove of iced creams and cakes.

I am unsure if I’ll ever be perfect. And maybe accepting that is the key so as to minimize the distance of the fall. It’s like tethering to the all and limiting the potential energy of a fall, using it to swing back and back up one handful of bacon at a time.

Lunch: watermelon salad, zucchini quesadilla, weird coconut custard thing with pistachio.

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Originally published at Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist. You can comment here or there.

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nidea From: nidea Date: August 3rd, 2012 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/8020-principle/ (feel free to substitute whatever you want for "Primal")

Mmm, watermelon salad!
abmann From: abmann Date: August 3rd, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
The watermelon salad was excellent.

From that article:
...some aspects of the Blueprint do call for consistent adherence in the interest of meaningful impact. Particular among these is avoidance of processed carbs. The fact is, the physiological effects of processed carbs simply are harsher and harder to recover from – especially when they’re a regular player in the body’s daily functioning.

nidea From: nidea Date: August 3rd, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that makes sense. :/
Well, no need to emotionally bash yourself about it -- the carbs will bash your body instead.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 3rd, 2012 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
True dat, yo. :) I'm trying not to beat myself up too much.
dangermouse72 From: dangermouse72 Date: August 4th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Why are you trying to avoid carbs so much?

And yeah, don't beat yourself up too much. The rest of the world does that enough for all of us.
abmann From: abmann Date: August 5th, 2012 12:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Carbs cause weight gain and screw with my head, especially heavily processed carbs fruit and high fiber, unprocessed carbohydrates tend to be okay for my brain. I'd be less concerned if I could eat them and not devolve into a gelatinous mass of self hatred.
alyska From: alyska Date: August 9th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think it's about being perfect, nor should it be. Betterment is a good goal, but the quest for perfection is just an exercise in futility, and so easily slides into self-shaming and self-hate.
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