An Oompa Loompa Song For Me

Last night I was laying in bed thinking about why I am over weight. It's not that I eat out of depression or loneliness. It's not because I am sad or happy. The plain simple truth is I eat because I am spoiled. Not real happy to know this about myself, but its the truth.
Willy Wonka is my all time favorite movie, more so than even Under the Tuscan Sun. We used this movie for many a lesson with our children. Somehow though, the lesson that is in the movie for me, went unnoticed until last night. While I was thinking about my dieting and my weight, I came to the stark realization that I over eat for one simple reason. I want things that taste good and I want as much as I want. When I said that to myself it was my light bulb moment as Oprah says. I am a spoiled rotten kid grown into a women. I want my candy NOW and as much as I want. Ouch !
Some people are spoiled rotten with things, they buy all the stuff they want, fabric included : )
For me, its good tasting stuff. And I don't want anyone to not let me have it.
I looked up the song the Oonpa Loompa sing to Augustus Gloop and the lesson was right there for me. I sure hope this is the moment where acknowledging turns into being able to change.

Oompa Loompa Song #1 (Augustus Gloop)
OOMPA LOOMPA DOOMPADEE DOO
I'VE GOT A PERFECT PUZZLE FOR YOU
OOMPA LOOMPA, DOOMPADAH DEE
IF YOU ARE WISE YOU'LL LISTEN ME
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU GUZZLE DOWN SWEETS
EATING AS MUCH AS AN ELEPHANT EATS
WHAT ARE YOU AT GETTING TERRIBLY FAT
WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL COME OF THAT
I DON'T LIKE THE LOOK OF IT
OOMPA LOOMPA DOOMPADEE DAH
IF YOU'RE NOT GREEDY YOU WILL GO FAR
YOU WILL LIVE IN HAPPINESS TOO
LIKE THE OOMPA LOOMPA
DOOMPADEE DO DOOMPADEE DOO

photo's from Wikipedia

Comments

I will pray for you! Losing weight is not easy!
Iowa Gal said…
Accept yourself for what you are. It is never too late to change. Sometimes pounds creep up on us just like years and before we know it it is time to do something about it. Sometimes I look in the mirror and say to myself,"where was I when this was going on". Just remember it is never too late. Good luck. Tell Emery I hope he feels better.
Patty said…
Accepting ourselves for who we are is only part of the place where change can begin. I have always accepted myself but always had eyes wide open to the things that must change in order to be fully who I was meant to be. If I was perfect, then nothing beyond accepting would be neccessary. But growth comes from seeing where changes need to be made. I am an optimist and see realization as opportunity.
Bren said…
Wow that says volumnes. I too accept myself but know that if I truly love myself I will treat myself better. I am a stress eater. Food makes me feel good. I think there is some spoiled kid in me too though. Hmmmmm. Very thought provoking.
LBP said…
My sister and I were just discussing this very thing! We only eat too much because it tastes so good and is comforting. I am trying to lose a few pounds as well, sigh.

Linda
Cathy said…
Patty,
Good luck with this...I also need to join you on this.
I also LOVE this movie. Have the movie and the CD. One of my favorite songs is when the mama sings the "Charlie" song. So sweet.
Have a blessed day,
Cathy
Sharri said…
Oh Pat, I had to laugh when I read this!
My husband absolutely hates the oompa loompa song! And last summer while our family was out in the middle of the blueberry farm picking, a lady in another row had her children with her--and she began singing this song real loud.
My kids and I were really cracking up because dh hates it--and here someone was singing it in the middle of nowhere.

Thanks for the smile. :0)

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