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