Addictions

Happy Monday to everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was short, way too short. But it is Monday and I am ready to plow through!
Last night one of my new favorite shows was all new, Ruby, on the Style Network. This show totally rocks, and I am going to tell you why.
Ruby Gettinger and her efforts to lose weight are the focus of the show, well the original focus of the show. It has evolved into something very different; at least I feel it has. Ruby cannot remember a huge chunk of her childhood, and the part she cannot remember is the part where she started putting on the pounds. She was up to over 700 pounds, she is now, the last time she weighed on the show, 331. She is doing this the old fashioned way, diet and exercise. She has thrown in therapy to figure out why she eats so much, or ate so much. Food addiction is like any other addiction; you are taking a substance to take away whatever pain you are in. Ruby doesn’t know why she was in so much emotional pain that she had to self medicate with food that is what she is trying to discover now, in front of all of us.
This woman inspires me, she is open and honest and completely real. She hides nothing, not even when she slips up and eats something she shouldn’t. It is all there for us to see, the triumphs and the falls. I am inspired by her desire to not just lose weight but her desire to get to the root of her problems, or issues. Issues she is not even aware of at this time.
I am inspired to get to the root of my issues, there are many, so I am going to start with one, I haven’t decided which one yet. Do any of you have any suggestions where I should start? What issues do you see me having? And please, for the love of all that is holy do not say Starbucks, that is the one addiction I will never give up. Ok, and shoes and Godiva and hair products, but other than that I am open to suggestion.

2 Replies to “Addictions”

  1. This post is beyond awesome. I am always wondering what to do and what not to do so I will follow some of these tips.

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