Thursday, March 22, 2012

The Blubber Years

 Remember the TV Show The Wonder Years? It took place around 1968 and opened with a montage of video clips of a growing family while Joe Cocker's rendition of the Lennon-McCarthy Classic: With a Little Help from my Friends plays as the theme song. 

Picture yourself sitting in your I don't care slob clothes, sitting where you like to binge (perhaps sprawled on a couch or laying in bed) and eating your fix of the day. Then picture yourself painfully to the fridge for more food or carefully hiding your eating from someone in the house. With that in your mind, sing With a Little Help from my Friends to these lyrics:

What would you do 
if I ate with a big spoon
a vat of sweetened cream, 
chocolate and cheese?

Give me some sugar 
and I'll cook up my fix
and I'll lie to you 
and deny my disease

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Sugar, cream, chocolate and cheese are my friends
I'll get a sugar addict's high with a little help from my friends

I don't need anybody
I just need something to eat
Couldn't trust anybody
I just need something that's sweet -

Oh, I'll get by with a little help from my friends
Sugar, cream, chocolate and cheese are my friends
Oh I'll get a sugar addict's high with a little help from my friends

If you can picture yourself a little too clearly in the above scenario, please know there is hope. There is a better way.  I've been there. I know how bad it can get. There is strength in our common bond and life really is better on the other side of the trough.



downsizers said...

We have traded so much for food/eating in the past. Getting to the place where it just had to stop was a road of suffering and pain. The self-disgust was overwhelming at times. I am encouraged when someone like you gives advice because it is advice that comes from the wisdom of having gone through it and coming out on the other side with a knowledge and acceptance of how things must be in order to finish out life in freedom. The most I ever weighed was 250 lb. I can relate. Take care.

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

There is a better way isn't there? Sometimes it can be hard to see when you are in the midst of the struggle.

Princess Dieter aka Mir said...

Some things just plain are NOT our friends, period.

I remember with immense shame the days of me making the daily call--since I often refused to leave the house. The call for food delivery. Enough food for 4 or 5 people at a pop some days. Almost all for me...

It's like I was crazy.

I don't ever want to be that persona again.

So, now that the cravings are back, I just have to fight them with every weapon I have until they shut up again.

I hate being one who even has to fight. I dream of the blessed normal-appetite/naturally thin. Why couldn't I be one?

Well, I'm not.

So, reality sucks, but we press on to NOT fall in the pit again with those things NOT OUR FRIENDS!

Anonymous said...

You need to make a video. Funny and cute demand it.

Vickie said...

Wonder years is one of my husband's all time favorite shows.

Jane Cartelli said...

Princess - You keep on fighting the good fight. I am waving the pom poms on your personal pep squad.

Munchie - some time I will.