Friday, April 6, 2012

The George (Clooney) Factor

Just one kiss? 
Have I ever told you how much I adore George Clooney? I mean, c'mon: what's not to love about George? George is so cool that my husband has given me his blessing to cheat with George the minute George comes knocking at the door. Poor George. I see myself channeling Kathy Bates' character in Stephen King's Misery and keeping George as my hostage, prisoner, sex slave unwilling house guest until the spring thaw.  

Yet, with all his debonair charm, with all his sexy looks, intelligence, sense of humor, wit and yes, I dare say - his money; with all there is wonderful about George, having George would not be enough to keep me from compulsively overeating. I know if the addictive food obsession of my mind and body was triggered and I relied on the magic of George to keep me from the food it would not last long. I need to take the steps that keep me from indulging myself in food and then punishing my body with all the additional food that would follow. 

So, if even Gorgeous George Clooney is not be enough, what would be enough? 

I have to be at peace in my own body, in my own mind, with my own soul. There is nothing outside of me that can change me. It has to come from within. I believe the God of my understanding has placed his/her spirit within me - within each of us. I believe I am offered the power and peace over this eating malady each and every day. I only have to choose to accept it. If I accept it I will find that the rest of my life continues to flow without the lubricant of overeating. If I do not accept it, I have to accept that nothing will satisfy me for very long - not even George Clooney. 



Diane Fit to the Finish said...

You really do have to do it for you and from within yourself. No movie star, book, or even supportive friend can be enough to get you to the place where you need to be.

Unknown said...

You always have such a great point for your blog posts! I've also thought about how perfect my dog Keebler is--really my absolute favorite pal who never criticizes. Yet, even that beautiful dogly devotion has not stopped me from overeating. Totally agree with this post.

:-) Marion

Anonymous said...

Right. Choose to accept it. Very well couched. Thank you for this post today. I needed it.

E. Jane said...

You are so right. Food addiction is more powerful than even the allure of Gorgeous George. Dealing with our spiritual selves and our emotional selves is as important or even more important than our food plans.

Over 40? - So What! said...

Well, maybe if you just kept him for a couple of weeks............I mean, how much could you gain in such a short time.

Kelliann said...

Just the same as not relying on the hubby to do it for you (me), or keep you (me) from compulsivly overeating or diving into the substances we know we cannot have in our lives. *sigh* it would be easier for someone else to be able to do it for us - but a lot less empowering than doing it ourselves.