Passing set point…

 Ann Neimans1 jpgWould you rather feel hungry anticipating what you are going to have to eat, or for a meal? Or would you rather be full, even over-stuffed, after having a meal?

Do you feel better when you are hungry, or better with a full even stuffed belly?

I ate so much over the holidays and even now, still into February… that I feel stuffed. Even when full, I kept eating. I was going past my set point, until finally, I realized, it was making me???????????????????????????????feel yucky on all levels. I felt sluggish, lazy, even off kilter in my balance…

I don’t think I have actually gained weight… but I do not feel good in my body… and it makes me wonder how terrible those who are really over-weight feel? Do they even realize how ‘out of sorts’ they are with themselves on all levels? Do they even have a set point, and if they do, can they recognize it? That point when you go past feeling full and into stuffed… and if you do this too often, you feel sick… and if you ignore feeling sick and keep pushing past your set point, you get fatter and fatter and FATTER!

???????????????????????????????When I go past my set point, past feeling full and into feeling stuffed too often, I STOP IT!

I always catch myself when I get to this place and focus on working out, while cutting out most indulgences, until I feel good in my skin again. What I feel like in my body is more important to me than eating things I just want, but don’t need…

It’s fun to over-indulge, at times… but actually, I feel better when I am a bit hungry… flat tummy, lean and slim is when I feel more energetic…

And that could be a metaphor for life…

Don’t go past your set point too often…stay a bit hungry in anticipation of what you will be served up for your next meal…so when it arrives, you won’t be too over-stuffed to take it in and to enjoy it…

3 thoughts on “Passing set point…”

  1. Been trying , have a prescription that causes weight gain. Cortizone shots have been helping, also.
    Thanks for your ” always helpful, thoughtful ” information.

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