#54: Habits vs. Addiction || Practice Makes Progress

If this were an episode of Friends it would be “The One About How I Quit Binge-Eating For Good”.

At least, that’s me being hopeful.

I can’t believe it, but I think I’ve finally found my happy medium between apathy (some might say over-indulgence) and obsession (some might say diet culture).

Here it is, are you ready?

For me, diet – like anything else in life – is just another habit.

I got so caught up in outside philosophies that I overcomplicated it.

One day, I realized binge-eating is not an addiction.

It’s not something you are pre-disposed to be “bad at”. It’s not a lifelong dependency you will forever be stuck and struggling with.

It’s a simple matter of something I had gotten into the habit of doing.

And I get to decide if those habits make me feel good – physically, emotionally, mentally… Or not.

The moment I realized this, I felt like I got my agency back.

And I still regularly enjoy my treats at that! They just don’t make my choices for me.

It wasn’t an overnight change, but I haven’t eaten past full in almost 3 months now.

And counting ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿพ.

And it doesn’t have to be diet!

Is this something you’re working on?

Are there any new habits you’re working on? Feel free to listen in and share your own thoughts about how you get “unstuck” ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ.

โค Jenny & Joe

10 thoughts on “#54: Habits vs. Addiction || Practice Makes Progress

  1. I’m trying to cut back on sweets and snacking (I don’t think I can eliminate sugar altogether), mostly because I’m in the process of spending $1600ish on a nice road bike, and those things don’t hold as much weight as other bikes because they’re built to be lightweight, and I’m already right at the upper end of the weight limit on this bike.

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    1. How fun! $1600 is definitely a lot of money – I could see how you would want to be able to use it for a long time to come ๐Ÿ™‚ My mom just got a fat-tire electric road bike. It is super fun.

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      1. I brought the bike home yesterday… It rides really smoothly… And a bit faster than my old bike. I rode 13.4 miles in 48 minutes (it would have taken about an hour on the old bike). I’m not used to having to bend over more on this type of bike; I’ll check to make sure the seat is at the right height and everything when I have time to fiddle with it. I’m excited๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. Good thoughts on this Missy…for me it can certainly be a habit also and sometimes I don’t even realize that I am doing it๐Ÿ˜‰

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