BALANCE And SAFETY

You know how, when you wake in the morning, your brain kicks into high gear, and the ‘balancing’ game begins?
Before your feet hit the floor, you already have your day’s food and activity mapped out in your head. All planned. Even. One balances the other out. Safety….right?
The phone rings. You are asked to help out with your nephew while your sister goes to the doctor…oh no. That means you can’t eat ‘your’ food for lunch. You will probably have to eat something ‘unknown’ in front of others, unless you can avoid it all together. Just to be sure, safe, all balanced out…..you do 5 extra miles on the treadmill or you do 200 extra crunches. Ahh…..safe again.
What about that doctor’s appointment? The nurse is going to weigh you. Can you ask her not to tell you? But she will know, and what will she think? Better not eat breakfast, or drink anything. Maybe an extra hour of exercise or 10 more laxatives will balance it all out. Or……you know you have lost weight since your last visit. What to say? You will have to drink 3 glasses of water and try to get by with leaving your shoes on while they weigh you….they are clueless anyway, right?
Yet, maybe they should know you lost weight. Maybe they will think it’s a good thing. They certainly don’t know how much you are struggling, or that it’s a ‘real’ problem. Maybe you don’t really need to see the doctor….you cancel the appointment until you can figure out how to balance it all out.
It’s Wednesday. You know the weekend is full of activity and meals out with others. You know you will be unable to exercise and you will be ‘forced’ to eat foods that you don’t want, and more of it. For the three days prior….

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