Monday, February 8, 2010

It's Not Just the "Fluffies"

It's not just us "fluffies" or former "fluffies" who have/had a problem with self-constraint. SURPRISE!!! I was watching the Wednesday night comedy line-up recently and couldn't help but notice a theme to two of the shows.

The Middle is a hilarious show about a stressed out mother of three struggling to make her job and household work. During the last episode she vowed to never scream at her children again. So, when she got horribly worked up and wanted to scream, she thought, "That's okay, I can handle this. I know just what to do". She proceeded to march straight into the kitchen, opened up the pantry and started squeezing frosting directly into her mouth from the tube. Frosting always made things all better.

After The Middle, I watched The Modern Family (another hilarious show). During that show the mother is upset by her family embarrassing the snot out of her while she was trying to impress a former co-worker. What did she do? She screamed at her family, marched out the door and went straight to a burger joint where she enjoyed a burger and fries. Coincidence? I think not.

We all want to self-medicate from time to time. Like me lately- I have been medicating with candy bars because of our recent money woes. I just wish I could get it through my THS that eating doesn't help with anything expect stretching out my new smaller undies!


Kim said...

I love Modern Family! I saw this episode and thought the same thing. Everyone wants to make themselves feel better with a big ol' cheeseburger or candy bar. You are doing great and it will get better.

Bandita Senorita said...

I agree with Kim: it will get better.

Greta from said...

Over the past couple months I have gone back and forth dealing with this, too. I posted yesterday about a realization I had....regarding abuse v reward. It might help, if you want to come read. Not sure.

Hang in there.

JourneyBeyondSurvival said...

Seems to me there are a lot of people dealing with this. I don't know which trade-off to make. Stuff my face, scream at my fam, find some other heinous addiction that will kill me some day.

Just Kidding.

We will find a way! there has to be one right?

Amy W. said...

YOU! YOOOOOUUU! Do you know what I ate today? That damn 3 musketeer thingy that you posted about. OH MY GOD! It was soooooo good. I almost had to pull my car over and regroup. I want to buy a whole box of them and eat until I am sick!

Tamzin said...

Life immitates art immitates life...

Sad but true how these things are show to us every night on the tube. Try watching some cartoon aimed at a girl audience....scary!!!

amandakiska said...

I love Modern Family too and I noticed that scene that you mentioned. What is interesting about that to me was that she was litterally stuffing her face and getting food all over the place. I watched last week's Men of a Certain Age last night and one of the men was overeating compulsively in that show as well. These are very big issues for a lot of people righ now.

carla said...

I adore both those shows as well.and they entirely resonated with me too.

Love the undies comment---and agree with kim and bandita.

Youre making such tremendous strides and it will get better and if not easier grow to be more of an instinctual habit.