Thursday, April 2, 2015

Gluttony: Guilty As Charged

Oh my gosh, the minute I read this week's Write or Die (#WODW) prompt,  I instantly thought of my obsession with food. My deadly sin is Gluttony! I love to eat, but who doesn't?  Eating is a way of life. Everywhere we go there is food.  When I see delicious food I can't help but think about how good it will taste... ummhhh (Laughing as I write this).  There are  commercials and shows that showcase various culinary experiences from around the world.  Reality TV have people competing to become the top chef.  And to top it all off, I live in an area where there is a smorgasbord of delectable cuisines.  Charleston, South Carolina is a food lover's paradise. There are endless possibilities for you to choose from.  Now I'm not going to add to your gluttonous sin, by sharing what you can experience.  You will just have to visit and find out for yourself.

There are times when people overindulge and I guess I kind of fit into that category.  Am I blaming where I live for my behavior? Of course not.  I know we all must practice self control when dealing with anything in life.  I am a plus-sized woman and for the most part, a healthy one. I could stand to lose a few pounds and that I am working on.  I know  I need to cut back on my eating or caloric intake, but sometimes it's just hard to do. There's no fun in counting calories. Don't you agree?

 What many people don't know is that I have a health condition that somewhat limits my ability to exercise as I would like.  At one point in time, I was instructed by my physicians to not do any exercise at all.  I am going through physical therapy to deal with my condition and it has improved, but it is a lifelong condition.  When I was first given the ok to begin exercising again, I was still a little hesitant because of the pain I experienced prior to being diagnosed.  There are certain exercises that are still recommended that I not partake in.  I am trying new things and I am slowly learning to trust my body again.  

Eating for me is a social event; I often gather with family and friends.  We laugh, we talk, we eat, we love.  Is this really such a bad thing?   Maybe gluttony will always be a part of my life.  In the meantime, I eat and I enjoy what the world has to offer.  

Are you a glutton like me?  Which deadly sin do you possess?