Balancing Guilty Pleasures and Healthy Things

Do you feel like you have a good balance between what is good for you and guilty pleasures?

Honestly? Probably not.

I eat a lot of sweets and other unhealthy foods. Part of it is a habit from growing up. Part of it is the pain relief that pleasures release in our brains.

However, in the last two months, my cravings for such things have died down. I believe part of the reason is that my SJIA and fibro – the two biggest pains in my ass, literally and figuratively – are mostly under control. I simply don’t need that pain relief like I did before.

The other part is annoying. I’m not very hungry anymore. I wasn’t feeling well around the same time this started and that seems to have limited my appetite in general.

I’m learning to listen more to my body, as well. This all came about while I was doing physical therapy twice a week, so being more active I’m sure has helped as well.

In the meantime, I’ve lost about ten pounds. I’m happy to have lost them, but the appetite thing is concerning still.

I generally tend to be very spontaneous versus thinking things through, like Heart from my favorite comic series.

I feel like I have little willpower, which is something I’ve been working on at least. T is a lot like Brain, so I think that helps.

But, I mean, there’s a reason Bat-Heart is tattooed on my shoulder…

I know that I am, like Bat-Heart, a work in progress, though.

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