Friday, April 24, 2009

Misery Loves Company

It does and doesn't surprise me that the biggest responses I get to any blogpost I write comes after a "binge confession", or some sort of "admission of defeat". I suppose it's because we can all relate to the crazy emotional drives that lead us to act in ways that have become judged as "shameful"....good Lord, shouldn't we be ashamed of ourselves.....we can be such pigs! (you know I'm being sarcastic, don't you?, lol)..... And I don't mind telling anyone that I'm capable of eating a whole pint of ice cream, a whole bag of cookies, or a whole pound of a "starter", lol....but I will not wallow in misery, or ask anyone to wallow with me because of it, nor do I expect anyone else to wallow in misery over their crazy habits or behaviors.

Good God.....I train my ass off, I show up to every stinkin' workout....without fail! Food, eating doesn't run my stinkin' life, and it never will! So what, I overeat what, I act compulsively sometimes.....but I'm in control of my life. No one makes me do anything I don't want to do....period.

I'm freakin' sick of all the "victims" wallowing in defeat and expecting the rest of us to go along for the ride...... and I have alot more to say about it.....but no time....why? Because I've got to get to double yoga class this morning, that's why.

My life is great! How's yours?


Amy Jurrens, RKC said...

My life is fabulous! Thanks for asking, Tracy! I am thankful that I have the "problem" of too much food to eat. I am thankful that I have the freedom to choose whether or not to train. I am thankful that I am able to be involved and busy and make a difference in the lives of my family, friends, and community.

Anonymous said...

I ate half a can of honey roasted peanuts yesterday. And I enjoyed it. Is it a good thing? Probably not.

Am I going to beat myself up about it, as if every degrading comment I make to myself erases some of the calories I consumed? Not bloody likely.

Honey roasted peanuts happen, and life goes on whether you've eaten half the can or not. Why wallow? Resolve to do better and move on.

I graduated to a heavier KB this week. Honey roasted peanuts or not, I rock.

- Beth

Diana said...

Yeeehawwww!! Go get 'em!
I'm happy to have my food binges. I'm happy to overdo it on the ice cream. I'm extremely happy to have the air in my lungs to do a long run of 10+ miles, I'm beyond happy to have the endurance to make it through one of your workouts! I see people gasping for air every day at work. I see people hungry because they have no job, no money, thus no food. I have nothing to bitch over, even though I know I do. Every mile I run, every mile I bike, every swing/snatch I crank out and every lap I put into the pool I dedicate to someone who's either in my life now or has touched it in their special way. Makes me even more grateful to enjoy what I've changed into. I'm happy to be a wife, a mother, a respiratory therapist, a triathlete, and one hell of a kettlebell enthusiast! I'm happy to have all the usual life responsibilities we all have, that means I'm alive! Death is permanent.
Thanks for asking!!

Tracy Reifkind said...


I have the freedom to chose NOT to train, but it's not really a choice's part of who I am, and the kind of life I want to live.

Tracy Reifkind said...


Good Lord, nuts, especially peanuts, are one of the foods I just can't have in the fact I buy peanut butter in small containers that only hold about 2 Tbls. (fresh ground from Whole Foods).

My favorite cookies and ice creams include nuts and when I overeat them the worst thing is burping up nuts the next morning in yoga.....which the mere thought of has curbed many a "nut binge".

Woo hoo! A heavier bell! Be careful though....more calories, heavier bell, beefier bod! (although I dig my big thighs, the muffin top bugs, lol!)

Tracy Reifkind said...


I can't wait to talk with you again....I came across a book that has made a huge difference in my eating habits and I want to share some of the things I've learned.

What? You bitch? Never! LOL

La Saun R. Taylor said...

Hey Tracy! I have been calling you "Queen of Swings"!! I'm still dropping the pounds and getting stronger! I'm working on my pistols and I'm 90% there. I guess that's what happens when you practice, lol. Getting exciting about RKC II in 2010. And yes, misery definitely loves company!

Diana said...

OK, so I had to bitch again on my blog today!!! Amazing how just after a few phone seem to know me! LOL! has to do with the buying of "low cal meals" know..."Smart Ones". What people place in their shopping carts just makes me laugh and then again, makes me want to slap them up side their heads!