Tuesday, January 04, 2011

A Look Into the Dynamics of My Marriage & Late Night Snacking

Every night at some point, the point long-past dinner and a reasonable snack time, I want to eat.

But I don't want to eat because I know that it's not in the best interest of my health and weight management goals.

Knowing the right thing to do or not do does not remove temptation, as we know. So every night, I have this talk both inside and outside of my head that goes something like this:

"Wow. I'm hungry. I'd sure like to eat something."

Jorge does not answer. He has been down this path before.

"Can't believe I want to eat something this late. There's no way I should be hungry, but I just keep wanting to eat."


As I make my way to the kitchen, I say, "Ack. I shouldn't do this, should I?"
This is a move which puts him on the spot; I'm requesting a response.

"What should I have? Or not have?"

Beads of sweat appear on his brow.

"I know you think I shouldn't be doing this." [Total projection of my feelings onto him.] "Don't try to stop me. You don't know how I feel."


"OK, stop me. Tell me I shouldn't."

He shakes in his pirate boots.

Ok, we don't wear pirate clothes, but we should because we're very similar to this clip from Hook, featuring Dustin Hoffman as me, and Mr. Smee as Jorge. Behold the dynamics of my late night snacking frenzy, which is why I often add to my crazy kitchen conversation, "Stop me, Smee":


Anonymous said...

And is it the biscotti that you go after late at night? If so, it's really hard to make a good argument against a delicious cookie.

2Thinks said...

Just don't do it! (Nike in reverse)


wow...it was like you were in my skin. I watch that same movie most nights.

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Oh, how the battle rages!! I experience it every night!! My remedy...just go with it! And work out like crazy the next morning!! :o)


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Amy said...

Great clip. I always quote, with no particular reason, and in my best English accent "Yawr fathas Petah Pahn??"

See my great English accent. Fab.

Mocha with Linda said...

Aww, the ancient struggle that Paul described in Romans 7! I do what I don't want to do and don't do what I want/should do!

I'm looking forward to reading Lysa TerKeurst's new book Made to Crave.

Happy Tuesday, my friend!

Susanne said...

I think me and hubby have had the same conversation once or umpteen times.

Crazy Me said...

I often wonder if it's a woman thing because I am the same way and my husband just stares at me and doesn't understand why I'm suddenly hungry!

Little Bit Of Land... said...

I do the same thing, I swear... but I found a perfect solution. I don't eat supper! Then, when I wanna snack about 8pm, I do it... totally guilt-free & inconsequential. I love it. :-DD

Peace~ Andrea