Farewell, Peanut Butter

Every once in awhile I get hooked on something. When that happens, I have to go cold turkey until I can get the monkey off my back. Some things, I can’t touch again. Like Diet Coke, for example. If I drink one, I’m not only off the wagon, I’m rolling around under the wheels. I know my limits. (Another symptom of my addiction: I write in cliches.)

But there’s one thing I struggle with over and over again. I try to live in the world with it. To find a happy place. (Mentally skinny people call it moderation. I hate moderation.) Clearly, I’m still struggling.

My nemesis? Peanut butter. Right now, I’m hooked on the organic kind fresh out of the grinder. Better than the sugar-filled Jif I tell myself. I go in the store for organic greens and it calls out, “Pick me! Pick me! Just eat a teaspoon of me. You know I’m good for you.”

Somehow, I believe it. Every time, I believe it. Like a dysfunctional relationship…I just keep going back.

I’m not proud of it.

I’m okay with all the other butters: almond, cashew, apple. But not the peanut. It’s an ongoing issue. And since I’ve had kids for the past 26 years, I’ve always got to have it close by. I mean, choosy mothers and all. I use to lock it in my car trunk, but then that just seemed too weird.

It’s time to face this now. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to treat it like I treat every other thing that grabs hold of me in an unhealthy way and smashes my face in the sand. I’m going to give it a roundhouse kick to the temple–and then let it go.

And maybe, just maybe, at some point we can live together in a healthier way in the world.

About @jamieweil

I'm on an adventure to bring happiness, relaxation, and some shine to a stressed out world. You might call it a Divine mission. Covid Season 2020 has taught me some important lessons about myself and about you, but most importantly about US. I have written about those in a book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark, my 6th book which came out December 2020 and hit #1 Bestseller in 7 categories thanks to my readers. I teach an online class to empower empaths through writing and am holding my first writing retreat for empaths under the Full Flower Moon and Lunar Eclipse May 5-7, 2023 in mystical Mt. Shasta, California. We have sold our house, not bought another, and have set out on a synchronistic adventure with Kai, our 103 pound lab, at the center. We call it The Kainnection Adventure. Dogs are the equalizers of all. (Home base: www.jamieweil.net)
This entry was posted in conscious living, Goals, healthy living, Inspiration and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Farewell, Peanut Butter

  1. Abraham Weil says:


    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Wendy says:

    Hi Jamie! I’m really enjoying your blog. I read it every morning Im here at work and it keeps me motivated to stay on track and you have some great ideas….so thank you for being so disciplined for the rest of us that need that extra boost of motivation!



    • jamieweilhealthcoach says:

      Hi Wendy! So cool! Love the feedback and love knowing you’re reading so thanks for sharing that. Coming off a week of vacation, I’m feeling less than disciplined…but today’s a new day. Wheeeeee!


    • jamieweilhealthcoach says:

      Hi Wendy! Getting down this new app. See response to you above:). Thanks! Jamie


  3. Sharon says:

    what’s wrong with peanut butter?


    • jamieweilhealthcoach says:

      It’s not the peanut butter, Sharon. It’s my over-use of the peanut butter that’s the issue. Peanut butter is obviously a good food if it’s not a trigger food. And I know it’s not because you have a little jar in your fridge and it’s not gone:) See how I know that! Thanks for a great week! xo


  4. I love peanut butter! I use to have a peanut butter sandwich every day when I was younger. I love anything made with peanut butter but I have pretty much given it up since I started Take Shape For Life. Along with potatoes, bread, ice cream.


    • jamieweilhealthcoach says:

      Many people have these trigger foods, foods that get you into the overeating mode. Many people find it easier to avoid them, just like an alcoholic avoids alcohol. Thanks for sharing yours, Julia, my Hold- the-PB sister!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s