Well, it stems from a bit deeper ideal. Her father has diabetes and she doesn't want me to go through something similar and start to gain health complications from overeating...
@DB.... its a bit of everything you said, I like to eat, and I probably have emotional attachment or some sort of chemical/biological addiction to eating, eating unhealthy foods, and being the first to finish. (Although this could just come from my desire to eat my meal first, so I can go back for more before it all runs out... I notice that if there is a group serving, like pizza or something, I try to eat quickly so I can get more pizza than everyone else--before it runs out) -- Then again I've always thought this came from a past experience in my childhood where my mom would always make me feel good when I was apart of the "Clean plate club" -- I would feel a sense of pride. That, and being from the south, I have had countless friend's mothers, tell me to "Eat up" because I am a "Growing boy."
@Vegan Hal-- the T.V. reference comes from a recent health conscious initiative the G/F and I have managed to agree on. We are growing our own herbs and spices in our garden, watching Rocco Dispirito's new show on Bravo, which reminds me its on at 10PM tonight (Gotta tivo it) and following along with his book. My G/F found out about it through a friend and it is a baby step for me to start thinking healthier and in a better direction. So, this agreement we've come to, to have her help me stop eating so much bad stuff, all comes from all of this.
Am I messed up? I know I don't want to keep failing her or myself, but its a large lifestyle change for me.