There have been a few changes lately that are for the better. First of all, I am working daily with someone and I am not hiding what I feel are my biggest “weaknesses” “thoughts” or where I am deficient. I am not hiding. It is a funny thing, but I think that excess weight is a way of hiding, and I am a specialist at doing it; with oversize clothing and making myself absent if I ...
It’s raining today, and I am thinking that above the clouds the sun is shining. Likewise when I make decisions and choices in my life that on the face of it look bleak, over time I know the sun will shine on! Being the queen of instant gratification, the disease to please needs to be challenged and constantly watched, don’t you think?
Why is it so easy to be patient with others, and not with myself.
“Why” never puts me forward . . .gets me to the next place. . . or changes my behavior.
So I guess the best I can do for now is just be gentle with myself.
Seems so simple . . .do you think it will work?
Anyone who is “disordered” with regard to their eating or any other part of their lives feels like a victim!
I now feel . . .the only way to be, is the heroine of my own life. Rethinking . . . not needing to be rescued or saved by something, or someone, outside myself, knowing I can get there is very empowering to say the least!
I am now the ...
There are so many choices to make. There are so many decisions to take. There is so much information good, bad, and otherwise, and it could be overwhelming, and sometimes is. As for the buffet…what to choose, when to choose, how much to choose, what kind/style, how fast, how often…slowing down, accessing, and truly asking myself if this is the best possible decision. There is a new store a couple of blocks away called IT’S SUGAR-need ...
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this was well put! The only way to get through the “mindless” eating. . .but for me the “roll with the uncomfortable feeling and/or emotion” is the challenge!!
Eating and drinking for that mater really alter my state! It is no different than taking a drug!
Meanwhile, I am so proud that I don’t take anything (medication or drugs) . . ...
When I think back about this year, I see how even small adjustments over time have a meaningful impact.
When I went to sign up for the Medicare Advantage program, and the agent asked me if I took medication, my answer was no, none at all. I realize and am grateful for my health. But, now TIME is the most precious gift after HEALTH . . .and it is what ...
How confident am I about my new found eating style?
In a word VERY!
Used to be when I went on a vacation, I’d pack two sets of clothes ..one size to wear in the beginning and a larger size to return home in. With the mind set of being let out of jail, and off my diet..I’d rebound from deprivation in an oh so big way.
Today I’m ...
Tomorrow the days start getting longer- the winter solstice. I am so glad about this, as I miss the longer days. The sunrise this morning is magnificent, and I rise with the hope that I will be able to accomplish my “list” for today, without too much distraction. Noticing as much as I can with all my senses, listening carefully, to myself, and others, just being totally present is helping me ...
Observing Thanksgiving from this perspective- as a non-dieting, in control person is quite interesting.
1. The more restrictions one has around their eating… the more they eat!
I have 2 friends who went on a cleanse this week, and yup , ended ON Thanksgiving day! I’m glad I wasn’t at that banquet table.
2. And visa versa! Now that I restrict nothing from my menu, I’ve found that I ate less on Thanksgiving!
3. It seems ...