Wednesday, May 23, 2012
After reading a woman named Barbara's blog online about fighting emotional eating I really liked it and when I found out she wrote a book I had to buy it. I originally purchased this book b/c I created this health group at my church and saw we could really use the help but then no one really seem interested so now the book is at home with me. This woman has really done a great job with this book and I have decided to really put what she written to the test. If she can do it and get results then so can I. The name of this book if anyone is interested is, "Freedom from Emotional Eating" by Barb Raveling. Its an 8 week study discussing new topics each week for 5 days. At the end of each day she ask you to "truth journal." Truth journaling is taking the lies that you believe for example, " I can't do it, its too hard." and replacing it with truth like, "yes it may be hard but its not so hard that I can't do it. If I break it up into smaller chunks then it won't be so hard or overwhelming." And the book only cost $12!!!!
I've never really blogged or thought I could do it or thought anyone was really interested in what I had to say but I'm going to do it anyway and see how it goes!!
The reason I want to do this is b/c I have never really finished anything I started because I am afraid that it won't be what I wanted or felt that somehow I'd fail so why bother starting. And thats not a healthy way of thinking so I'm going to put myself to the test and "challenge" myself to blog five (5) days a week according to this 8 week study and see if I can really get the results Barb did.
I'm going to do it my way though, I going to concentrate on the topics that I feel I need help in the most and I may stick to a topic longer that 5 days so maybe 10 days or so. How ever many I need to really get this drilled in my head and really get over what is keeping me from not living the life that I can be. I don't want to stay in my box anymore. I'm about to be 27 ( in 6 days!!) and I want free to love and live!!! I have purpose and want to do everything in my power to fulfill it before I leave this planet.
So Thursday I will do some truth blogging/ journaling/ reflection. I'm not sure what to call it. But I believe it will do me some good. Just pray that I will stick to it.
The topic I'm covering right now its on week 6- "Stress, Anxiety," so this study in the book is covered in 5 days but seeing as this is my biggest issue I may cover this for a while.
Pray for me :o)