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Saturday, April 18, 2009

I was reading this morning and this touched my soul.
When I stopped living in the problem and began living in the answer, the problem went away. From that moment on I have not had a single compulsion to overeat. And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation---some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world by mistake. Until I could accept my compulsive overeating I could not stay abstinence unless I accept life completely on life's terms. I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.
To this day, I am amazed at how many of my problems, most of which had nothing to do with my fat, have become manageable or have simply disappeared since I quit overeating.
You know reading the book this morning really touched me. I want to incorporate this into my life and live it. I know my mind is so clear and I am optimistic about everything when I am eating healthy and exercising. Why I keep overeating I do not know. I feel so bad when I do and I fill so good when I do not. Oh well, its getting better every week. I may mess up a couple of days or even a couple of weeks but I get right back on and I'm doing that sooner and sooner and I am always hopeful I will reach a point where I have no desire to overeat. That there is no problem that stuffing myself will fix so why not go for a walk, read a good book , hey I know do a blog, or encourage someone else, get my mind off of me. Yeah, I love Spark people.

  
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MS.ELENI 4/18/2009 7:42PM

    Nice blog. And it makes good sense. I just have trouble doing it

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BJUMPINGFORJOY 4/18/2009 5:40PM

    Love you blog. Yes we have to fix what is wrong with us and yes nothing happens in God's world by mistake. We all have times that we get off track but the trick is to get back on and keep working on it. Even though we may never like the overeating we can control how often we do it and when we want to have a blow off day. Good idea about reading a good book, blogging, or going for a walk. Anything you can do to take your mind off of eating is worth doing. Keep up the good work.

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Enjoy the view

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This is what I read this morning. I wanted to share.
With maturity comes the courage and ability to slow the hectic pace of life.
The wise know that a journey is meaningless without occasionally stopping to enjoy the view.
Find something today that stops you in your busy life and look, enjoy, be thankful, take a deep breath and see if your day is better.

Everything serves to further.
The situation is unequivocal. Inner detachment has become an established fact, and we are at liberty to depart. When one sees the way ahead thus clearly, free of all doubt, a cheerful mood sets in, and one chooses what is right without further thought. Such a clear path ahead always leads to the good. Hummmmmmm

  
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VERITY50 4/17/2009 3:47PM

    Thank you for reminding me to stop and smell the roses! emoticon

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LWINTER 4/16/2009 1:12AM

    Hope each new day finds you better & better!

Good health to you!

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MS.ELENI 4/14/2009 3:21PM

    Very nice.I enjoyed reading your blog

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Pucker up

Sunday, April 05, 2009

When you lock lips, there is a physical reaction that includes an increased heart rate from around 70 to 120 beats per minute. The salivary gland gushes and endorphins and oxytocin ae released making you feel happy...so pucker up!

Children are a great comfort in your old age-and they help you reach it faster, too.

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.

  
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VERITY50 4/10/2009 10:13PM

    Wise words. You are a sage! emoticon Happy Easter! emoticon

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MS.ELENI 4/6/2009 9:45AM

    ****Children are a great comfort in your old age-and they help you reach it faster, too. ***
This is so true.LOL
And cats are smarter than dogs and most cats think they rule the house.
Very cute blog

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LWINTER 4/5/2009 8:57PM

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savor

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Totally absorb energy in food the food must be appreciated, savored. Taste is the doorway. You must appreciate taste. This is the reason for prayer before eating. It is not just about being thankful, it is to make eating a holy experience, so the energy from the food can enter your body. I was looking over some of my papers and found this. I do not know where it is from but it was interesting. I suppose if we were really aware of what we put in our mouth we would think twice. I think we are in too big of a hurry sometimes and just through down anything. We really don't know whether it was good or not. I'm going to make an effort to slow down and realize what I am eating. Try to have a spiritual connection to the food. I'm sorry that sounds so funny!! I'm going to be serious now. Ha. I really do better when I take time to prepare food, sit down with a nice plate and glass and take my time, have nice conversation, etc. Life is a trip. Isn't it folks.

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LWINTER 4/5/2009 11:05AM

    I believe that! We bless the food so it will be good nutrition for our bodies. I feel a connection with my food now, when I think about each choice. Used to be I'd just shove it into my mouth faster than a speeding truck! I ate so fast that I could have 2 meals disappeared before you would be halfway through 1.

So like you say, I savor my food now. Thanks for reminding me why I do it.

Good health today!

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MS.ELENI 4/4/2009 6:13PM

    Life is a trip for sure

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VERITY50 4/4/2009 4:24PM

    You are so right. For is for nourishment and enjoyment. Not just something for us to do! emoticon

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Lies

Friday, April 03, 2009

I was looking at all my old weight loss material and ran across this. I want to put it here where maybe I will remember it.
I am no longer able to tell myself lies to excuse binges. In order to abstain, I keep these things in mind.
(1) I believe for today that I must compensate for my lack of food brakes by maintaining those disciplines that enable me to be moderate.
(2) For me one bite of certain carbohydrates is suicide fast or slow, because I lack psychosomatic immunity to them.
(3) I cannot indulge in negativity because it causes amnesia, and I revert to old habits.
(4) My primary responsibility is to abstain. All roles wife, mother, friend, employee-come second. If abstinence is not first, I will lose it. Everything that interferes with it must go.
(5) I never have it made. My compulsion never goes away; it waits for me to become careless or cocky.
(6) This program is tough but it is better than binging. Life at its dreariest or scariest is better than death by overeating.

I must help myself first then I can help others.

I try to live today so that tomorrow I won't be ashamed when I wake up in the morning.

Don't feel you are a martyr because you have stopped overeating.

The only real freedom a human being can ever know is doing what you ought to do because you want to do it.

You ask how can I lose this weight.
H-is for honesty
O-is for open-mindedness
W-is for willingness

  
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MS.ELENI 4/3/2009 7:26PM

    Good blog.I like your H O W

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BECCA5123 4/3/2009 12:50PM

  Thanks for taking the time to share this.

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ASH72461 4/3/2009 12:18PM

  i love it
if every lived by those rules we would all be fit
i love the fact that you know you are the most important person in the world to you emoticon emoticon

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WIFEYJILL 4/3/2009 11:00AM

    I love your little blog! that is so righteous! You can do it!

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LWINTER 4/3/2009 10:49AM

    This is good stuff! Thanks for sharing!

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