Monday, February 20, 2012
My goal over the past 10 weeks of this Spark Winter BL challenge was to lose weight of course, but also to continue my journey into learning more about myself.
I feel I have accomplished so much, not the least of which was to have made some wonderful new friends.
I can't believe how much all of you have become a part of my daily life.
I am happy to be ending this challenge having lost a few pounds,
but more importantly, as part of finding me, I have also begun to find my way back to God.
I feel He is the part of this life journey that I have most neglected.
I am looking forward to the Spring BL challenge.
I am looking forward to finding peace as I learn more about who and why I am.
Spark has been a big part of this journey.
Thank you Everyone,
Monday, February 13, 2012
My co-dependency on taking care of other people's needs, wants and problems is one of the biggest challenges I have faced on my journey towards better health.
The benefactors of MY need to take care of their problems are not so happy with my trying to change how I interact with them.
Oh well, it is their problem not mine!
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I was recently asked for my secrets to weight loss.
I wish I could tell you that I have some great weight loss secrets for you.
What I do have is determination to beat this unhealthy, emotional attachment I have to food for comfort and security.
Sometimes it feels like I am rollerskating on ice, struggling to keep my balance, but I inevitably fall.
I fall down a lot. I have many a bruise to show for it.
I feel fragile, but I get back up every time.
I am still standing. I am determined.
That is my only secret.
Get back up.
Friday, January 20, 2012
My dear sister Rhonda forwarded me an email she received from Proverbs 31 Ministries, because today's message was about triggers. It resonated with me, so I thought I would share an excerpt from it with you.
~Triggers can be as large as the stab of loneliness from a broken relationship or the memory of a childhood trauma. Triggers can be as small as a discipline “chat” with a teen out past curfew or stumbling across fresh doughnuts in the office break room. They can prompt the thought, “Life will be better if I eat that.”
Triggers have nothing to do with physical hunger or the need for legitimate nourishment. They are lies that we’ve thought so routinely they’ve become well-worn paths to careless eating. Life is not made better because we overindulge in an unhealthy choice. The best thing we can do in these triggered moments is to pause. Pause and ask ourselves, “Do I want to eat this right now because I need nourishment or because I’m feeling empty emotionally or spiritually?” If I need nourishment, I can choose a healthy option. If I’m just feeling empty, I must realize food can fill my stomach but never my soul.~
This gave me a lot to think about around what triggers my need for emotional eating.
I hope it is helpful to you too.
If you are interested in reading more, you can view this in it's entirety at: www.Proverbs31.org
I hope each of you has a calm, peaceful weekend.
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