finding some hope, some answers
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This blog is not meant to be a promo for anything else but I had to share something that is making so much sense to me. I am reading a book, Normal eating for Normal Weight, the path to freedom from weight obsession and food cravings, by Sheryl Canter. On my. From the first page I felt that this was going to help me.
I have struggled from the experience that I had with OA (overeaters anonymous). I left that group when every meeting was resulting in tears and distress. I felt that I was a defective, worthless person that was not going to make any progress with my life unless I restricted my diet to the point where the resulting binge eating would kill me. I blame no person, only myself, for trying to stay with a program that was assisting me with damaging myself. For all OA supporters- this is my experience- if the group helps you- more power to you and your higher power. The group has many positive points- I met some dear people that I adore to this day. The group was not for me.
I am about half way through the book and feel more positive energy than I have in some time. I am still Sparking! SparkPeople has the resources that I need to succeed. I feel that there are some positive things that can come from the support of the Spark Community and the new philosophy that I am reading about in the book.
I am also posting a blog that is not all roses and flowers. I have ideas and opinions and tend not to express them because I fear hurting another person's feelings. Here's to me for having some guts!
Spark on Fellow Sparkers- we can take charge of our lives and have positive effects on the lives of others! Happy Valentine's Day to everyone- do something nice for yourself today!