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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!
Janice
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WISLNDR 2/14/2010 5:53PM

    Great blog and way to go! I always appreciate knowing about resources to help me along the way, thanks for sharing the info!!

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JCORYCMA 2/14/2010 5:08PM

    emoticon Absolutely speak your mind - this is YOUR forum! I'm not for anything that makes a person feel bad about themselves. I for one like the words of my sister: Fat is NOT a personality disorder. I over ate mostly out of poor planning and boredom not because I was a deviant human being. I like the book The Spark because you can apply those principals to many areas of our lives. Normal Eating for Normal Weight sounds like a good book too!
Joanne

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LADYRINO 2/14/2010 4:02PM

    Good for you for speaking your mind! Sparkpeople is wonderful but it is not a one size fits all. Hip-hip-hooray for you for finding another piece of the puzzle to help you be as healthy as you can be!

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CRAVE_FREE 2/14/2010 3:18PM

    Yay for finding a book that is a break through for you. My two break through books are "Breaking Free" from compulsive eating by Geneen Roth and "Never Say Diet" by Chantel Hobbs. They both had some great insight that helped me fight my compulsive overeating; if you are looking for more reading when you finish this one. Congrats on finding something to work for you!

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