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Struggle & Progress...


Friday, July 30, 2010

Although all of the tools I need are right here, I have for the most part, avoided exercise & made poor eating choices.

I know I'm not thinking clearly because my actions are so obviously not helping me. So I've been working on fixing my thinking and figuring out what is behind my compulsive eating.

In reading Geneen Roth's latest book, I found a passage that hit home:

"Weight loss is the easy part; anytime you truly listen to your hunger and fullness, you lose weight. But...compulsive eating is basically a refusal to be fully alive... We live lives of deprivation. And when we can't stand it any longer, we binge."

I KNOW this is true. When I reach for junk food I know I am avoiding something I should be paying attention to & turning my back on myself. Right now I'm so out of touch with my real feelings that I neither know what I'm avoiding nor what I want to pursue.

I have hope though. I know I can do this even though I'm not sure how just yet. In the meantime I continue to show up here everday & that in itself is progress.
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THEBATGIRL 7/30/2010 12:40PM

    Sounds like a good way to figure out what is up with your eating habit. btw, love the 'just show up on the mat' comment!

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GENKI_WARRIOR 7/30/2010 9:54AM

    It's definitely progress! As my yoga teacher via dvd (lol) says: just show up on the mat! We all start at that point where we don't have a clue how we will get to where we want to be ...lol I stay there because there's always something else to pursue, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Keep being present!
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YMUNDERWOOD 7/30/2010 4:05AM

    Great blog. I like he insight you gained from reading that passage in that book. Keeping on trying to realize what it is thag holding you back as you you try to reach your goal of a healthy wieght.

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BECCA_ANNE 7/30/2010 2:59AM

    Keep digging to figure out what is holding you back. I hope that you can find the key to turn to unlock the motivation you need! emoticon

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