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OA and Tools


Thursday, May 03, 2012

So, I have really struggled over the last 10 years developing a food plan that works for me. Like many other people, I have tried just about everything.

But.... I think I have finally found a food plan that works for me.

But But.............. AGAIN... I am reminded that it is definitely NOT just a food plan that needs to be developed.

So... I am using other tools as well.

And..... They ARE working.

Tool #1 Meditate
When Stressed
When Overly~Hungry
When Happy
Basically anytime I would have previously reached for food. I am trying to slow down and think about what I am feeling and then act appropriately...

Tool #2 Let Go... Ask Forgiveness
When I have made a mistake: Let go and ask for forgiveness and BE DONE with it...
This has really helped.

Tool #3 Serve
Reach out to others.
Get out of my own problems.
Read Spark People Blogs.
Call Friends, Family and say something POSITIVE even if I am feeling negative.

These are just a few things that are working for me today, and I just wanted to *Share*

*HUGS* Have a great day everyone...
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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ERPARA 5/7/2012 12:31PM

    Those sound very healthy - a lot of people don't even take the time to think about what's going on and just go about their lives on autopilot... I find my struggle to be going through life without actually being present - taking moments out to realize what's going on, and connecting with what's in front of me, really helps me feel alive!

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MBSHAZZER 5/4/2012 9:22AM

    Netty, first of all, thanks for the nice blog comment and goodie!

Next, I like your tools and I think they work. I have never had issues specifically related to food, but I did struggle MIGHTILY with OCD for several years in college and I know that eating issues and OCD can sometimes share the same root.

Also, after many years on Spark, one thing I have seen over and over again is that people don't let things go! It is super important to take each meal or workout (or lack thereof!) as an individual event. ONE meal or ONE day of eating poorly does not mean that the next one has to be that way. You pick up and you move on. It doesn't define you as a person to have made a poor food choice or binge, etc.

I read something on someone's page once that I thought was really good - "start every workout with a clean slate and every meal with a clean plate". What you did or didn't do yesterday has no impact on TODAY!

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PARKERB2 5/3/2012 8:27PM

    I like your three tools. I am working on #3. It's one I have trouble with as I am a little shy. But it will come in time.

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