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Excited, so EXCITED


Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Hi my dear Spark Friends:

Yes, I'm finally back home after another long week of over eating and gaining more weight again. But I'm so HAPPY to report that I've just logged-in my breakfast and I'm really EXICTED about getting back to healthy eating, exercising and having a balance in my life in body, mind and spirit.

My problem right now this morning is that I want to do everything NOW...read my books, catch up with you guys, unpack, exercise, grocery shopping..etc.etc..my list is long but I need to take one step at the time and not get too overhelmed...what I get done today is good and what I don't, can wait till tomorrow.

But I did get to read the following from my book "If Life is a Game, These are the Rules" by Cheir Carter-Scott, Ph. D.

Six basic steps to executing any change in your life.

1. Awareness -- becoming conscious of the pattern or issue
2. Acknowledgment -- admiting that you need to release the pattern
3. Choice -- actively selecting to release the pattern
4. Strategy -- creating a realistic plan
5. Commitment -- taking action, aided by external accountability
6. Celebration -- rewarding yourself for succeeding

No lasting change can be made, nor any pattern released permanently, without going through each of these steps. In order to facilitate your process of change, you will need to learn the lessons of Awareness, Willingness, Causality and Patience. Once you master these, you will most likely find the challenge of identifying and relasing your patterns far less intimidating.

WELL....this really hit me this morning and it was just what I needed. Tomorrow morning I will be reading on AWARENESS.

So, gotta go dear friends...more to do on my list :)

Have a fantastic day!
Love & Light
Sue

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ENUFF81020 7/26/2012 9:42AM

    This sounds like an interesting book--I think we have to keep looking and thinking about what we value in order to "figure" both "it" and ourselves out. I also think that each of us has a lifelong quest to deal with--and ours might be all about food and making healthy choices. I think it could be worse!

Take care,
Sylvia

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CHEEKY1000 7/5/2012 10:35PM

    I love the 6 basics steps. I clearly have trouble with #5 committment. Man, I have the others mastered, but put Ghiradelli brownies within my orbit and my committment evaporates. Pow! What committment? Grrrrr. Glad you are back and ready to Spark again. I leave for Las Vegas tomorrow, so I'm not hopeful that I'll remain committed over the weekend. lol

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SHERIO5 7/5/2012 9:21AM

    I love hearing your enthusiasm! It sounds like you are working toward having lasting changes in your relationship with food/eating. Me too!

Have a lovely day!

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MAGGIEVAN 7/5/2012 12:53AM

    It is great to hear from you! All the best with your implemention of what you are reading.

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BEACHLOVR 7/4/2012 4:23PM

    Sue, glad you are back and the book sounds great. Have a great day!

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JULIE2719 7/4/2012 12:36PM

    Love this - thank you for sharing. I will pass this info on to my daughter.
Have a great 4th!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 7/4/2012 12:32PM

    Love it! Have so much fun taking excellent care of yourself!

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 7/4/2012 12:31PM

    Incredible how self-healing tracking food, exercise, etc. is, isn't it?? Congrats, pat

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SNUGLBUNIE 7/4/2012 11:29AM

    Great attitude and loved what you shared. One step at a time dear sis. Have a great day!

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IAMWINNING 7/4/2012 10:45AM

    Love it! thanks for sharing, Sue.

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