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Searching for Happiness

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Thanks for all your wonderful comments and messages. I've missed the feeling of a community. :)

- Don't particularly remember what happened on this day. Fairly average, I think?

- Pretty bad on the whole. So...much...sugar... :( :(

- Negative: Went overboard at dinner...AGAIN. Not as bad as usual, but still more than necessary. It's the same old story. Truly, I have an addiction.
- Positive: I made generally good choices for all my meals, and I pushed myself to squeeze in a short 20-minute workout.

Then, I made an important revelation.

My prior happiness did not derive from me being in shape. Rather, getting in shape was a consequence of me being happy.

When I was happy, food was not such a focus in my life. I didn't feel like I had an emotional void to fill. I made healthy choices because I loved and respected myself.

That means that even if I do get back to where I was physically...if I'm not happy emotionally, it won't last.

Food is nothing more than a facilitator of a deeper emotional struggle I must overcome.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEALTHYLU1 11/1/2012 11:21PM

    I hear you. I am with you. I wish that
emoticon would just show up and make it easy. Yeah, not working for me either.

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