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Getting back to basics

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I blew it again. I binged last night, very late, and feel all of the horrible effects. I was up all night sick to my stomach, I started the day hating myself, it's all wrong.

But then I realized that for the past month or so, my main objective has been to stop binging. Emphasis on negative behaviors that I want to stop instead of focusing on positive behaviors I want to enjoy and keep doing.

I was successful for months because I focused on what I wanted. I wanted to feel great. I wanted to eat healthy foods in the right amounts so that I had great energy for the day. I wanted to wake feeling clean and light so that I could be positive for all those in my life.

These are the tickets to happiness. The "towards motivators" as Renee Stephens calls them. I've been so focused on my away from motivators - lose weight, stop binging, stop gaining, that I forgot to focus on what I do want.

So today, I begin again, with my positive intent in my mind.
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CANDOSUE52 11/24/2012 11:26AM

   

Good for you, honey. Keep your eye on the prize!

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KANOE10 11/24/2012 10:23AM

    You are right to focus on the positive. This sounds like a great way to get back on track!

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ALASKASKY 11/23/2012 1:10PM

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MTRACHEL 11/19/2012 8:37PM

    I hear you! It's so true that it's so powerful to look toward the positive. I've been a binge eater in my life and I find that when I'm out of sync, whatever triggers that behavior goes off ( and once it starts, it's so hard to stop! So I'm way better when I can stay in my positive zone. Thanks for the great reminder.

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MELLIE1030 11/18/2012 6:22PM

    Keep the positive attitude. We all have set backs at various times. Great job getting back on track. YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!

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RUNNERRACHEL 11/18/2012 5:35PM

    I agree. Positive mindset makes such a difference. I see mistakes as opportunities to grow, learn.

Learn what caused it and move on. You'll make better choices focusing on the positive behaviors and changes you want to make!

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WATERMELLEN 11/18/2012 5:16PM

    Good for you: it makes such a difference to reframe as a positive (and I'm positivley puzzled about why I have to keep relearning this, but I do!!) Thanks for your comment on my blog.

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TINAJANE76 11/18/2012 4:28PM

    That's a great strategy and I KNOW you can do it!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/18/2012 3:07PM

    WATERMELLEN just wrote a blog post about this same exact concept. :-)

http://www.sparkpeople.c
om/mypage_public_journal_indivi
dual.asp?blog_id=5138273

Hang in there. Binging is tough. I struggle with it, myself. I even once wrote a blog about the strategies I use to stave them off:

http://www.sparkpeople.
com/mypage_public_journal_indiv
idual.asp?blog_id=4643689

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/18/2012 12:30PM

    Yes, the towards motivators! Good for you -- sounds like a breakthrough! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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