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A change of focus - its not all about me!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I am moving towards trust. I am moving towards intuition.
I don't want to follow any principles imposed by others - even the Intuitive Eating principles.
I just want to follow myself.

Fuel my body. Enjoy the eating experience. Be mindful of a focus on health. Learn to listen to my body, and what it needs. Know that I will have 'good' days and 'bad' days. Bad days are not to be a trigger for guilt - what a wasted emotion that is! Just try to better understand myself instead.

This will involve a wobbly period.

I would say I am not in touch with my health & my body. I can not tell you how many times I have spoken to someone who says 'Have you got a cold?' - and I have thought 'Me? No. Well, actually now you mention it, my nose is a bit stuffy". Or I go to the doctor with a complaint, and they ask me about various other symptoms I have - and I am always responding 'Not that I have noticed. Oh, maybe a little bit. Actually, now you mention it . . '.

So my focus will be on me - but not how I look, or whether I can afford to have another piece of cake or not . . . . but on how I am feeling. What makes me feel good, and what makes me feel not so good. Not just food and exercise - but all facets of my life. Sleep, love, family, laughter, friendships, culture, community, creativity and learning.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
A*L*P* 11/21/2012 7:45AM

    Awesome job!!!!!!!!!!!! I think you're taking amazing steps!!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT 11/21/2012 7:33AM

    Yes, I am with you on this. I do agree that this is what it boils down to....being in touch with ourselves. I think it is something we have to do continuously, but I do think that it gets easier as we go along. We need to take care of ourselves. If we are to do that, we need to be aware of ourselves. We need to pay more attention to our bodies and our OWN wisdom.

Even the "experts" that we trust for information and insights are a starting point, not a stopping point. We need to be mindful that they may have mixed motives, some of which may have nothing to do with really helping us
(they seek fame and/fortune).

Comment edited on: 11/21/2012 7:36:48 AM

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WENDYJM4 11/21/2012 4:29AM

    you do need to focus on yourself. emoticon

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MAGGIEVAN 11/20/2012 5:26PM

    Good attitude. Congrats. You know the battle is won or lost in your mind. So make it work for you! Keep on pushing!!!

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