Friday, December 07, 2012
Long time, no blog.
I confess I have been recycling all my efforts to face down the simple desire to eat for pleasure, comfort and relief ... y'all know what I am talking about, I am sure.
Currently I am successfully doing so, and working out happily, which, through any number of urges and cravings - and cavings-in to those cravings - has never slacked off. I like that! I like the regularity of working out! Huh! Whatd'yaknow ...
This business of food being the soothing answer to every stress, bad mood or bout of insomnia is really old - and mindless and productive of worse moods, which incline me to desire more such comfort ... and round and round in that vicious circle. Meditating on that vicious circle - studying it carefully, compassionately and calmly - has helped me detach somewhat lately. Slowing down the process before it rolls over me has helped.
I have moved into the SparkCoach segment for staying motivated and that is helping a LOT as well. Success at this effort is turning out to be about conscious, deliberate effort, practiced over and over again, using whatever positive reminders I have at the time.
In any case, cold weather sure doesn't help my mood. I am turning into a winter wiener and I am chilled all the time! But I put on another layer and move around more.
Wishing everyone a pleasant lead-in to the Holidays!