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Staying mobilized takes practice

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!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKFRAN514 12/11/2012 2:20AM

    sounds like you have a plan working with Spark coach and learning to like working
out i agree those food cravings i am deal with the same issues think it must be
the season with all the holiday foods around emoticon

May this angel watch over you
and guide you to make healthy choices!

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SIRENSONGS 12/9/2012 11:59AM

    I'm glad to hear that SparkCoach has helped you so much with the motivation. I totally understand about those craving for food for comfort. I am constantly battling those urges as well. But it sounds like you are winning the good fight. Stay strong! You can totally keep at this. I hope you have a lovely lead-in to your holidays as well, with as little stress as possible!

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