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Push That Tush - What's Eating You

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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

I'm that kind of person who falls asleep the minute my head hits the pillow,
But last night I realized how much something has been on my mind.
I could not get comfortable no matter which way I turned
and it was because I was tense.
I felt it in my neck and shoulders...
so I lay on my back and did those relaxation exercises I've done in exercise classes. I started from my head to my toes, and found that everything was tense.

Then I asked myself ...WHY

Obviously, things I thought I had put behind me are still there.
There are important issues I need to take care of and
I guess I watched something that triggered memories from the past.

I thought I had the stress under control but
my body gave me a sign that it is feeling anxious.
I think that is where some of my food cravings are coming from.
Luckily ... the healthy eating and being more aware keeps me from going into
a binge craze, but unless I take care of what's eating me,
it will continue to tie me up in knots.

Which brings me back to one of my weaknesses....procrastination.
So ... today we get moving on solutions

My sparkfriend JANEMARIE77 referred me to BYRON KATIE
and I found a great interview
go to the website and search for the video interview with BYRON KATIE

1. what is on my mind
2. do I absolutely know that it is true
3. how do i react when I think that thought
4. where would i be without that thought

Make it a great day.

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TDWANDD2MYK9 1/10/2013 3:32AM


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LIFETIMER54 1/10/2013 2:12AM

  Anything you make up your mind to do.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 1/9/2013 10:31PM

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CHOCOHIPPO 1/9/2013 9:10PM

    You can do it. Push your tush!!!!!

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TERRI289 1/9/2013 8:01PM

    Time to get up and get moving!!! We can DO THIS!!! emoticon

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DNRAE1 1/9/2013 7:57PM

    Sleep well tonight, Sheryl. Relax your eyes, and remind yourself that you can always handle your problem much better in the morning after a good night's sleep. Try and let it go, at least until the morning. Wishing you good ZZZZzzzzzzzzzz's tonight.

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GRAMMIE1959 1/9/2013 7:47PM


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BIGBROTHER323 1/9/2013 7:33PM

    Try the 14 day free trial for skoach. It's a calandar plan built with many procrastinator's in mind. Please tell her I sent you! : ) (I know, shameless plug!)

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ANNESYLVIA 1/9/2013 7:17PM

    Well, I am not a procrastinator but I do shy away from things I find unpleasant. Which could be a problem if "it" needs to be addressed.

I have however, had insomnia since I was 19yo and it has gotten worst. It is catching up to me I know. I too sleep tense and tossing and turning. But again I have always had insomnia so I NEVER experienced my head hitting the pillow then instant sleep. I am sorry to hear this is now happening to you. Take care of yourself my friend.


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MALEXANDER4 1/9/2013 7:07PM

    Oh dear i've been having some issues myself. I don't know why life can be going along wonderful and the bam it knocks you back two steps. But we got this. Deep breathe and relax. We are going to do this it just might take a moment or two. But that way we do it right.

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CANDOIT54 1/9/2013 5:51PM

    emoticon blog as usual.

Thank you

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TEXASFILLY 1/9/2013 4:08PM

    Attitude is everything, Sher, and yours is great! You can change whatever you want and make your life what you want it to be. *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LTMURPHY7 1/9/2013 3:14PM


Great ideas

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WALLAHALLA 1/9/2013 2:59PM

    I am constantly paying the price for my procrastination. You would have thought I would have learned my lesson before now...guess I've been putting off learning it. emoticon

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STRINGI719 1/9/2013 2:19PM

    I'm feeling stressed, too. I just keep reminding myself that no matter what I stuff down my throat, it's not going to fix my feelings. So far, no binges. Keep hanging in there!

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    You know Sheryl, I had a lot of demons in my closet back in 2007 that were preventing me from moving on too. I had to seek a psychiatrist and a therapist to get through them and found out I have PTSD, Major Depression and Social Anxiety with suicidal tendencies. It took some time, but that is all behind me now. You can do this!

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GOSPARK45 1/9/2013 1:33PM

    That's when I can feel the stress, at night when I lay down. I can feel how tense all my muscles are. Relaxation exercises help, so does rigourous exercise. Of course late at night that's the last thing you would do. Good luck on working through it. At least you know it's there and can do something about it.
I liked the saying about complaining. Something I need to work on.
Good luck.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 1/9/2013 1:12PM

    emoticon blog!

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PATTISTAMPS 1/9/2013 12:53PM

    Ohhhhh,.... Procrastination... One of my personal favorites... it must be, because I seem to practice it a LOT... Take a step today to resolve the issues, and hopefully it will help you to destress!

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MUSOLF6 1/9/2013 12:38PM

    Thank you for sharing emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 1/9/2013 11:52AM

    My mind has been on budgeting for the new year so my diet has taken the back seat. Reading "Your Money or Your Life". It is giving me some new perspectives I plan to share on my blog once I finish the book.

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MIATIA1 1/9/2013 10:55AM

    I love the last statement. No matter what you can be unstoppable, for there is always more than one way of moving forward.... emoticon

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EDWARDS1411 1/9/2013 10:44AM

    Wow, what a great blog! You Go Girl!!!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/9/2013 10:26AM

    good for you for tackling whatever the issues are. Unfortunately, things have a way of creeping in time and time again until we deal with them. UGH BUT you're dealing with the issues so there's hope to solve them or deal with them!

LOVE the last picture too.


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DRB13_1 1/9/2013 10:19AM

    love the combination of that last affirmation and picture...
keep pushing that tush!

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LEANMEAN2 1/9/2013 9:45AM

    Very thought provoking. Thanks.

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FISHINGLADY66 1/9/2013 9:32AM

    I can identify with all this too. I appreciate you and your blog making me aware of these. I am guilty.

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JANEMAR2 1/9/2013 9:29AM

    Procrastination is one of my biggest problems. Good luck with moving towards a solution of your problem.

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KANOE10 1/9/2013 8:57AM

    It is all too easy to avoid dealing with problems..and then you find yourself tense and anxious. Great job of pushing us to act instead of procrastinate or avoid.

I hope you are feeling better today. Also that is great that you did not turn to food. Way to go. emoticon

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TRISTAROSE 1/9/2013 8:44AM

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    I'm working on being aware of my mind, too. Keep pushing! emoticon

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MJRVIC2000 1/9/2013 8:41AM

    God cares about people the world sees as no-bodies . God knew who they were and He knew what they needed and what they wanted. He knows about you too! Give Thanks and Praise His Holy name! Vic.

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NEW-CAZ 1/9/2013 8:40AM

    I hope you sleep more soundly tonight Sheryl! emoticon

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