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Saturday, January 12, 2013

I haven't been active on SparkPeople for quite a long time. I decided in November 2012 that I need to get my act together. My divorce was completely finalized in November 2012 (divorced in March 2012 but the settlement part didn't happen until the beginning of November 2012).

I have struggled with the divorce and feeling worthless and struggling with being rejected...even though I left him. Therapy has done wonders but I still struggle from time to time. Today is one of those days.

I have learned and continue to learn about myself and why I do the things I do. I am an emotional eater (you name the emotion, I'll eat it! lol). I'm working on that. Sometimes I do better than others. I'm trying to not beat myself up when I fail but to love myself unconditionally. I know this is a journey not a race. I am determined to finally be happy with myself and take care of myself FIRST rather than put myself last (or not at all). I am inspired by so many that have been on this journey and are ahead of me and willing to share their experiences. I am motivated by those who have struggles but keep at it. They understand not every day is easy but do what they can to keep moving (figuratively and literally).

I am going to do this and every day, even when I struggle, I will do ONE thing to move me toward loving myself more.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/21/2014 12:30PM

    Great blog and it shows some really great insights into what motivates you!

You might check out IOWL Team.

Inside Out Weight Loss (IOWL) is based around overcoming those "internal" issues that stop us from achieving our goals (weight loss or otherwise!!)

The team is quiet, but you will find links to free podcasts by Renee Stephens there a wealth of information on past threads and members always ready to "support and be supported" when needed.

It has been a great help for me - although I have been listening for years and making incremental changes...for whatever reason, this year is the year that it seems to all be "falling into place" so to speak!!

Go figure! I'm glad I did not give up!!

Remember:

“Change takes time. It takes time for the seeds to begin growing within, time to understand the process, time for the growth to mature, and time for the old self to die and fall away.” -Bryant McGill

Have a great day and keep ...

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 1/14/2013 10:51AM

    that's ok and venting is good ! I too struggle with turning to food when stressed, bored, and upset and happy also . Emotional eating is always been a challenge for me . You need to come here to SP next time and blog and talk to a friend and take small steps to help change ! It's hard but in time you can work on it. Remember its not perfection but persistence and perserverance !!


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