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Creating peace with food starts every day

Monday, January 28, 2013

What do I have to say today? Life is good. My focus on my "interior integrity" has really made a difference. It has been easy to stay on track with my eating choices, I have been running faster, and I have been happy with myself at the end of my day.

I left work late in the evening the last 3 days, and instead of thinking ahead to what I could eat when I got home at 10 pm, I was thinking about my friends and family. I was reviewing my day and feeling satisfied. Satisfied without eating something "extra". I get happy feelings just thinking about it!

And today, while I have ice cream and popcorn in the house, and thought several times about eating some I didn't. And I don't feel cheated or deprived or suffering.

One of my SP challenges this weekend is to write about what my life will look like when I reach my goal. I think it will look like what I just described.

I've worked with an on-line coach who asked me to work towards "peace with food". I like that idea. I see it as not looking for food to do more than its true purpose, to fuel my body. It isn't to be used as a reward, comfort, guilty pleasure, or one of the million other things I've asked it to do.

That's what I'm working on now--peace with food. Which will result in peace in my heart and soul. Not that life won't still throw curveballs, but that I will be equipped to handle them in a healthy way. And I will be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle--keeping up with my grandkids, moving my furniture around, just being able to go and do whatever I want.

I'm not putting anything on hold for some future perfect weight. I am living my life the best I can right now. What is your plan?
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    What a journey, take me with hyou.
    1843 days ago
    The emotional and behaviorial issues can be a lot tougher to deal with than the technical issues of creating a calorie deficit. "Making peace with food" is a good way to describe an important part of those emotional issues.
    1848 days ago
  • DEBRA0818
    I've had peace with food from time to time and I feel like I'm in Heaven when I do. As far as I'm concerned, it is the sine qua non of weight loss goals. I'm working on increasing the amount of time I stay in that peaceful relationship and it has to do with what you did yesterday -- stay on plan NO MATTER WHAT. Each time I do that, peace enters into my soul. It's so worth it!

    1849 days ago
    God on you! My plan. Dance and sing with life! View my last blog for more info.
    1849 days ago
  • LINDY2013
    My plan is to start living in the now, too! Thanks for sharing!
    1849 days ago
  • MISSY455
    What an awesome outlook!
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    1849 days ago
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