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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?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIAJOEB 2/3/2013 12:45AM

    What a journey, take me with hyou.

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MOBYCARP 1/28/2013 7:48PM

    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.

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DEBRA0818 1/28/2013 7:01AM

    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!


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MAGGIEVAN 1/28/2013 12:33AM

    God on you! My plan. Dance and sing with life! View my last blog for more info.

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LINDY2013 1/28/2013 12:25AM

    My plan is to start living in the now, too! Thanks for sharing!

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MISSY455 1/28/2013 12:24AM

    What an awesome outlook!
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