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Forgiving Myself

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Good Morning Spark Friends!
I really blew it last night and binged on sugar. emoticon However, I am choosing to forgive myself for that slip and therefore I don't need to beat myself up today. The way I beat myself up is to continue to eat uncontrollably. I am also choosing to look at the positive. All of my meals yesterday were healthy. Yes I slipped but I did stop. The ice cream was lo fat and I stopped at 6 oreos instead of eating a whole row. So progress not perfection and I forgive myself for my humaness. The result. I didn't wake up feeling bad about myself. I am motivated to continue on my plan for the day. I hope all of you have a great day! Linda

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SCOOTERLADY1216 2/7/2013 9:20AM

    I had someone coming the next morning to shadow me part of the morning. My body is still getting used to the Metformin and I was concerned about the possibility of having to run to the bathroom the next morning while I was with her. The "positive intent" was to soothe my anxiety over that. I would pretty much rather feel any other emotion (in this case guilt over the sugar) rather than deal with fear or anxiety. So the positive intent was to relieve that anxiety.

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 2/7/2013 6:12AM

    I have had some issues with mindless eating the last few days. I know in once case the "positive intent" was the "party in my mouth" syndrome." I just wanted the offending substance regardless of what it would do to my long term goals.

My "inner toddler" being a brat.

THe other incident was stress related. Literally did not process what I was doing until the cupcake was gone and I was wadding up the paper. The "positive intent" there was to give me some "pleasure" in the midst of my turmoil. Only I did not even enjoy it!!! I was mad afterward because I have been mindful and enjoying my food so much lately!

I am made healthy choices yesterday in line with my long term goals and got to the gym and today will be the same.

You can do it too!!

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LE7_1234 2/6/2013 11:52PM

    Being able to stop a binge is huge progress.... Congrats!

I'm going to go all IOWL on you--do you know what the positive intent behind the eating was? What good thing were you trying to do for yourself?

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ASOBFALLS 2/6/2013 1:53PM

    Forgiveness is emoticon and You are terrific!

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DIANA3BANANA 2/6/2013 11:04AM


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CHALLENGER15 2/6/2013 10:10AM

    Absolutely! Your thinking is RIGHT ON!

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CATHGREEN8 2/6/2013 9:59AM

    Good job not feeling all derailed... it was a waver, but you can choose to get past it. Feel proud that you are not giving up or giving in.

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DEEDAWN2013 2/6/2013 8:42AM

    Good choice. I am learning this the hard way as well, but I am starting to see that we CAN make the right choices (even when it means not being ourselves up for less than optimal choices). Good job!

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KELL724 2/6/2013 8:41AM

    Good for you, I need to practice this too emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 2/6/2013 8:40AM

    right! that's not easy!

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