Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Truth is powerful. I learned this from a very dynamic woman that I met at a conference a few years ago. Colette Carlson is a motivational speaker and author whose mantra is Speak Your Truth. She talks about the freedom that comes from speaking and living your truth. I highly recommend her Facebook Page: Colette Carlson - Speak Your Truth.
Through this blog I have discovered my truth - I am a chronic over-eater who needs to get her food cravings under control. By being honest and admitting my faults I feel a sense of freedom that will allow me to conquer my food addiction. I am purposely putting myself out there for better or worse. When I binge, I'm owning up to it. When I'm good, I'm celebrating. Either way, I'm being honest and public about my weight loss battle.
This makes me accountable. Before I put that third taco in my mouth, I remind myself that those calories are going to be counted and out there for everyone to see. Sometimes, I eat it anyway and sometimes it is enough to make me pus away the plate and walk away. THAT is a victory no matter what the scale says.
I'm not just using sparkpeople (and linking the blog to my facebook page) to hold myself accountable. I talk to my mom every morning and she asks me what I ate, how much water I drank, how much exercise did I do. what did the scale say this week? She pushes me to be better and consoles me when the struggle is hard.
My truth is that the skinny girl inside of me is busting to get out but I have a whole network of people who are helping with her escape plan. The resources at sparkpeople.com, the wellness coach and my zumba instructor at the community center, my best friend and fellow goddess, my mom and you.
Owning up to the truth was hard, but it liberated me from my food secrets. I am not alone and because of that I will succeed.