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The day after...

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ah, the day after Valentine's Day...
In my pre-spark days, a 'day after' would have been one filled with guilt, regret and a new resolution to "really start now, and this time I mean it!" Those chocolate candies, calorie laden dinner and wine would have made me feel full and probably slightly sick. Instead, I prepared us a healthy dinner and then we took a long walk together. There were flowers and a lovely card. And no candy. None whatsoever. And no rich desserts.

And I felt great! It is hard to believe that I could feel so good when having to give up my favorite goodies. And yes, I'm the type that used every celebration, holiday or 'it's our Friday evening routine' to pig out. (That is of course in between the normal binge days, but hey, a celebration is ok isn't it? Everybody eats more then!)

Walking the path of better health and new choices is not always easy. But there are rewards that make it all worth it. And waking up this morning, feeling good about how I dealt with another tempting excuse to overindulge, is the best reward I could get!

Self love. I used to think those words sounded so selfish and self absorbed. I was here to love others and take care of my family. And every need I squashed, every frustration I felt, was soothed with some calorie laden treat or binge. And I now understand that loving myself by taking care of myself is the best way of showing my love for my family.
I know, I know, that seems so obvious. But knowing something and really understanding what that means on a day to day basis are two totally different things.
So, thank you SP for giving me the best valentines day ever. The gift of self care and self love.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ICANDI4U 2/21/2013 1:49AM

    You got it! Good for you. You are not alone regarding understanding that phrase. You are on your way! I asked for no chocolate or candy and got both emoticon
I also said no flowers. He didn't make it to buy them thank God. When he went shopping for me he got a few nice things. I went to the same store and bought two yoga pants. I'm wearing one of them in my new pics. He told me he had them in the cart but opted for junk. He will know next time it's better to help me on my journey and not hinder.

You did a great job celebrating Vday! emoticon

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LEPETITCHIHUA 2/15/2013 3:04PM

    You have given yourself the best gift ever! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NUTRON3 2/15/2013 8:33AM

    Its wonderful feeling

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LABRATIAM 2/15/2013 7:29AM


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    Those epiphany moments we realize and pay attention to when we're mastering new life skills are amazing!

I am happy for you, my SparkFriend!


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BEFIT016 2/15/2013 6:52AM

    emoticon I saw something on FB the other day:"I'm on a diet. So don't buy me chocolate. Buy me diamonds, instead" emoticon

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ROSAMARCELLE 2/15/2013 3:54AM

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LOLABLACK69 2/15/2013 1:48AM

    Well - good for you!! Congrats! I'm so happy for you, that you were able to stick to the healthy choice! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PINKEUROGIRL 2/15/2013 1:15AM

    Good for you! Way to go!

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CHIBIKARATE 2/15/2013 1:07AM

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