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Tears

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Yesterday, I ended the day in tears. It had been one of the most stressful days I've endured in a very long time. I posted on one of my teams that the thought came to simply sit with a bowl of popcorn and indulge. Now, there is nothing wrong with popcorn itself. It was the emotional eating that would have been my problem.

I thought I was going to come home and relax, but stress followed me home. That was my undoing. That was when the thought to eat to resolve my issues popped into my head. But first, I had to resolve the stress that had come home with me. That was the diversion that I needed. By the time I was finished, I no longer wanted to eat emotionally. I was in control again. I had it together! That was when the tears came! Success!!! I'm getting the hang of this ... sometimes just by chance, but I'm getting there!

This morning, SparkCoach blessed me with this image at the end of my session ...


Repeat for life ... that's the plan!
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CTMOM2KIDS 2/23/2013 1:59PM

    What a wonderful blog, Cathy!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I wish you could see that I am giving you a standing ovation!!

BIG HUGS TO YOU!!!

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SWTBELLA 2/23/2013 10:47AM

    Way to go my sweet friend you're much stonger than you think emoticon

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LKORNEGAY 2/22/2013 11:02AM

    It's all about controlling our emotions and not letting our emotions control us!

Great job Cathy you showed those emotions who was boss!

Lawanda

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JULIERAE41 2/22/2013 12:24AM

    Cathy.....if I could hug my monitor and know you would get the feeling, I would. I will simply say.......WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!! HUGS!

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GODS_TEMPLE 2/21/2013 10:44PM

    Tears can often wash away what is bothering us. And, sometimes they are the result of feeling God's love surrounding us. I'm glad your tears were tears of release, relief and joy! emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 2/21/2013 3:12PM

    Hope today is a much better day. Way to go on resisting the "binge".

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JULESJET 2/21/2013 2:41PM

    Stress can seriously impact you. Make sure to take time daily to go through relaxation techniques to help you focus on the things you really need to do.

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GAILANN48 2/21/2013 2:26PM

    Dear friend, I don't know how I can at the same time be so happy for you and so sad. It sounds as if the tears were more relief than sadness, but stress hurts, poisons, wracks us, whatever the cause... Whether it's popcorn or something more insidious, IT wasn't going to solve your problem. But YOU solved it. YOU met the dragon that the stress "called,"and you faced it down - what an immense victory! (Yikes, sorry about the MiddleEarthish metaphor, but it just popped out!)

Sitting here cheering for you, Cathy, just like everyone else who answered you here, and many others who read and didn't answer. You're a winner! Big SPARKCHEER for you!
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:) Gail

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NILLAPEPSI 2/21/2013 10:07AM

    Sometimes you just need a good cry. I find that it is very "cleansing" & relieves stress. emoticon

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MADAMES 2/21/2013 8:59AM

    You are doing great! I will think of this blog the next time I am tempted with emotional eating...
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LIVINGFREE19 2/21/2013 7:57AM

    So sorry to hear of such pain you were enduring. (stress)
You took care of the problem in a very intelligent manner. I am so in awe of you, how you can control yourself!

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YMWONG22 2/21/2013 5:49AM

  Way to go.... you are in control of your life and actions. I feel happy for you that you are able to rein in your emotions and keep it together.
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WILSON1926 2/21/2013 5:35AM

    Hang in there.

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Michael

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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/21/2013 5:04AM

    way to go Sparkie! I am very proud of you...and smiling! emoticon

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