Sunday, March 10, 2013
Re-read Beth Donovan's blog (
) about how she controls a binge. And a lot of parallels to a "user" of illegal ways of managing pain. I read an interesting article a couple of mornings ago...
While I am not particularly a fan of Mr. Brand's "public persona" as an actor and entertainer, I had to admit he was every bit as human as we are. I know I have foods and habits that are hard to avoid as a " go to " for managing pain. Beth's tips in her blog are essentially the same kinds of strategies he mentions in his article above - in his terms: "don't pick up."
In another part of his article, he says "Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution." I could turn that around for me - "Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ice Cream and excessive inactivity are not my problem, reality is my problem."
He also mentions... "Don't pick up a drink or drug, one day at a time. It sounds so simple. It actually is simple but it isn't easy: it requires incredible support and fastidious structuring. Not to mention that the whole infrastructure of abstinence based recovery is shrouded in necessary secrecy. " and for me, just substitute "cookies" or "ice cream" or "any tasty fattening food will do" and I still need to just "don't pick it up, one day at a time..."
(I started this a couple days ago, so now I can't remember some of the other thoughts I was thinking of... may have to edit later... and it's not only cookies, or ice cream, but can be anything really.).