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A New Beginning

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

I will soon be marking my fourth year with Sparks. At least I am still here. But I have to admit that for the past year I have just been spinning my wheels. (Does that count as exercise?)
I read some words today that really fit me. 'Rationalize (that is, rational lies).' I am going to keep that in mind as I know that too often I do 'rationalize' about my eating. "Oh, it's ok to buy that Dark Chocolate. I know you can control yourself"; "That little bit of peanut butter eaten with a spoon out of the jar isn't going to hurt"; "You need to keep ice cream in the house in case you have company and, of course, you know they will probably like the Peanut Butter Panic flavor".
I had reached my goal at one time and the only good thing is that I haven't gained it all back as has happened in the past. But without getting myself in control now, that could so easily happen.
I have no one else to feed besides myself so there is no reason to buy any foods that aren't right for me. If ever I were going to get going in the right direction, now is the time because the season for fresh fruits and vegetables is upon us.
Another thing that I know is going to help. I now have an accountability partner who is going to be lifting me and my 'food addiction' up to the One who can guide me in my choices.

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/10/2013 8:59AM

    Good for you, Arlene! Speaking from experience, it is all to easy to let that creep upward overtake your good intentions. That sure is what happened to me. I'm glad you've decided to nip it in the bud! Keep believing that you can turn this around!
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 4/9/2013 8:48PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon WTG not giving up and starting fresh.

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LITTLE_QUEEN 4/9/2013 8:32PM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 4/9/2013 2:47PM

    I know you can do it, Arlene. I need to be stricter with myself, because I've been "spinning my wheels" for a few months now. With God's help, we will make progress.

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COUPONREEN23 4/9/2013 1:50PM

    Keep at it! When it becomes a part of your daily existence, you have it licked!

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