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The other side of powerless

Thursday, April 11, 2013

I don't talk about my 12 step recovery stuff a lot here because Sparkpeople's Nutrition FAQs discourage blaming your troubles on addiction to food or eating. And I'm coming up on my 12th anniversary in recovery.

The argument goes "How can you undertake any change in your life from a position of powerlessness?" I was just thinking about it, and it's only powerlessness over the addiction, whatever it happens to be.

The other side of letting go control over what I cannot control is Courage to Change the Things I Can. I used to waste at least half my energy fighting shadows and mountains. Let's say I claim that energy and use it toward living for today. That is what recovery encompasses.

Recovery means not procrastinating. Recovery means not worrying. Recovery means so much more than powerlessness over my addiction.
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JUMPINJULIE 4/12/2013 7:11PM

    Great blog.

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MKELLY72 4/12/2013 10:58AM

    Very lovely!
I think of this journey in terms of recovery every day. I depend very much on my support here, and on my own decision making every minute of the day to stay focused on my continued recovery from food addiction.
Michelle

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KANOE10 4/12/2013 8:11AM

    I liked this quote..don't ask why, ask what are you going to do. Recovery does mean action and not procrastinating. You are doing an excellent job of leading a healthy life.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 4/12/2013 6:53AM

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CELIAMINER 4/12/2013 6:13AM

    Recovery is hard work and lots of self love. Congrats on your anniversary!

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ISLANDNESTER 4/12/2013 2:40AM

  Beautifully expressed,thank you for sharing. emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 4/11/2013 10:13PM

    congrats!

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MANDELOVICH 4/11/2013 6:53PM

    Wow, 12 year anniversary - amazing!

And I love your statements - not worrying, not procrastinating, and taking action! Bravo!

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TIMOTHYNOHE 4/11/2013 6:22PM

    Taking control. Great for you.

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63KEEPONGOING 4/11/2013 6:14PM

  Well-spoken.
Great blog.
Look forward to hearing more.


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