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Sunday, April 28, 2013

With work presenting lots of challenges the last several months, I've been having a hard time prioritizing. Today, for the first time in a long time, I woke with a day filled with no plans. It was nice to relax in the morning. Not rush off anywhere. Read a magazine. Do some light cooking. Have a leisurely breakfast. Talk on the phone.

I picked up my Beck Diet Solutions book which had been abandoned long ago and collecting dust. Dug out my response cards. Read a few chapters and thought about how much I wanted to get my eating back in control. Read my Advantages Response Cards and realized I really wanted all the things on that list. More than ever.

But I'm scared. I've tried to start over so many times and only seem to be getting heavier. What will it take to make this time more successful? But I can start today with a couple of small steps.

-read my ARC today (and everyday)
-eat fresh homemade food as much as possible (and prep today so that I have options during the week)
-take a walk outside and enjoy the beautiful sunny long overdue spring day
-remember how good it feels to eat well, especially the morning after.
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    Sosi, your plan is great - simple & straightforward, definitely the right steps to take you where you want to go.

    Haha, I'm an EXPERT at starting over. I know this for sure. No matter how many times I have tried and failed, I always learned something and it's always good to start again, and again, and as many times as it takes to finally "get it".

    One of the things I'm working on presently is mindfulness, in eating and in everyday life. It causes me to slow down and think about what I'm doing so that I can make the best choices in the moment.

    I have found that I need to completely abstain from all forms of sugar and fast carbs (bread, pasta, cereals, etc.). Maybe not forever, but at the suggestion of the pharmacist (who is more like a naturopath), at least for 6 months straight until my body heals itself.

    Staying off the scale has been key also. If you feel anxious about the "number" and if it can cause you to either want to give up or falsely encourages you to cheat, I would suggest putting it away for a couple of months. Put it away with the commitment that you will follow your food & activity plan at least 90% of the time. Keep a vision of how you want to look in your mind, and conjure up the emotions of how you want to feel when you get there. They will propel you to make the right choices to make it a reality. Trust that you will arrive at where you want to be and have patience. Enjoy your healthy foods. Make taking the time to prepare fresh meals with life-giving foods an enjoyable experience. Make it fun to experiment with different foods and techniques (I am recently interested in the health and weight loss benefits of intermittent fasting).

    Above all, love yourself just as you are so that you will want to treat your body with the utmost care. Your body is the temple that houses your beautiful spirit. Your spirit is perfect in every way and knows what you need to do to transform your body to match.

    Don't be scared, because fear is the thing that will derail you time and time again. Use EFT to eradicate these fears. The opposite of fear is faith. Have faith in yourself and your God-given ability to do ANYTHING you set your mind and heart to.

    I'm here whenever you need support. emoticon
    1763 days ago
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