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Abyss Walls are Slippery

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

To all my wonderfully supportive SparkFriends,

I'm sorry I haven't logged in to lift you up when you're down, offer a quick hello, or keep up with your goals. I have no excuses for not returning your wonderful and constant encouragement, but will tell you the short story below.

I recognize, and have for some time now (and probably even blogged about it in the past) that I turn to food to deal with my emotions. I just read an article about how "even though food doesn't solve the problems, it at least makes me forget them for a while." That is, for the while it takes for you to grow out of your jeans, to recognize your shirts are too tight, that your aches and pains have returned because weight and poor eating habits have returned.

So to soothe your self-loathing, you eat...

I need to find a healthier way for me to deal with stress and disappointment instead of wishing i had an endless supply of ice cream to numb the pain.

I can't say I'm solidly back on the wagon, but I did have a stellar day of eating and had a bit of activity. My goal at this point it just to climb out of the abyss and away from its edge. I have 31 days until my DirtyGirl 5K, which I haven't been training for.

I promise to do my best to log in every day this month of May and return the encouragement you've always given me.

Thank you for always being there.

Peace out,
AndreaG89
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BLESSED2BEME 5/2/2013 10:35AM

    Did you know that food is the most abused 'drug' on the planet? I'm right there with you. It is a 'habit' that we have to break, turning to food when we feel pain or even feel joy. Making food just our fuel and not our 'reward' for anything. Probably harder than giving up any other type of addiction but if our addiction was something else (say alcohol or smoking) we could give it up completely. With food though we have to still eat. Sometimes I feel like there is no winning with this.

However, each positive step we make is one less poor choice and believe me they start to add up! You can do this. One step at a time. We are all here for you so reach out just like you did today! I, for one, am very happy to see you back on spark.

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LEANNAW4 5/2/2013 9:10AM

    Glad you're back and climbing back on the wagon. Sometimes it's a bumpy ride up there, but the view is much better! Have a great day!

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LYDIASPURPLE 5/1/2013 11:05PM

    I saw thos segment on The Doctors this morning dealing with stress & the health components like obesity: "The 5 A's to Help manage Dtress".

Acknowledge


Alter

Avoid

Adapt
..


You got this"

You can google & see the 5 minute video.

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