Monday, May 27, 2013
I'm trying to spend the 99 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day to lighten up all aspects of my life. Today is day 1 and with the help of the book, 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle, I realize that I eat so I can divert my attention away from my feelings or tasks I don't want to do. She says your past doesn't have to rule your future. Funny, I had just said that to my teen who was looking up what she got on a final last semester as if it would be the same grade that she will get this week. I don't know who said this but insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different result. I do that with trying to lose weight. Start, slip, binge, gain weight, start, slip, binge, gain weight, repeat, repeat, repeat. So, day 1 says, write a new ending. I use to start, slip, binge and gain weight. Now, if I eat something I feel I shouldn't, I walk away from the food, and do something else like exercise, pray, go on the iPad, phone a friend. Now, if I want to avoid a task, I take little bites like a Pacman for a five minute period until its completed. Now, if I want to avoid a feeling, I can talk to a friend about it, write it out, walk it off.
Let me know what you do now.