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Dealing with it positively

Thursday, June 27, 2013

I am kind of distressed that my lovely new boyfriend actually has some mental health issues - I went shopping with him and he bought three bags of museli, three cartons of juice - I thought he was just stocking up - but now I know he's got some OCD I am thinking differently.
Today we went for a lovely walk - really lovely. We had a picnic lunch by the sea, then walked to another place where we had a cup of tea (and I had a date slice). But when he dropped me off later, he looked at me and said "you might like to change your shirt - there are a couple of spots on it". Alarm bells rang!
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I said nothing. When I got home I checked my shirt - there were two absolutely miniscule traces of food on my shirt - so, so small and definitely no reason to change my shirt.

However, I am still not stuffing to squash any uncomfortable feelings!
I sat and had a cup of tea in the garden - just listened to the birds.
Then I got out my shears, and went around chopping back the hedges and bushes which were over-growing - got my energy out there!

And I am going to run and run and strength train and do yoga and I'm going to work my body to deal with these emotions.

I cannot express how wonderfully empowering this feels - I have always used food before - and it never worked! Through doing the Spark challenges, and reading all the wonderful blogs and information on this site, I now find that the tools I have to deal with life's challenges are much more health-supporting!

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    Such a victory for you and best of luck. I know doing yoga is helping me tremendously, especially in the evening.

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    What a great job you did of not internalizing his difficulties. They are his alone and not anything to do with you! I'm so proud of you for not turning to food to squash your feelings. So glad you are having such feelings of empowerment!

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VEENAS1 6/28/2013 8:13AM

    I am glad you are continuing to deal with issues without food and I hope all works out well. Have a nice weekend.

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RAWCOOKIE 6/28/2013 6:13AM

    Thanks Brad.

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BRADMILL2922 6/28/2013 2:45AM

    That is great that you have found a way other than food to deal with the emotions that you are going through! That is a big step in our overall well being and it seems that you have found it! Hope everything works out well.

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