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Don't feed the wound

Thursday, July 04, 2013

HAPPY 4th of JULY to all my Spark friends emoticon emoticon emoticon

Yesterday when I got on the scale, my 2 pound weight loss goal for my birthday was finally achieved, plus another .8 pound; only it was two weeks late. But that's okay because I'm only .8 away from an 80 pound loss. I'm so motivated today, which makes yesterday seem like a minor nightmare. Nevertheless it happened , so I'm going to tell about it in order to put it to rest. Somehow, I don't think the story will seem strange to many of you emoticon
I feel like today is truly "the first day of the rest of my life" as the saying goes. Even after my weight loss in the morning, I was in great distress by last night, having compulsively overeaten at an Italian restaurant at lunch . We celebrated the birthday of one of my Weight watcher friends, and I ate too many garlic rolls. I felt terrible by night time, and knew there were other things bothering me, so I did what I often do when I've reached the end of my rope and refuse to eat over the problem; I blogged. It was a very cathartic blog and uncovered my real emo problem, and even gave me a new slogan to live by. so often seems to happen to me, when I went to post it, it went out into cyber space, never to be seen again, at least by anyone it was intended for!! But while writing, I received a miracle, and when the blog was finished, I had discovered the source of my anxiety, was completely delivered from my emo hunger, and had the "peace that passes all understanding."PLUS, I had a new slogan"DON'T FEED THE WOUND," which I think will help me through many of my future near slips. All in all, my experience once again proves the theory that most of our hunger starts in our head, and in our hungry hearts. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    I love your slogan, "Don't Feed the Wound." Feeding the wound can also be ruminating and hanging on to the past. Food only covers it. Glad you got some catharsis . . . I think the blog was intended for your eyes only. Best wishes to you and congratulations on your 80 lbs. Best wishes for your future success.

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LJCANNON 7/4/2013 8:44PM

    emoticon The purpose of the Blog was to help you get to the Bottom of your Overeating. It served it's purpose, and this Blog will serve another purpose.
emoticon Congratulations on the Weight Loss, and on all you are Learning on this Journey.

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WILDKAT781 7/4/2013 8:05PM


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NANCYPAT1 7/4/2013 6:54PM

    Your saying resonated with me. You say the blog disappeared without getting to anyone for whom it was meant - Darling, it was meant for YOU and it got to YOU. What a lovely blessing this blog was for me. We don't need to know specifically what your challenge was YOU do - the same way, YOU need to figure out how to deal with it, I am so happy you did. Now, this blog may just help the rest of us even more than the original blog that ran away. Congratulations on your loss. I am sure you will hit that next number before long.

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  This is such an excellent saying, "don't feed the wound" I like this one and intend to use it daily, thanks so much. emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 7/4/2013 12:56PM

    emoticon I do the same and I am just learning now how to deal with it. Congrats on the weight loss.

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LETHA_ 7/4/2013 12:37PM


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JEANNE229 7/4/2013 12:30PM

    80 pounds???!!! Amazing!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/4/2013 11:06AM

    Happy 4th. of July.. Remember yesterday as you celebrate today.

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FISHINGLADY66 7/4/2013 11:05AM

    All these events teaches us a lesson about ourselves. Congratulations on your losses. Your still hanging in there and learning from your wounds. Yes we all experience set backs from time to time. We will not give up. Just take it One Day at a Time. I'm here for you. You can lean on me. emoticon

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DMEYER4 7/4/2013 10:40AM

  great blog thanks for sharing

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SNS1968 7/4/2013 10:40AM

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