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Sunday, July 07, 2013

I have been thinking about how I got so fat and why I never realized WHY it was happening until it was really far gone. What I have decided is that a major factor for me has been CLUTTER - clutter around me, demands made on me and my feeling that I just couldn't live up to expectations, chatter in my head, disorganization in my world.

For a while now, I have been dealing with some of the clutter - trying to stop the chatter - to quiet my mind but also to make my surrounding a tiny bit less chaotic. It seems to help with my weight BECAUSE I am feeling less stress - or at least coping with it better. Sleep, spiritual support, and relaxation have all played a role in helping me to deal with the temptations that foods presents. Exercise has helped me to keep me from focus on the food. Stopping to focus my mind BEFORE I react has helped to make healthier choices and to see the consequences for my choices.

I am really tired now. I need to get a bit of sleep.

Blood sugar is good. BP is good. I feel like I am making some healthy choices, therefore I am doing "GOOD"

Good night all. Sleep well. May the angels surround you with a screen of protection and serenity so that you will rest completely safe in the understanding that you are loved, you are ENOUGH, you are GOOD ENOUGH, WORTH ENOUGH, and LOVED ENOUGH to allow you to wake in the morning totally refreshed and ready to start a new week with hope, love, and kindness. Remember that each person you meet is ALSO ENOUGH - what an amazing thought - EACH OF US IS TRULY ENOUGH and is LOVED ENOUGH. WOW - can you imagine anything more AWESOME than that?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAWNSJOURNEY 7/11/2013 12:32PM

    Knowing that We are all ENOUGH is Priceless.. That alone can make this Journey so much easier... and Awesome..

Congrats on your normal numbers.. :)

Rock on Girl.. Rock on !!

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KAYLSLYNN 7/11/2013 12:24PM

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KONRAD695 7/9/2013 10:48PM

    You are a wonderful person! I would love to meet you one day. Maybe I should take a Spark trip.

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LINDA! 7/8/2013 8:02PM

    Very nice blog.

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    I'm the same way. In fact, we are doing a major overhaul this week.

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MASTERPIECE8 7/8/2013 5:01PM


Have you been living in my head? My body? You could be speaking for me, as well as many of us. When things are organized, I 'feel' calmer. You said it all quite beautifully.

When I'm not feeling as though I'm running in circles, I definitely take more time for ME. I've never been very good at ME time, but I'm learning to do that. You're right. We are all 'worth it.'

Thanks for writing and sharing such a beautiful blog. It's very meaningful and right on target.

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PEGTIGER 7/8/2013 4:09PM

    I love your insight. I could have written this. I'm not really sure why I let it get so bad, but I did. I will work more on quieting the background chatter! Thanks for sharing.

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PYNETREE 7/8/2013 3:08PM

    I think that is true for many of us. And trying to declutter is an ongoing project for me!

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HOLLYM48 7/8/2013 2:11PM

    Thanks for sharing that great message with us! We are enough, you are right.
Hope you had a great night's sleep! emoticon

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JAOTAO 7/8/2013 2:01PM

    Great Blog! Thanks for Sharing!

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JILL313 7/8/2013 11:58AM

    Great insight and revelation to you. I know I feel better after I clean up my kitchen as I do every morning. Usually there is a sink full of dishes, trash, etc. from the night before. . .After I wash everything up and my kitchen is tidy I swear it puts me in a calmer and better state of mind. Now that you've figured it out it's time to de-clutter your house and life as I want you as healthy and happy as possible. I do know that you've made great strides and I think all that swimming does help you relieve some stress so you can better deal with life's problems that none of us are immune to. Have a Happy Monday. Please say hi to Ed from Brent and I.

Love You,

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/8/2013 11:35AM

    Blessings! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 7/8/2013 9:37AM

    You ended your blog with a beautiful thought that should comfort so many! emoticon for sharing your thoughts with us.

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/8/2013 8:44AM

    Lovely thoughts, Nancy. And, I do truly believe that clutter in our surroundings does contribute to obesity and unrest in our souls. Sometimes it is just too hard to deal with it or in some cases, we don't even know where to start. Seems to be true in terms of the clutter of our bodies, in some ways at least. Good thoughts here. Hope you had a good night's sleep! Hugs, jeannie

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    emoticon blog and lovely wish to all. Have yourself and wonderful and peaceful sleep. emoticon

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PHATPAT18 7/8/2013 8:05AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GODS_TEMPLE 7/8/2013 12:29AM

    That is TOTALLY AWESOME... emoticon

So happy your blood sugar and BP are doing good. I'm still 'playing' with my BP meds to try and regulate mine.

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