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Body - Mind - Food Connection

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

So today's question is: If my body could talk to me, what would it say?

STOP THE MADNESS!!! That is what my body would say. Follow by: APPRECIATE ME!

It is quite ironic that I have been able to do so many things successfully and continue to fail with my body. I abuse it with too much salty, gooey, sweet things. I abuse it by yo yo dieting and purging. I abuse it by underexercising it and overexercising it to the point of injury.

It is all quite maddening.

I would not let someone else treat me as badly as I treat my body. I would not treat anyone else as badly as I treat my own body.

My body is screaming for appreciation by me! Until recently, I could not stand looking at myself in the mirror. I had the mind set that until I saw a certain number on the scale, I just could not be worth anything or lovable. I forced myself to look at myself while exercising and it actually makes me feel better. Because I am doing something positive.

I am taking more time getting ready to go to work or even to the store. I understand that the changes I have noticed may be small, but they do matter. But I need to do more to fully appreciate my body. That means consistent exercise and finding nonfood ways to deal with stress, loneliness and boredom. I have to remember that I AM WORTH IT! RIGHT NOW!
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