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Stopping to use the tools we have

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Yesterday I had my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers. It took some courage considering that this past week I managed to eat out more than normal. I only gained one pound which was a minor miracle. I'm still below the 300 mark, so I have survived to fight another day. So i call getting on the scale the ACCOUNTABILITY TOOL.
Then, during the meeting, I got my feelings hurt, and my pride was wounded. I tried to acknowledge and move on, but it stayed with me all day long. I chose my regular lunch at our regular restaurant, So I stayed on track without crossing any lines outside my normal food selections. When I got home I tracked my food. So I used the TRACKING TOOL, both in choice and content.
I prayed in the afternoon because i knew I needed divine intervention between me and the refrigerator! So that was my SPIRITUAL TOOL for divine help!
After a small but satisfying dinner salad the dangerous time of night,after dinner, had arrived. By then there was little to be done except get busy making a phone call to engage with another like minded person. So I called a WW friend and she had the same feelings I did about the day, except that it didn't happen to her. After we talked a while, she apologized for venting to me on the subject, and I said,"NO! thank you for expressing your insight into the occurrence because it was just what I needed to hear, and now I feel better!" She thought she was sounding off about another person, but it was more of a situation, and I think we both felt relieved that someone else also saw the truth of the matter. So, needless to say, by the time the call ended I no longer needed to prepare the evening snack fest of an hour before. So that was the TOOL of FRIENDSHIP.
Now I am BLOGGING by writing about the situation and that helps me, and maybe will help someone else break down the process of saying "NO" to the call of food. I hope and pray that it does. What loomed so large yesterday afternoon is now resolved, shared, a lesson learned, and in the past. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TRACYZABELLE 7/16/2013 12:50AM

    I have not weighed in in over a month EEEK__ Will go this Saturday and report back! Accountability is so important!

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IOWAGRAMMA 7/14/2013 4:42PM

    What a great way to look at things, Patty! emoticon emoticon

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KNYAGENYA 7/12/2013 10:54AM

    I use some of the same tools. I knit as a way to keep my hands busy. Not only do I avoid eating but I get something out of it as well.

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IMREITE 7/12/2013 12:57AM

    i have several tools and know what to do. i just dont always have the courage and motivation to use them.

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NANCYPAT1 7/12/2013 12:35AM

    Sounds like you had a successful day and that you dealt with a number of challenges with good judgment. Pat yourself on the back.

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CHERIJ16 7/11/2013 9:47PM

    Goo emoticon d for you.

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