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Compassion

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Had a therapy session yesterday and talked about how tired I am from fighting myself every waking moment.


My therapist suggested to try compassion with this "thing" that causes me to want to snuggle up with a bucket of chicken and a cake (or any other binge-worthy food), instead of fighting it.


The first thing I have to do is accept that it's all me. This addiction or disorder or whatever it is, isn't an outside entity (as much as I feel like it is). It's not like some binge-eating demon invaded my body (although at times I could swear that's what happened).


It's all a part of me, and instead of wishing I could beat "it" senseless, maybe I can come at "it" with understanding and compassion? To recognize it, and then realize why it's here, and then use empathy and understanding and concern.


So, for today (at the very least), I'm going to try to apply a "Hugs, not gloves" approach. Taking off the boxing gloves, stepping out of the ring, and applying love and compassion and understanding to that part of me that screams out for food. It's worth a try.

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LIZAPOPE 7/22/2013 9:23PM

    yes, yes and yes, the path of no judgement. you are not alone!

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TRENTDREAMER 7/21/2013 11:10PM

    " Taking off the boxing gloves, stepping out of the ring, and applying love and compassion and understanding to that part of me that screams out for food. It's worth a try. "
* Best of fortune to you!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/19/2013 6:44PM

    wonderful blog!!!!!!!!!

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DWSCHUYLER 7/18/2013 9:20AM

    Awesome blog. For lots of us, we spend so much energy beating ourselves up over a lot of things that we lose that compassionate side of ourselves. emoticon

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LUCKY8GAL 7/18/2013 1:25AM

    emoticon

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KENWANNE2013 7/17/2013 9:42PM

    Great blog thank you for the reminder about compassion.

I have always felt that there is a link between compassion for ourselves and others eg that it is not truly possible to have one without the other.

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 7/17/2013 9:00PM

    Great Blog !!! I understand where you are coming from. I am up 30ish pounds from 2009. It keeps coming back everytime I take it off. It's harder to loose it when I am limited to how much exercise I can do.

Hugs emoticon

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.DUSTY. 7/17/2013 5:40PM

    I'm glad you have someone to talk to. Good advice. Yes it does sometimes feel like "it" instead of "me or I".

As you know it's always toughest the first several days but you CAN get through it!

Hugs!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 7/17/2013 2:59PM

    Great blog. This probably applies to many of us...me included! C-O-M-P-A-S-S-I-O-N!

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