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Taking a Stand for Me...

Sunday, July 28, 2013

This is more of a pledge than a blog, so I apologize in advance if it reads as a selfish rant, or worse yet, a narcissist's manifesto of sorts.

From this day forward, I simply refuse to allow the shortcomings of others, which cause me great stress, to manifest themselves in to my sick compulsion to binge eat in a vain effort to feel better. It does not work and never has. Without exception, I always wind up feeling worse and the reason is simple.

When others hurt me, whether intentional or otherwise, hurting myself with food only compounds the problem and makes me feel worse about myself. An alternative to such self-destructive "coping" behaviors might be to work harder at making meaningful connections with others, friends or companions, in order to express how I feel without judgement, talk it out, and then maybe, just go for a walk or indulge in any number of healthful coping activities that do not involve eating. Examples are abound: bird watching, walking, lifting weights, playing with my daughter, Sparking, reading, etc.

Eating angry just cannot work for me any more. And frankly, it never worked for me. I am just plain sick of it and will not allow myself to succumb to it anymore.

Thanks for reading.

-Frank
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GRACEOMALLEY 7/31/2013 2:45PM

    I am so pleased for you and your ability to focus and verbalize what you've communicated here. GOOD JOB! You've identified the problems and listed the ways you can resolve them. Onward and Forward, my friend!
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TATTER3 7/28/2013 9:23PM

    Yea you!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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KNYAGENYA 7/28/2013 5:26PM

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THOMS1 7/28/2013 12:36PM

    I wish you success. Sometimes unless it's immediate family we have to distance ourselves from others causing us to stress out like that. Good luck! emoticon

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DAWNDMOORE40 7/28/2013 12:35PM

    emoticon emoticon You have finally decided to change your life and you have the positive attitude to do so! Now you just have to put your plan into action! We are here to help you! Make sure you make use of the nutrition tracker because it really helped me! As far as others hurting you, I will pray for you that you will find it in your heart to forgive them, because only after you do that, will you be able to heal and move forward to a healthier life! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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