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Defining success/What's your chronic Pain?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hope you are having a successful week. It doesn't really matter how we define successful, right!?
My success:
I exercised once this week..., I meditated about 4 times.... my food is on track..... SUCCESSFUL!
How were you successful?

***Hey I was reading an old diet program book this morning. The words challenged me to once again think about the WHY I over eat. I consider myself addicted to the behavior of overeating. (Yeah I could overeat veggies! No fun there...) The reasons become irrelevant after a while. The fact remains I do want to snuff out the chronic emotional pain I can feel so deeply. The momentary pleasure of eating fools me into believing that the pain has vanished only to yet again discover it has not. Thus, I can over eat again. For the moment, though, I don't think, feel or care. I go unconscious in a way.
Today, I am reaching out, and really trying to stay present, mindful and caring for me!

Point to ponder: What is YOUR chronic PAIN that you are trying to make UNCONSCIOUS?
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    Here's to your success!
    1642 days ago
    Excellent point a few years ago I realized I was eating to medicate physical pain as well as emotional. Meditation has been successful, with much practice and determination, for my physical pain. Its been difficult to always get myself in to the meditation mode when I am having an, "emotional frenzy".
    1643 days ago
    Great post. Thanks for the challenging thoughts. I often overeat because I am tired, and eating gives me an excuse to sit down. I eat because I am frustrated, and can't change the things that frustrate me, so eating became a pleasure I could have. Unfortunately, overeating is bad, no matter why you do it. The hard part is deciding you are more important than the pain you are trying to cover up with food. You are worth the change, worth the effort, worth the temporary pain of the emotion. Long term, we need to find better ways to medicate our pain.
    1643 days ago
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