Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Two days ago I was listening to an audio book titled "Wishes Fulfilled." I can't say that I believed everything he said in the book, but a couple of things rang true:
When I say or think anything that begins with I Am, the remainder of the sentence should remain positive. The I part of the sentence refers to the me inside, the real me, not the outer shell that looks a lot lumpier and more wrinkly than the real me. The shell isn't all that matters, in fact it is only important because it houses the real me. When I say I am overweight, I create that idea into a reality that is hard to erase. A better way would be to say I am a thin person inside of a lumpy body and I have the power to recreate that body to look more like the real me.
The other thing is that when we believe in the power of I AM, we will not allow ANYONE's thoughtless or malicious comments to harm our belief that I am making progress. This means something to me because it was my complete disappointment when 2 people made negative comments that contributed to my regaining 40 pounds.
I am better than that and I am making changes that will no longer accept any comment as true unless the real me agrees with it. The real me is not hiding within the folds of this body anymore and will assert her desires to renewed energy and regained self confidence and self assurance.
It may take a few days to overcome my food addiction completely, but each and every night I am telling myself that I am making progress and I am good enough to say no to cookies and donuts. Still, a little piece of cake at a special occasion is only proper if done in moderation.
"Guilt fuels addiction; Love heals it." I am learning to love the me inside and nobody can take that away from me because I won't let them.