THE WORK BEGINS
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We're home now, in Texas. Grieving over the upcoming move because I love this house we live in, and I love the church here. It's going to be sad to leave. Whenever I start feeling sad, though, I remember the tall forest we'll be living in after the move, and the scurry of birds flying into the bird feeders we filled while we were there. Outdoor living is going to be wonderful there, and I do like the house with its two complete kitchens.
Now, however, we have to shed ourselves of the impulse purchases we no longer need, the sale items that are just being stored somewhere, and many other things that just have no place in our lives any more.
There's such a direct analogy to the extra pounds I'm carrying... the impulse eating, and the eating for no other reason than boredom, which is now compromising my blood pressure, my cholestrol, and my knees. In the work I do to sort and toss, maybe I'll be shedding some weight at the same time. That's my plan, anyway. This morning I'm unsure and tentative about my ability to do that, given the emotional upheaval I'll be going through as well.
My coping mechanism will be exercise. I really do love it, and taking a walk helps me to sort through emotional stuff as well. Thanks to my friends here for the support that flows freely from all the Spark People world.