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Yin and Yang

Monday, December 23, 2013



I am not sure if I quite have the metaphors and imagery right for myself, but here goes. I feel like I have been making small progress in trying new ways to be, while also swinging way far and deep into less healthy behavior. Have others gone through this? People who have reached maintenance, experienced some success, have episodes of this on their journey? This morning, the yin and yang symbol came to mind after looking back on my behavior of the last day.

So yesterday I actually did some domestic things (ala FlyLady) and then in the evening I worked on some cards. While I am not thrilled by the card below, I am proud that I tried to do something different to cope well with a very challenging time of day.



It has been years since I made cards much - I hope to find some place to give the cards - like maybe to some soldiers' group if they might want cards to send back home.

Today I go with DD to the GI doc - hopefully we will find out if she has any GI conditions that are causing her health problems - or if the anxiety is the likely cause of the GI problems.

And shortly I will be going to the gym to actually run, get some exercise for the first time in 5 days. And I am trying to follow that flying saying - "Parents - put your oxygen masks on first before helping your kids".

I am hoping that I make more and more progress, put more and more of the healthy behaviors in my day. I am not striving for perfection, but rather a life dominated by good-for-me behaviors.
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IFDEEVARUNS2 12/23/2013 4:59PM

    I love that card!
And yes, my days are filled with seeming opposites: I do good things, and I do awful things for myself. Such is life.
I see you haven't lost your sense of humor: "Parents - put your oxygen masks on first before helping your kids". emoticon

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