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10/27/10 3:14 P

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I think it's about management also. Daily, maybe even hourly, some days,
management. We have to really stay on our toes since obviously needing food
is not the same as needing to smoke or drink. We don't have that luxury of
saying, "never again" and being able to make that happen.
I do think that Shrink Yourself can be a permanent answer for all of us as a life skill, but we need to work it to be successful.

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Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (NIV)


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10/27/10 1:15 P

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I don't think it will ever go away, it can just be managed easier.

I have bipolar, and it won't ever go away, but when I was young? I was a mess, now, coping much better, I have more skills now than I did then. but it's not going anywhere. ha.

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10/26/10 9:40 P

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I love "SHRINK YOURSELF" because Dr. Gould so understands how STRESS is always going to be in our lives. I've read the book and marked it up with a marker and written notes in it like a textbook. But, I'm still a work in progress since I've been a Sparker for 3 yrs and I'm still not at my goal. When Dr. Gould says STRESS is the #1 reason we regain weight he is SO right. I regained #s when my son had Testicular Cancer & 4 rounds of chemotherapy. I regained while waiting for my gallbladder surgery for 3 months. (I was worried it was going to rupture before I got the surgery & that stress was on me daily as the attacks just came on suddenly without warning.)
So, I'm learning to deal with stress. I'm still not at my goal weight, but I'm working on it no matter how long it takes and then I'll work to KEEP the fat off.

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SLENDERELLA518's Photo SLENDERELLA518 Posts: 154
10/24/10 12:51 P

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(from Dr. Gould) Do you dream of a day when you wonÕt ever have to think about managing your weight? Do you imagine that once you finally lose the weight your worries about food will be gone? Do you wish that it would all just go away? If you do, youÕre not alone.

Expectations lead to disappointments. ThatÕs why itÕs so important to have realistic expectations. It is realistic that you will get better and better at dealing with your emotions without food. It is realistic to believe that one day you will be the one thatÕs in charge of what and how much you eat. It is realistic to know that with the right help and information you can lose the weight you want. However, itÕs unrealistic to believe you will ever get it perfect. ItÕs unrealistic to believe that you will never turn to food for comfort again. ItÕs unrealistic to think that your weight will not fluctuate at all. Think of a doctorÕs scale or a balance. It is always moving a little bit. As you work towards leaving emotional eating behind, you will continue to make little adjustments in your lives. The more realistic your expectations, the less you will be disappointed. The goal is to view your weak spots, not with judgment or harshness, but with curiosity. The moments when you are tempted to return to food for comfort are actually red flags from your heart and mind, pointing out that you need a little bit of understanding, some more gentleness, and a dash more self-acceptance.
Please share your thoughts about this.


Edited by: SLENDERELLA518 at: 10/24/2010 (12:51)
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