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Tough Going a the Check- Line or It's not Rocket Science.

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Here's what was weird. Went grocery shopping. Had my list. No problem. Occasional temptation but reminded myself that I had set my mind and that God would help. Grocery basket filled with fruit, veggies, high protein low fat meat. The check out que (a single winding line that feeds into multiple cash register) was lined with hundreds (no exaggration) of candies for Halloween. Twinge of temptation but it passed much more easily than I thought.
Then I got to the front of the line, the magazines. Fitness, Shape, Fit over 40, all shouted "Buy Me! I have what you're looking for!!!", "Buy ME and I will make you 29!!!!". Tom (lucky husband) has been telling me for years that I didn't have an eating problem as much as a thinking problem. A wishing problem.

Although I hate to admit it... I think he was... wait for it....... right. The toughest part of yesterday was intentionally keeping my mind off planning the next meal, the next exercise. So much time wasted in my head on searching for the solution. One would think I was a brilliant chemist on the verge of a solution for cancer.

But I'm not. The solution is simple: eat less exercise more. That's it. Tom (LH) is was right. The time spent in my mind on the obsession is the begginning thread that keeps me tied to pain.

So, following my commitment to myself, I checked in, I have my exercise for the day plan. Post my blog, I sign off spark people and am done thinking for the day.

Amazng how terrifying pressing "Post Blog Entry" is right now. Damn I hate when LH is right.
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  • WRITERGIRLMEL
    I struggle with this process taking over my entire thought process, too. Right now, I have to track as I go. I'm just not back in my groove enough to stay consistently on-track without seeing my progress throughout the day. But I'm getting there, and I'm definitely going to take inspiration from you and try not to let it take over. Good luck!
    2988 days ago
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