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Did you hear me talking to SELF?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

From last Thursday through Sunday I was on a killing spree, well not really, I was just eating things that could surely shorten my life. Now the question is What happens to throw you a deep curve and make you forget the things you want desperately in your life and send you on an eating binge. I tried to get back control but it wasn't working.
So I decided to have a little talk with WILLPOWER, "Hey Willpower" I shouted from the deep crevices of my soul. " Where are you, where did you go"
In a tiny shaky little voice from far away came the words, " I ran off because you were abusing me." "Abusing you," I ask, How am I abusing you?" The answer than came from deep within was "You are burying me under a bunch of garbage that not only numbs me and makes me sluggish just like it does you. I can not be effective and help you stay strong and full of energy if you feed me a diet of junk food and over eat paying no attention of what it is doing to me, your willpower.

Let me tell you that was a very thought provoking self talk that will power and I had. And oh so true. That little 5 minute talk energized me and I have been eating good things ever since. It worked for me and I am so glad that it did. When I started the talk I wasn't expecting an answer to come back to me or to get my will power back. But it did! What ever it takes to keep us charged up and motivated. I am all for it. Call me crazy for talking to myself. But I will take craziness over being fat forever any day.

I hope in this journey we are on that all of us will not settle for losing our will power and spark. But will press in to ourselves and find out what is going on . We are beautifully and wonderfully made.

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  • BLVING_IN_ME
    I loved this blog! Thank you so much... gonna go have a talk with myself too.
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    2509 days ago
  • MARGIEH0104
    Wonderful way with words you have Gail ! I am sure you could be a writer!
    I love your talk with your will power and will keep it in mind to do if mine falters!
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
    Spark on my friend! You are learning so much on your journey!
    2524 days ago
  • VTMAID
    Thanks for such a nice blog. One of the things I learned by reading the Spark book was that talking to yourself is actually a good thing. (As long as I'm not at work and there are people around--I work in a financial institution--muttering to oneself is most likely frowned upon!) It is almost as if we divide ourselves into two people--the good one and the one who just eats like there is no tomorrow. And that would be correct--for all of us who follow the one who eats like there is no tomorrow, with our health issues that could be exactly true. No tomorrow!
    Thanks for helping me stay focused!
    Karen
    2524 days ago
  • ABB698
    I'm glad you're a good listener ;)
    Have a terrific Thursday! Hugs
    2524 days ago
  • JOANOFSPARK
    Good for you.....love it.... emoticon You're right. We should be talking to ourself daily, giving ourselves pep talks and reminding SELF just who is boss and why we started on this journey to good health in the first place... emoticon
    2524 days ago
  • SPEEDY143
    "Call me crazy for talking to myself. But I will take craziness over being fat forever any day." Love this... well said Gail, a good kick in Mr. Will Powers emoticon behind sure can't hurt emoticon

    emoticon Linda
    2524 days ago
  • TUBLADY
    Join the club. I talk to myself all the time.
    Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror and really let myself have it.
    But it does work.
    I talk to my fat cells and gave them evictions notice.
    I talk to my muscle and ask them to work harder.
    And I am making their living arrangements so much better by getting rid of all those lazy fat that was just hanging around.
    What ever works, do it.
    So I am glad will power is in there pulling for you.
    Give it a chance, it's a good friend to have.
    Take care.
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2524 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    Well said Gail Awesome !!
    I truely believe in keeping to a raw or slightly cooked Veggies, heaps of Fresh Fruits...
    Wholemeal wholegrained and seeded bread, and a mostly Fish, Way of life ..

    I know it works because it worked for me!!
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2524 days ago
  • ESILBO
    RIGHT ON GAIL...GO FOR IT AND KEEP TALKING TO WILL AND WRITE ABOUT HIM, IT IS GOOD FOR US TOO TO HEAR OF MR WILL...LOL
    emoticon I WONDER IF HE LOOKS LIKE HIM...LOL
    LISE
    2524 days ago
  • MADKAPKID
    Great blog Gail! Sometimes we need that little talk with ourselves to get us on the right track again! Each of us is....special...and finding out what works for us...makes us tick will be a good thing. WE are TOO awesome to ever give up. Have a joy filled day, Karen emoticon
    2524 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    All right, Gail! Glad you had that talk and when Mr. Will Power is finished with you, you'd better send him on over to my house! I need him to move in, actually--if he were here every day and all day, I bet I could move mountains. Glad you had the talk. Sounds like Will gave you a good response--so much better than looking for the Magic Pin! Jeannie
    2524 days ago
  • JILL313
    Gail, I love your blog and it's great that your self-talk worked well for you. . .I think I'd better try it but I suspect it's also going to tell me just about the same thing as it told you--LOL!! I haven't lost my Spark or willpower but I have to admit it's not as strong as it used to be--but I'm going to start talking to myself--LOL!

    Hugs,

    Ji
    ll
    2524 days ago
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