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maybe not exciting to you...

Monday, April 02, 2012

but it is to me that I made it a week without binge eating. Further, I'm exercising more, and feel better than I have in ages. Why don't I remember this when I need to? I don't know, but I'm blogging it so I might have a place to go see it.

Little by little I've found ways to make this week work. I've found little things to derail impending binges, little ways to add more veggies. And little bits of exercise that end up giving me more energy to get done what I need to.

I'm not talking hours and hours in the gym. I don't have the time to spare from homeschooling and therapies and activities for that. I just mean adding 5 - 10 minutes to the gym time I already do. And adding 5-10 minutes of marching around my kitchen or running a minute of my 5-minute warmup instead of walking the whole thing. That kind of thing. Just little things make such a difference.

I guess it's really all attitude, not WHAT I'm doing, but how I'm doing it. Like instead of thinking of it as this huge umbrella I have to walk under all the time in order to be successful, I can think of it as a variety of hats I can wear for really short periods of time. That feels so much more doable for me. And then I end up doing more than those little periods simply because it doesn't feel so daunting.

If I dread something I'm so much less likely to do it. But if it feels like no big deal, I'll just do it to get it out of the way.

so that's what got me through this week. Let's see if it works for week 2.
Either way, today I'm happy.
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  • no profile photo CD8667808
    Little ways are my favorite things! What a liberating discovery (I love those too!)
    Way to keep at it, you inspire me.
    3361 days ago
    Add some jazz hands in the mix for flare and I say you are a fantastic SUPERSTAR in the best Molly Shannon way possible!
    And I am soooo jealous of you!
    I want that feeling back. I need it!

    Woohoo for you!
    3361 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6267298
    No binge eating for a week! that is great!!!!
    I liked the umbrella/hat metaphore. emoticon
    3361 days ago
  • DEE797
    emoticon Glad you have found ways to add healthy eating and exercise into your day. YOU GO GIRL!
    3361 days ago
    Not exciting! No binge eating for a week! You deserve a huge award!

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    3361 days ago
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