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Counting my blessings again...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

It is too easy for me to look at the things I am trying to change and don´t succeed that well with.By a fellow sparkers blog I realised that I don´t have to fight the habit to drink sodas. Fifteen years ago I got the habit of drinking diet coke. I used to buy boxes with 2 cans and have two-three a day. Then I read something about the bad things with aspartam and stopped. Today I hardly ever drink sodas - I had some apple cider on easter becasue there was no water, I do drink lemonade now and then but my main drink is water and I don´t have to fight any cravings for sodas... I now realise that I DO drink soda - when use McDonalds drive-trough and buy a meal it is usually with diet coke... but that happens 5-10 times a year and I don´t think the soda is the problem then, more the french fries...

Foodwise I don´t have that much of a problem with fast foods, candy or cookies - I do eat them sometimes but it is not the big thing darkening my sky - it is more to overeat meat, cheese or pasta...

More blessings - my feet has gotten much better. I do not know if it´s the devils claw or my specially made insoles... I think devil´s claw is part of it, I stopped eating for a while and the ache came back.I walk more these days and it is a blessing to be able to do so.

I do have anxiety over my economy but I also have a job with a good pay and given time will be able to get things in order.

Today it is aca group. I feel a little stress because I got that share from an other member yesterday – he has some problems with the group and although they are not my problem I have sort of taken that in and I am rather sure that that caused me to overeat yesterday.
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  • SILLYHP1953
    I don't know what devils claw is, I'm guessing a type of food? I'm sure glad you're able to walk better.

    It is hard to let people own their problems, but it is their problem and they have to work through it. "Letting go" of things I cannot change is one of the best lessons I ever learned in my life, and I learned it in 12-step meetings, either ACOA or Al-Anon.
    2711 days ago
    If stress is the trigger; I'd be looking for another outlet for it rather than food. That would be a positive change. My biggest trigger for overeating of late has been getting overtired.
    Yes, I know and an earlier bedtime would help. Sometimes we just don't want to change. The holiday wiped me out. No permanent damage done. I suspect it might be the same with you. You are making progress Meddy. Perfection doesn't exist. Be well, be happy.
    2793 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    emoticon for sharing.

    I think diet coke is not good for me either.

    You are doing really really well.

    2793 days ago
    You are overcoming a lot. You are much stronger than you seem to know. You do have a positive attitude with your future even though you worry. Belonging to the ACA Support group tells me you have had a hard childhood. I had an alcoholic father and step-father. It isn't easy. But you do have an inner-strength that will help you overcome anything.. Be strong and know you capabilities. Trust GOD for help. God bless you.
    2793 days ago
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