Friday, November 02, 2012

Today's Spark Coach lesson was about moderation. What is moderation for a person who is bombarded by emotion daily?

How do I apply moderation? My emotions do not even moderate decently. One moment I can be on a supreme euphoric high and a half hour later the bottom can fall out. When one is empathic you feel everything around you. You feel deeply and intimately. Those feelings can definitely get in the way of applying moderation to your food choices.

Yes I struggle with moderation in both food choices and emotions. I've been living like this for most of my life. There are days that I'm fantastic at moderating my emotions but eventually the emotional drain saps my strength. This in turn leads to emotional burnout which in turn leads to poor food choices. I'm learning that my overeating is an attempt to "refuel" my stregnth.

The ability to cope with emotion/empathy is a learned behavior. So, today's lesson gave me the tools to look at food as more than just a "refuel" attempt. The information allowed me to see food as a good thing and ways to slow down the "refuel" I go through. Overall, moderation is a good thing and something that everyone can learn and do. It's not a bad word. It implies strength, character, wisdom, follow through, determintation, success. Those are all strong words that do apply to all of us in SP.
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    I have not found the key to moderation yet.
    2998 days ago
    Moderation is hard for all of us. We have to learn how to live and feel differently. Food can be the trigger that changes how we feel about ourselves. You are not alone.
    2998 days ago
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    2998 days ago
    Moderation has, without a doubt, been my biggest struggle. I still find myself with that "all or nothing" mentality but I'm slowly learning to overcome that. Each year it gets a little better, but for me it's a very slow process.
    2998 days ago
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