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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The stressful emotions that drive me to seek refuge in food, have made me morbidly obese and unhappy with how I look. I use to think some people are blessed with metabolisms that allow them to eat whatever they want. This is false. There is nobody that maintains a healthy weight that can eat the foods I use to go to for "refuge". Refuge does not exist in food. Eating these junk foods creates a prison, a prison of fat that causes physical and emotional pain.

I want to I.D. these tendancies and react by I. identify and D. dance. Yes dance (or walk). The main thing is I need to work these stresses out by moving my body. I want it to become as natural to dance
when I am upset, as it use to be to turn to food.
I did not turn to food as a child. I wanted to play. I would be made to sit in front of plate of food for a long time as a kid because I wasn't hungry and my mom wanted me to eat. Really I just wanted to play.

Okay, that was then and this is now. I can retrain myself to move my body when I am stressed instead of eating. Instead of going straight to the kitchen when I get home, I can go straight to my room, put on some music and move.

I posted a quote today on my page that says, "30% exercise, 70%food, Abs are made in the kitchen not in the gym! The battle starts andfinishes in the head." I have been giving my mind a daily workout of reading blogs on Sparkpeople, inspirational posts on pintrest, and going to OA. I am going to retrain my thinking to think of movement first.

Have a great NOW!
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  • GINA180847
    I can totally relate about the stress causing eventual obesity. The problem started at 40 when I quit smoking and went into the nursing program. When they say 'nurses eat their young' it really is a truism. Then I remarried and even though he is good I was not prepared for the stress of being married again and gained another 20 lbs. By this time I was 50 lbs. over weight. On my tiny frame this is really bad. But joining Spark was the best thing ever as I am slowly getting into shape and developing good habits. Two steps forward and one back. It is working but slowly.
    2022 days ago
    SO very true...and I LOVE to dance...I'll join ya! emoticon Also too...remember that when you DO eat...eat REAL food..the processed GLOP they try to call food only triggers your appetite because it's not taking in any REAL nutrition. I try to ask myself...would my grandmother have this in HER kitchen? Eliminates LOTS of faux...food...that's FOR sure, for SURE! emoticon
    2023 days ago
    I LOVE your idea! That's great! I was just thinking earlier today that by not overeating, I'm finding other things to do. Movement is great for times of stress. Get back to playing!
    You enjoy your NOW, too!
    : )
    2026 days ago
  • SH9719
    Truly promising approach.
    2026 days ago
  • JUDY106
    Wow, you are starting to get deeper into yourself and getting in touch with the reality of emotional eating. Now, you are starting to take action and planing a way to overcome the default that causes you to go for the food at certain times. This is so good. You have awareness and now taking action. I wish you well with your plans to overcome this. Remember you have people that will be there to help you get through this action plan you have laid out for yourself. You have to reach out and let them know you are willing to receive support. Don't try to do it all on your own. We are stronger in numbers. I hope to hear a good report from you soon. Hugs Judy
    2027 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/7/2012 10:00:25 PM
    So true! So important! So necessary!

    You're really got something here, I think I might print out that quote and put it on my wall next to my computer screen...
    2027 days ago
    You have hit the nail on the head!! Plus you are really starting to utilize a lot of the tools you have at your disposal. You are going to lose weight this time and so am I. I'm so HAPPY about our progress!!

    And by the way, today I finished my re-reading. Thank you for all of that wonderful inspiration and education. And most of all, thank you for being my friend! =)
    2027 days ago

    ome actions!!!!

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    2027 days ago
    Great Blog!
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  • KWEENIE777
    What an awesome revelation!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2027 days ago
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