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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

As some of you know, I've been participating in sparkcoach. I'm not sure what it is that works so well for me, but I think the anonymous accountability is really helping.

Each day, there is a topic that one of the coaches addresses, either via a brief video or via writing and links to articles.

Today's topic was sabotage - are there people in your life who want to sabotage your success? Are they jealous of your weight loss, or miss a "partner in crime" in terms of eating, etc.

I am happy to say that I don't have anyone who sabotages me in my journey for better health. Part of this is that I'm particularly blessed with positive friends and family, and that I don't have anyone who would wish me to be less healthy, so they pretty much leave my food choices up to me.

I believe, too, though, that as I've gotten healthier over these past few years that I've also "weeded out" those who would be most likely to encourage sabotage. For years, I surrounded myself with takers, rather than givers. I think I felt that was the only kind of friend that I deserved.

I also am classified under the "grasping" personality type in Buddhism, and we tend to want to fix the world and fix individuals and so it's easy to fall into that pattern. What I've found, though, is that like begets like, and when I find positive energy, I become more positive too. This has helped me become more attracted to, and attract, more people with this sort of energy, and has helped me to feel more confident and happier in general.

Have you found that as you grow physically healthier that you also grow emotionally or mentally healthier?
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    At my age, not sure if I can become physically healthier. I have found Prayer and Bible Study are good for my emotional and mental health. There is a lot of wisdom, knowledge and Truths in the Bible.

    I need to remember my body is a temple of God, so try to treat it right and not abuse it. Not always easy with so much temptation around. But God gave us the right to make choices, it is up to us to make the right ones.
    1848 days ago
    Oh ... I hope so. The only place to go is up!! lol

    Most of my weeding has been done with the elimination of any romantic relationships. But there are people I used to tell about what I was doing and talk to about losing weight who weren't receptive. So I stopped telling them. That's just nonsense I don't need to deal with.

    Great blog - interesting!

    1849 days ago
  • 11TERRY20
    My mental state is definitely affected by the foods I eat the exercise I get (or not.) I didn't know there were different personality types outlined in Buddhism. I wonder where I'd fit. I know I try to "fix" and that it gets me into trouble. That's especially true concerning my husband. You'd think after 25 years that I would figure out that he reacts poorly to my attempts at fixing. It's kind of a put down, if I get honest, he's doing just fine without my input. LOL I used to say that he sabotaged me. Now I know it's all me. Reality strikes!

    1850 days ago
    Thanks so much for the encouragement, LadyJ!
    1850 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I know that this journey is making me physically and mentally a healthy person. I am able to stay positive while making good food least 90% of the time. For me this is a key to staying on track with my plan. Have a great day and so glad you have "decluttered" your negative friends....wise choice. emoticon
    1850 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Great job and so true. Good luck
    1850 days ago
  • MJRVIC2000
    Be forgiving and tenderhearted, even to yourself! God Bless YOU! Vic.
    1850 days ago
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