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Saturday, May 11, 2013

This is the pattern with me... start, veer off track, then start over again. But... I am learning new skills. It's like riding a bike i guess, you just have to keep trying, no matter how many times you fall off, you get back on and you will eventually learn.

I decided to join the Spark Coach program to help me stay focused. I am looking forward to doing it, it seems like fun. I bought the new Spark book and they give you three months for free, plus 2 exercise videos all for $15.00.

I started seeing a psychotherapist this week and she says she thinks my compulsive overeating is a twisted attempt to nourish myself. So she suggested that I need to be kinder to myself and take better care of myself so I can start to be happier. I agree. Sounds like a plan.

instead of beating myself up about all of the false starts, I am thinking that I am awesome for always coming back.

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  • MARIANNE9855
    Its so challenging isnt' it? I think I have a little clock in me that says "ok- you accomplished enough for now- lets get back to normal" and then I pile it all back on again.
    I am trying to push past that part but it has been a real challenge.
    I agree with the self-nourishing part. I am a therapist and while I am great at helping the people I work with - when I come home I am exhausted and have always wanted to feed myself. sometimes I have been able to give myself different kinds of rewards but I don't make enough $ to do that anymore so I have to work harder at focusing on taking care of my body for my benefit.
    Thank goodness for spark people as a place to get the support we need whenever we need it. emoticon
    1837 days ago
    It's not how many times you fall that matters.... what really matters is how many times you get back up and move forward! You CAN do this... YOU ARE WORTH IT.
    Onward! emoticon
    1837 days ago
    You really are awesome for coming back. Love the idea of being nicer to yourself. Maybe it's the key to what all of us over-eaters need.
    1837 days ago
    Being kinder to yourself is a GREAT place to start. Another way to TRULY nourish yourself is to feed your heart with LOTS of positive affirmations, re-phrase negative thoughts as they pop into your head and turning negative situations into positives by noticing the things you did right and not those you did wrong. For instance, you start to overeat and stop - FOCUS on the fact you STOPPED after only a small overindulgence and didn't keep going. Or, when you grab the doughnut for a snack instead of a piece of fruit - notice that you ONLY had ONE and not a couple of doughnuts. Success can be REDEFINED BY YOU - YOU are worth the time and effort to make changes but you don't have to beat yourself up for each and every less than perfect choice - NOBODY is perfect and frankly the never will be so working toward PROGRESS rather than perfection can REALLY help you on this journey.
    1837 days ago
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    1837 days ago
    It's wonderful to see you again!

    You are SO right - we have to keep trying or we forfeit the right to succeed! It sounds as if you've put into place some really strong supports for yourself, and you have a good plan. I'll be one of the folks right here cheering for you as you DO this!

    You can do this! emoticon emoticon
    :) Gail
    1837 days ago
    Thats right! Just keep trying...I have been on and off here for 5 years..even though I haven't succeed yet...I have learned alot and have done alot of good things...

    You can do this!
    1838 days ago
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