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Edible Emotions, follow-up

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Edible emotions are out of the closet and into the open now. They have a name, EDIBLE EMOS, and I can call them by name and command them back into the recesses of the closet from whence they came. emoticon Whisk away you dark devils, I don't want or need you today. I had a brief crying spurt on the way home from church because the topic was, what else? "Father's Day." Shall we say that isn't my favorite holiday, as we don't have any fathers in my immediate family to celebrate, so we don't. It still can tug at your heart though, especially when others testify to how wonderful their lives were and are, because of their loving fathers. I'm happy for them, but I long for what they had, just this one day of the year. I had a taste of it at the end of my father's life, but it was over so quickly, and then he was gone. I am grateful for what I did have, and I know my earthly father is at home with our Heavenly Father and I will see him again one day, and we will get to make up for lost time for all of eternity. By the grace of God, however, and it's so true, what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. Even writing this blog has freed me from the weight of regrets.
I did not let the evil Edible Emo get me on my ride home, and he will not get me today at any time. It's easier to fight something when it has a name. So many emotions that we eat over are so vague, that by the time we figure out what's bothering us, we've already eaten twice our daily "rations."
Now I will go fortify myself with a wonderful video titled"FORKS OVER KNIVES," and come away prepared to fight Emo and the temptations of my upcoming birthday week. My goal is to weigh 2 pounds less on the scale next Wednesday, my birthday, and it's one present that only I, by the grace of God, can give myself, and so I will. emoticon emoticon
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    I think I know how you feel. I have lost both my parents. emoticon Life has really changed. Stay strong my friend. We will make it to the end. Here's wishing you a wonderful healthy Birthday. God Bless emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 6/17/2013 4:48:08 PM
    I have the same problem with Mother's Day. She is still alive but lost to dementia, and we were never close, she judged my every move. Now I don't care what she thinks, that's what dementia does, but it's just a day created to sell flowers, cards and restaurant meals. I was close to my father and he has been gone for nearly 12 years, but he is always with me because I think of something he said every day. Which makes every day Father's Day.
    1800 days ago
  • JILL313
    Hi Patty, It sounds like you were on a roller coaster of emotions today. . .we all have regrets and yes there are things I now wish I had done better and different in my life but regretting doesn't change things now so I try to live well and take one day at a time. You've made a hard Goal for yourself to be down 2 lbs. on your Birthday. So, don't mentally "beat" yourself up if you haven't been able to eat healthy as you must have a bite or two of cake as well as many healthy meals to celebrate your Special day. I'm sorry to sound discouraging but I know it would be very difficult for me to do. Have a very Happy Birthday!!

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    1801 days ago
    I too haven't an earthly father still living. It is a hard holiday for me too. I like the idea of naming the edible emotions because just like it is much harder to dismiss people simply in whole groups when you actually KNOW them, it is also much harder to dismiss using food as comfort for emotions when you KNOW them by name. Hope your entire week goes great and that you are able to celebrate your birthday gift to yourself. Happy Birthday in advance.
    1801 days ago
    Best wishes on your coming birthday,
    God Bless your journey

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    1801 days ago
    What a delightful blog!! Have a wonderful day and birthday coming up!! Noel
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  • BLONDIE218145
    Here's wishing you a happy birthday next week and a. emoticon on that 2pound weigh-in!!
    1801 days ago
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