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Holding Firm / Addiction

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The pounds they have grown stubborn, but I'm MORE stubborn and sticking with my zero sugar / zero grain approach. Also sticking with my 16 hour daily fasts and limiting my eating to the hours between noon & 8-9 pm. Calories varying between 1400-1600 mostly with occasional dips to 1200.

I was impressed by Russell Brand's editorial comment about Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the lesson of addiction that he brings front and center to the world:

"Like any drug addict I know exactly how Hoffman felt when he 'went back out'. In spite of his life seeming superficially great, in spite of all the praise and accolades, in spite of all the loving friends and family, there is a predominant voice in the mind of an addict that supersedes all reason and that voice wants you dead. This voice is the unrelenting echo of an unfulfillable void."


And as so many of you know so well: addiction to unhealthy foods (sugar/salt/fat) can pose just as much a killer and snuff out lives just as much as drug addiction.

Hoffman had gone through many, many years of successful recovery and yet...?

Such a cautionary tale for so many of us!

Yes, it's a pain maintaining that eternal vigilance, but a far greater price to slip back into the "void"...! Forget about the blame-game of coulda/shoulda/woulda regarding past bad choices: Daily we truly DO face life or death choices and we have that opportunity:

Let's keep our SPARK and keep choosing LIFE!

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