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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Hello dear Sparfriends,

Yesterday I blogged about my latest trigger situation (eating trigger foods like chocolate or cake whenever they're in sight at home because I feel in danger). Today, however, I've realised several things:

1. Even though I'm definitely struggling right now (after my gum surgery and my father-in-law's death), I'm keeping my eyes on the prize. I'm not beating myself up but I'm forgiving myself for every fall from the wagon (and it's been 7 days in a row today...). I know I'll finally manage.

2. I've also realised that I need more quality downtime. For instance, I need more restful sleep so I need to go to bed earlier. I also feel that dancing, listening to great music, completing a sudoku game, reading a story, etc. would really help me unwind. So I've decided that I'll set my timer and that once every hour, I'll do something fun. I want to get in the habit of having fun because I do deserve it.

3. However strange it may sound to me right now, I'm finally realising that eating is just a coping mechanism. I don't really enjoy it that much (considering the amount I can wolf down). So why bother? I can have food for fuel and then do the things I enjoy most (like ST in a minute - oh yeah!).

4. Finally, I'm REALLY happy and excited that two of my students have decided to power-pose repeating affirmations every morning. Last week, I told them about Amy Cuddy's Power Pose lecture on TedTalk and they found the link, watched the whole video (20 minute-long and in English) and are now practising power posing as my family and I do every day. That makes me very proud!

Here's the link to the video:

So I feel everything is slowly falling back into place! Now let's have some fun, shall we? emoticon

Take good care of you,

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    Hi Nan! I just love these realizations and am inspired by all of them. Firstly, forgiving yourself is key and bravo to you for doing it! I have fallen off the wagon so many times lately and while before I spent about 24 hours beating myself up, I've realized that this only brings me more negative feelings and an emphasis on what I don't want. So forgiveness and self love are key! Secondly, are you really doing something fun every hour? That is a wonderful idea! I could surely use a very similar break and I bet it leads to so much more pleasure in life! Thirdly, bravo to you for finding other ways to cope without food. I don't know how far along I am with that one but I keep at it! And finally, terrific about your students power posing. Wonderful! I feel uplifted from your blog. Thank you!
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    2570 days ago
    I LOVE your cocoa intent :-) And I do love the way you always publish intents about things - its helping me to focus on doing this too.

    I watched the Amy Cuddy talk - how cool - another way we can evolve ourselves! I really like that. I have started being more deliberate about my thoughts, and now today I kept thinking about my posture & body language. These things are making a big positive difference to how I feel :0)

    You do need to be really especially kind to yourself now. Grief and surgery! emoticon emoticon Both of these are very draining things which your body takes time to recover from. Recovery will make you tired, so very good idea to get lots more sleep and rest. And I love the hourly fun timer idea!

    What subject and age do you teach, by the way?
    2572 days ago
    Oh Nan, thanks for giving me a heads up on your blog! I'm so happy to hear you are "paying it forward" with the power posing.
    I know how good that feels!

    It's nice to think how many positive outcome we will effect with sharing this that we will never know about! When I first saw the video, the "Total Views" was just north of 10 million. Now it's more than 16 million views!

    How many views are we responsible for? A lot I bet!

    I caught up and read a lot of your other blogs. I'm so sorry to hear about your FIL's death! It's always hard to face those life transitions although I've not had to deal with that from my parents or my husband's parents yet. Prayers are offered for you, your husband and your family...

    I hope you are on the mend from your gum surgery also!

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    2572 days ago
    Yes to having FUN! emoticon
    Would you mind sharing the link to the Amy Cuddy's Power Pose lecture on TedTalk... I would love to try that!
    emoticon your way!
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