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2017- The Year of Discipline and Balance

Monday, January 02, 2017

Hello- I am an addict.

I am addicted to food, to filling my mind and body with things that make me feel good, whether or not they are good for me. I have tried "moderation" in eating but it hasn't worked for me. Like a true addict- I was pulled back to my unhealthy addictions and often feel for them harder than when I tried to moderate them.

So I realized that I have to remove things from my life to get rid of the addiction.
So I will be cutting things out of my life that draw my attention and focus from what I know is most important- my relationship with God and my family.

I am cutting Netflix, Facebook, Sugar and processed foods from my life. Not just for a little while- but for as long as it takes me to conquer these addictions. Maybe for life!

Every year I have a word or phrase that is my focus for the year. This past year I could never find a word to focus my year and really my year was a year of unfocus. I feel like I struggled most of last year and that I am basically starting where I started at the beginning of last year.

So New Year- New Focus. I know that New Years Resolutions often don't stand but I am not making resolutions. I am making plans for changing my life!!!

This last year I often lost motivation and asked people about how to keep motivation. I realized that you really can't always be motivated- you have to be DISCIPLINED.
When you don't want to- you still do it.
When you don't want to eat right- you stay disciplined and make a healthy choice!
When you don't want to exercise- you stay disciplined and move!

This has been my missing piece this last year or more. I waited until I was motivated and then did something- but that didn't last long. More often then not I did nothing

So this year I will be DISCIPLINED!
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    Discipline is definitely a good resolution to make.
    Just think...without the discipline to brush your teeth every day, what kind of condition would they be in?
    Without the discipline to cook good food for yourself and your family, you rely on convenience and fast food.

    I've been toying with the idea of giving up added sugar to my diet. I've cut back so much though, that the couple of things that I do allow myself to have occasionally really don't seem to be that bad. I don't binge on them - yay!

    Not all processed foods are bad. You need to look into this a bit Elsa. Pasta, macaroni, etc. are available now in whole grain, and in veggie too. You have to read labels. I'm looking forward to exploring kale, making veggie "noodles", and eating more spaghetti squash!!

    I've never been one to Facebook. I have a subscription to Netflix, but need to close it as I don't watch it very often.

    Is Mewhenrysmama a friend of yours? She has amazing recipes!!

    Good luck to you this January!
    1596 days ago
    1596 days ago
    GREAT word, and AMEN!
    1596 days ago
    Yep, we have to make our own motivation by being disciplined! Hope this works for you this year!
    1596 days ago
  • LIS193
    1596 days ago
    Great awareness.
    Best wishes for a great 2017 !!
    1596 days ago
    Discipline is definitely the right mind set, good luck on your journey in 2017!!!
    1596 days ago
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