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I need to focus on my why

Thursday, April 12, 2018

I need to get back on track before the track becomes so overgrown it cannot be found. It is so easy to get lost in the junk food jungle. Too make it even worse is that the junk food does not even taste good to me anymore and yet I keep shoveling it in.

It has to be because winter seems to be hanging on. But that ought not be an excuse.

My main why is that I want to feel energized when I eat something, not weighted down and feel like I am being pulled into a deep pit.

I just created what I am calling My Vanity Why (something I always thought ridiculous when doing the Beck Advantage card)
1. I'll look better
2. I'll wear a smaller size
3. I'll like what I see in the mirror
4. I'll be slimmer
5. I'll be more self confident
6. I'll have a flat tummy.
7. I'll feel energized
8. I'll feel as if I accomplished something important

I always drop out of the Beck Diet Solution, but I keep coming back to it and adopt some of the principles, so I am thinking it may actually be working for me. I think Doug Lisle has said that a recovering addict will have relapses on the way to recovery but if he/she sticks with it, then getting back on the road to recovery gets easier and the relapses start to get further apart.

As the song by Willie Nelson goes: On the road again, back on the road again.

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  • NANCYPAULINE
    I like your vanity list. None of those reasons are frivolous. If vanity helps you achieve better health; then perhaps it's not in "vain." emoticon Pun intended.
    780 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/16/2018 1:06:00 PM
  • DMILLER33
    Putting in writing helps. "My Vanity why" is great. I understand eating and not even enjoying taste. That is why we are here. You got this. YoYo progress not uncommon. You are back on track!! Keep up the great work. I love your FitBit steps!!! Movement is important too!
    784 days ago
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    My previous Beck ARCs were similar to your vanity ARCs. Reading Beck this time I caught something. We experience a trigger that prompts a sabotaging thought and the struggle begins. We feel torn and uncomfortable. If we give ourselves helpful thoughts, it will change our thinking and more importantly we will FEEL better. Because we FEEL better, we behave better. That’s why I changed my ARCs to feeling statements.

    I’ll look better. became I’ll FEEL better about how I look.
    I’ll wear a smaller size. I’ll FEEL happier in smaller sizes.

    Works in my head.
    784 days ago
  • MOLLIEMAC
    A good list, a good place to firmly establish goals. Go for it!
    784 days ago
  • ANDREAGZZ145
    Just writing this blog goes a long way to staying on track.

    I know those craving all too well and that feeling not just of guilt but that of being disappointed and dissatisfied in how that junk tasted. It all looks so darn good but once you have retrained your pallet to enjoy healthy food, the fake artificial flavors in processed food tastes stronger than it did before. I personally hate the feeling sugar leaves on my tongue--it's like a gross coating and I have to immediately brush my teeth afterward.

    You are stronger than those cravings. You don't have to let the "old you" win the battle with junk food. The
    "new you" has the strength to do this.

    You got this! emoticon



    785 days ago
  • SABLENESS
    I really like your Vanity Why. I'll have to do one of those myself. I don't know if I'll ever have a flat tummy though; I seem to have come with a round shape. At least husband is happy with my shape!
    785 days ago
  • MARINAMOON
    Thanks for sharing this! You can do it!
    785 days ago
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