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Turn Scars Into Stars...

Thursday, March 07, 2019

I had a boss when I was in college that would say, "Turn scars into stars!" His philosophy was that if you learned from it, it was something that was supposed to happen. Occasionally, he would even say it wasn't a mistake.

There are many things I do with food that I feel have the "mistake" label. My victories in that area come and go, ebb and flow, and I find I am winning more these days. I eat less of the thing instead of a whole meal. I think about how I came to that place and how I can prevent this behavior in the future.

I learned a great deal yesterday. I didn't want to track it, but I did. The thought tracking triggered was, "if you feel guilty about it, was it worth putting in your mouth." At the end of the day, bygones will be bygones and lessons learned will inform more mindful eating in the future.

I don't expect to be able to stop fighting this battle in this lifetime. Emotional eating is a thing I will struggle with until I don't. As I age, certain things become easier, others more difficult. We will see what happens with this.
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    @SPICY23 I have fasted 16 hours a few days before. I gained confirmation for some things I knew.
    221 days ago
  • SPICY23
    Have you ever thought of taking a holiday from food and feeding? I'm referring to a fast. If you have never tried this intentionally, you might be surprised by what you learn about yourself, food, and your relationship.

    Peace and Care
    224 days ago
    I do this too! Seriously, though, way to go for owning it and tracking it. I'm hoping that, at some point in my journey, I can find something to redirect those emotions to.... exercise or a craft or even blogging on here.

    224 days ago
    @MAXESWIFEY I refer to myself as a repetitive learner. Apparently I have to make the same mistake multiple times to decide it will turn out that way! Happy Friday!
    224 days ago
    That is a good philosophy. We can learn from our poor behaviors if we will. I am a slow learner, apparently. emoticon
    225 days ago
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