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Sunday, October 06, 2019

As I wrap up 8 weeks of walking … I want to touch base with … myself … on how much better I feel. Yep, I have creeks and moans coming from different body parts … but I feel light in my step. Clear headed. Like I have freed my body from being “weighted” down.

emoticon Thank you, thank you OverWorkedJanet. emoticon

I have approached my walking much, much more … kinder and gentler than ever before. No marathon training. No x-y-z number of miles in so many minutes. No have to burn sooooo many calories before I can stop.

Just … moving my body.

That’s how I am approaching my eating … kinder and gentler.

Eating ONLY when physically hungry and stopping when comfortable. This is still a work in progress after allllll the years of not listening to myself.

Our 3-year-old GS is still in potty training. His mom made the statement … that he should have already done this by now … he should have taught himself.

After I stopped myself from strangling DIL … it all kinda washed over me.

We are born with a natural sense to ourselves of when we are hungry and when we are full.

Then loved ones … intervene … putting us on schedules, telling us what to eat, telling us to override our hunger. Telling us hunger is not an … emergency … and to ignore it. And then telling us it's time to eat … get with it.

We sense when we are wet and poopy and don’t like it. We move on to knowing that we “caused” the wet and poopy.

And loved ones … intervene … to get us not to do that … on ourselves. And some loved ones expect you to teach yourself. But then we’re told to … just hold it it’s not time.

What is it that we learn from all this … how to control our bodies or not to trust ourselves???

Or simply we learn … to stop listening to our true selves.

Music washes away from the soul … the dust of everyday life. ~Pablo Picasso

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  • SPICY23
    emoticon lots of wisdom in this post.

    I am glad you are being kind and gentle with yourself; so important.

    Peace and Care
    26 days ago
    The little guy will get there, and my I was not sure my son was going to get the hang of it for a long time, but no need to fuss and carry on, which only makes things worse. Just like "when will they walk?" … They all get there, just not at the same time. Good thoughts in your blog, which I appreciate.
    26 days ago
    I've recently restarted and I have been doing the same thing.... I'm not pushing myself to do a certain distance in a certain amount of time. I'm not making myself go any set distance either. I'm just walking for 10 minutes each day and will work my way up. I'm on day 2.
    31 days ago
    I did my first 10km on Saturday after back surgery 5 months ago. I hadn't really walked like that in 10 months. Doesn't it feel wonderful to just move. It was 30 minutes slower than I used to be BUT I did it! emoticon
    41 days ago
    YES YES YES. We have to be ourselves, listen to our own internal time table, and kiddos sure do that with potty training! He'll get there for heaven sakes! Mom always said, "Well, he won't be going to college in diapers, so take your time -- let him take HIS time". Wise.
    42 days ago
    Thank you. emoticon
    42 days ago
    You must be feeling sooo grrrreat!
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    42 days ago
    A step at a time! Looking at the goal!

    Awesome listening!

    So happy you found a Sparkbuddy like OverworkedJanet to help you along the way!

    42 days ago
    Aw, thanks for the shout out! They don'y know how hard I can crack a whip long distance, LOLOLOL!
    You are so right in the listening to ourselves.
    I've begun to do that. Fortunately without the diapers.
    42 days ago
    Deep thoughts here, Cat. I, too, am trying to transition to trusting myself more. Not entirely sure it's working. But also trying to be kinder to myself about the whole thing!
    42 days ago
  • no profile photo NANCY.F1
    Learning to listen to yourself, so important, and so h as rd.
    42 days ago
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