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9/30/18 7:18 P

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The best way I have alway found to move on from the past, is to live in the moment and with committment and resolve create new habits. It can be anything from deciding you will foster cravings for whole unprocessed food to taking a breath to center and feel the present moment.
There is a labyrinth where I walk and take the inward trail to release all that no longer serves and come back out gathering affirmation for what I want my life to include.
Yearly I do an act of power ceremony where I write a list of things that no longer serve my new goal/s and burn or bury them in release.
Whatever little trick works for you to re-boot is worth doing.
I wish you success!

"'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb

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9/27/18 8:42 P

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A year of doing something a new way isn't necessarily going to outweigh the previous five, ten, twenty years of doing it another way. It's like riding a bike. If your first inclination is still to do it the old way, your first inclination is still to do it the old way. A year isn't much time in that particular grand scheme of things. If you have changed more things than not then this becomes especially true. People can grin and bear changes for the short term, but if it's incredibly difficult all the time with no end in sight then you eventually fall back to the easy option that you were doing before. Taking the time to slowly change things bit by bit tends to be a more sustainable option in the long term because you are changing your base habits that you fall back on.

Some days can be more difficult than others. People with children might love their children, but some days can be more trying than others. That's okay and it happens with any other number of aspects of life. There are bumps in the road and you will be challenged in ways you didn't even think about. That being said, if you are continually feeling in over your head you should reach out to someone like a licensed mental health professional or a member of your clergy. One thing to keep in mind is that weight loss isn't a fix all. It's unlikely to change you from a shy introvert looking for guidance to an extroverted leader. You will still have a lot of the same baggage as when you started losing weight, you will just be dealing with the same baggage from a smaller sized pair of pants. Just like you had to identify the foods causing issues in your diet, you have to identify the problem that you are actually experiencing and deal with whatever that is. There are a host of problems that losing weight will not affect.

-google first. ask questions later.

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9/26/18 9:30 P

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I have been a member for years here. I've gotten serious about it in the past year and am 30 lbs away from my lifetime goal. The improvements in my health have been phenomenal and my energy level is the highest it's been in years. I'm in the smallest size I've worn in 23 years. Sounds wonderful, right? Most days it is. However, some days I feel stuck. Some days I feel overwhelmed. Some days I feel like this is as good as it gets. I do try to be a 'glass half full' kind of girl and most days I am. But there are days that old mentality creeps back in....not to stay, but it's there. Would anyone like to offer up any means to deprogram those old schools of thought? I am welcome to any feedback. Thank you! emoticon

“Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do." Pope John Paul XXIII

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