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Tolerate It!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beck card for the day:

"Hunger and cravings aren't emergencies. I can tolerate them. They're mild compared to ________________." (I filled in CHILDBIRTH!) "I'm going to eat again in ____ hours anyway."

I've consciously been trying to incorporate this Beck philosophy the last week or so, and really, once I RECOGNIZE the feeling that I want to eat it's not that hard to resist.

I mean, physically I'm certainly NOT starving, anyone can see that. So it's just a matter of being AWARE of the rumbling that starts in my brain as an impulse to eat, and somehow ends up with me "waking up" with cookie crumbs on my face, wondering what happened!

If I can "catch" the impulse when it is still an impulse, I can tell myself "Oh, I feel the desire/need to eat. Am I hungry for an apple? Then have one. If I don't want to eat an apple, THEN I'M NOT HUNGRY."


Have an emergency-free day today, and as Vandal would say, make it a GREAT day because why make it anything else??

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  • NANCY-
    You are really putting the petal to the metal.
    Keep on Sparking!
    3824 days ago
    GREAT PLAN! What is Beck, anyway? I will certainly be writting out my own cards - this is awesome!
    3824 days ago
    Great blog. LOL -- I use the childbirth as benchmark for this card also!
    I just finished a 2-day-long liquid diet regimine as a test prep -- I was AMAZED at how 'easy' it was when there was NO CHOICE. What an insight to how much the struggle of other hunger 'emergencies' are the rest of the time.
    3824 days ago
    Good Blog!
    3824 days ago
    Oh Wow, I'm going to type that out and put it on cards and post them around my house and at work. Thanks so much for sharing that!

    3824 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    I love this! You are SO right - having given birth to 2 beautiful children with no epidural, wouldn't you think I can overcome ANYTHING!?!?!?!?

    Thanks for the wonderful reminder of how STRONG we really are!
    3824 days ago
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