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Sunday, November 04, 2012

What does one do on this journey when it feels as if theraphy is needed to focus for a full day and follow through with a committed plan? Well, maybe blogging, putting feelings before this community, evaluating daily behaviors, and moving forward in spite of setbacks.

For the past few days I've wondered around SP and watched some videos of two very committed young ladies who have really remained focused and are losing weight daily. All of this is so inspiring and one wonders if the moon has to be right or if one must do what one says he or she will do. Yes, sometimes I feel as if distractions makes one a liar.

Today is another day to seek perfection. Yes, I said perfection: staying in my calorie range, eating good foods, exercising, posting, and feeling as if I have not let myself down. I don't know about you all, but sometimes I wonder what is behind this inability to follow through. At one point I decided that when it comes to food that I was a spoiled brat who does what one wants to do and is not accountable to anyone. Do I really need a parent to say, "No, don't eat that?" At this age???????

One of the young ladies on the video today mentioned that she previously ate whatever she wanted whenever she wanted it. Well, I've always been critical of my eating, even if it was after I had consumed a bad food. There are so many times when I questioned my behavior. How could one eat and not think about it until after it was consumed. My answer was when the telephone rang I started talking, went into the kitchen and started snacking quietly while I listen. Yes, I would be completely aware of what was happening, but would continue and then feel disappointed. My solution was to take the telephone outside, walk around the property, and complete my exercise routine.

Yes, I use Sparkpeople as part of my theraphy to keep me on track. Maybe now I'll think of myself as a serious patient in therapy with plans to become freed of the excesses that are not needed to become a healthy individual. Who would have thought that one person would have daily access to so many therapists. Yes
Today, I received some wonderful words of encouragement from someone on SP and I'm so thankful. Today, we're moving forward!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I don’t know the year I posted this, but I did hire a life/weight coach five weeks ago and it has helped so much. I’m a work in progress.
    425 days ago
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    Being mindful of our eating takes time and practice. It's a life long process. We didn't get into overeating over night so it won't disappear over night. So be mindful but kind when you are talking to yourself. emoticon
    2694 days ago
    Roaming and grazing are hard habits to break because you just aren't paying attention to what you're doing. Taking the phone out of the kitchen and walking around are great ideas! Perfection is such high and unattainable bar simply because we are human. You just have to do your very best everyday!

    Stay positive because we are all rooting for your success.
    2707 days ago
  • CHYNNA81
    Spark is a great resource tool.
    Don't be too hard on yourself.
    Doing your best for yourself is perfection!
    Stick with it.

    2709 days ago
    Having a great support system can be the best theraphy. We all have insecurities that we need to work through. Find inner strength and you can be successful. You deserve to be like the girls in the videos. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to be the best you can be. Do it for you, because you are the one that matters the most.
    2709 days ago
    SP blogs are a good place to put your feelings and get a response.

    2709 days ago
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