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Puddles of Trouble ...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wow! When trouble finds your address, it just keeps coming back again and again and again. Somehow, somewhere, someone let the cat out of the bag about where I live, and what my most vulnerable issues might be. Trouble moved right in - lock, stock, and barrel. My water heater had a major "come apart" (with no insurance coverage for such a thing), my blood pressure has gone through the roof, money problems are beating the door down, and it is as hot as "H- E- double toothpicks" to just name a few of the messes that are plaguing me this week. Of course, there are more - but they must remain 'unnamed' for security reasons.

So what does this all mean? Well, in my world , it means that there are things in my life (and probably yours, as well) that are going to pop up unexpectedly from time to time, and because I haven't learned 'self-mastery' with my eating, exercising, and general health habits - then I'm going to have to pay a pretty hefty price to just keep my head above water (sometimes literally!).

While I was tearing out carpet, throwing boxes and boxes of soaked valuables in the dumpster, crying over boxes and boxes of treasured memorabilia and watching my blood pressure surge, I thought "geez - why me?" And of course the only answer to the "why me" question is, "why not?"

What makes me so special that I think I shouldn't fall into a puddle of trouble every now and then? My point is: I am special, but haven't treated myself very special. When food becomes the solace to my troubles, then I'm in worse trouble than the original trouble would have been.

So how about this: Since I have to start all over with fixing my house, how about if I start all over with fixing myself as well? How about if I stop pushing myself beyond the point of reasonableness? How about if I stop whining about things and "just do it!" How about if I learn to say no to those high-carb comfort foods, and sweets that I reach for in times of stress? How about if I stop being unnerved by others' decision that I can't do anything about? How about if I learn to respect my good values and stop worrying about my 'not-so-good' ones?

How about if I build a bridge across the puddles of trouble, rather than rolling around in the muck? I think I'll start now by saying to myself: "You go, girl"!!
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    Build a bridge over your puddles of troubles....what a great idea! Sometimes the harder part for me is to walk on over to the other side! :-( Let's cross the bridge together and get it done.

    You are such a wise woman. Now listen to yourself! You can do it!

    3310 days ago
    emoticon Sorry for your troubles but WOW
    Love your attitude!
    Here's to your puddle bridge! emoticon
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    emoticon STAY FOCUSED!!
    3314 days ago
    You go girl!!! It starts with you, not anyone else :) I think those high carb comfort foods call to me just as much as they call to you. I'm trying a new method of not denying myself, but only allowing one or two bites ONLY. Perhaps see if that helps? That way you still get your craving satisfied but *way* less calories than if giving in completely. Keep going!
    3314 days ago
  • JILLV1022
    WOW this was just what i need to read today!!!! not that i am happy you are having all these things happening... i feel horrible about that and hope some relief of some kind comes your way. i needed to read your outlook on it and it put myself back into check. we all need that every now and again. we had a bad streak about a month ago and that is actually when i found sparkpeople. i was really ready to just eat and eat and eat. well i finally said enough is enough for good this time and i have been at it for a week. this morning i just was allready having a bad day and it just didnt get better until now. you reminded me that we all go through things but if we let the bad control us then that doesnt make us better!!!! emoticon emoticon
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