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Monday, April 24, 2017

"How I used to feel every day", KRISZTA11 reminded me. Yes, Friday brought it all back to me.

I can remember that when I overate every day, I went to bed every night feeling that physical discomfort of a distended stomach. Profound emotional regret too: every day. WHY did I eat all that? And I can remember waking up every morning wondering WHY I could not stop overeating.

WHY WHY WHY. My goodness, it made me WHYny!

I haven't spent a lot of time thinking about WHY Friday went poorly with nutrition. Sure hope that those slogging through those couple blogs didn't think I was WHYning!!

Beginning Saturday, my focus has been on the HOW. HOW POWer!!

We are MAINtainers, hear us HOWL!! New words to that old song: HOW POWER, it's now or never . . . .

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  • _LINDA
    I remember those days of distended stomach well. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to guess that when you have a slip, it does not involve that feeling nor is it a food coma. The MAIN thing be is you never lose full control. You don't go on a never ending food binge because you have already blown it. So it shows you are still aware of what it takes to MAINtain. You know HOW. So the mental thrashing was entirely overdone, and that is what you need to be more aware of. Self love and self care. To treat yourself like a loved one at all times. The why you need to work on isn't the slip, we all know why those happen ad nauseum. Nope, its the self beating that would be more concerning. Still some deep rooted issues that can crop up and destroy your peace of mind. You already have a stressful job, sure don't need any more.
    You are amazing and can figure anything out and then share and help others who may also be having the same issues. We learn so much from your thoughts.
    1076 days ago
    Congrats to getting back on track and to your positive mindset!
    1076 days ago
    Great blog and insight on yourself. Something we all need to do more of. There's so many answers there inside of us...

    Carpe Diem

    1076 days ago
    1076 days ago
    How Power! That's powerful, indeed. No finger pointing. No punitive measures. Just HOW to get it back. That's the way....
    1076 days ago
    yup. needed this. today.
    1076 days ago
    Actually, I find your last few blogs incredibly powerful. Such swift recovery and such honest communication of the experience and how deeply powerful emotions and past experiences can be. You navigated your way through them impeccably with right action. Nope. Not WHYny.
    1076 days ago
    I still have those "whys" loading my brain at times and look forward to the day when I no longer have to "endure the self-flogging" as Nell said! I love your new mantra of HOW POWER! You got this, Ellen! ! !
    1076 days ago
  • NANCY-
    What's past is past... Stuff happens,

    What is important for the future, is what we do now.

    1076 days ago
    One of the best parts of successful maintaining is that I don't have to endure the daily self-flogging, the wondering Why. No cream puff or potato chip can equal the mental relief from wondering Why.
    1076 days ago
    So True. emoticon
    1076 days ago
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