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WEEK 4 EXERCISE: LIME TEAM'S SPRINGING INTO ACTION BL CHALLENGE

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

WE WERE TO WRITE ON HOW SHAME HAS AFFECTED OUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY....FOR ME I DON'T FEEL SHAME. I FEEL ANGER.

THE ANGER SOMETIMES COMES FROM HOW I LET OTHERS TREAT ME, OR FROM MY FEARS AND INSECURITIES. I THEN TURN THIS ANGER IN ON MYSELF. I'VE PUNISHED MYSELF FOR NOT DOING WHAT I NEED TO DO FOR ME.
I'VE ALWAYS REMEMBERED THE QUOTE " TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE" I THINK BEN FRANKLIN SAID THIS? WHEN I'M NOT LIVING MY LIFE TRUE TO MYSELF, I FEEL ANGER AND GUILT. I DO EMOTIONAL EATING THEN AS IT USED TO NUMB THE NAGGING VOICE IN MY HEAD TO RESPECT MYSELF AND NOT LET OTHERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ME.

NOW, AFTER YEARS OF YO-YO DIETING, I'VE FOUND SPARKPEOPLE AND I AM GETTING STRONGER. I'VE READ ARTICLES ON MY ISSUES AND MANY, BLOGS AND POSTS ON THE MESSAGES BOARDS FROM OTHER SPARKERS. I NOW HAVE TOOLS TO WAY LAY THOSE DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS AND I SEE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
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  • MRSWHITEWOLF
    Don't beat yourself up. Use the tools...You have made great progress! I know I beat myself up too. Each day is a new day to do better. Some days we just don't succeed and other days we succeed in high regards. You can do it! I can do it! We can do it!
    3649 days ago
  • JINJERLY
    We must stop punishing ourselves. We must lovingly embrace all that we are, every part, every pound. We must reject anger. We must calmly reflect, breathe, and let it go. Let God trade your anger for His peace.
    3693 days ago
  • KELLY_SS
    Yeah!! Great blog. Old habits are disappearing and being replaced by good ones. You're headed in the right direction.

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    3693 days ago
  • LIVE_TO_LOVE
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    WOW ~ I completely relate, Rett. ANGER...focused inward...directed at ourselves...it's so destructive...then numbed with FOOD. What a vicious cycle!

    I am so THANKFUL for the tools, friends and support here that help us BREAK that cycle.

    Great blog!!!!!
    "To thine own self be true"...I'm going to put that in my tool box today.

    3693 days ago
  • JUST_IMAGINE
    Wow...Wow...WOW! THIS is an AWESOME blog, Rett!! EVERY single word spoke to me! Seriously, you did an incredible job laying it out there in such an honest and true way!

    "To thine Own Self Be True" That's it in a nutshell!!

    Thank you for helping me today with your blog! emoticon
    3694 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6223170
    I'm glad you are getting those tools and support to work on that.
    Sounds like good solid progress!
    Nice to see a new Rett blog!

    3694 days ago
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