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    Thank you for reading my blog “Remember When Exercise was Fun” and sharing your own memories. In the city but next to cows? A really unique setting
    As the song goes, “Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end”

    6 hours ago
    Very interesting comment on my blog today, thank you!!

    It doesn't seem to me that dwelling on why your husband was able to give up addiction to alcohol and you were not able to give up addiction to food . . is necessarily very helpful. You are different people, you have had different circumstances to cope with, different biologies, different susceptibilities. Self-blaming, that sense that something needs to be "fixed", that you aren't as good as he is, that you haven't been as successful as he has been, that he "got fixed" but you still "need to be fixed" etc. etc. All somewhat distracting? You are good enough right now.

    And similarly, although like so many of us you would like the future to be different from your past: all of our futures can happen only as they happen, via the accumulation of the "present" moments. And the present is the only place we can focus, the only moment at which we can decide to nurture ourselves with the best possible food and tenderly take best care of our own nutritional needs. The present.

    Even when we're having anxious thinking . . we can just notice, "There I am being anxious again, about stuff that happened in the past and stuff that might happen in the future" but if nothing bad is happening in the present, then maybe we don't need to be anxious about the anxious thoughts. They are just thoughts . . . we can shop being anxious about our anxiety, stop shaking the snow globe, let the anxious thoughts just settle.

    Once we start noticing ourselves frightening ourselves, stressing ourselves, pressuring ourselves, discouraging ourselves -- just the present moment of noticing, realizing that we don't have to do that to ourselves -- can have a big calming effect. It's not so much that the anxiety goes away, it's more like it loses its power to agitate us.
    18 hours ago
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    New scripts: they are already present in your history. Think back to your past to those moments in time when you were at peace with yourself, with food, with life. Even little snippets, stitch these together: you have inspiration for healthy scripts!
    1 day ago
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    Drama does not just walk into your life. Either you create it, invite it, or associate with it.
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    1 day ago
    I am sorry that you are feeling hopeless about food addiction and that there are no joyous healthy food memories which you could focus on. You have been dealing with so much in your life for so long: I too have had periods of real struggle and difficulty, and so have many other Sparkies. We are here to listen if that would help.
    1 day ago
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