I want to discuss my binge eating moreI think I am going to change my blog style. I have written a great deal about inspiring us to stick with our plan. I have written about struggling, but I have not written much about how I am doing every day at keeping my promises. Probably because I have been doing crappy at keeping my promises.
So if I am the Queen of True Confessions as a Fatty, then maybe it is about time I put myself further on the proverbial line and start blogging about how I am doing with the everyday battle to keep my word to myself. What worked and what didn’t and why. How’s that for complete accountability?
I have to push myself otherwise one day will slip into another, and I will never reach my goals. That worst is that I really believe in Aaron’s plan. It’s solid. It makes complete sense.
Our problem doesn’t have anything to do with food. Food is food. Our problem is our relationship with food. You have heard it a million times. What is going to be different? I’ll tell you.
You will read about what I ate, when I ate it, why I ate, how I ate, and who I was with when I ate it. Why do you need to know all these details? Because I truly believe that when we eat, we usually don’t think too much about eating except that we want to eat. Period.
This honesty and accountability to you might be the best thing I have ever done on this path to a healthy lifestyle, or it might come back to bite me in the butt. What is important is changing what I have been doing because it obviously has not worked for me. Aaron’s program and my willingness to be open about my addiction to binge eating, I pray, will change my life forever.
We never ask ourselves, “Am I eating because I am hungry”? Or “Am I eating because of emotional reasons, or because simply food is there? Am I aware of what I am eating and how it affects my body and my health”? No! We do not put a whole lot of thought into it.
I think this exercise, which I call stop, think, feel, acknowledge, then eat if you still want to eat, will help us recognize the real reason behind our eating habits and our relationship with food. I am convinced we cannot over eat, cheat, sabotage, binge if we actually make ourselves stop, think, feel, and acknowledge. If we do binge, at least it will be a conscientious decision, which therefore, we will have to examine before we binge and answer to ourselves the questions posed above before giving in.
Practicing these exercises before eating has to make us more aware. And it has to change our mindsets and help us to develop a healthier relationship with food and with ourselves. Mindless eating will end and a healthy mindset will develop and set for life.
Try this technique with me. Tomorrow, when you get up, make your three promises. Read the help techniques in the NewDiabetesrx.com sections that apply to you to guide you in making changes. Then go forward and see how you do through day. Try to keep a journal so you can see what works for you and what does not. I will do the same through my blogs. Follow along to see how I am doing, and if it is working for me. I would absolutely love to hear from you to know how you are doing. Share with me. I am here for you.
Until I meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.
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