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100 Days of Weight Loss

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I finished my 100 Days of weight loss book today...
an interesting thing I read went like this"No matter how long you stay on your diet or maintenance plan, food will always look good.. You will never be completely free of the temptation to eat when you feel stressed, or upset or lonely or any other reason you turn to food, for nurturing and solace."
I did not write word for word but you get the idea, ...her idea is to write yourself a sign or note and put it on the fridge, pantry cupboards or where you keep food that says "IT'S NOT IN THERE" food can't give you what you need or want....

one of the most powerful statements I found way back that really turned me around was this
"FOOD SOLVES NO ISSUE BUT HUNGER"......I had to read and reread that statement, then it was OMG that's right, not a cheese burger, 10 pounds of chocolate, or any food is going to make me feel loved , or wanted or needed....those things can't make you healthy, be active, help me live longer, make me the skinner sister, help me look better in my clothes, ......

It has taken me time and great soul searching to realize that food is not my best friend, it doesn't calm my nerves, it doesn't solve relationship issues, money problems..
so whats the secret ....you have to find different ways of coping....

I make lists, list like what to do instead of eat...it's a slow processes and it take trail and error to find what might work for you...but it can be done.....

in another blog i made a list of the things I do when I want to eat but not really hungry.....
the best tip is phone a friend or spark a friend get some way to express how your feeling...keeping a journal is great too....find a way to get in touch with your true , or real feelings...you know sometimes you say you are upset because your out of bread, but the real issue is your husband doesn't talk with you, you are feeling lonely or the kids have grown up and don't need you as much or any of a zillion reasons...it's the deep down fears and emotions we have to get too...any way I'm rambling here...

just needed to share my thoughts as I finish that book, learned lots of reason why I use food .
I know it will always be a struggle and I'm so happy that Spark friends are here when ever I need them.....
I'm here too for anyone who needs a friend, I don't have the answers but I'm a good listener.

BIG HUGS TO YOU ALL TONIGHT
LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF NO MATTER WHAT THE SCALE READS.


Kitt
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  • BYHISSPIRIT
    right on sistah! emoticon
    3648 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Kitt you are so right thanks for sharing. I think I will have to go find that book and read it as well. Good luck with the scale in the am. HAve a great Friday.

    Shannon
    3650 days ago
  • FORMYDARLINGS
    emoticon on finishing the book Kitt. I am sooo far behind you and I started ahead of you. I take 2 or 3 days to read and reread a lesson. Sometimes I like to start the day with a lesson and sometimes I end the day that way. Today I learned something and I know now a little more about why I eat. I'm glad you enjoyed the book.

    Gini
    3651 days ago
  • TRECECOOKS
    I love this blog, Kitt. Thanks for reminding us that food will always be food - and it's NEVER the answer, unless we're "just" hungry.
    3652 days ago
  • SECRETMUSIC
    Thank you for posting. Now I have my daily reflection point. Food solves no issue but hunger!
    3652 days ago
  • no profile photo CRITTERMAMA912
    Wonderful thoughts thanks for sharing! emoticon
    3652 days ago
  • BARBARAROSE54
    Thanks, I like your advise.
    3652 days ago
  • POSITIVELY_EB
    AMEN!!!
    3652 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    Kitt-- this sounds like a very good book to read- thanks for the info ..and your thoughts on this..
    great advise for us all to adhere to.
    thanks for the time you spend helping us help ourselves.
    emoticon Jo
    3652 days ago
  • MY1FAN
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Kitt!!!!!
    3652 days ago
  • JCORYCMA
    I really needed to read this today, Kitt. I've been on maintenance for 3 years and I still am having to be conscious of every bite I put in my mouth. It used to discourage me, but since I found SparkPeople and met so many wonderful friends who share in my same struggles, I don't feel that same discouragement. I feel empowered and better about doing what it takes to keep myself healthy. Thanks Kitt!
    Joanne emoticon
    3652 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    Thanks so much for sharing. As always you send me off to bed with food for thought.

    Great blog.

    emoticon Mary
    3652 days ago
  • SOCKITTOME
    Excellent thoughts here, Kitt, and spot on. Thanks so much for sharing!!
    3652 days ago
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