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Shades of Hope

Saturday, August 17, 2013

I have been reading this book..it asks a lot of questions, some that can really cause some serious emotional responses...can conjure up deep dark secrets and emotions that you might not want to remember....with that said....and please if you are a food addicted get the book, buy or go to the library....

For me and remember this is my opinion ....

I had great hopes for this book, I thought that if I got down deep in my soul and found out why I turn to food, I would be good, I would be able to stop turning to food when life got rough.....well that is not true...if I am a food addicted and I do fall in to some of those catagories....I will never be a non food addict, as we all know once and addict always an addict.....darn why did it take so long to learn that lesson, why am I looking for the magic cure, the magic book the magic moment.....BEACAUSE THERE ISN'T ONE.....SO HERE I AM AGAIN A BIT DEFEATED ....A BIT DISAPPOINTED, A BIT ANGRY BUT MORE SO SAD.....I WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO WATCH MY PORTIONS ...I WILL ALWAYS HAVE TO SAY NO THANKS TO JUNK FOOD....
I HAD A GOOD CRY, I DID SCREAM AND YELL FOR A WHILE BUT THEN....I realized that I am at a good place in my life, I have lost 200 pounds, I still struggle with 10 pounds, but hey isn't that better than than where I might be, where I once was....

I am a happy healthy 60 yr. old women who doesn't take medication or anything , who gets up each morning to exercise , who eats healthy meals 95 % of the time, I have family and friends who think I have done something fantastic (lost the weight) and have pretty much maintained it for nearly 4 years now.....I have a beautiful new house and a DH who has loved me at 347 pounds and now now...

So today I am thanking the good Lord for my blessings , giving family heart felt hugs.....
I am still an addict but I have learned to live a healthy life by doing my best each day....I am not perfect but then what in life is....

WHAT I NEED TO CELEBRATE IS THAT I AM HEALTHY....I HAVE A LONG LIFE A HEAD OF ME IF THE LORD WANTS IT...OTHER WISE I HAVE HAD A GOOD ONE AND I READY TO GO.....

HAVE A HEALTHY WEEK END

SORRY THERE IS NO MAGIC FIX TO FOOD ADDICTION OR ANY OTHER ADDICTION....
FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND NEVER EVER GIVE UP....YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR FOOD INTAKE.......
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  • SOCKITTOME
    Your last two lines say it all Kitt. As much as we want it, there is no magic fix for anything. Except perhaps Crazy Glue for fixing broken china. LOL

    It stinks that there is no magic fix, and it's also liberating. It frees us up to stop wasting our time and energy looking for something that doesn't exist, and focus on finding what works for us and doing it. You've done a marvelous job finding your path and sticking with it, and I applaud you!
    2269 days ago
  • ERIECANALGAL
    Great blog Kitt! You are doing a wonderful job. And you lost so much weight and are keeping it off. That is so emoticon
    2274 days ago
  • THEADMIRAL
    emoticon I understand, I'm a food addict too. We take it one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. You're an inspiration for us to just keep fighting the good fight.
    2275 days ago
  • CRYSTLE4HIMTX12
    emoticon I needed this. Thanks for sharing.
    2275 days ago
  • SIMPLYABUNDANT
    Kitt ~ Thanks for your blog. I think all of us who are food addicts have this temporary let-down when we really get, for the first time, that food addiction is a lifelong condition, and there is no magic cure. But we do have many different tools tohelp us deal with our addiction; many different kinds of treatment and support are out there. And, in the end, I think there is some peace is stopping that relentless pursuit to "fix" ourselves. I think self-acceptance and self-love are the keys, and I'm still learning how to do that. But you have accomplished so much and have been given so many blessings. I'm glad you see that, and I think that as long as you focus on those things, you'll truly be able to celebrate your recovery. I celebrate YOU!
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    2276 days ago
  • NASFKAB
    thanks there is NO MAGIC FIX its up to me alone
    2276 days ago
  • FORMYDARLINGS

    The magic is in you. You are what makes the difference between turning to food and turning down the junk food. I think you were thinking you might be able to be perfect and that this would all get easier and go away. Life is life, for life. Your experiences, good and bad have made you the wonderful, strong woman that you are and if you were to change anything about your life from the past, you would not be you. Celebrate the wonderful person you were at 347 and the amazing woman you are at 147. I have come to love you unconditionally and I hope you learn to love yourself that way too. I love the whole package that is you, addiction and all. Sleep soundly and dream wonderful dreams tonight. You are amazing.


    Gini
    2276 days ago
  • KENTUCKYWOMAN
    Kitt, love your blog, and its so very true....there is no magic fix....

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    Joan
    2276 days ago
  • TRAILWALKERJO54
    think this book is helping you & you are helping us!!!
    everybody wins

    thanks
    2276 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    Thanks so much! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it when someone confirms my belief. There is no magical cure for any addiction. It's just a matter of managing it every day. I think we're blessed to know this and accept it.
    2276 days ago
  • DEEGIRL50
    emoticon You are awesome. You have learned how to handle your addiction on a daily basis. Life is good.
    2276 days ago
  • LAINIESNEWLIFE
    Great blog, Kitt!! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. You're right. Just like any kind of addict, we will always be a food addict and we will always need to be watchful and do the work.

    Hugs,

    Lainie
    2276 days ago
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  • WARMSPRINGDAY
    Hmmm - now you are making me wonder if I want to read it after all. I have it ordered to loan from my library on CD - I'll listen to it while I drive.
    2277 days ago
  • FUNGIRL81005
    You are such a good role model...I can hear your vibrancy in the blog...You are a Wonderful Lady.....Thank You emoticon
    2277 days ago
  • NADINEL
    Sometimes I need a reality check or a pep talk. This is one of them. I am a food addict. I am always hoping they will invent a magic pill to take my cravings away.
    With my childhood issues (we all have them) , I probably won't be reading this book. I don't want to uncover what I have already dealt with and then buried. I have forgiven them. I am going forward, not backward. I am learning tools here at SP which have made a difference.
    I appreciate you giving us "capsules of information" from the book. I appreciate YOU!
    2277 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    Very true. Tenacity is the magic pill :)
    Keep up the good work.
    Oh, I didn't think we are meant to eat junk food and processed foods anyway. Life is much better without them.
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    2277 days ago
  • YAFENELRA
    Great blog, Kitt. I agree, there is no cure. And as it said in the book, we have to let that tiger out of the cage three times a day so we need to ever be very careful.
    2277 days ago
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  • KATHYJO56
    Hi Kitt, I marked that I Liked This for your blog today. It is honest and insightful. Like any addiction, food addictionis manageable, but is not curable. It is hard to admit, but not impossible to live with. You are doing an awesome job and living an awesome life. Hugs
    2277 days ago
  • FELINEBETTER
    You know, Kitt -- for you to have that kind of a reaction -- obviously this book did help you in some way. That stuff needed to come out and it turned a light bulb on for you too!

    Your attitude is fabulous! You worked and continue to work your butt off to keep that weight off and you're living proof that it can be done. To have kept this off for 4 years already speaks volumes!

    You have so much to be proud of! You Go Girl!!!!!
    2277 days ago
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  • CHRISTASP
    Beautiful blog, thank you for sharing. I'm very interested in the book and will join the thread you mentioned.
    So, even if there is no 'fix', would it not get easier in the longer run? What do you think? Because I do hear this from people who 'eat clean' - after a period of time junkfood becomes much less attractive, even repulsive, to them. I never got there... but who knows? :)
    2277 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2013 1:16:34 PM
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