Friday, June 24, 2011

Short but says it all . . .

It has been a long day of uncomfortable feelings, traumatic but not unexpected news, sharing, planning, actions, work, release of expectations, some giggles, a few laughs, several tears and some painful conversations mixed with some joyful ones. 

In all of this I have not had the urge to binge, change my food or add to my food plan today. I exercised and I reached out to others when the feelings started to weigh on my mind. It was a health day despite everything going on in my little world.  

In keeping the pounds off another day I am grateful that the tools that have become an automatic part of my day are keeping me sane so I can face and accept unpleasant things coming at me. There was a time when I could not have coped with a day like today without sugar and fat and salt and flour in various combinations. I am so grateful I choose not need to use food like that today. 

What is the worse thing you have accepted into your life without using food to cope? 



Vickie said...

My college and blogger friend Helen told me once, long ago, when she was first finding her food and emotional footing, she would think of the worst thing she could (happening), picture it, and then say to herself "and I will not eat over it". Meaning not over eat or eat the wrong things. She would not turn to food to ease the pain. I have always remembered that mantra.

Jacqui said...

I'm so glad to hear that you haven't turned to food during this time. Keep taking it one day at a time.

Sandrelle said...

Jane, sending hope and prayers to your brother and family. So sorry you are having to deal with such a difficult situation. So impressed with your fortitude and commitment to yourself and your health. You are living the example.

Jane Cartelli said...

I feel blessed to have a disease from which I receive a daily reprieve if I am willing to do the simple (really) actions that give me a wonderful life.

If I pick up food compulsively today I will lose that. I have done a lot of tasting/eating in my life. NO flavor/taste/bite or binge is worth the pain I will feel/share/cause if I revert to using food as a drug today.

THANK YOU all for your support!


E. Jane said...

Jane, you are so strong in the face of this crisis. I am so glad that you continue to adhere to your food plan. My prayers are with you and your family today.

I responded to your comment on my blog, and I thought I would copy it in your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time during your difficulties to respond to me.

Jane Cartelli said...

I didn't see it copied here but I did go back and read your reply (thank you) and replied to you, too. ;-)