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Creating Peace

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I realized that I need to take care of myself. I need a plan. What I am going to eat and when. I need to have an idea of how full I want to be. I like it when I know that whenever I get hungry, if I am truly hungry, I can eat again. Provided I eat according to a plan of healthy foods.

Then I was taking that plan one step further. I have had problems with too many carbs. When I eat carbs I want more and more. Just one more unhealthy sugary filled whatever. This causes contention and chaos in my mind. Not because an individual treat is a problem but what it does to my emotional side is a problem. It creates a feeling of just one more or I better have this now while I still can. Then an inner dialogue of why did you do that... you are never going to... at this rate you won't succeed... why did you think you could succeed...ect.

When I eat a healthy diet composed primarily of vegetables and lean meats I feel better and I don't have that inner dialog so I am creating peace. This morning I was thinking of a picture of creating peace. It just beckons me. I love the picture. So I am going to think creating peace when the cravings hit. Peace is better than the chaos I can create inside myself.
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  • NANCY-
    What a lovely vision you have created. Thank you so much for sharing this insight. You have found a way to turn anxiety into peace.
    3419 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    You are RIGHT ON!
    3421 days ago
    I'm feeling peaceful just envisioning you with your veggies and lean proteins. You know you don't miss the junk as much as when you aren't eating it. It isn't nearly as good as you want it to be. Go for it. You will only feel deprived if you feel like it is being held from you rather than choosing peace.
    3421 days ago
    Love your thoughts on this blog! I am similar with my diet etc. and I love the thought of peace. I hadn't thought of it that way before, but it is truly what I want in my life. I think in our busy lives it is hard to take the quiet time we need, not only to ponder and pray, but also just to allow ourselves time to reflect on what our needs are and what they aren't. On a different vein, I heard that brushing your teeth for 2 minutes helps the cravings go away!!
    3421 days ago
    Wonderful! I too cannot eat very many carbs, if I do the cravings kick in! Before I didn't care I would just satisfy the cravings and fill my day up with carbs. Now, like you, I'm trying to fill up with the veggies and lean meat. It's wonderful how, along this journey, we become more intuned to ourselves. After 44 yrs I thought I knew me but I think I wasn't really taking the time to listen.
    3421 days ago
    Sounds like you've done some great introspection - critical to a successful plan! Best of luck with following through . . .
    3421 days ago
  • JB122383
    Oh, P.S. I LOVE your white tigers emoticon
    3421 days ago
  • JB122383
    I hear you!! I am the same way. If I eat the way I'm suppose to, lower carbs, veggies, water, exercise, etc., I feel much better physically and emotionally and yes....at peace! Peace of mind is a mighty thing, a wonderful thing. I also notice that I don't have the cravings if I eat the way I'm suppose to. We just have to keep reminding ourselves of this. I also like seeing my blood glucose level in a normal range.....kinda spurs me onward and forward. We CAN do this....helping each other along the way.

    3421 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6232784
    Pam...it's a work in progress. Each day you become a little more aware of your triggers and what works best for you.

    emoticon ...keep listening to that positive small voice!
    3421 days ago
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