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New years eve - resolution time?

Thursday, December 31, 2015

I have decided to leave my swedish online supportgroup for the first leg (jan-march 2016) - the weekly weigh-ins has triggered my bingeing and I am now in the position where I keep my weight by yoyo - I binge and I starve, I binge and I starve - and I feel really bad about it.

So it is time to put the scale away for a while and focus on good habits without thinking about calories.

I have this conflict going on - I need stimulation, input with intersting thoughts and knowledge, meeting enpowering people, doing enpowering things - and at the same time I need routines, habits and to simplify my life. When I get all the inspiration I want my energy goes up I have a lot of fun but it does stress me and it ends with me losing myself ... and if I stick to the routines and do the things that are good for me I get bored and despair that I just canĀ“t stand it..

I am reading "the happiness project" again as I think I want to go on working with good habits. This time I noticed that Benjamin Franklin made a list of virtues he wanted to cultivate and then made a chart for each day where he noted what he had done to cultivate each virtue.

I have been thinking about virtues and chosen twelve I want to cultivate 2016. They are:
temperance, gratefulness, order, courage, diligence, honesty,justice, cleanliness, calmness, patience, humility and generosity.

What does this mean that I will need to do? In january it means that I will work with temperance (maybe the word moderation is better?) I will set up the ten minutes of declutter that will make my house more tidy, I will plan my meals ahead which means I will also plan my grocery shopping, I will practice the accordion, juggling and write on my book - at least ten minutes every day for each activity. I will spend some time every evening with summing the ay and planning the next - that, I think will be the hardest, my evenings tend to pass in lazy coach-potatoing...

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  • MAGNOLIA416
    Gott Nytt Ar! Those are great goals and self-awareness, I'm going to work on mine.
    1761 days ago
  • WHITE-GREEN
    Happy New Year!

    As you may know I'm in treatment now for binge eating. For the first time in my life I feel like I might yet get a grip on my eating.

    I wrote about my experiences in my blog entries but also on the Living Binge Free team. Here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
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    ard=0x1323x63049990

    I think that something that a lot of binge eaters have in common is an all-or-nothing mentality... Reading what you said about swinging between being bored and needing stimulation reminded me of that.
    1761 days ago
  • AJDOVER1
    Wishing you a new year filled with joy and contentment
    1762 days ago
  • JOYINKY
    Happy New Year!!
    1762 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    Excellent ideas emoticon
    1762 days ago
  • CANES4EVER63
    Such a good idea! I realized what really helped my binging/restricting patterns was to simply NOT focus on weight loss, but to focus on enjoying food and simply being healthy. That helped a lot. It's been about 2 months, and now I'm able to start focusing on losing again.
    1762 days ago
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