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April 23, 2013
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
—Johann Wolfgang von
In the hopes of overcoming our eating issues, many of us have spent years analyzing, going to therapy, and/or reading books on weight loss and emotional eating. At some point, the realization dawns that all our awareness, knowledge, and self-understanding hasn’t changed the problem. We’re still in the same place.
Knowledge, understanding and even the best of intentions are worthless if we don’t back them up with action. We become what we practice. In order to get something different, we must do and practice something different. Awareness, analysis and talking about the problem are only the first steps in the equation. We must back our newfound knowledge and awareness with new actions and behaviors to get the results we’re looking for. Then, our lives and bodies will truly change.
Overthinking the issue leads to analysis paralysis and keeps us stuck. Action sets us free. The past contained the problem, the present holds the solution. If we want a different future, we must take the action steps that are before us today.
Sometimes our impatience can get in the way. We might
think we need to make sweeping changes all at once. Grand
gestures aren’t needed. Too much change at once sets us up for
failure. We need to start with one or two small changes,
integrate those, then add some more. This makes the change
process manageable and doable.
Once these changes become second
nature, we are far less likely to fall back into our old
patterns. Even if we do, we simply pick ourselves back up and
keep on moving forward. All of us have
setbacks. The key is to get back on track
as quickly as possible, othewise we are always starting
back at square one.
Feast for the Eyes - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor
The actions I take today will lead me to a better
The next best step is the one right in front of me.
I move forward knowing each day brings me closer to my goal.
I do my best each day and
the rest takes care of itself.
I am capable
of consistent action.
I keep my eyes on the target daily.
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Is emotional eating keeping you from losing weight
and living the life you want? Are you ready to master your
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and learning to set appropriate limits and goals.
This turns off the urge to overeat and engage in other compulsive behaviors. When you feel better, you eat better! I have walked this path myself, and it has led me to peace and freedom.
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How You do Food is How You do Life!®
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