Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Old Techniques Not The Only Techniques

Past success can sometimes equal present failures. It's true. Since my backslide, I have attempted many times to just go back to doing what I did to be successful in the first place. Then after I only have limited success in my resolve, I become even more dejected, and continue down a path of destruction. So one day last week, I was dealing with an after dinner snack urge. In the last successful go around, I just willed myself to not eat. It was all internal. That technique was not working this time though. So I was trying to figure out what to do about that. So I began to pray about a solution to deal with this problem, and then God gave me the answer. My pastor did a series in November called Circle Maker. A quick synopsis is that instead of just inciting a prayer internally, to make it real. He told the story of a man who saved his village from a drought by drawing a circle in the dirt and saying Lord I will not move from this circle until you give us rain. Long story short, because he circled his prayer physically (made it real by doing a physical action) God answered it. So in response, I grabbed my iPad, and typed out 5 times that I did not need a snack after supper and it was destructive behavior to obsess about it. That worked! So for the next few days, I used the same method. Rather than sitting and brooding internally, I would type out a message. For example, one night I had been having a wonderful day diet and exercise wise. I had butted up against my calorie goal for the day however, and at about 8, I became a tad bit hungry. That is my pet peeve when I am on track. The days I am legitimately hungry kill my drive!! So I did get a snack that rounded out my calorie budget for the day. About 9, I became ravenous! So I then took out my iPad and typed out the follwoing:
Does it seem kinda silly? Maybe, but I spent the next few nights doing that when the after dinner snacking urge reared its head, and I can honestly say the last 4 nights, I have not had the urge!!!

4 comments:

  1. Doesn't seem silly at all. Brilliant. That's what it is to me. Thank you for the idea!

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  2. That is a good way of looking at it babe.

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  3. If it works for you then go for it!!
    I've been writing down positive daily affirmations and it seems to be motivating me as well :)

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