Three Ways To Ruin Your Diet
Imagine a cinnamon roll type doughnut covered in a warm soft chocolate with an Iced vanilla coffee. That is exactly what I started imagining about two hours before my day shift was over yesterday. Imagination can ruin your diet if you let it. After the post I wrote yesterday morning about how we were going to focus on exercise in the month of June and how it sometimes took work. For more on that Click here.
How our imaginations can lead us down a bad path. We have to see where we are going before we get there. If I think about a chocolate doughnut all day chances are I’m going to get me a chocolate doughnut and forget all about my diet. If I think about getting to the gym that day, even if I’m undecided about weather or not I’m going to go. The chances of me getting there are greater.
Imagination can be a great tool but like most tools it can also be used improperly. How can we make sure we are doing it right? I don’t think there is a right or wrong way. Each of us are different and have different goals. Our imagination should lead us toward our goals and not further from them. So again what we think needs to match up with what we want in our life. I heard a book the other day that I liked alot. I think it was called How full is your bucket. I listened to it on my way to and from work. It was about what we put into and take from other people. Here is a copy if you want to check it out.
So what about stress? We know that if we imagine not doing our workout then we probably won’t do it. What if we are imagining a stressful situation. Maybe that stressful situation is being forced on us. I have a seventeen year old son who has had problems with mental illness just like I did at his age. It is something that runs in our family. When I was a child I didn’t know it was a mental illness. Only that I didn’t feel right.
So… for my case, at ten years old I began medicating an illness I didn’t know I had, which led to addiction. That continued all through a majority of my life. By the time I was pregnant I had created an addiction and couldn’t stop during the pregnancy. When I finally got my head on straight, it was too late. He was too old to care what I said. The illness took over.
Some of us eat when we are upset. This can be the thing ruining your diet. Our emotional health is just as important as all our other health. I had to start counseling after my last child due to being triggered by my children. The amount of love I have and am able to show them triggers my emotional state. The amount of love I didn’t feel like I recieved as a child and did not give to my first born is also involved.
Are you emotionally healthy?
If your not, Your not alone. There is a light at the other side of the tunnel. Maybe your situation wasn’t as bad as this or maybe your situation was worse. I want you to know today that you are loved. I don’t know you but I know that even if everyone else has failed you. God loves you. I know this because God loves me. He loved me when I was so unlovable. You are not alone.
If you are struggling with your eating habits, or your diet, you are not alone. When you are put down by other people because of your weight or some other issue. Are there emotionl issues and feelings of unworthyness. Do you wonder “if I drove off this bridge right now, who would miss me”. You are not alone. I’m right there with you. I and many others feel your pain or a pain similar to yours. Only you know your situation and what it feels like to be in your shoes. We are all different and from different walks of life. But I want you to know today that your not alone. If you need someone to talk to, please e-mail me. I can be an ear.
I can be an ear
We all have habits that have either kept us afloat or drug us down. It is up to us to decide if that’s how we want to live. Below you find someone who helped me. I don’t know if she can help you too but I think so. Battlefield of the Mind explains about the mind. If you click below or on any of the links in here I may recieve a commision but I am only sharing someone or something I believe in and think will be helpful to someone else. God used her to save my life and uses her (Joyce Meyer) on a regular basis through her program enjoying everyday life. She can also be found online at Joycemeyerministries.org or enjoyingeverydaylife.org. I hope you can find something in her story that will help you too.