Healthy Living: Becoming a Master of Joy II

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/30/2008
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I’ve had an old, dear friend visiting with her husband this week, and it has been a delight, enhanced by the gorgeous weather we’ve had in Vermont. I’ve known Patti since I was 18 — we became best friends early on, and even though separated by a continent, we stay in touch so that when we get together, it’s like we saw each other yesterday. Although more stories to catch up on. :-)

Anyway, in searching for a quick post to put up this morning (we’re off on another day of sightseeing soon and I haven’t even showered yet — although I did do my morning Nordic walk — more on that next week!), I thought I’d just search for an oldie but goodie that I did in the past. I chanced upon the title of this one and thought it surely expresses the tone I’d love to communicate today. I am having a joyous week, and if I could help you do the same, well, all the better.

So I’m repeating this old post on feeling good about ourselves (which will help us with all kinds of emotional eating, binge eating, disordered eating, exercise resistance, boredom…and endless list) and wish you a happy, no, joyous rest of the week, month, year, life. Just click on feeling good about ourselves and go, girl (and boy, too)! This is truly what healthy living is all about.

P.S. The picture on this post isn’t what Vermont looks like right now — it’s just a promise of things to come!

3 Responses (Add Yours)

  • Thanks for linking to that earlier post. I’d never seen it, and it was full of good tips. On TV watching for me while I eat! :)

  • Joyntheir says:

    I know you are right, I am living proof. I gained almost all of my extra 100 pounds due to my depression and constant self-beatings. Once I started being kind to myself with positive thoughts and positive statements, I was able to ‘control’ my eating and lost 25 pounds in 3 months. Yes, I had an eating plan, and yes I ‘cheated’ but I still lost 25 pounds. A positive attitude is a must to improve your weight and thereby your health.

  • Marsha says:

    Thanks for your comment, Joyntheir. I checked your blog and you have some good info on it. One thing I’d like to say is that we at Green Mountain don’t encourage you to use words like ‘control’ or ‘cheating.’ Because you put those words in quotation marks in your comments, I tend to think you don’t encourage the use of those words either. “Control” implies an adversarial type of situation; feeding ourselves is not an adversarial task. We could use ‘manage’ instead although I still think that leaves something to be desired. Perhaps a good phrase is to ‘eat well’ when we talk about feeding ourselves. Likewise, ‘cheating’ is a negative term, and we encourage folks to realize they have choices, and sometimes the choices we make are perhaps better than others, but they aren’t ‘mistakes’ or ‘cheating.’ They’re just a choice that perhaps we will think twice about in the future and decide not to make.

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