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03 August 2015

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11 July 2015

While it is said that old habits die hard, it appears equally true that new habits die easily. I lost my momentum and haven't tracked in about a week now. I keep telling myself that I'll start tomorrow, and then in the morning I think I have it set, but I get careless and call it a wash (because I didn't even try to eyeball or measure foods in order to guesstimate my current calorie budget). I rationalize that I am going through an emotionally draining and trying time, so not focusing on tracking is ok, even expected. I am complacent and lack drive to change- even though there is much that needs to change. It is so much easier to lull myself into apathy and defeat out of fear of failure and inadequacy. I don't know if I can really change for the better, but the worse part is my resignation to that claim. It's times like this where I wish my faith were what it ought to be so that I could find the strength to persevere through these doldrums. I know that my feelings are real only in the fact that they are valid. I long for G-d to grow my faith that I would walk by it opposed to my senses and sensibilities/ feelings that I might know His power to restore that which has been burned down and broken. When I look at myself and my life I feel like Nehemiah beholding the walls of Jerusalem and grieved to see Zion's splendor, trampled. Though as G-d used Nehemiah to rebuild the ravaged city, may He do with me to my life also.
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28 June 2015

Day 11 of tracking food. Having the log helps me confront the impulse to eat sometimes when I am not hungry and am just feeling empty. I've had a lot of that recently. Part of my isolation is my own fault because sometimes opening up to an individual proves more painful/ unproductive than staying silent. Sometimes well intentioned friends or family members can be sources of the worst/ most draining counsel. I've found that I have trouble asserting myself in efforts to avoid being lectured about a course of action I believe is unwise and am unwilling to pursue. I never thought of myself as being a people pleaser, but I guess I have a streak of that in me that comes out as cowardice instead of firmly and politely saying I understand what the other person is trying to say and just do not agree that I should heed their direction, and unless they have some other previously unspoken argument to share for my consideration that I am not interested in hearing more about what I "should" be doing. Alas, I may end up with abundant opportunities to practice this skill before my current trial is over with. Honestly right now I basically wish I could close my eyes and wake up to it being next week, or better yet learning that these last two and a half weeks have just been a very vivid bad dream. I know that is not the best attitude, but that is where I am at for now. Indeed sufficient for each day is its own troubles.
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