Choice

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I'm learning that I have a choice. Each day when I wake up, I have a choice to take a positive outlook on life or a negative outlook on my day. I have a choice as to whether or not I want to work my program, call my sponsor, or eat my feelings away. I also have a choice of living in the problem or working the solution. I know the best way for me is to choose the positive outlook, call my sponsor, work my program, not eat no matter what and to work the solution and get out of the problem. Some days are harder than others. But, the more I plow through and move forward and TRY, the more likely I am to come out on the other side. Each day when I open my eyes, I ask God to step in, show me and help me with those choices and to make the right ones to the best of my ability and accept my life just as it is…perfect.
 
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Eating over it equals two problems

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When I'm feeling angry, tired, lonely, frustrated, sad, sick, etc. and I decide to eat over it, well, I end up with two problems. I've learned that when I add one problem on top of another it takes much longer to unsurface the true issue at hand. So, when those feelings pop up or struggles are placed before me I choose to tackle them head on and embrace them instead of eating. Eating over it doesn't give me the satisfaction that it used to give me in the past. Eating over it no longer covers up whatever I'm trying to hide. And the "high" from eating doesn't last as long and the crash is even harder. Thank God for recovery!! So, when that knee jerk reaction hits me and I open the fridge or the pantry I stop and try to determine if I'm hungry, feeling something uncomfortable, or running from something that hurts. Then I can close the door, open my heart, invite God in and tackle the issue at hand.
 
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