Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Much has been talked about as change.

Change can be looked at as a bouncing ball in the spiral of precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. Relapse is a downward bounce. Try things, if it helps, keep it. If it does not help, abandon it. The first step is to realize that we need help, not just with overeating but also with life, and become willing to learn from others. There are many that offer to teach what they think will help. All I can say is out there, there maybe concepts that can help, but we need to test them on ourselves.

I have concluded that there are many causes for this overeating problem, and going through the list, one at a time, may help. The other issue is that there may be order in the solutions, one may not help until the prerequisites are in place.

I think we need to start with understanding that we need to learn and adopt new behaviors, which are founded on new thoughts- concepts- ideas, and what these new concepts are is anybody's guess. Persistence will be another key factor. There will be topic areas that come up and need to be explored. Our values, beliefs, spirituality, philosophy, objectives, goal, desires, aversions,  dreams and delusions of how life should be examined and cleaned down to reality.

The easiest way for me is to consider the concepts of others, one at a time, and see if it fits my life or not.

My big changes have been the realization that god is a concept, an idea. Prayer may be useful as self-talk, but nothing is going to happen. Concepts cannot do anything, but someone may... that is luck... fortune, not the result of prayer. Morning plans and evening summaries may be useful for change. It is life change that must occur for change to occur. The only constant in this is change, learning, sorting, and we have many choices... too many, that is the problem.

It is up to us. We have the power of choice much of the time. Choice...decision... followed by action. All this sounds like 1,2,3.

But what do I know.


Karen said...

Choice, decision, action.

Yep! All very important. Sometimes I get stuck in decision. Important for me to unstick...


FredT said...

Yes, Karen, the only consistent thing in life is change. What do you want out of life, going forward from here? Will that require change? What changes can you make today to drift toward that life plan, or is the change a decision or becoming aware of what your life plan is? It is all questions, few answers.