That’s because we are in this for life, so it is important to us that we make choices that we will be happy with not just now, not just in the future, but both now and the future.
Now and the future.
Those are two words that could never be used together before our Peace with Food days. That’s because it was always one extreme or the other.
On our binging days our focus was on the now.
On our dieting days our focus was on the future.
And never the two shall meet.
Then came Peace with Food. We learned to look at our life not just in the context of our present, but also in the context of our future. We were able to tie them together, making the wisest choice, resulting in us having peace.
Here’s an example of what that looks like:
- No more passing up a holiday meal because of a goal to get to a certain weight somewhere out in the future.
- No more foregoing the self-control and discipline today that will impact our health and well-being in the future.
The two act as boundary lines like the lines on the highway. All you have to do is keep it between the lines.
We now frame all our decisions on the now and the future. What will give us peace now? What will give us peace in the future? That’s what will keep us in the game.
In the last 17 days we have discussed peace with food, body image and the scale. Out of these three topics, what 1 thing have you learned about yourself that will keep you in the game in regards to living with peace?