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Let’s Celebrate Your Independence From Food Problems

On July 4th, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence, which was intended to celebrate the birth of a new nation, commemorating freedom from British colonial rule.

In India, Independence Day falls on August 15th every year.

In Canada, a similar celebration occurs on July 1.

These days have greater historical and cultural importance than we often give them. We may use a particular day to celebrate or honor a relationship, a personality or an institution. Essentially, this shows how important that very subject is for us.

Today, take a moment to celebrate your freedom from the negative things in your life. Honor those who have helped you. Honor your strength and courage in changing your life.

If you feel you haven’t done this well enough, then take this day to decide what you need to change.

Be gentle with yourself with food today.

Call ahead to be sure you will have what you need.

Bring any food you cannot be sure of.

Bring a vegetable or fruit tray to share if you like.

Stay away from the foods that hurt you.

When there is a buffet, walk down the aisle backwards first, then get your plate. It will give you that minute you need to decide what you will eat.

Take time for yourself today. Honor your struggles as well as your successes.

And take time to rest and do the things you enjoy.

Blessings to you,


2 Responses to Let’s Celebrate Your Independence From Food Problems

  1. Melanie July 4, 2019 at 11:19 am #

    THANK YOU for the reminder that I come first, not food, not only on this holiday but always. Sometimes I still can get into trouble when timing is not favorable, and I let too many hours elapse between meals and then feel starved, depleted, and sorry for myself. Not a good combination physically or emotionally for this former food junkie! I’m actually going to hear the declaration of independence read this morning in nearby Haddonfield, and I will be keeping your analogy in mind! Independence is wonderful – it does take determination and commitment But it’s worth it!

    • H. Theresa Wright July 5, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

      YOU CO1ME FIRST! SELF CARE IS NOT SELFISH! Self care is what gives you the power to do all the other important things in your life!

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