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Saturday Gratitude & Abundance

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I am grateful for:

-not having to evacuate my apt and be home with my honey and kitty and in-lawes (who were evacuated).

-for vacation this week- even if it is a HOME vacation for a few days.

-for the color red and its power

-for friends who have "abilities too" to talk and process with

-For a powerful connection with folks I have just met

-for healthy foods

-for being pounds lighter & sticking to my plan!

-for the 17 day diet!

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NEKOPIE76 8/28/2011 8:24AM

    Stay Safe!!!

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LJKSHS 8/27/2011 2:25PM

    Glad to hear you were o.k.

Yes, a lot to be thankful for... emoticon on the success of your diet

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LJKSHS 8/27/2011 2:24PM

    Glad to hear you were o.k.

Yes, a lot to be thankful for... emoticon on the success of your diet

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Thursday Gratitude & Abundance

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I am grateful for:

-finishing Cycle 1 on 17 DD and doing SOOO WELL! :)
-Having a successful PEP Orientation and feeling good about it
-being myself and having confidence in that
-being around people who care
-coffee! hee hee
-meditation group later this evening
-a week's vacation this week before semester and madness begins!
-having 5 days off with my HONEY! NO WORK FOR EITHER OF US YAY!
-knowing even if it is raining we can still have fun and relax!

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KALIGIRL 8/26/2011 8:31AM

    Love meditation group and your grateful posts!

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17 Day Diet, Cycle 1

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I was skeptical.
I was resistant.
I was angry.
I was confused.
I was irritable.
I was bloated.
I was desperate.

I received a message - an intuitive blip in my hardware- telling me that this could actually be something I could do.
Then a SP friend said "Anyone can do ANYTHING for 17 days." GABBY was right.

Not only am I on DAY 16 of the 17 day Diet (Cycle 1)- and I will be starting Cycle 2 on Thursday reintroducing natural healthy starchs slowly- BUT I feel GREAT.

NOT GOOD...great.
I feel hopeful.
I feel energized.
I feel a bit more patient.
I feel more in TUNE with my body and what it is saying and needing.
I feel more selfish- in a "I am important too" kinda way.
I feel supported by my 17DD team, mother & hubby who are also rocking it!
I feel accomplished...I DID NOT CHEAT (or whatever word resembles not deviating from plan).
I feel focused.
I feel like I can and WILL and AM succeeding.

I am so thankful for trying this and I feel like I am now aware that YES I am gluten sensitive and YES my intake of breads and rices and pastas and liquor and red meat IN EXCESS have played a role in some of my existing health issues.

But what I do know for sure is that 17DD, Sparkpeople and my Teams have played a huge role. I am only a few INCHES into my goal- but I AM GETTING THERE and I feel good.

Thank you 17DD and SP for supporting my life change- and the life change of my mother and husband, as well.
Mom- down 10 as of Saturday
Hubby- down 10 as of yesterday
Me- down 8-10 as of Friday

Here is to feeling good :)

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KALIGIRL 8/24/2011 8:44AM

    emoticon So glad to hear you're feeling emoticon

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GABBY308 8/23/2011 7:44PM

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Just to give credit where credit is due, I was paraphrasing Dr. Mike!

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JENNYJENN18 8/23/2011 7:08PM

    THANK YOU LADIES! It means a lot :) It is only one step but a big WE know! emoticon

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DAISYBUG1972 8/23/2011 3:52PM

  It's awesome to read this. It seems like such a drastic way of eating, but for those that make it through the first cycle, many are hooked. Not necessarily to the foods in C1, but to the amazing feelings that fueling your body properly gave them. To the control they felt for once in their lives. To the energy they found that they didn't know was possible. To the lack of bloating after a meal. It's all so incredible and I second what Terri said - it's been a godsend for me too! Congrats girl on doing so well, and feeling so great!

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TERRIREDUX 8/23/2011 3:39PM


I am so excited for you! YES! For those of us who fight through those first 17 days, this plan is amazing. You're right - the energy, the patience, the intune-ness achieved are worth it and it only gets better.

Honestly, I have never felt so encouraged or so alive with any other diet plan out there. This has been a godsend for me - and I can tell - for a few others on our team.

It's funny...Gabby emailed me this weekend and suggested that this past Sunday I should allow myself whatever I wanted since I had a "bad" cycle 3 this time (and honestly, that is so relative!) and I was restarted round 3 on monday. My "cheats"? Beer, bleu cheese and pretzel chips. Not bakery stuff. Not pizza. Not cookie dough. Not ice cream. I had 1 1/2 beers, and ate the chips with the bleu cheese. Then I was done. I was given free reign to cheat - and I really weighed my options. Even though I hadn't lost any weight in 2 weeks, I didn't want to destroy the positive feelings my body was experiencing. It was incredible! Never have I not wanted to stuff my face...until I found this diet.

I am thrilled to know you are nearing the end of your 1st 17 days. You, your hubby and your mom are rocking the weight loss - and in turn - rocking the health!

Congrats my friend!! emoticon

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Monday & Tuesday Gratitude & Abundance

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I am grateful for:
-staying at work a bit later on my late day- so I am not flustered this morning.
-resting all evening last night (sorta) lol
-my kitty being affectionate ans cute last night- she's usually uber-indepepndent
-coffee this AM
-Dunkin Donuts coffee pods!
-sunshine and 60 degrees in the AM this morning!!! YAY!
-doing Turbo Jam this morning!
-meditating this morning
-the bamboo plant in my office having grown high high high! emoticon

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NEWNAC304 8/23/2011 10:31AM

    What a great way to start the day. So positive!

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KALIGIRL 8/23/2011 9:02AM

    Sunshine and cool weather - love the fall!

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Thin Not Thin You.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

This is a synthesized excerpt from Marianne Williamson's book: A Course in Weight Loss, adapted from the original A Course in Miracles. As a clinician and human working with my Tru Self- and learning how to acknowledge and accept my real Self...I find this very healing and I think has helped me Change....I wanted to share...Thank you GABBY for pointing out out helpful and healing this exercises may be to others:

Thin You - Meet Not Thin You....

There are many parts of "YOU" manifested in different ways throughout various places in your life. Those places where you are not perfect are not "bad" just wounded.
The Spirit of fear has infected the nervous system- like a virus in a computer--- when it comes to eating it's as though wires have got crossed in our brain. When the brain says something is comforting but is actually harmful. When it comes to eating it's as though what's unhealthy is "good" and what is healthy is "bad."
This confusion of signals is so deep that the rationale mind alone cannot fix it.
The lesson today involves embrace not denial and learning to love the NOT THIN YOU because she is nothing more than a product of fear- fear bring the absence of love- is a call for love. A part of you is a manifestation of fear- cannot be transformed by fear - Miracles arrive only in love. The way to transform a malfunction is to treat it functionally- and the only true function is LOVE>
If the spirit of fear dissolves within your consciousness LOVE WILL HEAL YOU BODY & SOUL.
You are you whether you eat wisely or excessively- (which expresses fear).
Fat cells will be dissolved permanently through the power of love.
If the miracle you are seeking is the removal of excess weight- as counterintuitive as it sounds...learning to love NOT THIN YOU that will cause this aspect of yourself to disappear- she didn't ask to be here- she is not comfy here she was summoned up by YOU- she is merely a manifestation of a twisted thought created by your mind.

FEAR IS AS NOTHING before the power of God- Love is real because it is divine. Fear is unreal because it is not. Fear will be rendered inoperative and your compulsion will be gone- your compulsion to eat is powerless before the Divine. As you claim the totality of who you are- who you aren't will simply melt away.

Today's lesson is about healing the rx. between part of you who eats wisely and part of you who doesn't they manifest as THIN YOU AND NOT THIN YOU- they aren't separate beings- just two aspects in one mind...
Thin You is beautiful in a 21st century kind of way - so your conscious mind wants to inhabit her. NOT THIN YOU is also beautiful - is beautiful too- she is beautiful in an ancient way - she is simply YOU with a coat on. There is nothing inherently unattractive about your NOT THIN Self. To judge smthg of you as ugly is to abuse yourself and then you react by grabbing pizza to eat- this keeps us in a chronic pattern of chronic hate and sabotage- your desire is to take off your coat.

Not Thin You is not your enemy- she is an unintegrated part of your Self- she is an aspect of you that is demanding to be seen and heard.

It is only in learning to love her that you will gain the power to calm her down. "I thought that if I put this coat on I could get your attention!"- and you must admit SHE HAS GOTTEN YOUR ATTENTION.

Only by embracing her will you compel her to leave. Not Thin You will not go away until she is listened to- you don't want her physical manifestation but you DO want a message that she carries with her. She is simply waiting to receive it then she can go. Once she's accepted as the part of you that you have made a habit of DISOWNING- she will dissolve into the nothingness into which she came. She will not leave you until you love yourself-
ALL OF HER- then she can go. PERIOD. In accepting Not Thin You you are not accepting her ways- you are accepting an aspect of yourself- her- when she is accepted as who she is she will become who she truly is.

Part of your inner conflict is that while part of your inner mind feels disdain with Not Thin You- the unconscious part you feel at home in a bigger body- you feel like Not Thin You is the real you and Thin You is the Imposter. The experience everyone thrives for is LOVE and you have experienced eating as a form of love. You experience yourself as emotionally nourished- what you crave is LOVE ITSELF and stop looking for food to "feed and nourish you."

It is hard to say I love You I love you when you are angry with someone. There is no point pretending it easy to love Not Thin You.
You will initiate a dialogue with Not Thin You- based on honesty & transparency a part of you has dissociated from another part of you which led to a profound dysfunction. it's time to write a couple of letters- it is time for peace talks.

A- See NOT THIN YOU STANDING BEFORE YOU- start a dialogue with her- work here to share your truth; how you really feel; how much you hate her, if you do; how she impedes your happiness; you are not writing this to attack Not Thin You but to start a dialogue with thoughts that can remain like toxins in your system. You cannot get to love without first acknowledging what stands before it. Then allow her to Respond. She doesn't stand before you craving food- she stands before you craving Love. Don't rush the process- tell the whole truth and complete truth.

B- Now allow HER- THIN ME to write you back and let her tell you what she wants to say- your subconscious mind will tell you what you need to hear and images you need to see.

Do not underestimate the power of writing these letters- this is the beginning of a reconciliation with a part of yourself that belongs inside and not outside.

Your weight is a burden you can now give over. As soon as you lighten up your mind- your body will lighten up as well.

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JENNYJENN18 8/21/2011 12:44PM

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ZURDTA- 8/21/2011 3:57AM

    Wow. Powerful stuff. This is something that will help me - this IS something that WILL help me. Thank you.

I have to read it again.

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