Thursday, January 14, 2010
I went to the chiropractor yesterday; the one who does Applied Kinesiology. I woke up in a lot of pain. I hadn't been to see her in about a month and she may have got to the root of the pain issues. She got my chi flowing and adjusted my low back among other things. Today I woke up with my right hand, shoulder, right foot in a lot of pain and a sore throat. Heeding her advice, after muscle testing where she asked my body what it needs, I have to drink 4 liters of water for a while. Last month, she had me go to 3 liters. It reminds me of a patient in the mental hospital where I worked many years ago. He had a compulsion to drink water and was so embarrassed that he had to pee all the time that he ended up going in his closet. I told my chiro if I start going in the closet, she's getting a call!
Anyway, I've resorted my priorities and I am considering moving my reiki business out of the studio I rent and bringing it into my house. I would have 6 weeks to clear out the back room that I've been using for storage for the past 5 years and figuring what to do with all the stuff in it. And no, ladies, I'm not throwing it out when it can be sold at a garage sale or on ebay. I have till the end of the month to make the decision. I hate to give it up because it's so beautiful and has a big classroom. I will ponder some more. I may advertise a reiki class and if I get a big response, that would be a sign that I should keep it.
Making my old recipe for minestrone now. Waiting for the buzzer to go off and enjoy it. I got the recipe 22 years ago and make it at least once a year. All veggies and a little pasta, very nutritious and vegetarian. High potassium and all that. I never noticed till today that my soup looks like the Italian flag. Red, Green , and White. Have a wonderful day.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Thanks to the support from my sparkfriends, I was able to push through my inertia yesterday and spend 6 hours on organization in my house. That's only the tip of the iceberg but if I am ever going to get back to work at my studio or with a RJ (Real Job), I have to have some order in my house. So, thank you all. I wish that I had more time to spend getting to know you all a little better but for now, I willingly and gratefully accept the love and caring you send my way.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
OK, I'm stuck. IN terms of eating right, I do okay for most of the day. Staying in my observer role, I noticed that yesterday, I was all het up about the possibility of getting this job. My thoughts were in the future and it affected my "now" in the following ways.
My body locked up and I hurt all over, I started snacking after supper, nonstop almost until bedtime. I felt overwhelmed by the incredible amount of stuff that I need to do before I am ready to go back to work thus paralyzing me further. Being aware of all this I was pretty panicky about my life. I needed to feel better physically first. I want to get into one of my chiropractors but then I couldn't decide which one could most help me with the psychological aspects of this panic I feel. I still can't decide. So, last night, I did some Psych-K balances. This technique balances the right and left hemispheres of the brain to bring you back in balance. It also works on the limiting beliefs that are holding me back. That made me calm down and sleep well but here it is 10:30 in the morning and I haven't accomplished a thing yet except make a healthy breakfast and shower.
These are the issues that I know keep me stuck in obesity. So hard to break free but I'll keep moving forward and never stop the pursuit of freedom.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Today I got up at 6:30 am. Not a big deal for most but for me, a very big deal. This is the earliest I've been awake since I lost my job 10 weeks ago. Right before I went to sleep I got an email from a company who liked my resume. My initial thought was to panic. "OMG! What if I get an interview!" I need to get my hair colored, buy new make up, lose 50 pounds! "Wait a minute," said the calm, serene person I aspire to be. I made a commitment to myself to try to be no more or less than who I am when I start the interview circuit. I'm going to wear the kind of clothes that I intend to work in; not the traditional blue suit. I may color my hair but I was thinking of that before this company showed an interest in me. As to make up, I'm having trouble matching the color to my skin tone and thought that I would go to the drugstore this week and see if there was any help or sample size options available. But this was another thing I was planning to do before I got this email.
I thought it was interesting that I had this reaction. In the past, I've had great successes and usually have more job offers than I need. I've always gotten the job I wanted. This time, I have no idea what I want and I have decided to let go and let god find me a job. Let's see what the universe will provide.
Funny that I have been thinking a lot about this company because they provide a product that I use and need. In fact, I had contacted them just last week as a customer. As I look back over the past few weeks, I can clearly see that I have been thinking about these folks a lot. And in a positive way. So, no coincidence here. Since our thoughts create our reality (see yesterdays blog) it appears that the universe is providing me with what I want. As I step back into the role of the observer, I will be interested to see how this plays out.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
First take one egg from a free range high omega-3 egg and one egg white from a regular supermarket egg. (This saves you money and gives you the best nutrition possible!) Then chop 1/4 bell pepper and 1/4 small onion in the food prep thing on your blender. Chop 2 large mushrooms. Sauté in a non stick pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. When the veggies look ready, add 5 or 6 pickled jalapeño slices, chopped. Add the egg and shape into a nice configuration where the veggies are evenly distributed. When close to getting done, sprinkle a little sharp cheddar on 1/2 the amulet and flip over the other half. Turn the heat way down, put a lid on it, and let it finish for a few minutes. Perfection!
This meets my goal as a high protein/ high fiber breakfast on my fast break program. Yes folks, I'm starting over. Just as I suspected, I gained weight. I gained four pounds since becoming diet obsessed. I reset my weight goals and I am happy to start over.
Some of you may have experienced this syndrome; the more you try to lose weight, the more you stay the same or gain. One of the reasons for this has nothing to do with nutrition or motivation. You are creating this. How, you say? My intention is to lose weight, not gain! Remember that what you resist persists. The diet mindset, by it's very nature is a no win phenomenon. When you focus on losing weight, what you are doing is telling the universe "lose weigh, lose weight, lose weight." What the universe hears is "weight, weight, weight." It's a law of attraction thing. Your mind creates the reality of your life. When you focus on your weight, you are going to get more of it because you are asking the universe for weight. Sound a little confusing? There's a great explanation for it in the book and movie "The Secret." It's actually a phenomenon of physics.
So, what do you do if you want to lose the weight? Simple really. You want to put out a message like "be healthy" or "I have a lean and powerful body". Simply ask and the universe will rearrange itself to grant your wish.
This technique, combined with visualization and sensory experience, can work for you. What you are trying to do is challenge and change your limiting belief's. If you fill your mind with affirmations like, "I am healthy and whole and eat nutritious life affirming foods", over time you can actually change the neuropathways in your brain so that the new thought or belief becomes an automatic, habitual way of thinking. This is a more positive message to yourself and the world than a thought like "I need to lose weight". When you are emitting these thoughts, you are attracting the success you desire; failure is impossible.
Another technique I use is to visualize myself when I was 31 years old. At this time in my life, I was at the peak of health. I close my eyes and re-experience how it felt to be this fit. I remember how my legs felt, how smooth my skin was over my taut muscles, how it felt to walk 3 miles to work and then back everyday. How great I looked in my levi's, how it smelled when I walked past the gardens on my way home.
The key with visualization is to involve your senses. What did it sound like, what was the temperature, what do you smell and feel? This works. Athletes use this technique to improve their performance and scientists have found that the exact same muscles fire when the athlete is visualizing his or her performance in a winning event as when they are actually performing their event.
This process is called Visual Motor Rehearsal. I had read about it but really never understood the power of this technique until I had the opportunity to spend some time with Jack Canfield and I was able to experience this for myself. It works; it will change your life.
That's all for today! Have a great day and know that I support every single one of you!
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