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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Staying with friends at the moment who live in a beautiful house on the outskirts of Sydney which is quiet foresty. For some reason the exact placement of their house means that I can not get a phone or internet signal and they do not have broadband at home so I am forced to go to the mall to get reception!

Well thats my excuse for the seemingly useless items I have been buying lately - I mean we ALL need a nose hair trimmer right?!

Since the beginning of Feb I have lost 10 kilos (22 lbs) - 7 kilos from the juice fast I started Feb 1st and then 3 kilos since then.

I am not even TRYING, its just coming off. From the therapy I have been doing there seems to be a bit of switch that has been flicked in my brain and I now find the "decision" between junk and healthy is less of a decision and more of a want for healthy food. This helped immensely as I came off the juice fast and was sensible and considerate of my poor old junk stuffed body for a change :)

I have slipped up once or twice but beating myself up is no longer a national past time and I simply get over it and keep going.

Therapy has been the key for me to finally find a way out of the ongoing bad decisions and unhealthy eating - its early days but I am already so grateful for what I have achieved after only 5 or 6 sessions - definitely worth it.

Only 6 weeks ago I was considering lap band surgery as a last resort...how things have changed in such a short time.

And YES - one more day to go!!!

I am off to the health farm tomorrow to start my water fast and am about to purchase a sodastream (those at-home carbonated drink makers) so I can add some fizz to my plain water for a change every now and then!

Will drop in more often when I am not living in the black hole of calcutta (well - internet wise that is!).

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P.S. Sitting here with my skinny latte and watching another customer who has arrived in a wheelchair -perhaps MS or Parkinsons?

The effort and skill he puts in to simply drink his coffee and the resulting pleasure he is clearly getting from this simple daily event makes me step back and think HOW LUCKY so many of us are...

We too often take just the simple act of drinking a cup of coffee for granted, don't you think?
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    I'm heading to the coffee pot now...

    So good to hear from you...

    ~ Be good to yourself

    ~ Barbara
    2220 days ago
  • TRISH579
    Great to hear from you. You have, indeed had the switch "flipped". Have a good time at the health farm, and thanks for reminding us all that sometimes we get wrapped up in our own heads that we don't see just how good we have it.

    Here on the East Coast of the US, it's likely to get to be 70 degrees today. Unbelievable for February. I'll go for a long walk at a nature preserve with DH, give the spring attention to my roses and make sure all the daffodils are uncovered by leaves so we can enjoy them in their full glory.

    2220 days ago
  • ANAIS57
    congrats... i so understand the switch in the brain. processed foods now almost seem like poison. have a good stay at the "farm". i look forward to hearing about your experiences.
    2220 days ago
    Sooo happy things are going great for you. I knew you could do it. 22 pounds is fantastic, sometimes all we need is a little positive experience to set us on our way and it sounds like you are walking the straight and narrow. Great job my friend. SPARK on, can't wait to see what the next few months have in store for you. Looking forward to your continued success. emoticon emoticon
    2220 days ago
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    2221 days ago
    well David, so proud of you. Fantastic progress.

    2221 days ago
  • AMYB1985
    Excellent! You're making awesome progress, especially with MENTAL roadblocks, and that is as critical if not more so than just physical habits.

    And thanks for the note about the gentleman enjoying his coffee. As I sit here drinking my second cup it encourages me to stop and really take pleasure in my morning coffee instead of just slurping it down to get on with the next thing in my day.
    2221 days ago
    Thanks David for reminding us of what's important :)
    2221 days ago
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