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New Day, New Week, New Month, New Season, New Me!!

Monday, October 01, 2012

I love new beginnings, don't you?!!

It doesnt matter what choices you have made in the past, good or bad. What matters is from this day forward. We can apply that to weight loss or to life in general.

Summer was slow going in the weight loss department, but still steady so I am pleased. I have maintained as I go, so that is encouraging. I know I can do this for a lifetime.

Today, I feel different. My time spent with my horse always does that for me. I just feel so energized!

I have focused pretty much solely on my weight loss since the beginning of the year. As I gain more strength, both physical and inner, and as I gain more confidence, I always find myself somewhat internally in turmoil, thinking about what I am suppose to do with the rest of my life. I feel my greatest accomplishment is my children, my gift to the world. However now that they are grown and mostly gone, I feel like there is something more I am suppose to do, something greater than myself.

So I have made the turn at the crossroad. I have made some of the decisions I needed to make in regards to this, so that is like a huge weight lifted. Now I just have to get on the Make it Happen train.

I am also super excited because today, I am going to start implementing T-Tapp. I have ordered my book and can't wait to read it. Until then, I will check out the you-tubes. I have faithfully been following my Tabata schedule on my elliptical and I think that is really helping.

I just feel.... I dont even know the word. Freedom maybe? I have focused for so long on the mechanics of weight loss. How the body works. How the macronutrients work. The science behind it all. I have learned that so much of what we thought we knew, is not totally accurate. There is so much Conventional Wisdom to weight loss that is just not the way it really is. And I have learned that the science is not just for weight loss, but for overall health & longevity. And I may learn that what I think I know today, there might be new science and studies out tomorrow. And that is okay. I want to embrace the new information rather than shrug it off as baloney. I want to research the science and then form my own opinion rather than just go along with what we were always taught and thought we knew.

I have also learned that it is very individual, results do vary, there is no one size fits all. And I have learned that when you discuss these things, it is almost as contraversial as discussing politics or religion. So I find myself reigning it back in sometimes, biting my tongue. Like yesterday while riding, I mentioned to my friend that I was Intermittant Fasting and hadnt eaten since supper the night before, (and it was going on 2pm) and I thought she was going to fall off her horse. Questions like, I thought breakfast was the most important meal of the day, and what about starvation mode ... but when you try to explain the science & why it works & the steps necessary to get there, their eyes just glaze over and it is like I have sprouted horns or something. Sometimes it just isn't worth trying to explain a myth to someone & the science behind the reality, but yet I want them to have every advantage, so it is a fine line. Sometimes it is just easier to not talk about it. Not everyone is ready to receive the information with an open mind. Many ppl have blinders on. They have heard and always taught that this is the way it is, therefore they are just not open to new information. And that is okay. I will just keep learning as much as I can for my own health and hopefully lead by example.

But anyways, the freedom that I feel, I have a good grasp on what I need to do for weight loss, so I am going to try not to stress it so much, and turn my focus towards meaningful work and not be so anal about the science of my weight loss. I don't know that I am explaining that very well. I dont know if obsessed is the word. Perhaps. I am going to not be so pre-occuppied with weight loss that I forget about the other things I need to be doing. I have to find the balance. I have lost over 60 pounds and while that is great, that is in the past. I have to look to the next 60 and implement what I need to do in order to accomplish that goal along with the balance of the other things I need to be accomplishing.

So, it is a new day. It's a new week. It's a new month. It's a new Season. And so begins the new me!! Time to get cracking!!

Have a fantastic rest of the day my friends!!!

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    Thanks for posting and sharing your thoughts. I really enjoyed this blog and feel a kinship with the way you think and process your experiences.

    1937 days ago
  • LUCYLIN101
    I am with you on the next 60! Not an obsession, just a hard cold fact. It will be done. No need to stress on the when or how. Just do it, right?
    1938 days ago
    Very well expressed and I know what you mean. We are all different and as you say there is no one size fits all. Your are definitely on the right track.
    1940 days ago
    You express yourself very well. I know what you mean about talking with friends about diets. It sounds like you've done your research and are finding what works best for you. I agree with HOUNDLOVER1 that it just takes people some time to get used to new ideas.
    1940 days ago
    Your blogs are hitting the ball out of the park lately, great job in putting your thoughts into work and great plans. So much of what you say resonates with me.
    I have also had surprising responses from friends when I tell them what I do. In fact my life is full of such things. I've had so many surprised responses that I'm not surprised any more by them. It has been on issues like homeschooling, barefoot running, jogging next to my horse instead of on her, housechurching, growing my own veggies, eating low-carb, wearing a leather jacket, not eating breakfast sometimes, not charging for my work at times (training dogs), buying a lot of my clothes at thrift stores, eating duck eggs ... people seem to need time to process differences. Most will be quite open-minded or at least not critical after several exposures to the topic if I wait for them to bring it up when they are ready.
    Like you I am doing a few new things this fall, trying to me more well-rounded and learning lots of new things.
    I hope you have a blast with what you are doing. Thanks for all the encouragement you give people. emoticon
    1940 days ago
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