Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Where did the last year and a half go? Funny I can pick up where I left off. Nothing changes! Well, some things. I spent many months in 2012 listening to some subliminal learning tapes. I had read the book by David Kessler, The End to Overeating, and knew that my brain was getting hit subliminally practically constantly by the food industry. They were yelling at me to eat their food! So I decided to counter-act those "eat me" messages with some healthy subliminal learning of my own. I relied heavily on Dr. David Illig's Weight Loss tape, listening to it every day for over 45 days straight.
I knew I was susceptible to the power of suggestion, and it seemed to have worked. Of course, if I listened to anyone for 45 minutes a day my choices for health would have improved. But wow did it work. I was feeling and looking so great by late August. Exercising, strong, high endurance, and trim!
Then I went on vacation to Hawaii. Was it a goal to get fit for the vacation and when it was over, did I think my diet was also over? Must have, because that is about the time I completely gave up on exercising. Too cold outside and I never moved it inside. That is my goal for tomorrow, to get to the gym..... I also quit juicing everyday (green juice from vegetables) and let my favorite sugar foods start creeping back in my diet. I had quit listening to the tape every day; only once a week and I frequently fell asleep for a good part of it.
So now, I know this is a lifestyle change, not something to do for a while until I'm not on vacation (when no one is looking), but something I have to do for myself, I have to do for my cells. I eat green to detox. I eat proteins to rebuild. I eat pro-biotics for nutritional health. I exercise to stay strong. I run to keep my heart healthy. I avoid sugar to starve the cancer, to normalize insulin, to normalize cellular uric acid levels.
And if I happen to lose weight and feel great and look great as a result, then that is a terrific side effect. I can't count on weighing the "right" number to motivate me. I have to look at what I am eating and how strong my muscles are. THAT is how I will know if I am on track.