MY WEIGHT GAIN HAS BEEN TIED TO EMOTIONAL EVENTS (+ or -)
127 - High school graduation
132 - graduation 2-year degree
153 - Divorce from a cheater
160 - graduation 4-year degree
165 - Change of Jobs
170 - caregiver to mom
180 - enough!... Read more
DAY 9 ACT AS IF
INTENTION: An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words. Sanford Meisner
Fake it till you make it. What would a thin person eat? Eat to fuel How you act is how you feel. The way you feel brings out the behavior. Be a rock star! Y... Read more
DAY 8 - DOING NOTHING IS SOMETHING
INTENTION: By letting it go, it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. Lao Tzu Be receptive. Make universe feel good, receive its gifts. Hugs, compliments, even criticism may have a seed of a gift.
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DAY 7 - FEEL YOUR WAY THROUGH
INTENTION: "It is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter." Kahlil Gibran
Emotions --> primary motivator
mother/food = nurturing; sustaining; grounding
father/exercise = stretches and pushes p... Read more
DAY 6 - BREATH IS THE BRIDGE FROM THE MIND TO THE BODY
INTENTION: "I took a deep breath and lsitened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am." Sylvia Plath
Breath = key of life. Breath carries prana (life-force energy) to body.
vinyasa = linking breath w/ body
active mind, bring a... Read more
DAY 5 - ENERGY FLOWS WHERE THE MIND GOES
Intention: "We can't solve problems using the same kind of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein
Mind rules Emotions rules Body. I will think positive thoughts. When it is difficult, I will take a stress break (meditation, breath... Read more
DAY 4 - GRATEFUL
Intention: "The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness." Dalai Lama
I will be grateful. When something is out of control, I will put it at the top of my list. New challenge/new opportunity to learn and grow.
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DAY 3 - MAKE SHORT-TERM GOALS
Intention: "life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the moments of daily life deeply." Thich Nhat Hanh
I will pay attention to my senses (taste, touch, smell, hearing and sight).
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Day 2 - SEE THE FINISH LINE
Intention: "Warrior jump over walls, they don't demolish them." Carlos Castaneda
I will get over the humps in my way to seeing my goal, 150.
Each day, new body, new opportunity.
Think in the present, not past/future.
PLAYIST: St... Read more
DAY 1 - NAME IT/CLAIM IT
INTENTION: "Whatever you can do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magin in it. Begin it now." Goethe
I feel great. I am healthy. I am a great spouse. I inspire. I love.
I will be selfish. Can'... Read more
My relationship with food - What does food mean to me?
Food is a reward. Growing up grandma baked homemade sweet breads for us on Sundays. Sundays were filled with family dinners and lots of family.
Mom carried on the tradition of rewarding us for good behavior with food. At age 9-10, we exp... Read more
MINDFULNESS-LIVING IN THE MOMENT
Autopilot routines and don't remember?
Absentmindedly eat, can't sleep-mind too busy, coping w/ health concerns
Mindfulness-form of meditation to enrich life, calm mind, improve health, reduce pain.
Conscious effort to be completely pre... Read more
I am here to serve God.
I am here to be happy, optomistic, healthy, to love God!
to love one another!
I am strong.
Why do I nnot take care of myself?
Why do ... Read more
. Food Diary
. Caloric Count
. Fitness IQ
1.5 hrs treadmill w/o incline, transition to w/ incline
3 sets of
Hike a mountain, go to b... Read more
Cost of extra weight
1) Health issues
2) Health care expenses (meds, test)
3) Loss of time (doctor's appointments)
4) Pain (arches)
5) Exposure to radiation (CT/MRIs)
6) Potential for impairment (heart, stroke, cancer, diabetes, vision)
7) More/longer ho... Read more
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