Another word

Monday, February 06, 2012

In the past few weeks I have added "sustainability", "consistency" and "reality" to my healthy plan in an effort to add the missing puzzle pieces to my healthy lifestyle. I realized after being a Spark member for 5 years that I still hadn't reached goal and have basically lost the same 10 lbs probably a dozen times. I concluded that there has to be some big pieces missing. (Brilliant, eh?) So I have added those three words to my plan.

My new word is "visceral". That's probably a word I have never said and until a few weeks ago, not really sure what it meant. I mean I have heard of "visceral fat" and that doesn't sound great. Just for this blog's clarification, visceral means "relating to deep inner feelings rather than the intellect, instinctual, gut, deep-seated feelings, inward, deep-rooted".

So while personally getting a handle on "visceral" (so I could impress people at cocktail parties) I read in Oprah's January magazine Ophrah's interview with Dr. Oz. She asked him if we (Americans) are so smart about eating the right foods, why can't we do better. His reply, "People change based on what they feel, not what they know. Which means that understanding all that advice doesn't matter if there's no deep, profound , visceral awareness why it's important."

And there it is! All the knowing isn't going to get me there. It has to be ingested deeper into my being. I can't just lose weight for a wedding, for a trip, for a birthday. I have to know within me what a healthy person IS.

Maybe I can write a song- emoticon

Let's get visceral, visceral, I wanna get visceral, let's get into visceral
Let me hear your body talk, your body talk, let me hear your body talk.

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    So true! Love your lyrics - they have a beat and seem to be already sticking in my head. I want to stop gaining and losing that same 10 pounds as well, so I will be singing that song! I keep moving one foot in front of the other, trying to figure out all those pesky puzzle pieces. Eventually, it will all click.
    3421 days ago
    Great word 'visceral' ...and a great blog (I'm now subscribed)!

    You know... I honestly think that, to a degreee, it happens when it happens. It all keeps cycling around until you're really ready to grab on an ride with everything you have in you... which is where the visceral awareness comes in... you have to be able to recognise the moments.

    I've had a really long four years here at SparkPeople, and wouldn't still be here if it were not for my own visceral awareness, and recognising the moments for what they are.

    THANK YOU for sharing this!

    {{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    3421 days ago
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    Sounds like you're on the right track. Keep it up. Good luck! emoticon
    3421 days ago
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