Tuesday, April 26, 2011

.... to thine own self be true - or THE SCALE DON'T LIE

ahhhh, to look in the rear view mirror!   

looking at ME and my previous blog 

..... one year ago today..... (made a few changes/revisions)

It's oh so healthy to keep a journal or blog.... Did I say that it's healthy.... I think I did!

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2010

To thine own self be true

Oh, come on now...... I always say       "oh, I don't eat that much!"

But, yikes! I added up the few measly things I ate today and a whopping 1900 calories.

Ridiculous!  Have you ever REALLY REALLY ever taken the time to see how many Calories and Carbs are in something you have had for a snack, lunch or for "mindless eating"

It's amazing that as smart as humans are.... it's the SAME freakin story that I hear  from my patients ....(and I too have said, quit honestly)

           "I know I'm over weight, but I've tried to lose weight and just can't!"

Then my reply is:           "what did you eat yesterday?"  
                       "what did you do to use up those calories that you consumed?"   

the guilty light pops on and then the "excuses" begin!

"This above all: to thine own self be true" Shakespeare

You can try to fool other's 


you can try to fool yourself... 



Ya shouldn't lie to yourself

Tomorrow will be a day of more thoughtful choices. 

I will keep in mind that food is a "fuel" for my bodies health.

My well being is my spiritual walk! 

Only HE can truly satisfy! 

ok, that was a year ago that I said the same stuff I say today

only thing that has changed is the date  - truth doesn't change

Stop looking to food to "satisfy" your emptiness or frustrations,  (yes, you know I'm saying the truth... we find it soothing and satisfying to FEED OUR FACE)
When you're seeking FOOD it's a symptom of a deficit in your mind or spirit... maybe just maybe it's a nutritional deficiency... but that's rare.

Get smart and keep a record for one solid week of EVERYTHING you eat and drink... You'll be SHOCKED!

Don't be discouraged!   If it were so simple and easy to lose weight... we'd all be "twiggy"

Trust me when I say - YOU CAN DO IT

Just Start the Journey today of "Balancing" your life  

I've been blogging about this very thing this past year.  I've been there and done that too!  
When I recognized that "I'm was at war within myself" about food and exercise  I began this journey. 
It WORKS... It's not a pill or a funky new diet

It's about BALANCE!  
By a  self discovery of the Physical, Mental and Spiritual components of YOU 

It's a Journey.... Get on board!  It's been a fabulous RIDE SO FAR! 



Get Ready for Summer Diet

It only takes ONE match stick to burn down a building that took a 100 men to build

All the efforts and gains you make towards change 

can be dashed into a pile of dust 
with ONE wrong decision.  


Don't you know it may take you  7 DAYS to lose  5 pounds but ONE "stupid" DAY of gluttony and not "caring" to put on 5 pounds!  (was the Easter candy really worth it?)

So why?  
      WHY ...  W H Y...  oh....   W H Y  
                   do we do that to ourselves? (pig out)
                                (see answer below... hint:  it has to do with balance)

That, my friend is my Journey and my Quest.... for "self discovery" of why and how I can throw "common sense" to the wind!

Here's a story...

As I passed by a co-worker the other day, I asked "oh, you look tired".  The flood gates opened and she poured out for the next minute (seemed like several minutes)  ....the excuses "I'm not sleeping.... It's this cold gloomy weather... I have no energy.... my body is achy...  I think I'm getting sick" ........etc

                            I then said  
              "so, what really happening in your life ?"

ahh,   she then looked me in the eye's and  softly spoke
     "I went to my 26 year old Nephew's funeral 2 weeks ago, and
        last night I found out my Aunt has stage 4 Cancer"

People, People People..... I have said it and will continue to preach it


it's all about balance

When you feel a physical aliment... S T O P   and take a deep breath and ask your self this question:

What is happening around me that is affecting me:  


if you don't properly take the stress your  facing and constructively deal with it 

using  your MIND, your BODY and your SPIRIT 

you'll be  a walking mess

ALL THREE need to be engaged when faced with STRESS- LIFE
                                                      Hey Did you hear me say balance?


2. SPIRITUAL:  PRAYER  (talking and listening to your Creator) and
                         READING your INSTRUCTION MANUAL (Bible)

3. MIND:          Stopping Negative WORDS (can't, never, always) and THOUGHTS
                         SPEAKING words of encouragement - POSITIVE thinking

So, you want to get ready for the summer!   Be in shape to wear a bathing suit and Swim  and Ride a Bike, Play a game of Bocce ball?

It only takes ONE moment to make a Decision to CHANGE your  Lifestyle (life)


It takes BALANCING your Moments to make your CHANGE into Healthy Habits

Ciao and Salute!

To your Health and Wellness 

I  think that Big meant "mature"  not Fat

Start making mature choices