Lazy People Fact #34589076599 (I bet you were too lazy to read that number!)
Monday, May 22, 2017
1. I've been doing a lot of soul searching lately. Now that my life is half over (just turned 45), I'm becoming more and more reflective - I really, really want to lose the 25 lbs that "appeared" on my body lol, but I also want to love myself now - the overweight me. My Facebook feed seems to have an "RIP so an so" daily - it can happen so fast!! If I knew that my time was up, would I want that time to be about obsessing on my big belly? We really should live everyday like it's our last; and if that's a bit extreme, at least live everyday with empathy, including for self, and be engaged in every moment.
2. I want to change my lifestyle and diet for health. I found out that my cousin's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. She didn't tell a soul about it. She also took her treatment into her own hands and refused chemo. She did get radiation, but she changed her diet drastically (no sugar, whole foods, etc), took a homeopathic approach in conjunction with her oncologist, and she's doing really, really well. This is so inspiring - I want to do this! I don't want to wait until I am diagnosed with a disease to make these changes to my diet. Small steps!
3. Something we all know, but never stop hoping for - there's no quick fix for weight loss - None. I recently got sucked into the whole "Modere Pledge" - if you haven't heard of it, don't look it up! You might get sucked in too. My friend started promoting it, and a bunch of my other friends were doing it too - they all loved it, and you can find tons of rave reviews with amazing results all over the internet. Thing is, the more they promote it, the more "credits" they get... it's a marketing thing. I looked up the ingredients to their thermogenic pills, and there is a bit of science behind them, so I bought them. $100 dollars and a week later, I had daily headaches with anxiety pains in my chest. I stopped taking them and am hoping I will get my money back. I can seriously picture CEO guys "high-fiving" each other for the $$ they've made off of desperate, peri-menopausal women looking for a quick fix. :/
4. Phytoplankton - love this stuff. I highly recommend it (and I hope I spelled that right).
5. Weight loss takes a state of mind. I discovered that when I lose even a microgram of fat, my body revolts dramatically. I become hungry ALL the time... actually, I get hAngry. I love delicious, sugar-laden food; and when I cut down, look the f*ck out. I have been almost meditating for the past week just to get through the hunger. And no, I am not starving myself. I'm eating around 1700 calories a day - I'm just changing what I eat, and the old brain is fighting it every step of the way.
6. Have a great day to whoever reads this. xo