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Sunday, October 09, 2011

I think I really get the fact that this is a journey. Everyday there is a victory, a discovery and an AHA moment for me. I am listening to my Inside Out Weigh Loss Podcast again and taking the time to listen, absorb and do the work. I am mainly posting my updates on my community journal and the team page but I thought I would share this one. The podcast are really working well along with my REVOLUTION challenge which will lead to RESULTS on the BL challenge!!!! emoticon


Renee Stephens: Behind every action, every behavior that we have there’s a positive intent

There are parts of the above statement that I have started to consider to be factual in my life.

This by far has been the hardest podcast for me to embrace. Mainly the part centered around the above statement.. Positive intents coming out of unwanted behavior..hmmm

Well after listening to this podcast all week I have updated my unwanted behaviors.
1. Eating when stressed.
2. Inconsistent with exercise
3. Giving in to being (mentally) tired on the weekend and using it as an excuse to eat out AND then wanting it delivered. So that means chinese or pizza.
4. Not drinking enough water

This describes my overall feeling at times.
SOMETIMES I just want to eat what I want to eat. I don't want to "think" about how much water I had today, did I get 5 servings of f/v, did I exercise this week and how many days, If I eat mexican I will blow up like a helium balloon yada yada yada!

I do recognize that what I really want in those situations:"the gift and the positive intent" is;
peace, relaxation, freedom and comfort. AND BALANCE.

I really want to end this tug of war and stop the extremes. So help me GOD I do!!
Soooo I was about to move into a new short term extreme.....juice/fruit and veggie fast for 10 days.(no offense to the people who have successfully done this because I DO believe in the benefits) This morning as I began to write this I decided NOPE this will only feed the extremist in me. Not healthy for me mentally at this time. SO THE BALANCE IN ME SAID: Continue to juice daily if you are able or blend in the vitamix. I said "KEWL" (cool) because I do enjoy it and it is an easy way for me to get my veggies in. So going forward whatever future decisions I make will be done gradually and with ease. I am calling a Cease Fire between the part of me that does not want to do this with the part of me that does.

Sidenote: I have to note that the weight that I have lost up to this point I have managed to stay in the 5 pound range without a lot of stress. So I know I can and will make progress without adding more stress to the process.

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    Great insight! You have to know you well enough to know what works for you. Keep sparking!
    3387 days ago
    Hey Dimi,
    I love reading your blogs you make me consider things i didnt ever think about. You are a great leader thanks for all your inspiration
    3389 days ago
    Your getting stronger on the inside as well as the out. I'm proud of you for the strides you take to take care of you. As for the fast....good choice....eat a bit and drink a lot. Be happy.
    3391 days ago
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    Great blog! Thanks for sharing it.
    3393 days ago
    Loved reading your blog and hearing your insights. It is such a tug of war isn't it? I really liked how you said you were not going to feed into your extreme side. That can be a hard one for me and I am working on that with the help of others. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and your journey. Have a wonderful week!!
    3394 days ago
  • KARENA228
    You're the ROCKSTAR, this blog was dead on - woman. It's all clicking for you. I feel that way too.
    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    3395 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    I've been so busy this past week, I haven't had time to listen to #5 again. Maybe I'll have time after my run....

    The positive intent idea is soooooo helpful. Once I see what I really want, it's like all the stress melts away.
    3396 days ago
    Dimi, this is such a great blog, full of insight. It is hard to accept that we get something positive out of being overweight, when I think most of us would say being slender is what we want most in the world. It's just hard to comprehend. But recognizing it is the first step of this journey, right?

    Have a great day!
    :) Courtney
    3396 days ago
    It sounds wonderful to accept balance in your life and not extremes, and to accept the humanity of your choices. I am working on that in different ways today, and it is a very loving way to be towards ourselves. You're doing wonderful!
    3396 days ago
    I love this blog Dimi..It is very insightful to try and figure out why we do what we do and how to make this a lifestyle change and not a 2 week fad then pig out again..(I struggle with the same extreme issues)..and I have come to the conclusion this is a journey a learning experience.... we are losing weight and we will reach our goals..scorpios will find their groove!..we will be diligent cuz we are coming up on dangerous waters with the holidays!..We got this single digits!
    3396 days ago
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