Autumn is here and I’m finally ready to address my weight issue which hounds me every now and then. And you know what? I can’t wait to feel better.
Weight Loss Programme, Weight Gain Problem, Weight Management; call it any old bollocks you want; dress it up any which way you can, it won’t matter. But when you are in the zone, settling in for the long haul it feels so good when you’re just ready to get on and do it. I’m ready now.
I don’t want to start with a great long post. I just want to start! I will drop in anecdotes, hints, tips, knowledge as I go along.
Here are a selection of the excuses, good valid excuses, which stopped me for a great while from more sensible eating or from decreasing my Summer (Spring, Winter) alcohol intake. When I drink alcohol my eating control seems to waft out of the window. Such a pity.
My excuses: God bless them every one.
I have worked my socks off this Spring and Summer running my Bed and Breakfast in Rowlands Castle, Hampshire. I hoped that the constant climbing of 2 flights of stairs; one set very steep, would knock the pounds right off me. Not at all. It just did not happen.
You see I did not eat less nor eat with care. I thought or rather hoped that my BnB business would do the work for me.
I enjoyed my summer and the wine flowed, frequently. I stopped the gym and thought that golf and tennis would work just as well. Alas no!
I did not have time, take the time or have any inclination to do what my body seems to require to keep it in good shape.
Why might some of us have a weight problem?
Water retention, greed, addiction, lack of gumption, laziness, stress, unhappiness; a blooming endless list of reasons why one might not address a challenging weight issue.
I have plenty negative stuff running around in my head at the moment, and the underlying reasons for any of those negative feelings are stored at a subconscious level. The Mind Chatter Inner Critic can make us self-loath because we feel we just can’t rise to our particular challenge- at least not today! I intend sharing my skills and knowledge on The Inner Critic and negative patterns of behaviour, as the Reporting days progress.
If we liked ourselves a little better, then our very self-specific problems around weight gain would not rise and bite us on the bum every now and them. But to like ourselves better we need to uncover the reasons why we find self-love so difficult to achieve. We have an inate ability to self-sabotage and to be negatively self-critical.
Emotional healing: At a conscious level you cannot wave a magic wand to clear Self-Sabotaging behaviour; some deep inner work needs to be done. But if you can recognise and understand the principles of what I’ve shared so far, then at a conscious level you can appreciate that when frustration, disappointment and low self-esteem are cleared, success can be achieved much more easily.
So why today?
I have a window of time to address this area of annoyance. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had a belter of a summer. So very many good things but I know that over eating, choosing the wrong food, an inability to say ‘No thank you’ all means that I am quietly disappointed that I have some hard work to start.
We came back from a family trip to France a day or so ago, (Herb’s mother is selling her beautiful home La Lumiere in Provence with attached gite should you be interested), Goodwood Revival guests are long gone, a full summer of Rowlands Castle BnB is now passed. Anyway I went to the shops as soon as I got home to stock up with some basics.
I am intending using Joe Wicks The Body Coach ‘Lean in 15′ book. I like the idea, recipes and guidelines.
Day 1 plan
Breakfast: a small amount of Porage Oats, ( not the lovely Granola I offer guests), a few strawberries and raspberries and a little natural yogurt. Also a boiled egg and a small slice of toast.
Treat! 3 Chantanay carrots
Lunch: 7 big prawns, homemade guacamole, large green salad and 3 strawberries.
Treat! A stick of celery with some peanut butter (No need to tell me I know how to live!- well that’s the whole problem really isn’t it?).
Dinner: Smoked mackeral, a salad mixed with lettuce leaves, avocado, melon, sweet potato and dressing.
Tonight I must sit down and do a good shopping list. Plan to succeed. It’s all in the planning.
You will know when you can address the addiction for food, curtail flowing alcohol, stop the the excuses; all of which are saboteurs to success; go forward with confidence. An early night is probably a good idea. Read your book, don’t mope!
Question for you
How do you really feel about your weight problem? Jot down the intuitive answers which have just jumped into your head.
I will continue as best I can but I will not be a slave to it. I have a window of a couple of weeks to get into a routine. My Intention is good and I must add Self-Work into my programme; EFT Tapping and Reimprinting. To my EFT brothers and sisters I have basically done very little Self-Work recently and that’s somewhat foolish. I’ve had fun, been busy, and only Tapped and Reimprinted when required. Not proud just honest.
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