Is My Scale Possessed?

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Food, Mindset | Posted on 03-06-2010

Weight: 229.0

On Monday, after a long day of cleaning the old apartment, lugging junk to the trash and moving a selection of grocery bags and open boxes full of last-minute stuff into the new apartment, we went out to a Chinese buffet for dinner. The restaurant had left a nice “Grand Opening” flyer offering 10% off our order on our door that morning.

Erg. Monday morning I weighed 226.5lbs, Tuesday morning and every morning since I’ve weighed 229.0lbs.

Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed the new buffet, tasting sesame balls for the first time and trying out their version of my favorite, coconut shrimp.

But really, three pounds?

Really?

For several days?

What’s up with that?

I’m beginning to think our scale is either broken or possessed by a weight loss sabotage demon.

I can see it now: this demon lives inside digital scales and holds onto an unflattering weight so that the person weighing in will loose heart and falter in their weight loss journey. (Yes, I used to watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.)

Well, I’m having none of that. I’m persistent. I am rapidly approaching 210lbs and that’s all there is to it … even if the scale doesn’t believe me! ;-b

A more likely scenario, however, is that there is no demon possessing my scale, I’ve just reached what is called a weight loss plateau. This is where your body does its best to maintain status quo. So, maybe all this moving has caused me to lower my daily calories too much … so my body thinks I’m in some sort of crisis situation.

Therefore, now that things have settled down, I’ll regain my normal routine and the weight will begin being released again.

Doing Small Things … A Lesson from Mother Teresa

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Emotions, Mindset | Posted on 26-05-2010

I subscribe to a business newsletter by Mark Joyner called Simpleology Daily. Everyday I receive an inspirational quote from a “mystery” person who is revealed on Friday. Today’s quote was:

“In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”

I looked it up and this quote comes from Mother Teresa.

And it got me to thinking.

You see, my tendency is to take a really long time to make a decision and once I’ve made it, I want it NOW. So, I can get a little impatient sometimes.

And this has been happening with my weight loss. I’m “only” losing one pound per week. At this rate it will take me two years to get back to my ideal weight. And I want my thin body NOW. 🙂

And then I saw this quote. And it reminded me that I need to be grateful for each pound lost and love my body throughout this process. These are ways of thinking and being that help you manifest the universal laws used in the I Create My Body program to, well, create your ideal body.

So, from this point on, I’m going to love my body and be grateful for the transformation it is undergoing. There are reasons I gained this weight and a lesson to be learned. I now embrace the lessons and love the journey.

In other words, I will release each pound with love.

Grumpy Time of the Month

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Mindset | Posted on 21-05-2010

Weight: 230.2
WiiFit Age: Didn’t Test

Erg. Over the last two days I’ve gained three pounds. Of course, I’m also on my period and feeling very bloated. So, bottom line: I’m still O.K. and know that I’ll shed those extra pounds plus my one a week by Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

Writing My Affirmations

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Mindset | Posted on 25-04-2010

Weight: 232.8
WiiFit Age: 26

O.K. I keep dragging my heels on doing all the home work that comes with the I Create My Body program. Although I read the lessons awhile ago, I didn’t start writing down the affirmations until recently.

Today I’ll finish up the third day of writing the first affirmation. It’s long, bu t I must admit it has begun to feel true. I am prepared to create my ideal body now!

Incorporating the Lessons

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Food, Mindset | Posted on 16-03-2010

Weight: 244.9
WiiFit Age: 28

As I’ve started incorporating the lessons from the I Create My Body program into my life, I’ve found my relationship to food inexplicably change.

  • I no longer crave foods just because they’re there.
  • My appetite has reduced.
  • When I do crave foods, it is often for health foods.
  • I easily say no to dessert (this is a big one for me!)
  • When I go to a buffet, I eat less and find myself being finickier about what I put on my plate.

How interesting, strange and wonderful this all is!