False Plateau?

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Body Image | Posted on 21-06-2010

Weight: 228.6
WiiFit Age: 36

I just confirmed something I suspected was going on … my plateau is weight alone. My body is still getting smaller.

For the past three weeks, I’ve been measuring my waist on Mondays. Today, my waist was 38″. Last week it was 38.5″ and the week before that it was 39″.

During this two-week period, my weight has stayed roughly the same.

What does this tell me?

It tells me that I’m still moving toward my goal, even when it doesn’t show up on the scale. This is because my ultimate goal really isn’t to achieve some number on the scale (although that would be nice). My ultimate goal is to have a slender, healthy body that looks and feels good.

Because muscle tissue weighs more than fat, you can actually weigh more but be thinner when you are toned. And that’s O.K. with me.

So, I’m happy that during this little weight plateau my muscles have been improving, because that also translates to a higher metabolic rate. (Muscle tissue demands more energy than fat tissue.)

I’m going to count my blessings, focus on the positive and look forward to the coming reduction of the numbers on the scale.

A Revelation in the Shower

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Posted by Carma | Posted in Food | Posted on 16-06-2010

Weight: 228.2
WiiFit Age: 22

I had a revelation in the shower this afternoon.

I’ve always held that much if not all of my excess weight has been caused by my mind. But I was never sure of how.

I mean, all this time, I’ve been eating the same amount I ate when I was 143lbs. How have I gained all this weight? Why was I gaining weight during these 13 years and not before?

And it struck me today, while I was in the shower after my afternoon workout, that the mind is so powerful, it can slow down your metabolism to satisfy an unconscious thought.

What my particular unconscious thoughts were is irrelevant to the conversation at hand. But suffice it to say, I’ve certainly had some reasons that I am now prepared to let go.

I believe that this is why other diets have not worked for me, but the I Create My Body program seems to be doing the trick. The crux of the program is working on the root of my issues — my mind and unconscious thoughts.

Through this program, I am using universal laws to reprogram my unconscious so that it will pull me toward my ideal body and weight.