The thing is that like for all journey's I had to pack and prepare first.
So really I began this weight loss journey long before I turned on that first red light bulb or threw away the sugar. I had used tools you will find under "tools" to work thru most of the last dredges of emotional baggage. As usual, every book, or friend, even long lost relatives showed up with the perfect messages when I needed them. I was over 2 weeks into a 21 day Reiki Retreat I do every year at home, A very spiritual and healing thing I do every August that I was so in the energy flow I'm not surprised Linda Goodman's book with this wacky Red Color Diet showed up. Now with all I've read and learned these last 9 months I no longer see it as wacky as I once did, but also don't believe it's for everyone. It was just a jump start for me that led to a gradual adding in of nutritious food to the point where I'm just not that hungry anymore. I really do eat only when I'm physically hungry and follow my body's clues on what it needs that day.
Also I was not looking for a diet. I had given up after one last prayer to God that if He wanted me to lose the weight to a point where I am physically able to be of service in the way I know He wants me to be it will have to be easy, It will have to be fun. I have had the time of my life doing this. I threw every energy modality I could into it. Everything that is fun from my pendulums, essential oils, and Tai Chi to creating this blog with my quotes on my photos. My friends have all congratulated me today on my willpower and hard work- and I just smile and know will power had nothing to do with it. I've been having fun and it's been easy.
For all my peeps from GM my next post will be all about the last three months following the Gabriel Method from where I was when I found Jon Gabriel ( yet another synchronicity) & how what I was doing fit in so much with his ideas and where I go from here not only for those last 70 pounds but the rest of my life. I plan on going on this fun, joyful path as long as possible.