I keep coming across gems in this book and on his forum that resonate like crazy. I thought I was being different -doing it my way- maybe 10% different at this point and was afraid I'd be off putting to the folks on his FB page. Only I found out, bit by bit, that I'm not the only one. I also am on a major forum and founds lots of folks talking about the same thing. Our weight loss journeys are personal to our bodies. In fact if I believe anything It's that your journey needs to fit your body and that no weight loss program out there is 100% right for anybody.
Investigate! Investigate! Investigate! Be obsessive about what you want to do to get healthy. Yeah, it's nice to fit that dress by a wedding, but then what? It's wonderful that Jon and so many others have done a lot of the scientific research for us-but we have to gather it all together and apply it to our lives. Like he says there is too much else at play and that has to be addressed. Especially our emotional and spiritual selves. And at my age (64) I'm addressing the mental as well. It all ties in if you want to stay healthy and fit once you get there.
OK! After that rant-where did I start? Oh! Yeah, The leftovers on the plate. The other day I made a tasty lunch that was healthy and involved work and money. I ate 1/3 of a small serving to begin with and was stuffed. It was so hard to leave them there. It tasted so good and cost so much I didn't want to "waste" it. Yep, there is Mom, in my head. I almost used my body as a trash can when I realized what I was doing. I was stuffed to the gills (eating nutritious meals does that to you). I also wanted the yum to continue(yes, usually the last to leave a party) when I saw that I could take a lot of those yum parts, and serve in a different way for lunch the next day. There really was only one item I couldn't save. I call this the empty plate syndrome. So many of us baby boomers have it. Remember all those starving kids in China? I wonder what country Mom's use today? My mom stood in food lines as a child for hours just to get a mealy apple and a church lecture. I get why she felt that way. But I have had all the food I ever wanted- so I don't have that excuse. WAIT! I literally just thought of what I need to do for a healing with this issue. Remember the "Script" from Karol Truman's book dealing with DNA healing? Time for me to pull that out. And there is why I blog- It really helps me "tune" in.
So see ya later alligator! Go learn something right now!