If you've been reading my blog lately you know that A friend recommended Jon Gabriel's Visualization for Weight Loss , I read it, bought the visualization mp3 downloads to use and have been following advice from the book ever since.
He offered a free month trial of belonging to his Forum and I took that as well. I just love it and of course, the power of intention just gave me the monthly fee for the next 5 months from somewhere I never expected it. After reading everyone at the forum I finally got my answer that the peeps at Amazon didn't answer. Yes his first book "The Gabriel Method" does have needed information that is not in the visualization book. No I've never met the guy, have no vested interest in him, I just really believe what he's discovered and is sharing. BTW On the forum he often has " ask Jon" Q&A live and he actually reads the private FB group and joins in.
I see why my friend thought I'd resonate with him. She had read my blog, knew what I was doing and could probably see that a major part of what I've been doing is The Gabriel Method I just didn't know it. Read his book and you'll see why I say that.
I also didn't know why I did a lot of it. It has to do with our caveman " survival" brains. I knew the fight or flight & that when our bodies think we are starving they hold on to fat for dear life. I just had no idea how to counteract that. Jon does. He does it with his SMART program above. It's how he lost over 200 pounds and how people all over the globe are losing with it as well.
Anyway, I'm sure you'll hear all about how I use his program as we go along, but let's get back to what I'll do different now the first 100 pounds is gone. I still have that 70 to go. The thing is I now know that I'll need to eat & exercise-move my body the way I will the rest of my life right now. I don't see an "end game". I see a life long healthy lifestyle nourishing my body, mind, emotions and soul. The Gabriel Method fits with that. Just because I came late to the game with it (after 77 pounds released) doesn't mean I can't use it now.
What does that mean? What do I change? First, starting today-I'm letting go of the 3x a day-5 hours apart meals only that I have been doing and switch to -Is my body physically hungry- type of eating. I'll continue eating mindfully (no distractions like TV-Books) till just short of full & per Gabriel method I'll continue adding in as much fresh "live" foods, especially with high protein & omega 3's among other things. Nutrition is the name of the game for me more than ever now. I already recently changed how I exercise- changing to every other day which ever DVD I choose that day and now I use really fun, personal workout mp3 playlist to go with them. Another change I've decided on is only weighing in on the 9th of each month. A little scary for me-but I was stressing out way too much over those numbers. No more timed goals- just a destination that is also flux. I won't really know until I get there where my body wants to be now. The 70 pounds is just getting out of the "overweight-unhealthy range." My body is changing so much from where it holds weight at this time in my life that I'm clueless where my "perfect" weight is.
All my GM friends will know why I used the picture I did above. I look forward to not only running-swimming on that beach (my sisters) in my visualizations but in real life next summer.