Archive for January, 2011

Awareness? Crucial for Weight Loss. Crucial for Life.

Monday, January 31st, 2011 by Fable

So I really don’t want to waste time going over the whole “awareness is the first step” garbage, (even though it is). Really what needs to be said, is that once you recognize you have difficulty overcoming a problem, you should immediately seek out a therapist, and get to work. To go the conventional route of trying everything everyone else has tried without pulling up the roots of the underlying reason you’re misbehaving in the first place, is just a huge mistake, and a self-imposed maze of confusion and misdirection.

Can’t we teach in school that it is okay, and expected, that we will have areas in our lives that we SUCK AT. And then teach us the warning sign,s and then show us where in our phone to put our therapist on speed dial. Yes I’m being dramatic, but I think it hits fairly close to home, right? Humility and self awareness are great partners. And every time we openly acknowledge our shortcomings, we let those around us breathe a sigh of “oh thank God, I’m not the only one.”

Just get off your own back, stop thinking you’re going to be strong enough to overcome every weakness on your own, and get some help SOLVING AND ELIMINATING PROBLEMS!!

Whew!!!! what a rant.

And remember…Every Ounce Counts!

Jack Lalanne… The Father of Fitness

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 by Fable

Jack LaLanne, the US exercise and diet guru, has died at the age of 96. He was among the first to popularize weightlifting and his physical fitness techniques – including the fingertip press-up – formed the centerpiece of The Jack LaLanne Show, which ran on American television from the 1950s to the 1980s. Long before the age of celebrity exercise videos, LaLanne was telling people how to get fit.

Do you have an exercise guru – someone who has inspired you to jog in the morning, or whose healthy lifestyle has led you to follow suit? Maybe  you should be the guru in your own small world , in your village so to speak.

Remember, Every Ounce Counts
Fable

CHANGE, And Your Weight Will Change, Too!

Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Fable

Ok, I know you’re sick of hearing the word. And it became this political badmitton. BUT I feel like one of those old people who won’t get a cell phone or use the Internet when I fight changes now. In my industry, change is the “watchword”. Change or die, evolve or perish, moving on….

Well, as I have evolved in my weight management, I realize that most of my RULES are STUPID. I’m now having a ball just changing everything. I’ll try to eat almost anything, to challenge and see if I really don’t like it or was it just bad that one time I tried it before. And if it’s healthy for me, can I work it in my diet in a sneaky way so I won’t actually have to CHEW it! Whatever it takes by the end of this year I will be eating more exciting food and be thinner and healthier because I have embraced not just change, but  ”CONSTANT CHANGE .”

I have only had FUN doing this, probably because I was asking for the changes, not someone else. But I am having fun. And I have to eat gluten-free so I have some limitations, but not as many as you would think. So change your food today, and tomorrow, and the next day. Don’t be afraid to order new stuff. I promise the restaurant has something else if you hate it, and the supermarket won’t run out if you need to toss something.

Tell me what YOU changed, and how it made you feel. It’s scary at first, but soon you’ll learn to look forward to it.

Every Ounce Counts,

Fable

See Me, NOT MY BODY

Monday, January 10th, 2011 by Fable

So I read a story on Raven Symone that touched on a subject I haven’t addressed.

Not every woman wants to be noticed. Raven said that when she was heavier, people looked at her for her. Now she’s stared at because she is hot. It’s no longer about her, now it’s about her body.

Many women are beautiful and sexy, naturally. But they don’t want attention for those reasons. We all want to be valued for our hearts and minds first.

Maybe this is a good time to go to our on-line diary and list what is valuable about you, and what characteristics you wish to enhance in yourself.