Posts Tagged ‘lifestyle changes’

The Stomach Pacemaker And Weight Loss

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 by Fable

Yes, yes, yes… There is and always will be some new GIMMICK, PROGRAM, or GURU that has “THE ANSWER.”  Truth be told, just eating for health rather than entertainment, and being active and athletically involved in something regularly is, of course, the real “ANSWER”  BUT…
We as humans are never going to be strong in every aspect of what would make our life easier and healthier. SOOOOOOOO…

Let’s talk turkey about these options other than eating right and exercising. This particular “new option,” The Stomach Pacemaker, sends eletrical pulses that gently stimulate your stomach and tell it it is full after eating only a small amount of food. How does this sound to me? Hunky dory.. If it seems like you would be comfortable trying it, great!  Try one, try them all! All I ask is that you choose your alternative option in a way that works in your lifestyle, for you and your family, and your work. It isn’t smart to ruin one part of your life to fix another.

I don’t believe that we are weak and somehow bad because we have a weakness in one area of our lives. And I think finding the answer to your weight loss issues make you strong. So if you have struggled for too long trying to lose naturally, go the alternative route. Just do your research, choose carefully, and go for it.

Being overweight is a constant drain on joyful living, and it’s unhealthy. So if you need to put in a lap band for a while, so what. The side effect of not trying is continued disintegration of your body and, in my not-so-humble opinion, your mind. Being fat is low-level torture, day in and day out.

I for one, wanted it out of my way. I didn’t choose gastric bypass but maybe you should. Ask your doctor. Today!

If hypnosis puts you in the proper state of mind, schedule it regularly (like you get your nails done!).

Just do “SOMETHING.” Try everything until you get where you want to be. I’m always experimenting with new stuff to keep my “WEAKNESS” under control. This is a way of life. Every single person has an area where they just can’t be strong. EVERYONE. Some are just really good at hiding it. We, as overweight people, cannot hide our weakness. Gamblers hide their weakness. Adulterers hide theirs. What if your weakness was wealth and power? Bernie Madoff successfully hid that weakness for decades. Personally, I’d chose a plate of nachos over destroying so many people’s lives.

Remember, Every Ounce Counts

Fable

Drinking Diet Coke Does Not Mean You’re On A Diet

Friday, February 11th, 2011 by admin

Remember- the taller you are, the easier it is to be slender. But trust me, you still have to work at it.

James Duigan has been Elle Macpherson’s personal trainer for the last 15 years and he’s recently revealed the secrets behind her enviable figure. He believes that the first step to weight loss is a strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Duigan offers these tips to lose weight and stick to your diet:

*Make the commitment! Find the determination to make changes to your eating habits and, most importantly, to stick to your diet.

*Eat clean and lean – eliminate processed foods from your diet.

*You need to eat lean and clean. Once you get that right, everything else will fall into place.

*Cut out wheat and sugar. Eating processed, low-fat food and drinking diet coke does not mean you’re on a diet.

“It’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar.”

Duigan doesn’t believe in diets that make you count calories, measure portions or ban certain foods. He thinks these types of diets are a waste of time and a solution to lose weight, but only for a short period of time.

*Find the exercise that works best for you. Not everybody can do certain exercises so it’s better to experiment and find those exercises that fit you.

His last tip is to stretch before bed, it’ll help you get a flat tummy.

Duigan is a real believer in these tips, saying that if these are followed properly, anyone can get to have a fit body in about a month.

And trust me- they believe that EVERY OUNCE COUNTS.

Do you find Duigan’s advice do-able? Believable?
Can you find a way to incorporate these ideas into your lifestyle?

Tune In- Weight Loss Will Follow

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 by Fable

I woke up to a little dog barking, I was at first irritated. But when I peeked out my window, I saw that he was joyfully romping around and playing, and the barking was just his happy chatter.

So doing what I ask you all to do, I tuned into my body- where was it feeling good and where would it like attention. As I have said before, I have created a routine of incorporating small physical stretches and movements into my morning pattern. Like rolling my shoulders to loosen them up while the coffee is brewing. I do this to start my day- thinking and feeling as positive as possible about my body. I’m IN TUNE with it.

I already have a very positive attitude about how I will eat today and have sort of honored where my body is and know how to care for it. I’m excited to go move around in it and see where I can strengthen it today at the gym.

This week’s focus during my workouts is six 30-min workouts- 20 mins cardio, 10 mins heavy weight lifting. Now, I can stay longer but I am only asking myself to show up, get in and out in 30 mins. The reason is I feel a lot of pressure to get so much done , and yet I want to get in BETTER shape. So I’ll try this this week.

So, go out in the world today and get IN TUNE  with your surroundings. Don’t judge anything until you see what’s really going on and then turn that focus on your body. Feel what’s happening inside. Let it talk to you, then listen and respond.

Every Ounce Counts

Fable

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!