What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?

What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?

I am just sibookstting here, thinking about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our weight, our value in this world, etc.  We all have stories and limiting beliefs. Many of us have money stories, body image stories, weight stories, success stories, relationship stories, and more.  The key to eliminating the stories that don’t serve us is to recognize them.

 

A couple years ago, one of my limiting beliefs (or stories) was that a woman my age would have a very hard time releasing weight.

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Are You Hiding From the World?

Are You Hiding From the World?

 

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I remember when I was younger and I was afraid to draw attention to myself for fear of ridicule, due to my size. It was always safer to just blend in and stay in the background.  My weight held me hostage until I was in my late teens / early twenties.   Even then I never fully stepped out into the spot light.  I remained partially invisible and only let a bit of my self shine in front of my group of friends.  These friends of mine were the creative types;  they were in the band, in theater groups, year book club,  and photography students.  They were as quirky and as ‘weird’ as I was.  I fit with these kids like peanut butter and jelly .  But still something still loomed over my head…if I was to become totally visible then I would open myself up to some unwanted attention.

 

Weighing in at 160 – 180 pounds at 5’2″ at the age of , I was really afraid of drawing any attention to my weight.  It was pretty crazy thinking – it’s not like my friends couldn’t see with their own eyes that I had a weight problem. However it was the unsolicited comments and criticism in front of my group of friends from those “mean kids'” that was my worry.   read more

Top 6 Reasons Why Diets Fail

Top 6 Reasons Why Diets Fail

 

During my 40 some odd years of struggling with my weight, I don’t think I ever stopped to ask the question:

 

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“Why do diets fail?”  It wasn’t until a few years ago that I began to investigate the possible reasons.

 

And this is what I came up with, my top 6 reasons why diets fail:

 

  1. Dieting is a short term solution.  Successful people don’t diet, they undergo a lifestyle change which includes a mind-set change!

With regards to dieting, we’ve all heard the phrase ‘lifestyle change,’ but seldom do we hear the term ‘mind-set change.’  A lifestyle is a way of living.  When you undergo a lifestyle change, you are living differently.  A mind-set change takes lifestyle change up a notch or two.  You are actually changing the way your mind reacts and responds to stimuli.  A lifestyle change is more about your physical activity as opposed to what’s driving you, and that’s your mind-set.  When you experience a mind-set change you are actually retraining your subconscious mind to that which will support the lifestyle change that you desire.  It makes living with your new lifestyle change natural, not forced. Your body and mind will be more aligned and living in harmony with each other. read more

Are you in the Zone?

Are you in the Zone?

 

greenmeditateI’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Zone. You know that place where everything just flows magically, and synchronistic events seem to be abundant.  Abraham calls it the Vortex. It’s a place where our vibration is high and we are in alignment with our desires.

What happens with your weight release efforts when you are in the Zone?

First off, when you are in the zone you are optimistic, positive, happy, loving, and free of judgement. read more

The Snow and the Energy Shift

The Snow and the Energy Shift

 

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How’s this winter treating you?  We have gotten slammed with snow here in much of the U.S. I’m not much of a cold weather person but I do love how beautifully fresh snow glistens on the trees.  But when I have to shovel it,  and when it turns to muddy slush, that’s when the novelty wears off for me.

 

Since we live on the coast of Oregon, we don’t get too much snow, but winters can be pretty chilly and wet and winter is not so much a ‘Winter Wonderland’ as it is a ‘gray rain fest’. So to get out of the rain  we decided to take a trip to Mt. Hood.  I braced myself for the cold and the snow, and set out  to meet up with two other couples to enjoy a long weekend in the mountains. 
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How to juggle it all?

How to juggle it all?

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Many of us work full time jobs, have children and a household to run and organize; and sometimes it’s just too overwhelming to even consider adding one more thing on our plates.

When you are faced with low energy or lethargy due to being overweight, I can totally relate to your overwhelm and discouragement.  I mean, how in the world do you have the energy (and time) to exercise, eat right (we don’t say diet in my world), and discover/clear the underlying reasons that are at the source of your negative eating habits?

Well I have come up with 8 steps to make your life easier when facing the need to release the weight and keep up with all your other priorities: read more

Do You Feel You’re Swimming Upstream with Your Weight Loss Efforts?

Do You Feel You’re Swimming Upstream with Your Weight Loss Efforts?

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How many times do you feel like you are struggling with weight loss? 

Do you feel like a fish swimming upstream against a strong and brutal current?

Well it truly doesn’t have to be that way.  Every time you ‘diet’ you are creating some form of resistance.  Whether it’s caused by deprivation, or caused by the strict portion control, or types of foods you are supposed to eat and in what quantities. read more

A Trip around the alphabet

A Trip Around the Alphabet

alphabetI am taking on a challenge from Suzan St Maur, writing coach:  to write a blog post in 26 sentences, each time using the appropriate first letter – in correct order.  So here it goes!

Are you fed up with the dieting industry?

Because you always seem to lose weight only to gain it back a few months later?

Chances are, you have had it with food cravings and…

Deprivation caused by dieting.

Eating like a squirrel because some “diet” recommended your daily caloric consumption to be around 1000 calories – YIKES!

Fasting to jumpstart a plateau (CRAZY!).

Growling tummy 20 hours a day. read more

Angel Card Reading – Solar Plexus Chakra

Angel Card Reading – Solar Plexus Chakra

Angel Card - Solar Plexus Chakra

Angel Card – Solar Plexus Chakra

I have decided to Post 10 days of Angel Card Readings using Doreen Virtue’s Angel Therapy Oracle Cards.  Today is Day 8.  As I sit quietly in a calm and relaxed state, I ask the Universe to show me a card with a message that is important for whomever stumbles upon this post.   While keeping the cards down I select a card from the fanned out stack.  Today’s Angel Card Reading is the Solar Plexus Chakra.

On the card it says:  “It is safe for you to be powerful and take charge of your life in positive ways.”

The in depth meaning per the booklet enclosed with the Oracle Cards:  This card comes to you because the angels wish to help you with issues concerning power and control.  They first want to reassure you that you are powerful. You, who were made in the image of the Creator, hold those same qualities, including power.  It doesn’t matter if you feel it or if you’re afraid of your inner might – The fact is: You are powerful. read more

Angel Card Reading – Vacuum Away Fear

Angel Card Reading – Vacuum Away Fear

 

Vacuum Away Fear

Angel Card – Vacuum Away Fear

I have decided to Post 10 days of Angel Card Readings using Doreen Virtue’s Angel Therapy Oracle Cards.  Today is Day 7.  As I sit quietly in a calm and relaxed state, I ask the Universe to show me a card with a message that is important for whomever stumbles upon this post.   While keeping the cards down I select a card from the fanned out stack.  Today’s Angel Card Reading is the Vacuum Away Fear.  

On the card it says:  “Call upon Archangels Michael and Raphael to lift fear-based energy from you, your surroundings, this situation, and everyone involved.”

The in depth meaning per the booklet enclosed with the Oracle Cards:  You chose this card because you, or someone close to you, have absorbed some energies of fear.  They could have been self-generated from your own foreboding or may have come from being with fearful people.   read more