#Reverb10: Prompt: Let Go
chosen by author: Alice Bradley
Today there are 2364 people participating in Reverb; Why not you?
I have let go of the notion of being thin, my thin. I can hear you, "Oh, no don't give up, don't do that"...
Losing weight is a personal, science experiment. One has to be in the right frame of mind. Once we make up our mind, it becomes easier; Determination beats willpower. You will make adjustments, fine tune yourself and continue onward. It is a process to eat healthy, a life style, not a new fad diet to get you into, the New Year's slinky dress.(IMHO).
I have adjusted my hold, thyroid disease makes it difficult;I know what I need to do, for my body type, mesomorph. I know the difference between fast twitch, slow twitch muscles. I know losing weight starts in the mind; It is a process of tweaking ones likes and dislikes to shape their health. Thyroid disease means low carb for me to lose weight. Think protein and veggies at every meal, one or two carbs a day. This means 1 slice of toast and 1 fruit. I know this, because, for years I struggled to lose the rest of the pregnancy pounds. My baby is now 14; I know I ate more carbs, worked out 1 1/2 hrs a day, did AWT=aerobic weight training, walked, cycled, yoga.I weighed the same. I had surgery, walked a little, ate like described above and ta da, the weight falls off. Thyroid disease makes you insulin resistant; There are studies done to prove this. Low carb is fine for awhile, til the holidays arrive. My thin isn't a realistic goal; It was a wishful number.
I let go of the rope, now I can get back to real life. I'm not obsessed, about every morsel and calorie that kisses my lips. I don't think about food the same, it was consuming me; Now, I consume it. Letting Go gives the power back to you. When the rope untwists you see it differently. When we adjust our hold or let go, the power shifts and goes back to the normal progression.
Food is fuel, meant to be enjoyed, with allowances of treats, just not every day. Our bodies are meant to move, to lose weight you have to achieve balance. It is math. The power lies in you finding the exercise you love to do. When you do the attitude shifts; Your mind, body and soul blur into one and it becomes a lifestyle, not a punishment or life sentence.
I will announce the winner of my GiveAway, tomorrow morning. It is my Wedding Anniversary(26yrs), in reality, probably been together 16. The Navy has separated us, a lot.