Saturday, March 4, 2017

Introducing The Help File, First Help Yourself, then Help Others

This Help File will be each week on Thursday. With lots of new ideas and tips about weight reduction, I have been overweight most of my life. In 1981 I reduced to 129 from September of that year to December the starting weight was 199. I was so happy, I felt so much healthier, I was more confident I was successful at keeping it off until about 1988, when stress from a marriage caused me to go back to my old way. Now I had been creeping up from 129 to over 200 but very slow. I was still wearing a size 10 then and I felt ok. So from 1988 to 2007 it was just one thing after another, you know they say when life hands you lemons make lemonade.... ya well I did not make lemonade, I made cakes, tarts, pies, chips, you get the picture, the old addiction had come back. I had a back problem from May of 2000-2007 I pulled all the muscles in my back from my right shoulder to left hip....the chiropractor told me that all I could was stand, sit or what do you think I did? Of course...I ate, out of boredom, fear, especially from 2000-2003 and more it always gets worse before it gets better in natural health, so those years, those were the worst years and that was before my chiropractor came into my life.... I thought it would heal on its own, when I began getting treatments, I was in severe pain, and all the while just standing, sitting or laying, he told me it would take about 7 years to heal through chiropractic adjustments. And he was 2007 I began to feel like myself again. more on this later, which really is another story...... I call it an addiction because basically that is what it is. Oh you can sugar coat you want but really, You are self medicating with food, instead of drugs, or cutting or anything else we humans do to ourselves. At times it might be hard to accept that we EAT for comfort, not normal eating but OVER EATING, trying to satisfy something deep within. I can tell you from experience that no matter how many of those cupcakes, pies, tarts, buns,donuts, chips, chocolates, it simply does not work. And then there are those who wont look in the mirror, because, what they see in their heads is not what appears in the mirror. We can talk ourselves into anything, the rational mind is the leader at that. It can be something so bad for us, but our mind can get us to believe its ok. JUST THIS ONCE! Everything I am speaking about in this post and subsequent ones I have gone through, I know most if not every trick in the book for kidding ourselves about our weight. So its not just having the extra weight on, but the health issues and problems that stem from it. I see something very unreal happening out there, in the ads and in society, we are being fed one lie after another, they are trying to get us to accept that being overweight and obese is ok, and that its okay if we get like that. I am thinking all the while, the major health problems that will come from it, (of course I know that being your normal weight is not a guarantee you are healthy) what I am saying is that being overweight comes with many issues, self esteem, self deprecating, self loathing, and we are to accept this? I also agree that you should not hate yourself if you are overweight or obese, but should you not love yourself to look after yourself and provide good role models for your children. Oh you can joke, deny, kid, all you want but at the end of the day you are still overweight, not feeling the best you can feel. Your joints are aching, your organs are not working properly from the excess weight. Ok that is enough of that for today its the HELP FILE.... From my years of experience with weight, and all the feelings and emotions that go with it, I will be providing the HELP FILE.... I will share what has helped me along this road, and maybe it can help you too! TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE!!! Lets have fun on the weigh/way down!!!! Janet