Hello, fellow resonators, hope you are all well!
So, what have I been doing and contemplating in Week 28?
Well, it’s been a strange week. I have had my protein shake 5 out of 7 mornings and I’ve not eaten at night 5 out of 7 evenings. I’ve also exercised more this week but I feel so bloated. I’ve been on coronation street filming twice this week and, even though I didn’t eat a lot, my pants were getting tighter and tighter by the hour. By the time I got in my car, I had to pull them down below my belly.
I’ve also not had any refined sugar, so I’ve been tired. On the day I was craving it, I had cereals with stevia or dates or raw fruit, which helps.
According to Jorge Cruise, who has written many books on diet and exercise, in the 1800’s the average amount of sugar consumed each day was 13 grams. Today, people average 285 grams/day of sugar. Jorge suggests cutting down to 40 grams of sugar for quick results. However, I don’t like counting and measuring. This diet is about using our minds and bodies to know what feels right and if we cut down significantly in a natural way, it should make a difference. This is logical to me, so logical that I’m surprised when I don’t see the change on the scales.
I know when I first began to diet over 30 years ago (when there was nothing wrong with my figure) just changing my sugar in my brews and fat in my milk made a massive difference. I went from 20 cups of tea with 2 sugars in each and full-fat milk to 20 brews a day with 2 sweeteners and skimmed milk.
I can’t remember what weight I started at, but I remember losing the couple of pounds I wanted to drop. And it was such a simple change to make yet it was a massive thing in my body and mind that I was doing.
Nowadays, I can eat 4 small meals a day in 8 hours, fast for 16 hours, not eat at night and have one ingredient healthy foods, and yet I stay the same weight. My old brain programming usually kicks in saying, “Sod this, I may as well eat chocolate, crisps, sweets and chips, and cake all week to stay the same weight.” But my new mind says: “Well, I may not have lost weight, but I’ve not got poison in my body, false foods, crap foods, junk foods— at least I’m healthy and clean on the inside”. Although, this too, is thought with a sigh.
And I also have another feeling underneath it all in the form of “Why can’t I just lose weight like everybody else?” I can see people eating far more than me in a day, shovelling chocolate and junk down and they’re skinny! I remember watching a program once I’m sure it was called skinny versus fat, but sometimes it showed the skinny people who ate nothing but crap were slowly killing themselves whereas the larger people who ate mainly healthy foods but lots of them were healthier, so I know it’s not all about size. But still, if I could have both, it would be a very…
I’ve been listening to Wayne Dyer this week and he was saying how every disease in the body starts off at an energetic level. I understand this. I know we can resonate in low vibrations for many years and if we don’t listen to our emotions or don’t take note of our overall mood and mind, this low energy can come out and manifest in our bodies. But I was wondering how this energetic level affects fat cells. What have we done (apart from the apparent eating and drinking and not doing enough to burn it) on an energetic level to keep the fat on?
Wayne was saying how we all don’t have the same body we had years ago, that every part of our cells is renewing all the time… so why does it keep renewing in the same shape? If it was brand new, why don’t we reset back to our optimum form, say, every seven years so we can start again? If we shed the skin and the cells and the blood and everything else… why not the fat?
Wayne said he shed a lot of weight when he was mindful about how his subconscious could affect his physical body.
And I think I, too, resonate with this on a deeper level. I can fully imagine my fat melting from me and me standing fit and trim in my ideal clothes, shape, and have all the energy and vitality I used to have.
In a lecture for his book “Excuses Be Gone”, Wayne Dyer said that he lost 17 pounds in 30 days just by giving up sugar and using a formula that he outlines in his book. Dr. Dyer talks about mind viruses and excuses that need to be cleared to achieve what it is you want to do. Dr. Dyer also cut the sugar down to 15 grams a day.
He also mentioned The Perfect Gene Diet by Pamela McDonald, which he wrote the forward for, who taught him how to change his nutritional habits to align with his spiritual practices. It’s a scientific diet that suggests there’s a genetic blueprint we all have and if we can’t lose weight, it’s because we can’t process certain kinds of foods.
She says there’s an APO gene that shows 13 types of cholesterol, so people need specific diets for certain models and genetic makeup. She says it will prevent and reverse disease. I don’t know much about it, but it seems interesting, so I’m going to read the book. A naturopath told me the same. I know when I eat bread, my stomach swells, and I’ve been tested for gluten intolerance, and I haven’t got it, yet when I eat bread, I bloat. I’m mostly constipated, no matter what I eat… I keep it all!!!
I’ve had laxatives but (without going into too much detail) it only makes my little Malteser sized poop softer. It doesn’t make me produce more. I know this is due to sitting for long periods while I write, edit, hone, polish, and basically research the net. I can sometimes come away feeling like my body has begun to set in the seated position and my bottom hurts through sitting for so long, but my back often reminds me to get up and stretch and rest from the chair every hour and a half or so. I am going to do star jumps this week to see if it helps with this.
Sorry if I’ve grossed anyone out, but even the Queen poops you know, and we need to get to the “bottom” of my weight problem!
Resonating foods I’ve had this week…
Bean salads from Marks and Spencers.
My pea protein shake made with almond milk, wheatgrass, spirulina, stevia sugar and baobab powder.
Hummus and carrots.
Plant-based protein style kabab on pittas with salad.
Soups with high protein pasta.
End of week result…
Although I can’t fit in my pants, it’s a green face, again!
Until next week, keep resonating.