WEIGHING IN #2

To Weigh Or Not To Weigh

     I sometimes look at the scale the way I look at online banking. Keep signing in several times a day to see how much my checking account weighs! Just think, If I were in England, I could actually see how many pounds were in the account!

     And I keep stepping on to that "friggin" electronic gadget to see if once again, I gained weight after walking six miles! How does that happen? It’s simple. After your walk, you drink four pounds of water, coca cola, ice tea, and a beer to top it all off. Yea, I know you’re really thirsty after six miles, BUT.

     The same way you deposit a stagecoach full of money and it’s gone before you get back to your computer to look at the balance, which is now close to zero. That’s why you deposited all that money in the first place, because you knew the onslaught was coming and thank God, you made it to the bank before the bills did!

     Do we keep checking the bank account and stepping on to the scale in hopes of something magical happening, a way of fooling ourselves into facing what we already know? I mean don’t we already know what both are going to read? Well, of course, there is always a FAT chance that the rich person I helped out in the church parking lot deposited a FAT check into my account or skipping breakfast and lunch causes some cataclysmic event in my metabolism, and I lose five to ten pounds in just one four-hour starvation session

Do not tell me that I am the only one who thinks in such magical ways!

So there are two parts here. First, if you are looking at "transforming" your body, even in a low key fashion, so we’re not talking about developing an 8 pack for abs or being able to bench your own weight (after you lose that "little" bit of weight you need to lose). I mean face it, you’d kill yourself if you tried to bench your current weight, especially if there wasn’t someone there to spot you! So we’re just talking losing a "little" weight which will, in fact, make changes to your body, to your face, your jowls, your neck, your breasts, your stomach, your thighs, and your butt!

BUT (one "t"), first, you must be at home with the body you already have. You must be at home with the body you already have! Totally at home. That is the only way the body you already have is going to get on the band wagon and go along with the transformation, even a little transformation.

The second item is to weigh in, in as many ways as you can imagine, without stepping on to that "friggin" scale. The day will come when you will step on it! That’s an interesting phrase! In the mean time, weigh in by eating slower, chewing your food, savoring your food, and taking note of all the areas of your life where you are either starving yourself or gorging yourself. Transforming your body is not about food or dieting. It IS about your life. Once we get that, the diet will take care of itself.

Please share your comments. Other folks are wanting to hear from you. Me too!

Thanks for reading

Vern.

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Justsilvie 6 years ago

I am at home with the body I have, but i decided a little redecorating would not hurt.

Funny writing on hubpages has replaced Chocolate! *Smile*


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

Hey, Sylvia. Thanks for the first comment. I wrote this who knows when! Writing on hubpages has given me so much energy, it is unreal. I've gained energy weight!

And I am finally putting into practice a little bit of what I wrote above. I follow the baseball batting average approach, so I'm batting 300 when it comes to practicing and practicing what I preach!!

Take care

Vern


Justsilvie 6 years ago

Writing has been real therapy for me.I think you are right about the energy weight. Amazing how you pour your thoughts out and watch them take form and then come back read them and learn so much about yourself.


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

Are you familiar with Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way"? I have learned from her that we can "learn" to be open to the creative energy that is really not ours, but we get to be the vehicle, so to speak and in that sense take on the energy. I really know that all of what I write these days is not mine eventho I get to put my name on it. That process you talk about, "watching them...." is creation, something coming from nothing! And yes, the door to our brain and our emotions and what is usually outside our consciousness opens up with Gusto. I have been writing LOTS of poetry lately, and it just comes out. I don't judge or critique it as it starts to flow. I waste no time thinking about what to write in the poem. I start writing and the verses flow. That is not about my talent, but about my openness to the creative energy that is there for anyone to tap into. Or if you wish an opennes to the poet with a big P!!

Thanks for sharing your insights and experience with this process. And YOU yourself, you're writing one hub after another these last few days, so you are not wasting too much time critiquing yourself, but just opening up and letting it flow and letting the rest of us critique for you!! And your score proves the point!

Vern


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kimh039 6 years ago

Hey Vern. I really don't like the topic, but you wrote it so I thought I'd check it out. I was working really hard with a personal trainer this year. I wasn't losing weight but I was getting stronger and my measurements did get smaller. I didn't change the way I eat though. My trainer left the gym and it started getting hot outside and I have asthma and got pneumonia and I stopped walking the dog every day and now I'm thinking, "I was really getting in good shape." And all that flesh that shrunk has expanded again, and it cooled down this week end, and maybe tomorrow I'll take the dog for a walk and start going to the gym again. Tomorrow. Maybe.


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

Wow! Too much. The asthma and the pneumonia. Well, I will say some affirmations for you in the coming days when I walk. I say something like Kim comes from divine health, Kim attracts divine health, and Kim is divine health. Obviously Wayne Dyer, but I like them, and of course, there are thousand variations. I say them for myself as well, but it is a way for me to pray for other people while I'm out walking. And looking at all the wonderful blogs you have written, there are other "weighs" that you are weighing in on your life.

This old blog is getting some new life. THANKS

Vern


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

Kim, by the way, yes, I was uplate too the other day. I was hoping you wouldn't notice after my comment to you!!Sometimes once I get started writing, I have a hard time stopping myself!!

Vern


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kimh039 6 years ago

affirmate me the whole way vern, and i'll do the same....affirmate me.....and you when I walk...tomorrow....maybe.

I call that need to finish my finish compulsion. I did read somewhere that there is a pleasurable chemical or hormonal release that occurs when we finish something... a kind of gratification I suppose.

I am,

Divine Health

PS Voted up and useful again. i guess this hub's time had not come yet, 'til now.


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California Author

Kim, I JUST read a FB post about little miracles, and I smiling as I read your comment. Thank YOU for the affirmations or as you put it affirmating me, altho it sounds like difficulting breathing!!! Yes, you are divine health. Well, this morning, I just woke up. Had no alarm set and just slept thru. Scared me when I looked at the clock. Thought I had somehow messed up the time on the clock. Had to be a mistake, but not it wasn't. So another little miracle, because I have been automatically waking up around 6 am lateley which is a good thing for me. Well, have a wonderfilled walk. Take care, and thanks again for giving new life to this very old hub! I think it is almost a year old.

Vern

PS Wow, a year old is OLD! That's interesting!

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