Pat & Amy (my other d-in-law)
Just so you know that I have experience with this obesity conundrum, I continue to post pictures. This is Amy, who’s carrying Hiero, my first grandchild. (She is NOT obese.) Come on, April 8th!
Today’s topic “How Long Will You Remain Obese?” requires some honesty. Are you aware that you are obese? Do you know the definition that the medical community uses to qualify for obesity? Do you use other words to cover over this classification? Are you just pudgy or plump? Do you claim to be voluptuous or just fat? I am not here to criticize you for how you classify your own body. That’s yours to own. What I’m here for is to ask you how long you’re willing to continue to be more than 20% over what is considered normal weight for your height?
I will also tell you that I don’t think medical statistics should be the only barometer for how much you ought to weigh. They don’t know you. All they know are some statistics and if you haven’t learned yet how statistics can be spinned and skewed, take a deeper look. They can only tell you what they’ve seen and how they have interpreted what they have seen. I don’t know about you, but I know they haven’t seen me, so as far as I’m concerned their statistics are just “one man’s opinion” and heck, your opinion is just as valid as his is.
My point is that YOU are the one who should determine what a normal weight for you is. At what weight can you say “Ah, this is comfortable for me” without sitting in judgment over some numbers, including the numbers on the clothing you are wearing. Maybe your current weight is perfect for you and you don’t have to do anything to change at all! And maybe you are uncomfortable with your current weight, regardless of what the numbers on the scale say. It’s your feeling of discomfort that tells you ok or not ok.
Are you really obese? Are you healthy at your weight? I went and had a physical in January to be sure the numbers support me shooting my mouth off in this Blog about them. They did. At 300 pounds, all my numbers were spot on. The doctor was amazed I have no diabetes symptoms; no high blood pressure. Sorry to disappoint the doc, but I have perfect health at my weight. And girls, I’m 67 years old!
Is this just dumb luck? No, it’s my understanding that life is good and mental and that the medical community isn’t always accurate. They have what they think of as educated opinion, but I ask you this: who’s been living, walking and breathing in that body of yours and who should know better about it - you or some doctor who devotes ten who minutes of his time to looking at your body? I teach about this in my book. I teach about this in my teleclasses. I want to teach you if you’ll let me. Come and join us, won’t you? Wouldn’t you like to feel as self confident as I do?
The second teleclass Have You Gone Mental? will be taught Monday night at 6 pm PST on March 23rd. You will learn how the unseen activity of thinking has been causing all of the events and experiences in your life to date. You will learn how critically important it is to honor your desires because they are the beginning of a very important mental process. You will learn the second and third steps in this all important process. You will learn one of the most powerful of Life’s Laws and you will learn how to use it to adjust the size of your body (if that’s what you want to do) or to learn to love and accept yourself more fully. This is one huge eye-opener of a class. Don’t you think you deserve a fresh perspective already?