Happy New Year, everyone. I’ve spent the days between today’s blog post and my last one before Christmas conjuring up the plan for this year. It has to be about Please Don’t Diet.
Have you become aware of all the diet pill ads, the exercise machine ads, the diet plan ads on the TV these days? It’s as barfable as those political campaign ads were just a few months ago. So, I’ve just worked on becoming “accepting” of that is how it is, and I’ll just let those heathens rage.
Why heathens? Because I know that every single one of their promotions will SUCCEED for a while and then in the long run, it will NOT BE PERMANENT. If you were honest with yourself, and you looked backover all the diet things you’ve tried, you know they are not permanent. And yet, you return to that type of a cure time after time after time? Worshiping false gods, I’d say, eh?
I think that not just you, but me too - I returned time after time to that type of diet remedy. Why do we do that? Because we know no other way! Well, here’s another way:
1) We have to figure out what is causing the overweight in the first place. I did that. It’s in my book, My Cats Have Seen Me Naked. Make it easy on yourself this year. Buy the book, and you’ll know what is causing the overweight.
2) Make a new plan, Stan. Once you know the cause, you can create a new mind model for yourself to think something new and wonderful in the place where your current body now seems to occupy space. How to create this new mind model is in the book, too.
3) Do the work suggested three times every day and watch (and enjoy) the fresh new results.
Here is the New Mind Model I’m going to be thinking three times daily. I hope you’ll write one for yourself and then think it. It might be close to mine, but it won’t be precisely like it. You deserve your own customization.
1. My body is as youthfully mature as my mind is.
· I refute and refuse the concept of aging.
· My muscles are strong.
· My body is fully proportionate.
· My body is flexible.
· My body does not become tired.
2. All signs of excess are disappearing.
· I know what my perfect size looks like and that is all I permit myself to acknowledge.
· My stomach is flatter.
· My thighs are lean, strong, and handsomely muscled.
· My arms are perfectly proportioned.
· My eyelids shrink back to their normal size.
3. My body is beautiful.
· I say “You’re so pretty” when I pass a mirror.
· I think “You’ve gotten me this far, honey girl” when I see my body in the mirror.
· I pat my body approvingly when I shower or take a bath.
· I congratulate myself on the perfect health state of my body.
· When I get dressed, I think “My body looks good in these clothes.”
4. About food:
· I eat only the foods that allow me to think “I am losing weight.”
· If there is a food that makes me think “I will gain weight” I don’t eat it.
· I eat all foods, and I eat them in moderation.
· I eat all foods with the sense of pure enjoyment behind the eating.
· I know that thinking (not food) is causative, so I watch my thinking and not the food.
5. About exercise and pills:
· Pills are for making pill manufacturers wealthy and have no permanent effect on my body. I don’t take pills.
· Exercise is for the enjoyment of feeling good as I walk, breathe, take in the sights and sounds of nature.
· If I think that exercising causes something, I am forever shackled to that idea. I don’t like being shackled. I will stick with my “thinking myself thin” and know that it’s a hell of a lot easier than exercising.
· I applaud my mental efforts.
· I applaud my perseverance/persistence. I’d like to think away 60 pounds this year.
I’ll be blogging about this process three times every week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Come along with me. Tell me what you need if I don’t intuit it…and I probably won’t. Make comments. Join up to the 2009 Don’t Diet Program.