When I named the 2009 Project “Don’t Diet With Me in 2009″ and I explained what it meant back in January, I frequently look back and wonder if I did an adequate job of explaining myself. Today, when I began to write, I felt compelled to go over some basics again with you to help you understand why dieting from a mental perspective is permanent and effective, and dieting from a food and exercise basis can never be.
These days, our family is in an excited countdown waiting for our first grandchild/nephew!
It’s on our minds even when we are blogging!
Back to mental dieting. The word “diet” comes from the root word “day” and means the food you eat in one day. Mental dieting, then, would mean the thoughts you think in one day. Why the stress on “mental?” Because, my loves, you are mental beings. You think, therefore, you are mind because only mind can think. That would make you a mental being.
When you were born, every action you took was preceded by a thought. It was there alright, but because that action is invisible, very few seem to have noticed it, only it’s subsequent action. It happened like this when you were a baby:
WORDS FROM PARENTS: Come on, little one, walk to mama.
THOUGHTS INSIDE YOU: I want to walk to mama.
SUBSEQUENT ACTION: You walked to your mama.
Now here is the great news: You are still following this same pattern, only now, your parents are out of the picture. You’re flying solo. It happens like this:
THOUGHTS INSIDE YOU: I want to lose weight. I’ll join XXX weight loss group and then I’ll lose weight.
SUBSEQUENT ACTION: You join the group and BECAUSE YOU ARE THINKING YOU’LL LOSE WEIGHT, you lose weight. Trust me, it has nothing to do with the weight loss group.
Basically, you could save yourself a heck of a lot of money by NOT joining the weight loss group, by not buying the pills and potions and food, and by simply THINKING YOU’LL LOSE WEIGHT, you’d lose weight. Why? Because this is a mental universe and you are a mental, thinking being. I hope you’ll forgive my capitals. I’m not shouting. I just want you to see the important parts, ok?
This is the reason Oprah cannot keep her weight off. She does not address the mental portion of the equation. She does not correct her underlying thinking that food will cause her to gain weight. She manipulates effect (food and exercise) but she doesn’t address the cause part (her thoughts.) Hey, I tried to tell her. I sent her a copy of my book because I personally find it painful to watch her re-gain and lose that weight over and over. And now, I’m sharing this information with you.
If any of this resonated with you today, it would make my heart leap with joy! I am teaching all about this in my teleclasses. Won’t you consider joining us and get yourself out from under this miasma each of us has innocently created?