Block: >>>MAD/SAD<<<<Caption: Master Mind of the Mental Block
Are you a Master Mind?
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Hey, if I can, at age of 41 and weighing in at 353 pounds, still do a cartwheel then there is no reason for me not to be able to balance my negative emotions, too. Just doing a cartwheel is a huge self-esteem booster on its own. Considering not long ago, I could not even stand for short periods of time without being in serious physical pain.
Due to my weight, I was almost housebound. Due to my mind, I was trapped with negative thoughts that swiped at my self-image like a whip with shards of glass and bones woven into it. I had the case of the “UR’s!” (The UR is text talk abbreviation for “you’re.”)
In my case, in my head, it sounds like: You’re Fat! You’re ugly! You’re worthless! You’re stupid! You’re a piece of ….! On and on and over and over again. It’s like water-boarding the mind. Sooner or later, you’re going to give into it; believe the negative, torturous thoughts.
In the last two blog posts, I talked about getting our mind and our body conditioned to a weight loss program - NOT a diet. Everyone has been “going green” these days. You may think going green is about helping to save the world and the environment.
But for my purposes, I’m going green. Yes, I’m going green like asparagus and broccoli only so I can eat them up! If we want to lose weight and maintain a healthy mind and body, we need to do one thing… EAT LIVING FOOD!
I’ve been reading a new book from author Harvey Diamond. He is co-author of the international best seller, Fit For Life, which transformed the world’s understanding of healthy living – not to mention, sold over 13 million copies. Harvey Diamond’s new book, Eat For Life, has helped me look at food differently. Mr. Diamond refers to two types of food groups; not proteins, not fats, not dairy and not starches. No, he makes it so simple that even I can understand it…two categories: Living and Dead!
“You want to lose weight…feel better…have more energy and live a long, HEALTHY life? Eat more living FOOD then DEAD food!“ – Eat For Life
I’m working on replacing 40% to 50% of my meals with raw-living-food! I believe this process is helping me. Besides, did you ever see an obese Cannibal? I was so encouraged after I shared my weight-loss goals on Facebook that Harvey Diamond himself commented on my progresses:
“Hey Chato, sounds like you’re doing really great and have a fabulous attitude (always important). So happy for you–I wish you continued success.”