Inspiration

I Hate the word, “Diet!”

Diet to me is the ugliest word that came into the English language.  I watch as women who have no concept of what they’re doing to their bodies restrict themselves as to what they believe they should and should not eat. They haven’t gone to the doctor and God help them if they did because those indexes that doctors use are unrealistic. Women have doctors, and specialists and TV and Movie Stars telling them what is and what isn’t good to eat.  It’s all crazy and the word diet implies that you should be thin. Sickly thin. Size 6 or less is the only acceptable because designers don’t even make clothes for women over that size.

Well I am here to tell you, that size 6 is not a picnic.  It’s a sick twisted conglomerate monopolizing business that’s sole goal is to keep you guessing all so they can make a buck and I hate it.  It’s the largest industry of sellable books and products in today’s economy.  If that doesn’t scare you I don’t know what will. That very subtle word, diet, is the catalyst for the pharmaceutical industry, for the retail industry, for the cosmetics and most of the necessities for women. It drives our economy so you had better buy into the word because those fat cats on Hollywood Boulevard, the media and the designers in New York are going to make absolutely certain that you will not have confidence without that word in your vocabulary!

Here’s what I suggest. You don’t have to particularly listen to me, but I do eat well. I have never had a weight problem and for the most part I have been healthy most of my life.  I have a thin shape and I don’t think I look too ancient but that is my opinion. You may have your own. So what I do is document in a program application called My Fitness Pal. You can download the app for yourself at www.myfitnesspal.com. Works on PC’s too.

In this program you put everything you eat. Don’t lie!  And if you have enough courage to fully understand the limits, expectations and goals you can print how many carbs or how many sugars you have in one day, week, month or year.  You can give that to your doc and show them that what you’re saying is the truth.  Then you and your doctor can decide if diet is right for you OR if you just need a lifestyle change.  (No jokes intended).

Be well, take care.

Misfit Out! ~~~

Reflection

Introspection Tools

It’s good to self reflect, but it’s not good to carry guilt because you’re not perfect.  It’s not good to allow the whispers of our discontent to navigate their tiny clawed hooks into the things that could bring us joy.

Listen, I have learned that joy, and thereby a continuum of happiness is caused by changing your perspective.  If you’re really wrapped up in the emotions of the day one thing that helps me is to begin making a list of all the good things, because it’s really easy to focus on the bad.

As long as you use your mind for good thought including self image, your body and soul will follow. A great product that I have used in the past is “The Thinking Mind” available through Amazon.  Check it out. Maybe it can help.

Remember good thoughts are a decision away.