I've said before that I was as addicted to diets as I am to food. (We'll tackle the subject of what we say after "I am" another day.)
So today, I decided to sweep the diet mentality out of my mind as surely as if I were cleaning my kitchen of all the forbidden foods before a diet - so I wouldn't be tempted.
I am stunned by how many diet triggers I have willingly placed in my world. Just look at what I deleted from my Iphone while cleaning the kitchen of my mind. And that's just the apps...you should see the books I pulled from Kindle!
1. Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis
3. Instant Fitness
4. Heart Rate Monitor
5. Charity Miles
6. Red Robin Customizer
7. Hybrid Plan X
8. Juicer, the Juicing App
9. 101 Juice-Fast Recipes
10. Simply Yoga
11. Situps Coach
12. Weight Watchers Mobile
14. Pedometer GPS
15. Habit Maker, Breaker
16. Meal Logger
17. Fit Day Mobile
18. Paul McKenna - I Can Make You Thin
20. Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker
21. Customizable Hypnosis
22. Weight Loss Hypnosis
23. Body Media FIT
24. Hundred Pushups
27. Gym Buddy
28. Happy Weight
29. Walk 'n Play
30. Diet & Food Tracker by SparkPeople
31. Cardio Workout Music
32. Nike Training Club
33. Lose It
34. IPump Workout
35. BeatBurn Treadmill
36. Daily Count
And the one I'm having withdrawal from today:
37. My Fitness Pal - where I have religiously logged everything that has gone into my body for way too long, calculating every calorie, carb and fat gram.
Today, I practiced prayerful presence. Every time a diet thought came through (list to follow later this week, I'm sure) I consciously replaced it with this phrase, "That's how a dieter thinks/talks/acts. I am not a dieter. I am free of that."
For all of your reading along with me, welcome to my inner sanctum where "the Committee" apparently is still alive and well. Please share your thoughts as we go, there is absolutely strength in numbers.
Kim Halsey is a woman with more questions than answers. She is not a brand, a label, easily understood or readily ignored.
As a realistic optimist, Kim believes that we are bigger than whatever life can throw at us and better equipped than we know.
Her heart's desire is to create a safe place, be a safe person, and leave a path for others to follow.
Are you ready to stop dieting and start living?
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