Thursday, December 24, 2009

Power of Mind in Getting and Staying Slim. Part 2. Thinspirations.

Hi there!

It's me Svetlana.

As we will learn along the way, your mind and subconsciousness will play a paramount role in weight loss and maintenance. They are as powerful, if not more powerful than any diet and exercise combined.

To start using our brain to assist our body and weight loss and management (and I am talking about a lie-long transformation to slender, healthier you), I would like to tell you how I understand using a power of mind here. The concept of using your mind and subconsciousness for weight control is based on the following:

1. Our brain rules our lives. Brain is amazing, powerful tool, and is capable to transform us into states we have never experienced. Brain can lead people to complete self-destruction or to healing, empowering self-transformation to a better person. We can use a positive power of brain in weight loss and maintenance.

2. We are what we think of ourselves.
3. Weight gain is frequently related to emotional overeating.
4. We eat more than our body need for fuel.
5. We are what we eat.
6. If you want to be happy, BE happy.
7. Weight control requires discipline and dedication.
8. You will have cravings and have to learn how to outsmart them.

Once we chose the road to recovery from overeating and the road to transforming ourselves to healthy, energetic, slender, and happy persons, we will have to overcome obstacles on the road. Obstacles will come from multiple directions: overeating family and friends, unhealthy menues in restaurants, cravins, unethical food industry with misleading labels and tons of unhealthy food additives, personal long-term eating habits originating in the childhood, etc.
Every day there will be some strugle.
This is why we will need tons of powerful, positive motivation.
Many people who succedded in weight loss and healthy weight meintenance call them "Thinspirations".

I found many of Thinspirations on line and want to share them with you.

The Difference Between WANT & NEED is Self-Control


Your Stomach Isn't Grumbling...It's Applauding!

The Best Revenge is Looking Good

Sacrafice is Giving up Something Good for Something Better

You Can Hide the Food but You Can't Hide the Weight

Eat Weigh Less

The People You See Eating What You Want, Probably don't Have The Body You Want

Of course it's hard. If it was easy then everybody would do it.

Don't eat anything today that you'll regret tomorrow

LIVE BY THE SCALES – THEY’RE RIGHT, YOU’RE FAT!

Good habits result from resisting temptation.

~ Craving is only a feeling ~

FINISH WHAT YOU STARTED!

Do not give up on what you want most, for what you want at the moment.

Pain Feels So Much Better Than GUILT

It is Better to be Envied than Pitied

We Never Repent of Having Eaten Too Little (Thomas Jefferson)

It's Easier to Resist at the Beginning than at the End (Da Vinci)

Motivation Gets You Started, Habit Keeps You Going.

Glutton: a person who eats & drinks excessively/consumes immoderate amounts

Skip Dinner...Be Thinner

I Can Eat Anything I Want, As Long As I Eat Naked in Front of A Mirror

Your Stomach Shouldn't Be a Waist Basket

When it Comes to Losing Weight, Those Who Can Do & Those Who Can't, Make Excuses

You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will Prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make




I will not be happy because I lose weight, I will lose weight because I'm happy!



When in doubt, go without



Food is FUEL not THERAPY



The longer I wait to do the right thing, the longer it takes to reach my goal



when a craving doesn’t come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it



It's not what you're eating...it's what's eating you



Only I Can Let Myself Fail



Pretend to be somebody until that somebody becomes you



Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave



In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires ~Benjamin Franklin



You can't lose weight by talking about it. You have to keep your mouth shut



If food is your best friend, it's also your worst enemy ~Edward "Grandpa" Jones, 1978



If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution



To lengthen your life, shorten your meals (Proverb)



A diet is the penalty we pay for exceeding the feed limit



More die in the United States of too much food than of too little. ~John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society



Impatience never commanded success ~ Edwin H. Chapin



Eat Drink & Be Merry, for Tomorrow Ye Die~t



There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something ~ Henry Ford



What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself ~ Thomas Sprat



Dreams seldom materialize on their own ~ Dian Fossey



Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined ~ Henry David Thoreau



The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up ~ Paul Valery



The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become ~ Ben Herbster



Thin is a Skill



Take twice as long to eat half as much



Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip ~ Arnold H. Glasgow



In order to succeed we must first believe that we can!



If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves ~ Thomas Edison



You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through ~ Rosalynn Smith Carter



You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it ~ Margaret Thatcher



Do or do not. There is no try ~ Yoda



Good intentions are not good enough... ultimately we are measured by our actions



You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however ~ Richard Bach



Today is a NEW day-You will get out of it JUST what you put into it...



The Mirror Doesn't Lie



You will be tempted quite frequently, and you will have to choose whether you will enjoy your twenty minutes or so that you will be consuming the excess calories, or whether you will dislike yourself for two or three days for your lack of willpower.



Watch other people eat!! You don't need that food. They are feeding their fat bodies and they're getting fatter!!! You can see them growing!!! How repulsive!



I am a work in progress



It's more stressful to continue being fat than to stop overeating



Not eating light makes your clothes too tight.



Food is an enemy, not a treat. The real deprivation is never being thin.



Everything I want to be I am, only buried under a layer of fat!



I Practiced Not Eating When I Wasn't Hungry...Now I Practice Not Eating When I am.



Some people go through life getting results; others get consequences - (E. Stanley Jones)



Determination today leads to SUCCESS tomorrow!



~ Remember, out of sight is out of mind ~



Beating hunger is mostly a matter of distraction



If you start eating when you aren't hungry, how will you know when you're full?



Fridge pickers wear big knickers



The greasy fry, it cannot lie, its truth is written on your thigh!



YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT



Two Words: Granny Arms



Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach (German Proverb)



Don’t wail on the scale if you cheat when you eat



To indulge is to bulge (Emma Lee)



To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing (Mark Twain)



Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat - (Socrates)



If You ALWAYS Do What You ALWAYS Did, You'll ALWAYS Get What You ALWAYS Got!



You didn't gain it over night, you aren't going to lose is over night!



You Can't Be Small if you Eat it All!



Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure



All Problems Become Smaller If You Don't Dodge Them, But Confront Them -William F. Halsey



The pain of self-discipline is always less than the pain of regret – John Maxwell



Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do – Mark Twain



Our greatest battles are that with our own minds. ~ Jameson Frank



It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again ~ Vince Lombardi



Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have ~ Norman Vincent Peale



Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are ~ Bernice Johnson Reagon



Niney-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses ~ George W. Carver



We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. ~ Longfellow



You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction ~ George Lorimer



Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan ~ Paul Meyer



What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals ~ Zig Ziglar



People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.



Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb



Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband (or wife), the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life. ~Phillip C. McGraw, The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom



Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels



The table of the Lord is an altar, and who eats at the table of the Lord is in a temple. Enter only into the Lords temple when you feel in yourselves the call of the Lords angels, for all that you eat in sorrow, or in anger, or without desire, becomes a poison in your body. ~ Jesus of Nazareth, The Essene Gospel of Peace



Ask yourself, "Am I hungry?" If the answer is "No," don't nibble, If the answer is "Yes," ask again.



It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not ~ James Gordon



If you think you can do it, or you think you can't do it, You are right ~ Henry Ford


Recommended website:
http://www.angelfire.com/indie/thininstead/

So long!

Svetlana

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