Change Your Brain, Change Your Body

From Daniel Amen’s book, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body:

Your brain is the command and control center of your body. If you want a better body, the first place to always start is by having a better brain.

Just started reading the book. I need to read it quickly as I only have three weeks before it’s due back at the library. I know there is a large waiting list due to the book being do popular, especially after his PBS special.

Flat Belly Diet Book Review

I found the Flat Belly Diet! book at my local library.

I was already aware of the book’s premise to consume more MUFAs (mono-unsaturated fatty acids) , but I was curious as to how they devised a whole diet concept around them.

The first third of the book describes the diet plan and all the good things about MUFAs, then there’s various meal plans and recipes. A four week blank journal is included in the last 1/3 of the book, along with the Flat Belly Workout and later, a section for a life plan to lose more or maintain your weight loss.

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Women Food and God

I usually don’t watch Oprah, but her show caught my eye yesterday afternoon. A follow-up of woman who had previously lost 175 pounds only to gain it back again, was one of the show’s subjects.

Her words hit me like a ton of bricks:

Looking back, Kathrine says her biggest mistake was not losing the weight for herself. “I made it about everybody else. I was either doing it for them or to get a reaction from them,” she says. “The obsession or the running to food got replaced with people’s attention. It got replaced with the motivation of other people saying great job.”

Weight loss attention is definitely addictive! It makes me feel good; it gives me more motivation. What happens when I am done losing weight and the attention is gone? Will I recover? I need to face this issue head on before it becomes a problem for me.

Both Oprah and Katherine mentioned the book “Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything” by Geneen Roth and how it helped Katherine to love herself.

I think that is what I need to find for myself now. I know I “like” myself, but I don’t think I “love” myself. And I need to make sure I am doing all this for “me” and no one else!

I found a couple of her older books on the library web site, and I have one of them requested to be sent to my local branch. I don’t think I have an emotional attachment to food anymore, at least I don’t feel I do at this time of my life.

My new mission is to find the path to self-love! Yay me!

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157.6 – Happy Easter!

I am thrilled! 157.6 pounds, that’s 42.4 pounds total! whoo hoo!

Having the family over for Easter today for a spring BBQ. I have a turkey burger for me, with a piece of whole grain bread. I will probably even have a Coleman Non Cured hot dog, but we’ll see. I might save the calories for dessert! Homemade Boston Cream Pie!

My mom is bringing her famous potato kugel and I know I will have some of that too! My sister is bringing salad and I am looking forward to that! Yum, it’s going to be a delicious day! Healthy too!

Happy Easter! :)

ETA: did okay today! It was a fantastic day with the family and I ate a nice piece of boston cream pie (which is actually cake) and after it was all said and done, I went over about 400 calories, but if you count my calorie deficit, then it was actually only 150 over. So I did alright! I feel pretty stuffed right now but tomorrow is a new day and I’ll be back on track!