I’M DOING A SERIES OF POSTS AS I READ THIS BOOK; TERRY COLE-WHITTAKER‘S WHAT YOU THINK OF ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS. THE SUBTITLE IS ABOUT FOLLOWING YOUR INNER PATH TO HAPPINESS, SUCCESS AND SELF-FULFILMENT.
Sticking to my commitment of sharing this book, this chapter is long and goes on about changing our thinking before changing our diet.
We need to love ourselves as we are now, whether we are overweight or underweight . You know all this, I’d say, but it’s good to be reminded!
When I was coaching myself, I decided to work on my weight issue and successfully achieved my goal of my ideal weight done in fun ! I actually made it fun and was more impressed by the positive effect it had on my daughters who saw their Mum run 10k runs most weekends and go salsa dancing.
I enjoyed beautiful food as we always do but just less of it and cut alcohol down to a few glasses of wine at weekends . It was a fab, healthy time!
I truly believe we need to genuinely love ourselves, spare tyres and all, before healthy change can begin . Now it’s putting on weight that I’m praying for, so any of you worried or wishing to change your weight, please remember, you are truly loved and beautiful just the way you are.
Chapter 9 is entitled “Food and other faulty substitutes “.
“Our body is the vehicle through which we express ourselves and the appearance and the health of our body are the reflections of the ideas we hold. Don’t forget that your body, as well as everything physical in life, is an affect of a prior cause. The cause is in your mind where you direct the energy flow. The beliefs and attitudes you hold about yourself and your life are manifest in your body “.
“I am a complete and perfect being just the way I am”.
“I choose to eat to sustain and nourish my physical body”. (Let me add: And because I love beautifully prepared food and sharing it with great people!)
“I have no need to use food to fill me because I love myself just as I am”.