kingkeld's Journal, 20 May 2012

"One does not discover new oceans without losing sight of the shore".

A buddy of mine, Ryan75, put this quote in his journal quite a while back. It really struck a chord with me, and I think today even more.

Yesterday, I watched the DVDs from Paul McKenna again, and I am in so many ways agreeing with him in his approach. Maybe not 100% when it comes to the whole weight loss journey - I think his approach would work for some (many?), but I am not sure I would have reached my goal only doing what he suggests.

However, I do see it as a VERY valuable too for maintaining weight. It's a great tool to learn to not be a slave to counting calories, to not be a slave to the scale. It's great tool to simply start living life as "normal, skinny people" do it.

So, I'm gonna start a little one week experiment. Actually I have already started.

This morning I did not weight in. This morning I did not jot down the calories for my breakfast. I can do without it. I feel that I am ready for this part of the journey today.

I will keep eating the way I have eaten the last week. I will eat when I am hungry, I will eat what I want, I will eat consciously, and when I think I'm full, I'm gonna stop eating.

I will budge my cravings by using the tapping technique and other tools I have gathered through this whole journey.

I will do this knowing that I'm doing good, and thus I don't need to weigh in every day. I will only weigh in once every week, Saturday mornings, to ensure that things are not going wrong.

If I am right about my decision, then the "weight loss" part of the journey ends here. However, the coaching, the motivating, the journaling, the paying it forward for others does not.

I feel that I have a calling with this. I feel that I want to help others get happier, just like I am. I see that so many people can use and benefit from the tools that I have found, and I want to share and help.

Today is a nice day. The sun is shining, and we're off from work (it's Sunday). Wife is doing things around the house, and as soon as I am done journaling, I will get on the bike and take a ride in my living room. I haven't been on it a few days, and I can tell that my body is longing to go.

This has been such an amazing journey, and today I really feel that I am in the zone to take that first step onto this new planet called "normal life".

I am ready.

Today, I am thankful for:
- a superb outlook on my future as a thin person.
- a total feeling of accomplishment today.
- confidence in what I'm doing. I know that even when I do wrong, it's not the end of the world. Thin people can mess up too. :)
- an urge to help others.

Life is good!

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It's quite a step to not log the calories! Congrats on feeling ready for it!! I just stopped logging last week, and its habit to want to go log it down. If your anything like me, though, its pretty easy to keep track in your head a bit for the transition... Make sure I'm still on track a bit. But from your last week of journals doesn't seem like you should have any troubles! Enjoy the freedom :) 
20 May 12 by member: Bkeller1023
Keld - to me, this was the payoff...for all the many months of hard work... the freedom to be me. To just be. To breathe deeply, let well established habits and information guide me, but to 'trust' my newer mindsets to do right by me. Life is good! Hope you enjoy your day today! 
20 May 12 by member: jsfantome
On the same lines another quote " In order to fly , you have to let go of the world you are hanging on to". All the best on your first step towards life that is not governed by calorie counting. I have to say that I read your journals everyday and see you struggle and some more and then coming out of it unscathed. Its not Paul McKenna..sorry, he doesnt appeal to me..Its YOU and your WILLPOWER and your SURVIVAL INSTINCT..salute..a big grand one :)  
20 May 12 by member: ruchi0112
Thanks, guys. :) 
20 May 12 by member: kingkeld
sounds like u have found ur happy place.sooo glad for u.self control is a wonderful thing.keep inspiring. 
20 May 12 by member: rockytu
Good luck for your experiment!! I can't wait to see how it goes, I'm sure you'll be just fine!! I'm thinking I might do the same kind of experiment once school's out.. kind of scary, but exciting!! :) 
20 May 12 by member: erika2633
Your friends are all here cheering you on all the way, Keld. I am finding it a bit hard at the moment, for some time now, it is as if I can't see the clearly the direction I need or want to go in. I am so happy to read that you are taking this step. I am looking foward to draw inspiration from you like I have been doing these past couple of months....  
20 May 12 by member: Ryan75
good to see you here, Ryan. I'm gonna inbox you a few thoughts. :) 
20 May 12 by member: kingkeld
A big decision and a big step but it is so good to step out of our comfort zone and see what we can accomplish without some of the props we are familiar with. You can and will do it! We can't wait to hear all about it - already looking forward to your weekly weigh-in to see how you get on this week! 
20 May 12 by member: Earthlady
You Rock, King. The mind is powerful. 
20 May 12 by member: HCB
Congratulations on such an amazing. life-affirming accomplishment. And, as always, many thanks for the wonderful inspiration. 
20 May 12 by member: joyfulgirl
I think it is a good idea to give this a go .... After all, you don't want to be counting calories for the rest of your life.... If it feels right - go for it :-) 
20 May 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture

     
 

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