I have migraine, what can I take?
I have high blood pressure, what can I eat?
I have this, what can I do to eliminate this?
I have that and how can I get rid of that?
But you see, we cannot separate the brain from the kidney neither can we separate the joints from the heart, they are all put together by one mind.
As I watched Oprah show this morning, even being obese, astoundingly, it is not about food.
I watched Oprah’s show as often as I can. I will turn it on while I prepare my day’s work. So, while watching or walking to get my stuff, I will sit, take a glance or listen to it while I am picking up a document or something. I have my days filled with inspiration because of Oprah. To see so many people who came on her show changed and transformed because of just one idea!
Some of the more touching stories are those who used their lives to serve others and live their dreams. Oprah had a few shows about “This is the year to …..”. Previously it was “This is the year to unclutter”. This morning, they had something about “This is the year not be fat again.”
It is about being the weight we want, slimming down, of course. As most of Oprah’s fans would have known, she went through her dieting and losing weight like a yo-yo. Her weight went above 330 lbs (150 kg) at one time. She tried several methods but she thought it was food. Through the years, she met Bob Greene, her personal trainer and an Exercise Physiologist. Then, she took her weight issue seriously and realized that her abusive and destructive childhood actually were the underlying effects of her obesity.
She said in the show that she did not realize then that she was building a wall, and that wall was FAT! This wall/fat will hide her shameful past, and so she thought.
I remember on one of her show, a woman who was weighing at over 450lbs (204 kg) told the audience that “I did not inherit obesity, I inherited depression.” And that realization became her turning point – just one idea!!
("Idea never left its source" – ACIM)
This morning, with Bob Greene on the show, he introduced his “The Best Life Diet” book. To check it out, you can go to thebestlife.com website to see the list of energy foods to take and the exercise required for a healthy lifestyle. But one very good strategy is that you can put back all the foods you like (but not the quantity) after you have successfully worked to the body size you desire.
And talking about living our dreams, Bob Greene has been talking to people about what to eat and what not to eat when he was only 8 years old. Very annoying, ya? At that age, talking so much, in our society, he will be scorned off very often. And look at what empire he has built? Obviously and very aptly, followed his consciousness – the Best Life Diet! (For friends who still ask me what is their purpose in life, read my book "Invite Freedom Home")
So, in Oprah show this morning, there was a woman named Alicia, after having her first child, she bloomed to 267 lbs (121 kg) with a height of only 4’11”. She said that when she sees others who are bigger than her, that makes it ok for her be big too. Fast food was in her every day meal. She felt miserable, so she was not exercising, she had no energy, so she chose working as a cleaner so that she need not meet people. The rock bottom came when she went to a radio station for an interview, and she was told she was just too big. (I like what Caroline Myss, a medical intuitive, said “he is under heaven’s order to tell you this…” so true.)
Alicia has lost 137 lbs (62 kg) by following Bob Greene’s best life plan.
Another woman, Julie Attic, was at 270 lbs (123 kg). Loneliness led her to eat to fill up! She was also feeling miserable and low in energy. Until one day she hit rock bottom and saw a sign when she was reading an article about Oprah’s being real about her weight loss. She was on a flight home and the article was the inflight magazine. And now she walks out on stage120 lbs (55 kg) lighter. Also lost 9 sizes dress, now she is wearing size 4. I don’t know what size 4 means, but she looks terrific!
Bob Greene has these 3 questions to ask for anyone who decides to take control back :
“Why are you overweight?” Think about the answer, go deeper emotionally, it is never about foods.
“Why do you want to lose weight?”
“Why have I not been able to maintain my weight?”
Check it out at http://www.thebestlife.com. I looked at the women walking out onto the stage with more than half their body size gone, my mouth was left agape, my eyes wide open and I leapt in victory with them!
Amazing, how changing one thought can change everything!!