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I wanted to be part of the human race and start blogging like everyone else. My problem however, stemmed from me not wanting to really share my personal life. That seemed way to invasive. I still don’t understand how people can just tweet their minute to minute daily activities. Further, I can’t understand, that people actually read it. But, needless to say, it is the way of our new cyber life and I have now jumped in with both feet.
My dilemma still remained? What do I write about? Well, after my last blog, To Carb or Not To Carb, I felt naturally inclined to speak about my eating habits. I thought this of the utmost importance as I feel that most people have issues with eating, including myself.
I was a fashion model all my life. I acted as well as a video model during the early 90’s. That’s pretty much the lifestyle that I knew. As a model, you don’t eat. If you do eat, you end up throwing it up. Yuk! But, that’s what you did. Most models are not naturally super skinny. Typically, skinniness is induced by drug use or bulimia. Not very healthy but the end result is effective. It was funny, I just saw one of my Fav’s-Michelle Pfeiffer on Pierce Morgan, who is not my Fav, talking about not eating for her role in Scarface. Then she went on to say that as a young starlet actress she lived on Coca-Cola and cigarettes, but she was skinny! Skinny shminny! Is it really worth it?
Of course, I developed an eating disorder for years. It was very difficult to kick bulimia. Bulimia was only one of the symptoms of my real “dis-ease”, which was that I was an ego maniac with an inferiority complex. Without any self esteem, naturally what I looked liked defined me. Of course, Hollywood and those fashion magazines supported these ideologies.
Redefining myself had to happen for survival. I certainly would kill myself if I didn’t. I don’t mean that I wanted to commit suicide, I just mean that my lifestyle and how I treated myself would certainly kill me.
To Be Continued. …
Eating is a personal journey. Each person, each body, has its own rythm and we need to honor it. But what happens is that we follow all the new eating trends and new fads which may or may not be exactly what our bodies need. We need to change, change our thoughts, change our frequency of negative thoughts about our bodies. We have to begin to honor our bodies. We have to begin loving our bodies. So you say “how do I do that, when I am 40 pounds overweight, and I bulging everywhere?”
Well, you start by changing how you talk to yourself. Start by using kind, loving, positive, words to describe yourself, even if you don’t mean it. Start by switching the words you use. Right them down, “I love my body exactly the way it is. Divine., I love all my curves. I am lean and beautiful. I am healthy and strong. I take care of myself.
All this type of positive communication with yourself will start the magnetic chain of restructuring your mind and body. It is only when we alter this mind chatter, that we our eating lifestyle that we choose, has a better chance of actually assisting us with becoming what we are verbalizing into the universe. See, we are all creators. We create with our word. So you can create your body too. Now, if watching carbohydrates helps you in achieving this, then you will naturally gravitate to this type of eating.
For me, I love to enjoy food and I love to enjoy eating. I do eat carbohydrates, but I am aware of how many I am eating and what kind I am eating. I love chocolate. I eat it. I eat meat. But I haven’t had any for a while. My body just hasn’t felt great when I eat it. I have been eating quite a bit of fish. My body loves it. I believe in enjoying life. My body responds to me not depriving it of what I want to eat, but I will choose desserts (which of course are my favorite) that are wholesome, made with less processed products. I tend to choose the vegan, gluten-free or raw vegan desserts. They are really my favorites, but they are pricey.
I used to drink alot of milk. I love milk. But I noticed my body didn’t always feel great when I drank it. I tried Soy Milk. It seemed to make me feel a little better. It’s also higher in Iron, which I need. Plain Soy Milk quite didn’t cut the cake, so of course I have opted for the Chocolate Soy, which I absolutely love. I still drink milk, but only once in a while. Your body will talk to you. It’s our job to listen. Your diet, reflects your health. Change your eating habits, and it will change your health. For me, it starts with my word. I have to speak what it is I am creating. I am creating my body. Imagine. Feel. Recieve.
Everyday comes a challenge and I think “just breath”. Kieta has been such a bright light in my journey. She has guided me but never judged me. She has given me tools and helped me find “my” way. She modeled a teacher who is wise, full of love and wisdom. I can only be grateful. Dora Lai
“After completeing the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program with Kieta at the Love Is Yoga school, I have a deeper understanding of the philosophy of yoga and have developed my own personal practice and an ability to invite others into it. With the direction of Kieta, with my mind calmed and released of external and internal cues I have come closer to the realization of the eight-limb practice of Pantajali.
As the saying goes you can give someone a fish to feed them once or you can teach them how to fish. ”
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