Jul 16, 2012

Obesity is An Opportunity for Total Life Transformation

When it comes to long-term weight-loss, dieting and counting calories can be so misleading. Sadly, we can do all of the right things, drop the pounds, but later somehow find ourselves back to where we started. Why is that? It is because if we are significantly overweight, then serious, long-term weightloss will require a commitment to serious, long-term LIFE change:  the way we think, act, believe. We have to take a hard look at ourselves and how we live our lives: our habits, our hobbies, our environment, our work, our relationships. It's all inextricably connected to the whole. 

Why do we eat more than we need?  When we're not hungry?  When there's not enough nutritional value present to even call what we are eating "food"? Why are are we not moving?  What would it take to integrate exercise and activity into our daily lives?  ~And not just for high-powered, motivated bursts, but for the rest of our lives.  And perhaps most importantly, what is it that's blocking us from being fully present and engaged in our own lives? These are the areas to consider if we're truly interested in lasting, lifelong transformation.

In this way, obesity is a gift.  It is a physical manifestation that gently reminds us that there is work yet to be done.  Room left to grow on our quest to fully experience life as it was meant to be enjoyed.

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  1. Fresh perspective! I can't wait to be a healthy weight, but I know once I get there, and even now, I'm not going to let myself have regrets because there is a reason God made me/let me get this way (beginning when I was a child).

  2. It feels good when we nourish ourselves kindly.