Weight Loss Tips and Inspiration: Day 27

Weight Loss Tip # 27: Be of Service

Being of service does more for you than it does for the person or people you are serving. Consider approaching social situations from a standpoint of “how can I be of service” and you will find you enjoy yourself more and find yourself less triggered to stray from your healthy eating program. Is a class reunion, wedding or another party around the corner? Are you a little bit nervous about how you will stay on your healthy eating program while at the event? Especially if you are experiencing anxiety around a social situation, look for a way to be of service. Call the hostess and volunteer to help with something. It could be as simple as setting up chairs. When you approach an event from a position of service you will take the focus off yourself. It will not be “all about me.” Your worries and anxieties will be put in a much healthier perspective.

 

Daily Inspiration:  “You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”  ~Kahlil Gibran

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Weight Loss Tips and Inspiration: Day 26

 

 

Weight Loss Tip # 26: Be Active!

Live your life in such a way that you take advantage of opportunities to be active throughout each day. Is it a nice day? Walk or ride a bicycle to work. Spend half of your lunch hour taking a walk. Use the stairs instead of the elevator. If it is a snowy day, maybe you can ski or snowshoe to the store instead of digging the car out from the driveway to drive it a few blocks. Use a push mower instead of a riding lawn mower. When you consider the hobbies you will do on  your free time consider hobbies that involve movement — dance, walking, gardening. If you’ve been sedentary for a long while, start slowly. If you gradually become a bit more active every day, a year from now you will look back and be amazed at your accomplishments.

Daily Inspiration:

 ” You have brains in your head.

You have feet in your shoes.

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

~ Dr. Seuss

We are so blessed to help you loose weight and look great.

If you have any questions about our on-site programs call us at 866.426.1213

Robert Morgan- Bobby

Creative Health Institute


Weight Loss Tips and Inspiration: Day 25

Weight Loss Tip # 25: Avoid talking about food, dieting and weight during meals.

Society is so obsessed with food, dieting and weight that it’s easy to make it the focal point of every conversation at the dinner table. But focusing on food, dieting and weight while you are eating invites negative feelings that can trigger a binge.  As much as possible you should try to avoid discussing weight, dieting and food at the  table. It’s OK to offer a quick compliment to the chef — but leave it at that. Don’t get into a big conversation about the meal you are eating — or about any other food and diet related topics. Instead of talking about food, talk about: the vacation you are planning or just took; the book you are reading or plan to read; milestone events in your family; an exhibit at an area museum; an album that’s just been released by your favorite recording artist. Keep meal-time conversation low stress and not focused on food  and dieting and you will find, over time, your meals will be more enjoyable and satisfying. You will be much less likely to be triggered to keep eating when the meal is finished.

Daily Inspiration: “Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin to Winnie The Pooh

Staying in touch with our network of support is so important. Winnie The Pooh and Christopher Robin were so lucky to have each other. We need friends like this who support us on our road to recovery. Remember today to make a few phone calls and reach out to some people who will support you on your path to better health. When we do it together, it is a wonderful life-enhancing journey. If we try to do it all by ourselves it can get lonely.

We  love all of you and pray you are reaching your personal goals. Please feel free to call us any questions you may have. We can be reached at 866.426.1213.

Best Week Ever,

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Director

Creative Health Institute

Weight Loss Tips And Inspiration: Day 24

 

Weight Loss Tip #24: Nurture Something

Many of us who have struggled with compulsive dieting and compulsive eating have spent too much time focused on interests that feed our egos. Even though some of us seem to be very service-oriented and generous, when our charitable acts are observed truthfully, it is common to see that many of our “good deeds” have been done in an attempt to control the outcome of some situation — often because, due to our low self esteem, we have been eager to make others like us. Because we have not loved ourselves enough we often have exhausted ourselves in attempts to do good deeds for others to prove our worth. We wanted to be popular at work so we volunteered for extra projects and worked many extra unpaid hours — often at the expense of our health and relationships. We wanted our spouses to love us so much they would never dream of leaving us — so we did special favors for them, even as we craved more attention from them and didn’t feel able to articulate our specific desires. We wanted our parents to think we were the best children in the world — so we studied hard to achieve admittance to the most prestigious colleges.

Some of us had had an opposite reaction to life. We had such a low self esteem that we  completely gave up on trying to make others like us. Our self esteem was so low, we figured nobody would ever think we were special or notice our gifts, so there was no use in trying to do good in school or at work or in relationships. Our decisions and behaviors still were a reflection of our own low self esteem and a way of reacting to our perceived ideas of what other people thought about us.

As  we gain confidence and self esteem though our new healthy lifestyle we will be able to take charge of our life on a whole new level.  This process will not happen overnight. But every day that we make choices to live in the  healthiest manner possible, our confidence and esteem incrementally  increases.  Eventually we look back at how our lives have changed for the better over time and we celebrate because we see we have broken free from our old habits of trying to control what other people think of us. We find that by taking care of our health day after day we have grown to love ourselves more and that we have come to experience a greater connection with the love of our Creator.

Making a decision every day to nurture something will help in the path toward emotional and spiritual freedom. When we see that our loving effort has made something grow we will experience genuine happiness.  Start small! It may not be time for you to adopt a pet, although pets can be wonderful companions to nurture. If your life has been quite chaotic in recent years, it may be a good idea to start by getting a potted plant to nurture. Perhaps there is something in your life already waiting for nurturing. You may not need to go out and buy a new plant. Is there a flower bed in your yard that is full of weeds? You could make a decision today to pull the weeds out and make it a little bit more beautiful every day for the rest of the summer. Is there a relationship in your life that needs nurturing? Perhaps you can send a card to someone. Are you yourself  in need of nurturing? Maybe you can give yourself a wheatgrass facial or buff and file your nails today.

When we truly nurture ourselves and others, we do it with a generous heart. We do it because it makes us happy — not because we expect to influence anybody’s opinion about us.

Daily Inspiration: “Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don’t over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness.” ~ Leo Buscaglia


 

Weight Loss Tips and Inspiration: Day 23

Weight Loss Tip # 23: Realize that acceptance is the answer to all of your problems today.

Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation – some fact of my life – unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or situation as being exactly the way it is at this moment.

I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.

Acceptance has taught me that there is a bit of good in the worst of us and a bit of bad in the best of us; that we each have a right to be here.

When I focus on what’s good today, I have a good day, and when I focus on what’s bad, I have a bad day. If I focus on a problem, the problem increases; if I focus on the answer, the answer increases. When I focus on people’s bad qualities, they multiply; when I focus on people’s good qualities, they seem to grow and grow.

Perhaps the best thing of all for me is to remember that my serenity is inversely proportional to my expectations. The higher my expectations of other people are, the lower is my serenity. I can watch my serenity level rise when I discard my expectations. I have to discard my ‘rights’, as well as my expectations, by asking myself, “How important is it, really? How important is it compared to my serenity, my emotional sobriety?”

I do whatever is in front of me to be done, and let go of the results.

I must keep my magic magnifying mind on my level of acceptance. When I remember this, I can see I’ve never had it so good.

Adapted from “Doctor, Addict, Alcoholic” by Dr. Paul O. in Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book)

Daily Inspiration: “Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there’s all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish betweeen what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action. Acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens.”
~ Arthur Gord0n
 

Weight Loss Tips and Inspiration: Day 22

 

Weight Loss Tip # 22: “Pray for the people who hurt you.”

Jesus told His followers “love your enemies” and “pray for those who persecute you.” This advice isn’t just a good way to treat other people. It’s a good way to treat ourselves. The inability to let go of anger, hostility and resentment is often a hallmark quality of people who struggle with compulsive and addictive behaviors — such as food and diet addiction. It doesn’t matter what your spiritual beliefs are. If you commit to yourself to pray to the God of your understanding for the people who hurt you, you will find your emotional health increasing on a daily basis. Adopting a daily practice of praying for the people who hurt us is one of the most useful things we can do for ourselves on our journey toward achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. These prayers do not need to be long although at first (especially if you have been carrying resentments towards certain people around with you for many years) you may not feel peaceful after a quick prayer. Quick sincere prayers practiced throughout your day can make a big difference in your life. When a person makes you angry when you are driving in the car and you feel tempted to curse, take a deep breath and sincerely say, “God bless him!” It will be helpful, before you say your prayer to put yourself in the shoes of the other person for just a minute. If you can sit for a moment in the shoes of the other person you can usually see that person as another vulnerable, stressed-out human who was born naked and is going to leave this world naked, too. Give people a break today. It will do wonders for your soul.

 

Daily Inspiration: “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.” ~Oscar Wilde

Approach the day with a light heart and be generous with forgiveness. You have only this day to live and your soul will be happiest when it is not a companion of resentment. Resentment has no place in your new vibrant and healthy lifestyle.

 

Weight Loss Tips and Inspiration: Day 22

 

Weight Loss Tip # 22: “Pray for the people who hurt you.”

Jesus told His followers “love your enemies” and “pray for those who persecute you.” This advice isn’t just a good way to treat other people. It’s a good way to treat ourselves. The inability to let go of anger, hostility and resentment is often a hallmark quality of people who struggle with compulsive and addictive behaviors — such as food and diet addiction. It doesn’t matter what your spiritual beliefs are. If you commit to yourself to pray to the God of your understanding for the people who hurt you, you will find your emotional health increasing on a daily basis. Adopting a daily practice of praying for the people who hurt us is one of the most useful things we can do for ourselves on our journey toward achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. These prayers do not need to be long although at first (especially if you have been carrying resentments towards certain people around with you for many years) you may not feel peaceful after a quick prayer. Quick sincere prayers practiced throughout your day can make a big difference in your life. When a person makes you angry when you are driving in the car and you feel tempted to curse, take a deep breath and sincerely say, “God bless him!” It will be helpful, before you say your prayer to put yourself in the shoes of the other person for just a minute. If you can sit for a moment in the shoes of the other person you can usually see that person as another vulnerable, stressed-out human who was born naked and is going to leave this world naked, too. Give people a break today. It will do wonders for your soul.

 

Daily Inspiration: “Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much.” ~Oscar Wilde

Approach the day with a light heart and be generous with forgiveness. You have only this day to live and your soul will be happiest when it is not a companion of resentment. Resentment has no place in your new vibrant and healthy lifestyle.