Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Fit and Feelin' Fabulous - What Happens When You Know You're on the Right Track to Swimsuit Season!

Fit and Feelin' Fabulous is my new mantra as the real me begins to reappear before my very eyes, just in time to flaunt that gorgeous Victoria's Secret swimsuit I've been using as an incentive for the past two years!

I downloaded Natalia Rose's Raw Food Detox Diet book to my PDA after running into Carol Alt's website while surfing the Web not long ago. Carol and I are practically the same age, but definitely not the same physique, and I have been struggling with the same health and weight challenges Carol described since switching back to the Standard American Diet after a brief love affair with living foods ten years ago.

This latest encounter prompted me to seriously reconsider my interpretation of "Take no thought" since I've spent so much time in the kitchen over the years planning and cooking family meals, but literally "took no thought" when it came to grabbing something fresh and natural from the frig -- no thought about preparation (always ready to eat,) no thought about quantity or quality of the food on my plate, no thought about health or weight or energy levels.

I know in my heart of hearts "there is nothing either good or bad," but leaving my ingrained food beliefs behind has proven to be one of the biggest challenges of my life! I also realize "Right is radical," as Mrs. Eddy so eloquently demonstrated in her own lifework, and I went to extremes in the opposite direction from her teachings in Christian Science when I first stepped into the living foods movement. OTOH, Carol and Natalia seem much more sensible in their relaxed, easy-going approach to improving one's lifestyle than most raw advocates I've known. Natalia also talks about the Law of Attraction in her newest book, The New Energy Body, so I'm really looking forward to reading what she has to say.

The great thing about this program is it allows for the occasional dinner out with family & friends, unlimited fresh fare with no need for calorie counting or a rigid exercise regime, and best of all - rich dark 70% chocolate is regarded as a staple treat for those in transition! I know it works because I've done it and never felt better in my life, and yes, I have no doubts that I attracted this into my experience after a very rough day a few weeks back when I made a decision that something had to give... and NOW!

Prior to that, I had jokingly challenged myself to get into a pair of my daughter's old jeans by the time she returned at the end of the spring semester, so that inadvertently put out a specific goal to the Universe and got the ball rolling. Obviously, this has been one of the missing ingredients to successfully implementing my ultimate plan to feel fit and fabulous forever!

So far, I've taken things slowly and let my husband do the thinking about what he wants for dinner, while I eat what is readily available and most appetizing to my palate. Interestingly enough, DH had begun to frequent the produce section more often on his shopping trips for the family before I discovered Carol and Natalia's work -- so the Universe was preparing the way for a new day even before it was revealed to me! Btw, I've already dropped a dress size in the past week or so and it FEELS SO GOOD :D See ya' on the beach!
Reflection of Perfection ~ I AM!
Your Secret Pal, Pen :o)

L.U.C.K. = Living Under Correct Knowledge (James Ray)
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