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just sayin’ … the stories we tell ourselves

Monday, March 19, 2018

As I continue to read What Are You Hungry For? by Deepak Chopra … this jumped off the page at me. Chopra shares stories about two different patients. Remember, I have put the stories into my own language ; )

Cheryl wanted help after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. When asked she would not open up about her childhood teasing concerning her weight and lack of boyfriends nor the lectures from her mom. Cheryl referred to herself as a “big woman” avoiding the word “fat” though she is 80+ pounds overweight. She becomes very defensive when it is mentioned she could be eating too much and she knows everything there is to know about nutrition so Cheryl declines any advice. I’ve always been this way … it’s just who I am she claims.

Sean who is 6’4” and spends most his waking hours sitting in front of a work computer during the day and/or TV at home has an aching back. During the doc visit with Chopra, the doc notices Sean has lost about 20 pounds. When asked how Sean did it … his response is … I had to, the wife doesn’t like me being fat. I got bored sometimes and started snacking on chips and stuff in the evening. That’s where I got my gut from.

Cheryl describes herself as a food addict … she likes having a disorder more than facing what it takes to overcome it!

Sean stopped evening snacking out of boredom.

One lost weight simply by being aware of the problem and did something about it.

BAM … the stories we tell ourselves. Our minds are listening.

My arms won’t look smaller … just coz I cover them up. ~Kenlie@alltheweigh

Here’s to … LIFE … uncovered.
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