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Still walking and reading a great book Gabriel Method

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today I walked downstown (3/4 mile one way) and did my errands instead of driving. I walked to the bank, the pharmacy and the grocery store. I had a wheeled bag to haul the groceries home. The walk was easy going but near the end of returning (which is uphill a bit) I was worn out. I have done this walk before coming home feeling good with a little bit of muscle tension but good. But hauling that wheeled bag with only one arm challenged me.

When I came in the house I put the bag on the scale. It was 18.4 pounds. Considering that it had wheels (two small ones), I was not really lifting 20 pounds so it seems odd to me that I was all sweaty and wanting to rest a few times on the way home.

I think I need to put one of my 20 pound weights into that bag (or maybe a 10 pound, or 15 pound) and just do the walk sometime both ways. It will be a bit easier when I can switch hands though.

I also had my purse which is a little bit of weight to it as well.

It reminds of that challenge on the biggest loser when they have to put back on the weight they lost and go through a race. I have lost 45 pounds from my heaviest. If the little bit more weight I was moving on the way home kicked my butt, imaging how much harder it would have been to move 45 more pounds.

Imaging how much easier it will be to move 70 pounds less.

I really like the book "The Gabriel Method". I have not finished it but it is definately hitting some buttons inside of me. His premise (and I agree with him) is that we will not lose weight if our bodies (or unconscious animal brain) does not feel that it is safe to lose weight or in other words, until the body wants to lose weight it won't.

I do have issues with feeling safe my entire life. From my abusive childhood through many issues in my adult hood plus the damaged self esteem I brought from childhood into adulthood.

I need to work through that safety issue and convince my "body" or unconscious animal brain that it is safer for me to be trim and fit than how I am now.

Tomorrow I plan to get out to Chapel Basin again and go further.

I am hopeful that I will be back to work Monday. I need to spend more time typing to make sure I can do it. I typed this whole blog with out taking a break. My wrist hurts now though. Plus I my fingers are starting to go to sleep. Darn! Maybe I am not going to be able to type. Got to go... hurts.
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