I used to think the desert was barren and lonely. I didn’t understand the appeal. My parents would haul me out there to camp amid the cactus and dry wind with my bickering siblings.
This morning? I am gazing out at the Southern California desert feeling a deep sense of peace, a fullness from the lovely landscape. I am relishing time alone with all this beauty.
Why is my response to the desert so different now? I am curious. Yes, our perspective changes over a lifetime, and I’ve had quite a bit of lifetime since I was a teenager. But, still. Why such a dramatic turnaround?
If I figure this out, then where else could my life use a dramatic turnaround? So many options, right? Let’s stick with weight loss right now, since my brain thinks that is so important and interesting……..and painful.
With my weight, I used to think I overate because…
𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘰𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩,
𝘔𝘺 𝘮𝘰𝘮 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘮,
𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳,
𝘋𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬,
𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘳 𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘨𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘪𝘵,
𝘐 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘹 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘰𝘥,
𝘙𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦-𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦,
𝘐’𝘮 𝘴𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥.
Today? I have some clarity. I see it doesn’t really have anything to do with food. Or my body. Or my weight. It’s all managing my mind around those things. When I lost 60 pounds in 6 months, it was all through getting wise to my brain, and then my body sorted itself out.
Dramatic turnarounds? It’s all within my own power. I can use it wherever I want to. I can teach you to do it, too. What do you want to turnaround?
We have the power.
𝑆𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑟𝑎 𝑃ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝐶𝑒𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑊𝑒𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐶𝑜𝑎𝑐ℎ. 𝑆ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 50 𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑠….𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦. 𝑁𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑑 𝑑𝑟𝑎𝑚𝑎. 𝑁𝑜 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑔𝑔𝑙𝑒.