By Michael Brady
Well here I go again- taking on the task of losing weight or more accurately burning fat off my body. I have played with gaining or losing weight for the last 9 years. Way back in the beginning I needed to lose 30lbs. I’m 5’10” and I topped out at 199.5 lbs. Okay, okay let’s call it 200lbs. That feels really fat to me. I waddle when I walk. I hold 170 lbs. as my healthy weight at this point in my life. I turned sixty one in March. I bounced between 170 lbs and 187lbs. in the last 9 years. I also have a lifestyle that makes it hard to regulate my diet. My wife and I travel up and down the east coast and fly west 4 to 8 times a year! I find it really hard to hold my weight constant on the road. You have to eat out so much more and there is so much temptation to eat yummy stuff too. If I didn’t travel I would do okay. I cook my own food and stay in a healthy groove when I’m home. I gain weight on the road and lose it when I’m home. I’ve been yo-yoing increasingly over the last few years. Oh and I’m getting older. That too accounts for some of why it’s so hard to be consistent. Or so I tell myself, but is that really true?
How I got Here
I collected no excess fat on my body through my twenties and early thirties. It didn’t matter what I ate. It didn’t matter how much I ate. My wife was obese then and she was jealous of my freedom with food. I did not even care about food. I ate whatever was handy when I got hungry. Then around 35 my metabolism started changing. I also began cooking at that time and enjoying what I eat more. God does have a sense of humor. Over the course of a year or two I gained an extra ten pounds. I began to tag along with whatever Linda was doing to lose weight. I fasted or I dieted in various ways for days, weeks or months until I got the extra pounds off. Then I was free again. I could eat what I wanted. It would take a year or two to creep back.
By my fifties that broke down. I recognized that certain foods were not my friend. Too much grain and I tended to gain weight. Sweets spiked my blood sugar and set up a craving cycle that led to over eating. I wanted to eat more in a day at the same time my caloric needs were decreasing because of age. I adjusted my game, restricted grain and sugar and tried to keep my calories to around 1650. As long as I was home I was good but increasing travel kept messing with me. Gaining weight got easier and faster and losing weight got harder and slower. And that brings us to here and now.
The Importance of What We Believe
- Until I was in my late thirties I believed that I could not gain weight even if I tried!
- In my forties and early fifties I believed that I could adjust my weight and then be free again.
- By my mid fifties I believed that if I ate right and sort of watched my calories I’d be okay.
- Currently I believed that if I eat well at home I should be okay on the road to loosen up some and enjoy myself. And be able to adjust my weight easily when I return from a road trip.
What we believe is a product of our CNC mind. We change our minds about what we believe as we go through our life. Our UNC mind never forgets what we decide to believe and factors in our emotional charge with each belief. If there is a conflict between our CNC belief and the emotional charge our UNC mind acts on the emotion not the belief.
The interesting thing about my beliefs cited above is that except for the first one the rest have a mad feeling hooked to them. Call it irritation. Call it frustration. My UNC mind picks up on that and eventually undermines those beliefs until they no longer work. If I rework the first belief a little it sounds like this. I should be able to do whatever I want and not gain weight. That belief does not have an emotion contaminating it. On the contrary it has a lot of desire attached to it. And desire is a positive emotional energy with which the UNC aligns. Except being able to eat whatever I want over a long life span is just not possible. Bodies age, metabolisms inevitably slow down and we need to compensate to remain as fit as possible. Can you see the conflict here? My UNC mind can’t give me what I want in the first case because of what I want. My UNC mind can’t give me what I say I want in the rest of the cases because of the anger based energy attached to them. And the anger attached to the last three beliefs arises from the first belief. I should be able to eat whatever I want and not gain weight. My UNC mind is caught in a paradoxical bind here because it doesn’t over ride my CNC minds job of deciding what my values or beliefs are.
I am recognizing I have held dearly to that first cherished belief for many years. And for some years in this life it proved to be true. I grudgingly made adjustments as I went down the line but I never really changed my mind about what I believed about my body. In part this is because my recent incarnations that I have recovered through past life recall were all lives that did not include old age. It’s been quite a while since I have lived past the age of fifty.
So I will consciously decide to accept that there is no free ride for me as I age. I will resolve my anger about that. I will fashion more appropriate belief statements and verbalize them often to myself and out loud to others
I will use my dreams and trance experiences to remember lifetimes where I lived to be a very old person where I was healthy and wise about my body and its maintenance.
This will bring my CNC beliefs and my emotions into line with each other. As this happens it will allow my UNC mind to regulate my development of habits within my evolving/changing life style better. My UNC mind will figure out how to regulate my body processes and appetites in a configuration that works better for me.
When we figure out how to get the CNC and UNC mind in harmony with each other amazing and life altering things will happen.
I am currently on the road. When I left home I weighed 187lbs. Today I weighed in at 178.4 lbs.
Michael Brady is the co-founder and Vice President of the International Center for Creative Choices, Inc. Michael has a B.S. in Psychology from Towson State University and an M.A. in Clinical/Developmental Psychology from Anitoch University. He assists clients in connecting with their unconscious motivations, attitudes and emotions through guided hypnotic meditations. He utilizes past life regression in conjunction Karmic Astrology to promote Soul/Personality Integration.