Life is full of ironies. I ditched the diets years ago. I found that by having nourishing touch - that I was less hungry and that I was able to full the void that was in my life in much more sexy ways than a chocolate chip cookie. Weight fell off of my plus size body naturally - no failed diets for me! I was free. I never got skinny - I simply left the plus sizes behind and became quite comfortable as a curvy size 14. I actually like my round ass, full breasts and I can even see beauty in the softness of my belly. I wear sexy clothes and flirt with the world - it took a long time to get me here - this place of self acceptance and internal sexy fire. It's what most of my readers and coaching students want.
And then I developed a tightness in my throat. It scared me. I flew to the doctors after choking at dinner at a conference - and after an extensive work up found out that I had a type of reflux. ICK. What to do? Well - apparently my kind of reflux was not cured by a purple pill. Oh no - if I wanted to get rid of this tight around my collar feeling - I was going to have to go on a diet!
He was kidding right? No - actually he wasn't. I had to give up some of the things that I love to eat - modify the quantities of things like coffee (one mug a day) and on top of THAT diet - I was going to need to size down again.
So here I sit - the author of a book that tells you how I ditched the diets.....and I did. Right now, I am trying to look at dieting through a different lens. Before dieting was about trying to look a certain way to feel better about myself. I found out that dieting didn't do that for me. Being thinner didn't make me sexier. I was and am - sexy. Instead diets always made me feel like I was less than.
I am on Weight Watchers on Line playing with points. I am wondering if I can diet my way out of a tight throat. That would be a good use of a diet.
Feeling sexy? Accepting myself? Learning how to be a turned on woman? No diet can do that.