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Week 25 How I Became Skinny Grandma

How I went from Fluffy Grandma to Skinny Grandma.

First I decided I wanted to be healthy and make it a priority in my life. I have three Grandchildren and they want me around for a long time.

In the Master Key Class we talk about having a goal and a specific plan for getting to that goal. (dates and numbers included) So several months went by and my original goal
looked out of reach. (10 lbs by June 2018 it was now Dec 2017)

One day I just got mad, mad at myself unable to get that fat to go, that’s when the Mastermind concept of having others help me was put into action. It was time to draw on others
knowledge and experience in the field of weight management.

With my management team we worked out a plan of action and would meet once a week for 8 weeks. The plan did have 30 min a day of walking but no other exercise requirement. I was
to track everything that I ate and drank. Each meal had a specific time of the day and no in between eating. (a key element of the plan) The first week was the hardest, as the old
habits would creep up. The goal was 2 lbs a week for 8 weeks. I was skeptical because in the past 1 lb a week was a good week!

Once I was over that first week and had removed 4 lbs of fat, I was on my way. Each week we looked over the food log from the week before to see what may need to change. Changed up some times to eat and a few of the food choices and kept going. After the 8 weeks a total of 20 lbs was gone, I was feeling fantastic.

Bye Bye joint pain, I was sleeping well at night, no more acid reflux, and I had energy to spare.

Now you remember I said I was going for healthy, right?

So another 8 weeks was mapped out for me. A total of 40 lbs fat gone. WOW, look at me now.

I have a new lifestyle, with plenty of go and thrilled to be here. Thru this journey all the training from the Master Key class was put into practice.
Love, peace and joy
Joan

Week 15 Power In Concentration

Haanel so nicely puts things into perspective with his writings. “Thought may lead to action of any kind, but whatever the action, it is simply the thought attempting to express itself in visible form. It is evident that if we wish desirable conditions, we can entertain only desirable thoughts.”

Words are thoughts and are an invisible and invincible power which will objectify in the form they are given. The beauty of the word consists in the beauty of the thought: the power of the word consists in the power of the thought, and the power of the thought consists in its vitality. He who recognizes and understands the creative power of thought becomes a master of his destiny.

How to develop this power of thought? Develop insight of the world within in the “silence“, by concentration. Insight enables us to plan to advantage and turn our thought and attention in the right direction.

I have found that as I practice the Silence (the disapline of setting time aside each day) and earnestly seek, I have a new peace, a greater understanding of thoughts that are desirable.
My life is a positive influence for good.

Love Peace and Harmony,
Joan

Week 13 A Healthy Idea

“We will get exactly what we give but shall have to give it first. It will then return to us many fold, and the giving is simply a mental process, because thoughts are causes and conditions are effects: therefore in giving thoughts of courage, inspiration, health or help of any kind we are setting causes in motion which will bring about their effect.” Haanel

Today I would like to encourage you, inspire you, set in motion a mental process. Bringing you healthy ideas.

This is a small piece of information that recently came across my desk regarding starches.

“The secret of unlocking resistant starches is to cool them down. Just pop them into the refrigerator cool to around 40 degrees after you cook them. The sudden temperature drop “shifts” the starch’s cellular structure from regular to resistant. And best of all, this trick works for all your favorite starchy dishes, including things like potatoes and pasta. Cook a delicious pot of pasta and pop it in the refrigerator for about an hour. Not only does it go great with a fresh salad, it doesn’t give you any of that after-pasta “sluggishness” and it’s excellent for your heart health. So give this “super-starch” trick a shot, it couldn’t be easier and you can’t beat the benefits. Don’t like cold pasta? You can always reheat the pasta after you cool it. According to Medical Daily cooking, cooling, then reheating the pasta actually leads to many of the same health benefits as cold pasta. So don’t be afraid to warm up those resistant starches just make sure it’s been in the refrigerator for at least an hour before you do.” Dr. Bereliani

My gift to you. Inspiration to try new ideas that help with your goal of excellent health.

Love, Peace, Harmony,
Joan

Week 3 Control Our Thoughts

“Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts, and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.” A quote from the Master Keys class that I am now taking.

As we continue with our studies, I am keenly aware of the need to control my thoughts. When I am in an emotional state, upset because life has been unkind or unfair, I find it difficult to turn off the thoughts that consume me. I find those thoughts that keep me agitated not only effect me emotionally but physically too.

A couple of years ago right at Christmas time I experienced chest pains. We all know that is not a good thing. For me it was an early warning to get myself pulled back together and pay attention to what my body needs for better health. I was offered a class from the Hospital to better care for myself, and there it was….Meditation and exercise. Meditation, or controlling our thoughts was a large part of the Hospital class.

In the Master Key class we are learning skills to help us understand the importance of needing control to gain harmony of the world within. I plan to pay close attention in class and make the changes that will bring me into a peaceful place. To put into practice the exercises I am learning.

I highly recommend a book that I have read “The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself” by Michael A Singer. In his book Michael takes you on a journey through the chapters, to show you there will be no more confusion, no more lack of empowerment and no more blaming others. You have the ability to find yourself and you have the ability to free yourself. You will know exactly what must be done, if you so choose.

Peace, Love, Harmony,