Show some Love

Show some Love

Even though I have been on a diet my entire life it seems, I can’t say that I have an eating disorder. My mother is an over eater, and emotional eater, this is an eating disorder. I don’t eat my feelings, in fact if anything depression usually leads to under eating and over drinking for me. I really liked this article. I like that she wrote a letter to her body. I think I will do this…then again I thought I would post everyday, and look how that’s going!



Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting

Weekly Photo Challenge - Fleeting

Sunrise over Arrocito Cove, Bahias de Huatulco, MX
I am not an early riser. In fact getting up before 7:30 on a work day is sometimes just not doable…Somehow when I go to Huatulco I am wide awake at 6am, sometimes earlier, ON Vacation! Fact is I will not get a lot of photos of the sunrise in my life, so this is a keeper!

Why your brain doesn’t want you to lose weight: Sandra Aamodt at TEDGlobal 2013

I like this….day 7, feeling good today, no inflammation even after a long dog walk yesterday. Down 7 lbs since starting back on The Plan, and the sun is finally shining here in Toronto.  Must train my brain to keep up the mindful eating, no salmon sushi with soya sauce and wasabi…boo hoo.

TED Blog

Standing on the TED stage looking stunning in a blue dress, neuroscientist and author Sandra Aamodt  reveals that three and a half years ago on New Year’s Eve, she made a decision: She gave worrying about her weight. Instead, she learned to eat mindfully — and lost 10 pounds. For Aamodt, who had been dieting unsuccessfully for 30 years, this was a major life change. She started her first diet at age 13, and found that the weight always came back.

As a neuroscientist, she wondered what made losing weight so hard. Turns out the brain is an incredibly efficient regulator of body weight. Isn’t weight loss about how much you eat versus how much energy you burn? Nope, it’s not that simple an equation: it turns out that hunger and energy use are controlled by the brain, mostly behind the scenes, and this unconscious force is stronger than mere…

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Day 2

Day 2

I’m tired today! We are in the midst of a brewing storm and the wind was sucking in my shutters making an awful squeeky noise that woke me several times before I decided to close the windows…
So I slept in and came to the office late and I although I am tired, I feel pretty good about giving myself that extra hour in bed. I do have some inflammation again though, after a good pain free day yesterday, I am a little disappointed that just one night of restlessness can cause so much inflammation in my neck and shoulders. I will take extra care today to get lots of stretching in and I have a binaural beat “pain killer” queued up for an afternoon meditation.
On the menu for the day…#theplan flax cereal, super food smoothie (spinach, cucumber, kale, hemp protein, blueberries) for lunch with a little goat cheese on ryvita…dinner could be tough though, have a girlfriend in town wanting to go out for sushi…not recommended by #Lyn Genet!

Day One

So I said I would post everyday and I feel pretty good today, to be totally honest. I haven’t managed to have my meditation break, but I have been very busy today and yet I am not all inflamed and stiff as I usually am. There really is something to “The Plan”! I took some advil nighttime yesterday and I think it really helped as well because I actually woke up today and didn’t feel 90! I really should go sit and breathe and meditate right this minute, but the lure of the television is going to get me…its almost time for the 6 o’clock news!

I suppose it will just be more on our crack smoking mayor and money grubbing senators, but it’s a routine I enjoy, the end of the day, time for a glass of wine, maybe an appetizer (celery and homemade hummus), and just flaking out till I get dinner on the go again. I will meditate later…I promise me!

The Great and Powerful Oz

I saw The Wizard of Oz (the musical) here in Toronto this weekend, and it was so much fun, and so well put together…Dorothy was wonderful and she is from my hometown which makes me all the more impressed with her performance. My husband loved it too, which is great considering it was his birthday outing! 

After the matinee showing we had some time for a little shopping in Kensington Market and we popped into our favourite health food store and I got a real kick out of all the supplements with “AS SEEN ON DR. OZ” emblazoned on their packaging. Just a little Life imitating Art there! How powerful is Dr. Oz to the marketer of health products!?!? He doesn’t even have to be endorsing a product, just the fact that a particular herb or super fruit is mentioned on his show to have shown some kind of benefit (usually weight loss) is enough to send us skipping like munchkins to the nearest pharmacy, health food store (or Costco) to pick up the latest and greatest. I couldn’t help myself, I picked up a bottle of Garcinia Cambogia that will likely sit in my fridge till it expires (I hate swallowing big pills of any sort) right next to the PGx and MSM and glucosamine and GNC Women’s Multi Packs…

The Scarecrow only really needed a diploma to make him smart, maybe just a few supplements per day could make me fit again, stranger things happen!