thiiirdly theory pt 2 |

thiiirdly theory pt 2

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This is Part II of the thiiirdly theory series, read Part I here.

Yesterday I suggested that we should reject the typical two extremes (dieting or overeating) and proposed a third way to pursue health.

But there are problems with any moderate approach:

  • It’s not very sexy.  People grow tired of hearing “eat right, move more”.  They want the next big thing.
  • It’s free.  It’s hard to make money off free knowledge—so diet industry needs products, subscriptions, dues and payment plans.
  • It’s lonely.  Starting a new diet also brings the perk of joining a club of people following the same diet.
  • It’s controversial.  You won’t fully fit in with the dieters or the buffet-goers.

Because everyone looks weird with a thiiird eye.

Stay with me.

For centuries, there has been a concept of opening your third eye that is featured in just about every religion/philosophy spanning cultures, time, and language.

Don’t worry.  I’m not about to get weird and ask you to shave your head or drink koolaid Crystal Light—it’s really just about seeing things differently.

There are people right now who have already consumed 2000+ calories of food before noon.  I’ve been there.  I thought my options were either what I was doing by default—or swimming in a sea of salad.

I didn’t want to be that girl who asked for everything delicious “on the side”.  Or that guy who drank raw eggs in the morning and carried around a gallon of water to not-so-subtlely hint to everyone that he was putting a speedo on layaway.

But then something happened.  Call it an aha moment, or a wake up call, but suddenly there was not only 1) an awareness of how far I’ve let myself go, 2) but also an understanding of how I had failed up to that point, and 3) what it would take to get me to where I need to be.

And at 352 pounds, that clarity in the midst of stress was unique.

It was like having my thiiird eye opened.

So thiiirdly was born as love child of my rebellious tendencies and my desire to help myself and others pursue health.

Because there is a life I picture that I’ve deferred for a long time— one free of constant self-doubt, self-imposed limitations, preventable health risks, and a destructive lack of self-discipline.

thiiirdly is for those who see things differently

I should also mention that I have an innate problem with bullshit. This journey is difficult enough—it doesn’t need the added distraction of fads, unnecessary restrictions/rules, or scam artists.

I want to be transparent not only of  my successes—but also my struggles.

The concept is simple | The work is hard

Tomorrow:  Thiiirdly as a trilogy

Tell me about your thiiird eye moment

14. February 2013 by chris
Categories: thiiirdly theory | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Hi Chris!

    Found you from Marion; we are co-Liebster Award ‘winners’ from her. Eager to hear more of your theory! If you’d like to learn more about how we got here, and some mind-blowing scientific research results, I highly recommend learning about conditioned hypereating, in http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0025VKJNA/ref=yml_dp .

    It’s totally transformed my mind re our weight, how we got here, and how to make it better.

  2. Hi Chris! My major insights:

    1) The true experience is *very much!* different than a person imagines. I try to explain how it felt to learn a headstand, to bench press, learn a side crow, what I learned from food journaling, what it is really like to be a lot slimmer, etc…but a person really has to experience it to truly understand.

    2) Most of the weight loss research is a waste of time to read. It confuses and distracts the mind, rather than guides. What a person should be spending time doing is finding people in blogs or weight loss groups who will explain why they are successful, and then emulate those people.

    3) A long-term change really involves a rather dramatic lifestyle change of habits but also of values. If a person has truly made a lifestyle change, their personality significantly changes.

    :-) Marion

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