Have you ever been witness to the release of a Chinese lantern? I experienced it in person over the summer with my wife’s family and it was an absolute thing of beauty.
The flame is lit and the temperature of the air inside the lantern increases while you hold onto it. As the air inside the lantern heats up, it gets lighter and lighter until that magic moment when it it is so much lighter than the air around it that you can release it and watch it float away into the sky.
My hope, in writing this post, is that I will have a new found lightness that frees me from some of the self-limiting talk that is holding me back at the moment. It’s as though the spirit inside me is heating up and is so light now that the pain of continuing to hold on is greater than the potential pain that will come from taking the risk.
It made sense for me then. It was the answer I needed. I was convinced I was addicted to sweeteners and flours and that giving them up would bring me peace. I was totally convinced by the CEO of BLE that this was the only way to find peace with food and my weight.
When I started Bright Line Eating back in August 2017, I wanted what the tagline promised – “Happy, Thin, and Free” (http://brightlineeating.com). I worked the program and got to my goal weight in January 2018. For two months, I maintained my weight. If anything, I was continuing to slowly lose more weight! Unfortunately, even after my weight-loss success, freedom was eluding me. It was time for me to figure out why!
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I took to Instagram a few weeks ago as a way to share what I’ve been eating on my food plan and to get ideas and inspiration. I found that AND I also learned an important lesson.
There are a lot of people getting introduced to Bright Line Eating (www.brightlineeating.com) and there are more and more users on IG everyday sharing beautifully composed photos of tasty looking food. Check out #brightlineeating and #brightlinebites if you are curious. Some of the pictures look too good to eat.