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1006, 2019

Someone Sew my Mouth Up!

A culmination of negative thoughts and disappointment fuelled by others, have filled me with a sense of sadness today.  This in turn has led to me eating my body weight in crap, along with being incredibly tearful it has been a pretty shitty day.   I realise that others can to stir our emotions ONLY if we allow them the power to do this, I hate myself for losing control and doing the one thing which makes me even more fed up, eating rubbish, it makes you feel rubbish.

What it has done, has made me sit with my diary this afternoon and add dates for the the things which make my heart sing, my meditation group, teaching psychic development AND kicking off the Tarot Food Plan challenge again.

Those who came to my first group will remember the feeling of motivation and inspiration we felt when we came together, shared stories and worked with the cards to understand our triggers.

Saturday 6th July is in the diary for a morning workshop, if you are unable to join us physically we are offering the 22 day challenge to drop in to your email box every day for 22 days.  With the support of the Facebook Group,  realistically we can lose 10lbs in a month.  Are you up for it?  See the front page for booking option.

You can book your space here http://tarotfoodplan.co.uk/

 

702, 2019

New Year, New Start

YoYo Dieting

I was fascinated to read that the interpretation of ‘YoYo’ in text slang means ‘You’re on your own’, very apt I thought, as losing weight is very much a personal journey.  My own journey with weight loss is always a struggle, last year I lost nearly 2 stone to fit in to a dress which almost cost the price of a car for my son’s wedding, I did it, and the amazing feeling of zipping up that dress on the day  and remembering how fabulous I felt …… if only I could have bottled that feeling of joy and achievement.  The overindulgence of white bread and naughty carb bloating had gone, I was in control and loving in.  So why oh why, the Sunday after the wedding, did I fall in to a fully cooked breakfast, the first substantial fatty food I had eaten for 2 months (and had not missed) and never looked back. The bad habits were well and truly instilled in my memory and came back with a vengeance.  What the hell is wrong with me!!

Yesterday I met with my cousin, she told me she was on a diet (she is a lifelong yo yo dieter). She lost 20lbs for a cruise last year, when she came back home, she had put on exactly 20lbs. (I am telling you this to remind us all we are not alone with our weight struggles).

I am trying to analyse why we do this. YoYo …. you ARE on your own, because when you secretly eat, or eat openly the food which you know is bad for you, when you overfill your plate with a man-size portion, remember only YOU control what goes into your mouth.  The main point of the Tarot Diet is that the cards guide our emotions, when we feel the urge to overindulge, pull a card, what is it telling you.    I have always known the cards know us better than ourselves.  I just pulled the 5 Swords, conflict of the mind, a battlefield, yes, I hear you and yes I will sort myself out!

Honestly, whatever weight loss plan works for you, do it, but use the Tarot as your friend.  I am once again back on plan but trying something different, as this needs to be a lifestyle change, not just up and down weight loss and gain.   None of us are getting any younger, the aches and pains, if not already happening, will without a doubt start to appear, health issues will become a greater risk as we put on weight, diabetes is rife in our society, we all know someone dealing with this, so why wait to take control.       There is never a better time than NOW.

 

2812, 2018

February 2019 TarotScopes

February 2019  TarotScope

 

Chinese New Year of the Pig:  If you were born in 192319351947195919711983,199520072019 then this is your year. the Year of the Pig will welcome favourable fortune, especially in wealth and love life.,

Pisces– Ace of Wands – This month you will be full of ideas and opportunities are abundant. The Ace of Wands brings new beginnings and energy, all you need to do is step outside of your comfort zone and go for it!  If you have started a new project or business, you are laying the foundations for your future. Success is within your reach!

Aries-Wheel of Fortune- This represents good fortune, however, is also a card of choices and consequences. If you are facing a dilemma, think seriously about big decisions as your fate is your hands.  It is important that you take control of your destiny but realise the turning of the wheel can take us through every emotion both positive and negative.

Taurus– The Fool – If you feel like you are stuck in a rut, the Fool energy will inspire you to be a little frivolous this month.  Any opportunities should be examined with care, read the small print and trust your intuition before making any major decisions.

Gemini– 9 Pentacles – Although this card is traditionally about accomplishments, the energy this month is related to current achievements. Do you really know how good you are at what you do? If you are facing a dilemma, you have the experience to deal with any challenges in a positive and productive way, don’t be afraid to be bold.

Cancer– 5 Cups – Your future is full of opportunity, so don’t look back on the past, what has been done is done.  Whatever decisions you made in the past were right at that time, so no point dwelling on issues which may not have gone your way.    Turn your back now on regret and loss, the only way is up!

Leo– 10 Cups – Family issues are at the forefront this month.  If you have experienced conflict in family relationships, now is the time to settle disputes.  This card represents fulfilment in relationships and happy times ahead.

Virgo– 8 Swords – Concerns and worries which have been stressing you out need to be dealt with.  You may feel you are restricted in being able to make a constructive breakthrough, however, one small step forward will be all this needs to make a positive difference

LibraKnight Wands- You may need to stand up for your principles and what you believe to be true, this is paramount to ensure a positive outcome, though make sure you have all the facts before rushing headlong in to a situation which will require more energy than is really needed.

Scorpio– 4 Cups – It is only you limiting yourself, everyone else knows the world is your oyster. Open your eyes, it is a big wide world out there, stop making excuses why you can’t do something and find the energy to make life happen for you.  You will be surprised how quickly you can turn your life around with a little effort.

SagittariusJustice –There is nowhere to hide when the Justice card comes out of the pack!  Something is out of balance and needs to be put right.  Look at your options, it may even involve legal dealings or the signing of papers, don’t delay, the message for you to tie up loose ends is clear!

CapricornPage of Pentacles – New projects are on the horizon, paying attention to minor details are important now.  This is a card of dreams and desires, so do not limit yourself, however, make sure you are in a position to lay firm foundations, then you will be on your way to better times ahead.

Aquarius The Star– Letting go of the old and encouraging changes and new energy is on your mind.  Think how you can achieve your greatest goal, what action do you need to take, what do you need to release before a new start can happen?  It may be easier than you think to let go and turn your life around for the better.

211, 2018

22 Day Challenge – Major Shift

On 1st November 10 of us embarked on a  22 day weight loss challenge working with our major arcana.

We are 3 days in and all doing well, the aim is to drop half a stone before Christmas.    We started Day 1 with the Devil card, of course all about temptation and greed, but a great card to reflect on when you know you lack willpower!

If you want to follow our progress pop over to our Tarot Food Plan Facebook page and see how it works!

2709, 2018

Tarot Food Plan 40 Day Challenge

Starting October 23rd 2018 we are getting together to shift a stone before Christmas.  The 40 day Minor Arcana Challenge.  Everyday for 40 days, you will receive a chosen card and advice from founder Kim Arnold, including your card meaning, recipe and a motivational tip.

You will weigh in on day one and off we go ….. so if you are looking to lose 10lbs of FAT or more, then join us for the challenge.

Everyone who joins the programme before 20th October  will receive a FREE signed copy of Kim’s Hay House Book Tarot.      (UK Offer only)

Challenge £25.00

 

3108, 2018

Food Anxiety

Don’t be a quitter!

Just over two stone down on this time last year, or around 30lbs in old money, fat gone forever (well that is the plan).   The weight loss has taken time because I am not strict all the time and the truth is, I don’t want to be.   I love eating out and do enjoy a glass cold white wine occasionally, and being 100% disciplined is just not in my nature.  However, when I have a goal to reach (i.e. fitting comfortably in my dress for my son’s wedding) then the focus is there.

I realised this morning on a long bike ride, that I suffer from food anxiety, and that I have a bad relationship with food.  For example, I am doing great, but on Saturday I am out for afternoon tea, I know I won’t be able to resist fresh cream on the scones and the white bread sandwiches, and I don’t want to be that person who sits drinking tea moaning that I can’t eat this, I can’t eat that (I talk about those people)!  Then next weekend I am at a wedding in Spain, I’m sure the tapas and wine will be flowing, I am getting anxious because ‘our’ wedding is just two weeks later and I need a few extra pounds off my body to breathe in my dress.   The idea of eating out of my comfort control zone is making me worry, I am anxious because my Scorpio/Cancer signs will be playing with my mind telling me that just one won’t hurt.  I can feel myself getting in a state about these events because of the food, so what is going on …….   If you have one of those personalities which find it difficult to be disciplined (like me), and you struggle with your weight, it is likely you are addicted to food, all the wrong things, foods with high sugar, salt and bad fat. Unlike alcohol and drugs where you have a choice, we have to eat.    I was talking to someone just yesterday about her partner who does not drink all week, but binges to the point of collapse every weekend, but because he controls it Monday to Friday does not see it is a problem.  It’s the same with food, you can be good all week, but once temptation crosses your path, you could end up eating your body weight in whatever takes your fancy.  The things is, binging does not make us feel good EVER it makes us feel like crap, after a mammoth binge the guilt and self loathing kicks in, so why do we do it?   We do it because we can!     It is about making the right choices, and wanting good results enough to make you take control, it is ok to have a food melt down once in a while or to have the odd treat without feeling guilty, but if you have a goal to reach then you cannot do this too often.   Taking control of your life and making the right choices 80% of the time is all that is stopping us from reaching our goals.

So, in conclusion, if you cannot get motivated, if you find you are back in old habits, just stop and breathe, pull a Tarot card and ask what your issue is, and work with it.   I have just done this 3 card spread, so get your cards out and have a go, it is quite enlightening!

 

Q1. What stops me from achieving my goal?

Q2. What do I need to do in order to focus?

Q3. How will I feel when I reach my goal?