Monthly Archives: October 2015

What Are You Really Hungry For?

Your frustrated, irritated, stressed out …where do you turn? Do you turn to a bag of potato chips or a box of chocolates? In that moment are you consciously thinking or do you go numb and begin to eat things that you know will sabotage your weight loss efforts? What is it that you are really hungry for?In that moment of torment and stress …do something different to take your thought off of food. What is it that you love to do and you forgot to implement it into your life? It is time to take a look at your life and figure it out so  you can stop beating  yourself over things that you can not control. It is time to look deep within and figure out why you do what you do in the time of stress. Food is only fuel for the body and nothing more but we have turned food into something that fills those empty places. You are the only person that can change your life and change your behaviors of turning to food instead of turning it over to your higher place. You need to be loved by yourself,you need to be nurtured by yourself. You need to stop using food as the drug of choice and go get your heaven on earth. I am a reflection of my inner thoughts my dreams that have been patiently waiting for me to claim them. Your effort will take you either away from you goals or towards your goals, you choose them. You choose what you put into your body. You choose to look at what you’re doing and fine tune your food program. I am awake, conscious and a living testimony in my weight loss story. You are the person that you have been waiting for to take you to the next level in self-care. You can do this, you are worthy, you are the magic that you have been looking for. Much love Denise Street

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Putting Your Plan Together ~

” Where There is a Dream and Vision, there is always Hope!!!!!! Denise Street~ Do you  know how to put your plan together? Start at the beginning, get the cobwebs out of your mind and relax. This journey is going to be one of self-discovery and pleasure. You have already gone through the pain, chaos and lessons where food is concerned.

It is time for you to put your own personal plan in place! I will say it a million times, get rid of the white sugar and white flour out of your program. There are alternatives and you will learn how to use them so  you can still enjoy your food plan. When I was a little girl, I grew up in an Italian family where food was love indeed. My Mother Rose stood at the stove baking and cookie top-notch desserts and dinners fit for five of her children and her husband Charlie.

I get my strength from God and my parents, they are always with me and I owe them everything. I started at two hundred and ninety-eight pounds, I am now at this  moment 230.6 pounds and love the feeling that I feel !!! I want more of that and I will get everything I need to take me to the next level of paradise on earth. Come a little closer, I have a secret for you! Shhh you must be still to listen,remember the magic that you were searching for? It is time to tell  you that you hold that magic key to a place of self-care and self-preservation.

 I am here to tell you I searched a lifetime working with the masters, fine tuning my own personal plan and I have it now. I know now, I am now an out picture of my thoughts and dreams. Never allow anyone to stand in the middle of your mind telling you that you can not do this because you can.  I am living proof and I am taking this all of the way.

My first goal will be to be one hundred and ninety-nine pounds. My second goal will be one hundred and fifty pounds and my third goal is yet to be determined. I have made the choice to get better, to feel better and to live better, and I pray that you will get to that one place of learning that you can do this. Much love Denise Street 

My Vision Dances In My Mind

No more white sugar, no more white flour….no more empty promises to myself. I am going all of the way with my body that is trying to get healthier and my mind taking me to paradise on this earth. No more cheating , just choice of pure self-love. I am a reflection of you although I know my vision sometimes gets musty and blurred , I must get to that place of clarity and tranquil moments to clear the clutter in my mind. I was once two hundred and ninety-eight pounds and my body was failing. I made the choice to revisit my life and transform through discipline and clarity.” I am the change that I want to see in our world,” One set at a time, one moment at a time , once choice at a time. I am here present in my life , taking me to a place of self-love , self-transformation, I am here can you see and feel me? I am a reflection of you , take charge of your life and watch your own transformation! Love Denise

My Vision Dances In My Mind

No more white sugar, no more white flour….no more empty promises to myself. I am going all of the way with my body that is trying to get healthier and my mind taking me to paradise on this earth. No more cheating , just choice of pure self-love. I am a reflection of you although I know my vision sometimes gets musty and blurred , I must get to that place of clarity and tranquil moments to clear the clutter in my mind. I was once two hundred and ninety-eight pounds and my body was failing. I made the choice to revisit my life and transform through discipline and clarity.” I am the change that I want to see in our world,” One set at a time, one moment at a time , once choice at a time. I am here present in my life , taking me to a place of self-love , self-transformation, I am here can you see and feel me? I am a reflection of you , take charge of your life and watch your own transformation! Love Denise

Halloween

Carmel apples, candy corn, red apple suckers, oodles of candy in my grandchildren’s bags of goodies. No more will I pretend that I don’t have a problem with sugar, this has been defined in my mind and something I must abstain from. The children will be dressed in their mysterious costumes and grandma will take a back seat when they rush home with their candy. Each day I become stronger, each day I find a peaceful place where food  once took a preference in my coping skills.

The great pretender of a moment of peace turned into  a body of obesity and sorrow for the body that I once wore. I close my eyes  and remember how far I have gone and  how far  I must continue on my yellow brick road of paradise on earth. My late father loved candy  his food choices cost him his life. Dad, I love and miss you so much, I am in this for the long haul, the spirit world told me that I would end up with you if I didn’t stop my ways. I listen and I walk with integrity and share my life with the world so they  will embrace their own journey of self-love.

I sit, I talk to my mentor and teacher and know, I must continue on even when there are some days I want to use food again as the drug of choice. I must not give into that child within that wants to go trick or treating  ..I  am better off with a bag of tricks. Ha ha …can you  hear me loud and clear, no more caramel apples, candy corn and red apple  suckers that I once made in my kitchen of creating this food that was trying to steal away my peace of mind. So choose it Denise …enjoy this Halloween and refrain from your poison. Walk your truth or live your consequence and be still in the mind shift that is happening in your life. You are, all you become with the work that is being done on a daily basis. Keep it real. Love Denise Street

The Never ending Journey of Self Care

It’s four thirty am and I am here with you, digging deep within my soul to put a message out for the world to know that this is not a diet, this is a never ending journey of self-care. I no longer search for the magic because I realized a long time ago that ” I was the magic.”

 I spent so many years trying every known diet that the diet industry put out there. Yes, I joined many popular diets out there in fact I once was a diet counselor with a well know diet program that I walked away from. This, my friends, was all about buying their way of losing weight and buying their products. I am not selling anything to you, I am giving my story.

My story is one where you have been, where you are going and what you are doing in self-care. I work with Maya Nahra  a wonderful spirit of a woman who is a dietician and behavior coach. When I speak with her, I want to know, I want to be, I want to see this journey clearly. At two hundred and ninety-eight pounds, I knew what desperate and depression was because I wore that well on my body and face.

 I don’t believe in diets any longer, I believe in a lifestyle that you can live with on a day to day basis. There is never a start my diet Monday, fall off my diet Friday cycle of panic, pain, disappointment.  During my weight loss process, I am always listening to my teacher and fine turning my food program. My past is not my today, my today isn’t my future, now this very moment is  my truth or consequences. I love my new transformation and am happy with my discipline that I have acquired over time.

I am creating my own “masterpiece,” which is Denise Alba Street, I am proud of my perseverance of moving forward in a place of self-care. I am a ball of love and compassion, sharing my story with all of you. We can not use food to comfort our pain or our depression, food will never make any of it go away. I have all my painful memories tucked away in my soul, that is my yesterday, today I will take back my life and live in paradise on earth. Please take care of  your body soul and spirit …you are worth it. Much Love Denise 

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

There are so many diet programs for us out in this world of plenty, choose what is right for you. What is right for me, might not be right for you. I am an Italian woman in my late fifties that finally said, I have had enough of being fat. It was so hard to carry my two hundred and ninety-eight pounds around with me, I walked with a cane at fifty-seven. I used a wheelchair shopping cart to get around in the grocery stores, trying to ignore the stares that I got from strangers. Old friends wanted to know what happened to me, why I was riding in the wheelchair.

I could hardly walk at the two hundred and ninety-eight pounds, my knees are bone on bone with a meniscus tear in my right knee. I have been on every diet known to woman, I have joined every popular diet program, and I was always humiliated because I just couldn’t get it right. I was fat, I was depressed ..and I was killing myself with food. I hid in my house because I really didn’t want to face the world because there was only one person that did this to me, of course, you know ….it was me, myself and I.

My coping skills in the time of crisis was going to the store and buying food that could numb my pain. In my many searches for the magic, I met Richard Simons and went on his  cruise to lose in 1999. What a trip that was but it was still geared to diets, low fat, no fat…artifical sweeteners, count this, measure that. I didn’t want to live my life counting the food that went into my body. After the hundreds of diets, I failed on because it was a vicious cycle of losing the weight and gaining it all back.

I met a woman by the name of Maya Nahra founder of Healthy Habit Solutions. I found her online somewhere in my search and she was saying something different than everyone I ever had contact with. She was saying you can eat and still lose weight …well I had starved, binged, stopped and started on hundreds of diets ….I loved what she had to say. I called her September 2014 and my world is changing, my life is changing and I am now in charge of that mental shift that happens when you’ve had enough! I worked with Maya, and my words went for a cheat to choice.

Yes, we choose what we put into our bodies and I am the master of my own master plan of losing this weight. I am on a no white sugar no white flour low carbohydrate program destined by the hand of myself. What a freedom to understand your own body enough to know what is no longer good for you. As I continue on my yellow brick road of a paradise of now, I want to help those that have fallen down and forgot how to get up. Please join me on facebook, I created a support group and I have put my life out in the open for the world to visit and yes I am a reflection of you. Love Denise 

You Are Not Destined To Your Food Addictions

Good morning seekers of your own personal dance towards your freedom of your food, sugar addictions. You are not destined to live being a slave to food. I am living proof that you have the ability to change your thoughts so you can change your body. I am sixty-eight pounds down and still going towards my freedom of this body that always hurts. I can have a million excuses why I can’t do this, but I am here to tell you that you can have two million reasons to take charge of your life. I was a sugar addict a slave to my addiction ..wanting to feed my body with sugary foods that always had me craving more. I STOPPED THE SUGAR and claimed my right to be free from all of my food addictions. I am on this journey of  self-care and I am not going back to the way that I was. Your question might be “how do I begin this journey,” where can I find that magic, who has the secrets of weight loss? First things first, please get rid of the white sugar and white flour in your diet and start looking deep within to see what you are really hungry for. Start the healing of your soul and touch your own heart with a plan of actions. Get rid of the addictive foods in your life and start reevaluating substitutions for foods that you love but can make healthier. I am now a recovering food addict and I love to wake up in the morning, there is no longer any panic involved. I don’t believe in cheating I believe in  choosing. It is all mind over matter and honey you matter and you need your full attention of your own healing and transformation. I’m sure that you have a million reasons why you can’t start, but I bet you can have two million reasons why you can start. Please believe in yourself again and take charge. Much Love Denise

” Living and learning how to transform yourself,” With Your Food Addictions.

Living and learning how to transform your life and living with the choices of possibilities that will require self-discipline and mind shift. You might be scratching your head, wondering how you can get out of your self-imposed prison? Step by step, slowly, steady ..digging deep within your inner thoughts. Finding out what you are really hungry  for.  Did you leave a loved dream and forget how important dreams are in moving closer to your destiny on earth? During this process, I have opened my heart and soul up and dug out of the chaos of my life. I control nothing yet I choose everything and now I am on the way closer to my one hundred pound goal. Listen, move a little close to me ..can you hear the magical whisper within your thoughts? Eat this don’t eat that, do this don’t do that. What about the power of the mind that can shift in a way that you will no longer be addicted to that substance that has made you an unhealthy person using food as the drug of choice.  I opened up pandora’s box and found a lot of mystery and sadness inside, I have since learned the power of choice. I know longer use the word cheat when I mention a forbidden food that I am abstaining from. You can go nuts trying to figure out what food plan that you must go on  to lose  this weight that has been destroying your body, spirit and soul. Once you figure out your addictive food that sends you into a binge, you learn to stop eating this food. This is a grand choice of self-discipline and perseverance to work towards your beautiful transformation. I can hear the whispers within that focus on  healing my body by obtaining from white sugar. I am so much happier, and I never what to go to that place of allowing food to control me. I now choose to be healthier and happier. So please come and get your heaven on earth and walk your truth or live your consequences. I love you, you are a reflection of me. Love the Incredible Shrinking Woman, Denise Street.