Well, go figure...I'm sticking with a lo-carb-hi-fat regime and have neither put on, nor lost weight.... but hubby is going great guns and has lost almost a stone. We weighed him 2 weeks into our change of diet, and he had already lost some weight, noticeably. Since we bought scales, he's lost a further 5 lbs, and has reached the last notch in his belt - something he has never achieved until now.
He wants to get down to 13st 7lbs, and is currently at 14:2.
He's eating a greater variety of veg, and enjoying food more. He still years some good ol' cakes and doughnuts - but doesn't crave them, as such.... And having gone away to visit relatives for 3 days, he remarkably stuck to eating 'the right things' and feels justifiably proud for doing so.
Everything happens in the present moment, even though depression and anxiety are mind trips either back to the past or ahead to the future, both are illusions that happen in the here & now
I think what @upekka is saying (but I could be wrong) is that the root of ones depression lies in a past event and ones habitual thinking patterns take one emotionally back there, and as for anxiety, one tries to paint a picture (more often than not... a disturbing one) of some possible future event ie the unknown, of which again, feelings and emotions accompany the thoughts...All this occurs in the 'here & now' but ones awareness is elsewhere, entangled in thoughts...
"If you fear you shall suffer....You already suffer what you fear !"
A couple of years ago, the Powerball Lottery was at some ridiculous high number and I walked into a little corner store and allowed myself to imagine winning... all I had to do was imagine winning, and I instantly went into an anxiety attack. Like, full-on, fret faced and sweaty.
No thanks.... I don't need it. Lucky for me, having a lot of money isn't a problem. lol!
Manners, by the way... Welcome to the forum! #waves#!!
@DhammaDragon very interested in the health benefits of matcha green tea. It seems much more paste-like . What way would you prepare it as a hot drink?
Thanks for the friend requests folks.
@Fosdick I am not a very political person. It is not something I am involved in too directly. I was shocked by Brexit and Trump.
I like Americans.
I trust them. I trust their diversity.
'We the people.'
Good plan. Everything will be fine. It will be fine because of Americans and the world getting on with their real lives ...
So in essence I feel every day Trump achieves less and less. Not worried by him but I am worried for him. Here is the likely outcome ...