- Are you anything like me and have been weight challenged most of your life with no great appetite for exercise but one for indulging in life’s pleasures that most certainly have altered your body shape?
- Do you want to look at yourself in a mirror every day and honestly say to yourself “I love the image that is looking back at me”?
- Is your body image and weight a concern for you now in your everyday life, or will it be a concern for you in 1/5/10 years from now?
- Let’s imagine that you, your body is “the perfect car”! Are you wanting to get behind the steering wheel and take control of how you drive, the bends and paces you put it through, how you stop and start, what fuel you choose to put in the gas tank, when you fuel up and by how much you fuel up, and how well you having been motoring along?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then let me share a portion of my journey while working on my certification in Advanced Clinical Hypnosis.
I became my own guinea pig and began practicing self-hypnosis together with asking my college buddies to practice different techniques on me around foods I love that were unhealthy and not good for me, exercise that I didn’t love doing, eating behaviors that I’d learnt from a young age, emotional blocks from being called cruel names as a child/teenager, like “ten tonne Tessie” and ” the last of the round people”. Seriously, you might not think it a big deal, but I can assure you this intentional or unintentional taunting from other kids and adults alike left me with a block that no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t quite jump all the way over it. Many times I was sitting on top of the block with my legs dangling down over the other side, but mostly I slipped and fell off the block into what became a cycle of weight loss/weight gain for me, since I first began primary school. Why did this happen? Because my ego and fear kept my mind in control, telling me oh just one more sweet biscuit won’t hurt or hearing the loving words of my parents “eat everything on your plate – remember the starving children of Africa” or taking on board the opinions of others when I’ve started yet another WL program “seen you do this before, don’t know why you bother” and so I stopped listening to my unconscious mind/my higher self or more commonly known as my subconscious mind, which did in fact know what is best for me!
I too have tried every weight loss program known to mankind, and across the years had success too in losing the weight, but ultimately put it all back on again and at times more. Plus multiple exercise regimes that I just didn’t enjoy. As much as I love the woman I have become from the inside out, I made the choice to take this chance and opportunity to change some life long behaviors & challenges that has kept the weight ongoing. It was time for a change at age 53 to seek out a sexy and slimmer size 16 me, feeling lighter, fitter and healthier. This is my goal!
So my journey continues. I have been up to a larger than life size 26/28 weighing in at 146.5kgs many years ago now and vowed I would never return there and so I haven’t but definitely got close a couple of times. This current journey began as a size 24 in January 2015. I am now a 20 and day by day, cm by cm getting closer to my goal of size 16, as I follow my very own winning weight loss combination program.
If you are interested in my program
So what are you waiting for? Come and join me on my own personal weight loss journey and let’s be on the “high road to success” together, today!
PS. It took me over 40 years to create this body, so my changes aren’t going to happen overnight, but one thing I do believe is that they will happen!