50# down! Self-hypnosis
Saturday, March 09, 2019
Since I started paying attention in August of this past year, I have lost 50 pounds! So from 312, I am down to 262. Here are some of the perks: My clothes fit better, I can tie my shoes without making noises, and I have more energy. I feel hopeful, and proud of myself. I just want to take a pause and reflect on what is working. The number one this is I am planning. I'm chopping up vegetables and making meals for myself. People may think this is weird, but I am going to share it because it has been a game changer for me. I have been hypnotizing myself. I bought a book on self-hypnosis and have been using it. I give myself auto-suggestions like "I love to cook healthy meals for myself and my family" and "I enjoy the feeling of trying new recipes." or "I feel creative and joyful when I plan healthy meal options." This sounds corny and strange, but it is helping me so much. And I DO feel creative and joyful, and it's easy to sort dried beans and lentils or chop veggies while I watch TV. It only takes a few minutes to look up a vegan recipe that is tasty and a snap to throw together. So I am not hypnotizing myself to lose weight but to do things that will be fundamental to sustaining weight loss. The book is "Instant Self-Hypnosis" by Forbes Robbins Blair. I catch myself thinking things that are straight from my self-hypnosis and it just makes me smile. I am getting my subconscious and conscious to pull together, and we are doing awesome now that we are on the same team! If you try it, let me know how it goes!