My client is 49 ... and found herself. lacking motivation as she began planning for her 50th birthday celebrations .... She'd been a serial dieter since having her two children in her mid 20s. Up until now she had found that she could easily lose weight however but would find it slowly creep back on. This is what she said ....
MY FIRST WEEK ...
"As weeks went it was a pretty testing one for someone starting a new approach to food. I had a meal out, a party and the stress of the menfolk down with the nasty flu bug. With each of these situations my normal approach would have been to overeat (because I love food) and reach for chocolate (my usual stress-buster).
But not this past week. I found myself leaving food on the plate in the pub and I've NEVER, EVER been one to leave food uneaten. I only went to the buffet at the party once, resisted all the bread and biscuits and actually TURNED DOWN cake (I've found the 'gorging' section of the hypnotherapy cd a particularly powerful process. Thinking of eating the cake genuinely made me feel nauseous). These were all decisions made not with the usual dieters approach of 'I know I mustn't eat that' but with a subconscious decision that I was barely aware of; that I would only eat what would help me achieve my goal of a slimmer, fitter me. Using a smaller plate for every meal has really helped with portion sizes and I'm really trying to eat slowly and savour each mouthful. It's amazing how something as simple as this can reduce how much you eat. I've had maybe 3 small squares of chocolate over the week rather than a bar a day and found myself turning to music instead of reaching out for something sweet.
I've really loved getting back into yoga every day and can't believe I let myself stop. Mad!
I realise that the newly converted are bound to be pretty zealous at first but I do feel I've been able to shift course and focus on what I really want to achieve.
So this is not something I could have written before Nicci's intervention. I was stuck, aware of what I needed to change and even how to do it but without the ability to make that start. You patiently unlocked the reasons holding me back, showed me how to visualise my goal and gave me techniques to get my subconscious mind back on track.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I've had a fantastic week putting it all into practice, oh and I've lost 4 lbs!!!!!!