Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Now that I have done the morning, pre-dinner and bedtime trances I can see where this therapist does seem to cover all the bases. He reinforces drinking water, eating healthy, being positive, daily exercise, and any practice that supports the ‘magnificent makeover’ that I am working on.
What I can say so far is this – my food cravings seem to have vanished. That voice that nags at me to eat (that can be so hard to shush) just isn't there. In fact, my husband asked me if I wanted a glass of wine after dinner, which I usually do. I thought a second and said, "No, not now, just put the bottle in the fridge and I will pour one later." I often have a nibble or a glass of wine when I read, after hubby goes to bed. The thought never came up again, and when I got up this morning to pull out breakfast foods, I noticed the bottle and realized I never went back to it. That is marvelous. I’m sure that three short sessions of hypnotherapy helps a lot, if for no other reason that it is a lot of positive reinforcement. I’m also really calm. What has not yet happened is any real desire on my part to exercise. However, hubby was home on a long weekend and today he’s home sick with stomach issues (meaning I also got a poor night's sleep). I’m not sure why it is so hard for me to exercise when he’s home, but it is. It is way too cold for me to want to go outside to exercise. In fact, I don’t seem to want to leave the house at all. I think that is mostly the weight. I stepped on the scale and found that I managed to only retain 3 pounds of my former 60 pound weight loss. That is a big bummer and I’m working to just ‘let that go’ each time that thought arises.
The morning meditation asks you to pick a color for the day which is designed to support you and remind you of all the positive things you want to accomplish – I chose red, primarily because it is the color of my checkbook cover and I saw it out of the corner of my eye just before I started trance. I have a feeling that I’m going to be saying ‘Red, Red, Red’ a lot to myself today.
Ok, I'm going to lace up the shoes whether I’m loving the idea or not. Flake it til you make it, I say.