Updated: Oct 21, 2018
Blog: My Weight Loss Journey Using Hypnotherapy
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I have had people ask if I do hypnosis on myself, and my answer is always “yes, absolutely”, and while it is true that I practice self-hypnosis on a near daily basis, it is also like the ladies that work at the nail salon. Their nails are rarely painted.
I have used hypnosis and self-hypnosis to address many things in my life such as self-esteem, confidence, determining the direction that I want to take my practice, etc.
I’ve helped numerous people lose weight, slim down and overcoming eating issues with hypnosis, however I have never used it for addressing my own weight issues…. Until now.
First a bit about myself. I am 57 years old, 5’2 and a good 30 pounds over my ideal weight. On my 50th birthday, I weighted a whopping 107 lbs., but in the years to follow, I would find my weight doing the proverbial roller coaster ride.
My current activity level is “practically none”.
My current water intake is less than adequate, despite the fact that I actually enjoy drinking water.
My current food intake has slipped far from what it used to be. (I like carbs and “comfort” foods).
My current alcohol consumption is a couple drinks in the evening. (I like wine, A LOT).
So, realizing that the holidays will be here before long, I have decided to get a jump on my 2019 New Year’s Resolutions, thus I will begin my “New Year, New You” journey starting Monday, October 15th.
I had my annual physical and other than an off the charts high cholesterol level, I am physically in decent health. I say I want to drop (not lose) 30 pounds, but in all honesty, I obsess about the numbers, so I purposefully did not look when I weighed on the scales. I asked the nurse to please not say the number out loud. She laughed.
I will take pictures of parts of my body. (Dread currently fills my thoughts – self-hypnosis will help me change these thoughts).
I will also take pictures of how I look in some of my favorite clothes regardless as to whether they actually fit. (More dread ….More hypnosis).