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).
I will follow the exact same protocol that I encourage my clients to follow.
My expectation is that at the end of the 6 weeks (which is the average length of time a client comes for sessions) that I should be well on my way to mastering my goals of weight loss and improved health.
If I can make this commitment, then I believe anyone else can as well.
At this point, one might say “wish me luck” but I will refrain from such, because luck has absolutely nothing to do with it. My success will be determined by the power of my subconscious mind.
Stay tuned for more of my success story.