I Lost 4 Sizes and Got My Life Back
Here’s how hypnosis solved my weight problem…
IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?
When I got to a certain weight and couldn’t seem to do anything about it, it made me feel like there was something wrong with me. I felt less confident – more self-conscious and VERY stressed out. I believed everybody noticed I gained a lot of weight – almost 60 pounds with my pregnancy – and I couldn’t get it off. I was a nervous wreck.
THEN IT GOT WORSE
When I felt fat I stayed home a lot. I hated myself. I hated my arms… I tend to gain in my upper body, so all my clothes made me look even bigger than I was. I felt ugly. I gave up trying to look nice for me or my husband. Forget looking good in a bikini, I wouldn’t even wear anything slightly revealing or tight, or that showed my lumpy body. Yuck!
A PERSON CAN’T HAVE THAT MANY “HEADACHES”!
My obsession with how fat I looked was making my husband upset – he loved me anyway but I couldn’t love him back the same way because I didn’t want to show him my fat body. I probably used every excuse in the book to not be close! I thought way more about hiding my flubby stomach than being connected to him.
EMBARRASSED AND ASHAMED
With all the dieting failures I put myself through, my attitude became more negative and hateful. I snapped at everybody and made things pretty tense at home. Nothing that used to work to lose weight worked anymore, and I’m sorry to say I took it out on everybody around me. I was really emotional and short-tempered with my family most of the time.
I NEEDED TO SLOW DOWN MY BUSY HEAD
I decided to fixing the high anxiety and stress first when I realized that crunchy foods calmed me down!! I KNEW those kinds of habits contributed to my weight gain. The next step was to get out of my head – to be more of who I was. I was very distracted at work and at home worrying and anxious so much – I just had to slow down and learn to relax. Being this stressed was exhausting.
THE REST OF THE STORY
Every week at my session I learned something new – it was invigorating to go in and work through one more issue or problem after the other…and I was losing weight. No more procrastination. I’m focused instead of distracted.
I started a size 10 now I’m a 4, and my curves are all in the right places! My husband says hypnosis was better than any medication I’ve ever been on, and is 110% in favor of what I did with hypnosis. I had my screening in January of 2010, and started right away. Now it’s 3 years later, and *I’ve stayed calm, kept my weight off,* *and kept the better attitude on with no struggles*.
This is just who I am now. I even still enjoy exercising regularly – which is why this picture is in my work-out clothes!! I’m having so much fun now. I’m so glad I did this. I feel FREE.
Melinda M. Before