Can you identify when your weight gain started or weight issues started and what was going on in your life at that time?
I can tell you exactly when mine started. It was after the birth of my son. I’m not talking baby weight issues. I was running a busy pub restaurant (with my now ex-husband) and it wasn’t a calm and relaxed environment by any stretch of the imagination. On top of that my son hardly slept until he was two and a half years old. I was constantly exhausted. I ate to stay awake and because my son cat napped I ate really, really quickly.
Then my son grew up. At the time of writing this post, he’s 15 (nearly 16). I was still blaming him when I started this blog and he was well into his teens by then (poor child).
You see the problem was, even though he changed his sleeping habits and my life changed so that it wasn’t so chaotic, my eating habits didn’t change.
So the weight piled on year after year. By identifying when my weight gain really became an issue for me, I was able to release the emotions that were attached to this time as well as work on changing my behaviour patterns which were formed at this time.
So here’s what I want you to do.
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Identify when your weight gain started
Try to pinpoint when your weight gain started and what was going on at that time in your life. Please note that this can be a happy time, a sad time…it’s different for everyone. Just try to be as clear as you can about the specific time for you personally.
I want you to really think about who you were at that point and how you felt, what was going on in your life? In your mind, stand that old you in front of you. Tell that version of you anything you want them to know. Tell them you love and accept them and imagine giving that you a big hug.
Think back to that time, what did you need that you weren’t getting? Was it love, kindness, affection, patience, sleep, encouragement or advice from someone trusted.
Ask the old you what they need from you now.
Sit with that question and just quiet your mind. Allow any thoughts to come to you.
You may get an answer at this time.
It may be “I need to feel loved” in this case, give the old you love.
It may be “I need you to help me take care of myself.”
Or in my case “I need you to slow down”
Some of the other things that came up for me were, I needed someone to give me a big hug and tell me I was doing okay. I needed a gentle word of encouragement and kind advice to take good care of myself so that I could be the best mum to my son.
You may not get your answer straight away. Just keep coming back and doing this exercise. Your subconscious mind will give you the answer if you keep asking.
Try doing some EFT
In my EFT scripts for weight loss download one of the scripts focuses on releasing key times in your weight gain journey. These scripts really help to release negative beliefs, blocked energy, emotions that can really block us from weight loss success. You can also check out my EFT scripts here on the blog.
EFT – Emotional Freedom Techniques is the most powerful way I know that you can do yourself to help release old beliefs and emotions that really keep us stuck and overweight.
Try Hypnosis Downloads
I’m a huge fan of hypnosis downloads. You simply pop them on and listen, I often fall asleep listening to the downloads. I like to put them on at the end of the night when I’m in bed.
I wrote about Hypnosis download and some of the downloads that are specifically designed for weight loss – You can read the post at Hypnosis downloads for weight loss.
By identifying when your weight gain started, you can do the exercise I recommended.
- Identify when your weight gain started
- Focus on the person you were then, how you felt, what was going on in your life
- Ask yourself, What does this version of me need?
- Visualize yourself now, giving that old version of you what you needed back then
- Try EFT – Download the EFT scripts for weight loss
- Try Hypnosis Downloads
Your phrase for today “I love and accept myself today and always”
P.S. Affirmations are a great way to keep your thoughts positive – I’ve created a free Affirmations for weight loss mini guide
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