I get more e-mail that starts with, “Help me,” than any other, yet those writers rarely put themselves on the list to receive my help. I’d love to spend all day answering e-mails, but frankly, I don’t have time. What I do instead is respond as best I can with the time I have, but I also use those e-mails for ideas. Some turn into articles, others into things I’ll put in The Daily Bites.
It begins with a belief that you can succeed. Nothing will happen until you strongly believe–no adamantly believe that it will. You can learn any new skill until you decide you are going to learn it.
So, start with your self-talk. If you say, “I can’t lose weight,” just immediately say to yourself, “Oh, yes I can.” Then give yourself a little pep talk: “I can do whatever I really want to do and nothing is going to stop me.” “I am woman, hear me roar,” that kind of thing.
Don’t believe your self talk? Think about that for a moment. You are a combination of your body, soul and mind, and you control the whole deal (outside of any beliefs you have about a higher power). You do decide if you are going to be a good person or not. Before you start sending me messages about how not everyone gets to decide; those with mental illness, etc., yes, but I can’t speak for the whole world. I’m talking about regular, basically mentally healthy folks who may just have a screw or two loose, okay?
If you feed yourself lousy food you get a lousy result, so why would you think feeding your mind lousy thoughts would be different? It’s not.
Use EFT for those limiting beliefs:
“Even though I cannot lose weight, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
“Even though I just don’t believe any of this, I deeply and completely accept myself.”
If you are not familiar with EFT, here’s some info on how to use EFT specifically for weight loss. Read all three pages and you’ll find the worksheets with instructions.
No matter what’s come before, if anyone else has ever lost weight, then so can you and it starts with a belief that you can.