One week ago today was sitting in the living room. The television was off and was contemplating how could feel the "second chin" when woke up that morning. I was also, thinking about all the clothes that no longer fit me and how was generally feeling slow, tired even awkward n my body. I looked down at my chest and belly and noted that I could not see my hips but could see about mid thigh as my belly was in the way. I wore the same two pairs of pants day after day because refused to go buy new ones that fit. I did not want to admit that had gained so much weight and then give in by buying clothes to compensate. I had several shirts that really liked but three of them were clearly too tight to wear and the others were very baggie. I love clothes..great clothes. I love high quality shirts and great fitting jeans and slacks. I am not a big fan of ties but I love wearing a nice blazer and even, occasionally a suit. But alas, nothing I currently had fit. Some people would laugh out loud like the time I was on my way home from work as a police officer, still in uniform and I rear ended a car n bumper to bumper traffic. I am a hypnotherapist. How could I have not used my own skills to keep my weight in check. After all, charge people money who come to me for weight loss.
I can come up with a hundred excuses...and the fact is, I didn't care about my weight enough to do anything about it. I work long hours seated at my desk, helping people who have a large variety of challenges, I study new techniques and read about new studies constantly. I am also active. I go the gym at least three times a week, I walk and sometime go on hikes. I work hard on the property in between clients and I thought I was eating right. My father and younger brother have gotten bigger and bigger over the years, so I thought to myself that I must also be fighting genetics.
I craved Chocolate every evening, I craved Sweet all the time, as well as salt. So, I would eat healthy meals then in between, I would seek out candy, chocolate, and "crunchy/salty" snacks.
Over the years, I have done so many things to lose weight...from exercise regimes every day to fad diets, cleanses and juices fasts. Nothing really worked and there I was sitting on the sofa weighing in at 259.9 lbs.
I felt sad thinking about it. I felt angry at myself. I felt that I didn't have control and perhaps my will power was not as strong as I thought it had been all these years.
Then I looked around the room, my eyes moving from one hypnosis book to another that I had been studying. And I thought to myself...Being overweight is a epidemic in this Country...and not only here but is starting to become pretty bad in many other countries as well. So I got up, went to the laptop and began doing some research. I researched for hours. I was reminded about how bad sugar in for our bodies, how high fructose corn syrup seems to be in everything and even vegetables have carbs and fruits have a lot of sugar. I also learned about how much the adrenals impact body weight, blood sugar levels (mine are pre diabetic), blood pressure (mine is always high), cravings etc. I found this doctor who explains it very well.
I found out that my adrenals were totally stressed and that was causing them to dump cortisol into my system creating belly fat. The stress came from my jobs, relationships, environment, thoughts and of course the way was eating.
So that day, I decided that I was going to remove all sugar, processed foods and yes, even carbs from my diet. I thought I would try this for one week to see how I felt, how my body responded and if in fact this was just too extreme for me. I also created a personalized hypnosis script for myself, which I recorded. It addressed no only motivation to loss weight, it also included anti cravings language and especially addressed my endocrine system to relax my Adrenals and insist that they stop producing cortisol and hormones when they are not necessary.
Here we are one week later...exactly seven days and I have been perfect on my eating. I have also been going to bed at 10:00 PM every night where in the past I was a total night owl. Today, I feel really great. I have not had a single craving all week, I have been zero carb and zero sugar and I have lost exactly 10 lbs!!
I will do a daily update not only to share with you my progress, medical updates the like but also, to keep me honest and on track to my personal goal. My first goal weight is 230 lbs. Lets see how long it will take to get there. Feel free to join me in this journey, Share what you are doing toward your success. Please, if you have any negative comments, feel free to keep them to yourself, because, frankly I don't care. This is about happy, positive physical and mental transformation for myself as well as using what I know, Hypnosis, to create new habits and behaviors in myself as well as others.
Oh! As for the title....I intend to go Zero sugar and carbs for at least 100 days!
Ron RB Lake, CHt.
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