How neuro-linguistic programming changed my life
I had more than 350 pounds in my early thirties. For a woman with many mirrors in apartment and
common striving for a good shape, it was a lot of pounds. Not only I noticed I was overweight, but all people around me had the same thought. They suggested: “You should take some diets, you should take care of your health and prevent serious problems.” The last thing was my biggest concern. There are so many women with breast cancer and the main factor is overweight. I did not want the same thing to happen to me. For that reason, I decided to change.
Every change begins in our heads and I was aware of that when I looked at myself in a mirror. All that I saw was a big ball with no shape. The perfect picture of those fat people involved in reality programs. If I had had a price, the motivation for weight loss would have been even bigger. The perfect price for me would be bags of chips with guacamole sauce. I could eat that for days. That was basically my type of favorite food. Chips, crispy chocolate and lots of sweetened drinks. Way far from any kinds of diets…
My habits were visible and no matter how hard I tried to change the habits, nothing happened. My body was becoming bigger each day. I hit the bottom line when I tried to get into a truck of my boyfriend who was a driver. All those high stairs were too much for me. Legs simply did not listen to my intention.
I decided to find help
As an accountant, I was not related to psychotherapy practice or assistance. My world were numbers and papers. And the number on my scale was the most important to me at that moment. It showed 363 pounds and that was a real shock. One question arose: “How did you permit this to yourself?” The answer was obvious. I simply did not take care of my body and health.
All those diseases like breast cancer, diabetes and stroke were waiting for me. Some weight watchers program was the necessary option. One of my friends was there for me and told me about sessions he attended few months ago.
It was neuro-linguistic programming and I must admit it sounded like a word of some unknown language. He described it as a method of psychotherapy where your thoughts are changed for achieving some goals. Few sessions raise personal development and help in changing habits. And that was all I need. Changing of eating habits and transforming of body.
When I met my neuro-linguistic programming trainer, I did not know what to expect. He approached very friendly and some kind of confidence filled the whole room. We started with simple talk about my past and the time when I started to gain excessive weight. It looked like a real psychotherapy. The only thing that was missing was a lying chair and a notebook for making notes. Or I simply watch movies too much. Regardless of that, the session really touched me deeply.
He presented very interesting method of looking into future and imagining yourself there. The main point is thinking about the best version of yourself and adopting the reality as you make it. When you communicate to your inner self, the miracles are really possible. Those miracles really happened to me.
After few sessions
I started to create different patterns in my mind. I spent an hour a day in imagining my body in future. All I wanted was to get in normal shape. Day by day, I was eating less and those pounds were melting. The method of feeling the expected happiness after future weight loss helped me a lot. When I lost 50 in three months, the results were obvious. One of the best diets is very simple. Do not eat after satisfying the feeling of hunger.
Practicing this with moments of imagining future body worked for me. My success was complete after one year and I was normal again. I still use neuro-lingustic programming and I make progress in all areas of my life. I can look at those mirrors with confidence now and all I see is a handsome lady. There is no better feeling than that.
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