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Sunday, September 19, 2010

What's Working For Me

I don't to sound all pompous and wanky, I've been asked a couple of times now 'What's working for me?'

If you've been following me for a while you will know this path has been uphill, extremely rocky and even felt like I'm climbing up a sheer cliff face from time to time. I've lost, I've gained, I've stayed the f****ing same!

But something has switched lately, two weeks in a row I have cut over a kilo and I finally feel that I am winning the mental battle (though I did manage to polish off a whole bottle of wine last night - woops!!)

Lots of people kept telling me that just do the food and exercise and the mind would follow, but that's not how I operate. I'm a Gemini for god's sake...my head has to be in it or the rest of me is just - well NOT!

What has worked for me is reading the book 'Think Slim'  by Mark Stephens and in particular using the transformational keys - which are basically a series of nuero linguistic programming exercises.

Its weird I don't feel like I've changed, but my thinking definitely has.  My priority is to drink at least 2 litres of water every day - and I do it with no worries now, I really question my hunger and make sure as much as possible only nutritious food goes in.  Don't get me wrong the junk food still calls, but I can control it now. For instance, on Friday night I made myself a hot chocolate and got out a couple of chocolate biscuits - it was a treat for having such a great week, I had the hot choc (skim milk of course) but you know what?  I ended up putting one biscuit back - I realised that one was enough!

But beyond, eating and exercising my mind has made a shift in all the other areas of my life.  I am speaking up for myself more at work, my relationship has moved to a more connected, more loving level and my family relationships are improving too.  The housework is getting done, as is the ironing and I just don't feel stressed.

I caught up with some friends last night and mentioned that I'm looking for a new job in Communications and they were so great. One writes fabulous selection criteria so is going to help me there, another works in HR within a Government Dept so is going to send me some tips and details of a couple of jobs that she thought I could throw my hat in the ring.

I'm still taking one step at a time and one meal at a time, but I'm definitely moving in a new direction. I am grateful to Lucy who hosted the giveaway where I won Think Slim, I grateful for Mark Stephens who wrote Think Slim and I am grateful for having the opportunity to change my life!


Lucy said...

Those transformational keys ARE so effective. Well done. Well done well done. On just sticking with it. xx

Deb said...

You could never be pompous or wanky!!! I'm really pleased it's all coming together for you.

eenni meeni me said...

Way to go on putting the choc biscuit back! I am not there yet but hope to soon. Keep up the good work!


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