The weight loss continues with motivation

Thursday, 26th February, 2015 4:24pm

The weight loss continues with motivation

It has been a tough week - I’ve had a really horrible virus, I was on anti-biotics and just felt dreadful. My taste buds were abnormal - things I’d normally eat tasted awful and the only things that appealed to me were sweet.
I still managed to lose weight though - oh the wonders of the Motivation system.
I  had a raging temperature,so the big task set for me by Siobhan in Motivation to drink plenty of water was something I really did with great gusto, but despite that I felt bloated and horrible from all the medicines I was taking.
Guess what - I still managed to lose a pound - I was sure my weight would be up as I normally sleep on my tummy and wasn’t able to this week, it was like lying on a really hard football.
I hardly moved all week so I wasn’t using up calories, but I was still hungry at mealtimes - just my luck - some people cannot eat if they have a virus - I can still feel hungry, even if my tastes are different.
Anyway, I struggled through, stuck relatively well to the plan, although I had a few slips when somehing sweet seemed more tempting that proper healthy food ( I was feeling rotten remember), but obviously I didn’t do too much damage - the Motivation really changes the way you think and the choices you make. The slips were small and few and didn’t wreck my earlier efforts.
Luckily, the worst of it is over and I’m beginning to like the taste of healthy foods - when I was sick the smell of vegetables turned my stomach, but a plain sugary bun seemed just delightful. I still  managed to keep things in check though.
I firmly believe it is because the Motivation system trains your brain to think differently and it totally changes your relationship with food.
The reasons why we eat badly is one of the main topics covered at Motivation consultatons and each week, I receive a worksheet to look a the reasons behind my behaviours.
I also have to create a mental picture of myself at my ideal weight and envisage it several times a day and as I lose the weight, that is getting easier.
I am good about keeping the diary of all the food I eat each week, which my ever patient counsellor, Siobhan has a look through - that is certainly one way of keeping me on the straight and narrow, although she is never judgemental even though I’m totally honest and include all the slips, she is just great at inspiring you to keep going.
I’m feeling lighter and I was feeling fitter until this ‘flu flattened me, but I intend to get more active in the weeks ahead.
 I’m also feeling calmer thanks to Dr Maurice Larocque’s relaxing CD which I listen to regularly. He is the founder of the Motivation Programme and I  find myself repeating his words about being calm and responsible for my own actions in times of stress.
 So now I continue with my weight loss journey with Motivation, I have a bit of a challenge ahead of me this weekend. We are having a bit of a family celebration on Saturday night - I’m determined to enjoy it, but equally determined not to derail my diet. I’ll keep you posted!

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