As a personal success coach and teaching how to be Naturally Thin Classes early on in my career; I truly thought I had the cure.
However, there was so much more to this I learned. Just losing 78 pounds was not enough. I was still wearing a FAT THINKING HEAD that need a THIN THINKING HEAD TRANSPLANT.
After losing 78 pounds and keeping it off for 5 years; I thought I was cured.
I went to the county fair weighing 125 pounds and left weighing 200 pounds..
“How did that happen?” you might
It was the fall of 2008, and the beginning of my FALL from grace
Our county fair was here.
Since I believed I was cured from my eating problems and was teaching others; I decided to head to Fair and try out some of those foods I had been missing out of.
It had been so easy to stick and stay on that food plan those past 5 years; I figured I would have just one day of eating and return back the next day on my food plan.
I went hog wild! Trying everything I could get my hands on. My body was not used to deep fried foods or sugar.
My stomach revolted in the worst way.
- The food made me sick. I wasn’t
used to it.
- I lost control. I could not get back on the food plan.
- I rapidly began gaining weight. I was soon to reach 200 pounds again!
- I got violently ill. My body was not used to those deep fried foods and sugar. I had eaten so much and was beginning to feel sick. Yet, I wanted more!
Later on that night, I could not sleep. I was rolling around in my bed in fits of nausea. It was a hangover of all hangovers. Yet, instead of alcohol
it was food.
I never got sick introducing healthy foods like salads and vegetables. That food was TOXIC! And POISON to my body. Yet, I could not stop eating it. I was off and running. I was soon back to that FAT THINKING mind-set. I reverted right back to that ol' girl who's food was my compulsion and ball & chain.
I couldn’t stop eating! I kept saying I would get back on track tomorrow. Except tomorrow
never came. I had opened the door a crack and the tornado of things to come would not allow me to close it.
It was quite baffling and perplexing that I could not stop eating or gain any control over my eating.
It was as if those 5 years meant nothing now.
“You can’t be a virgin twice!”
My abstinence was gone! It had been a gift. That food
plan had been life preserver. I threw it away. And I could not get it back.
After my experimentation with eating everything I wanted, I soon learned I was far from cured. There was no such thing as teaching others how to be NATURALLY THIN as it was a myth.
Unless you are one of those who were born that way. And there are some.
There was so much more to learn.
I went back to the
drawing board. Gaining back all I had lost - twice over the next 5 years.
I do know how to get thin. The cure now is my food plan.
The fat was from the emotional baggage. It has taken another 15 years of learning and eliminating many of the aspects that cause over-eating.
Am I cured? No, far from it. I am a lot closer though. My weight has stabilized. I no longer binge-eat. I don't eat sugar or
As a life coach specializing in EFT-Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping for short), eliminating the emotional reactions and impulses has been helpful.
Here is a few things right now you can do.
Get out of denial about how you eat.
In the AA Big Book of Alcoholic's Anonymous, there is a story
that comes to mind. I am paraphrasing, but it goes like this: “Go and try some controlled drinking and see how you do. For then, you will surely know if you are an alcoholic.”
I am a foodaholic, (if there is such a word). Since, I cannot do any controlled eating, then according the Big Book of AA, I am a food - aholic to which there is no cure, but only a daily reprieve.
There are many, many levels on the scale of eating disorders;
just as there are for those who drink too much.
For some, it is a matter of making a decision to change and with a few tweaks they are normal. For others it takes everything and then some to recover.
Is NATURALLY THIN a Myth?
No, I do not believe so. There are the Naturally Thin. Those that seem to be born that way. I learned
not to judge from outside appearances. Just because someone appears thin on the outside, doesn't mean they don't suffer from eating disorders.
I was always surprised when I spoke to a thin person who wanted help with over-eating.
Those who use food for fun, entertainment, boredom, and anything other than fuel for the body will have a much longer road to get to their ideal size.
There are most likely, deep seated
beliefs that can keep us stuck.
I have worked on mine for many years.
It takes a different way of thinking. A resetting of the mind and creating new associations to the food, themselves and their life.
There is a thin thinking head and fat thinking head. We can do head transplants metaphorically.
The fat thinking head is stuck in - guilt, punishment, sorrow and
The thin thinking head is the one who enjoys - freedom, health, fun, joy and happiness. We get to choose.
Today is the first day of your life. Become a new you.
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