How Negative Self Talk Effects My Weight Loss
There are so many solutions and ways to lose weight!
With all the pills, foods, shakes, and procedures that are offered, there is ONE BIG key element that isn’t addressed.
Even though I have prayed for help and guidance, used my tapping skills, read many books, and tried a few new ways of eating, my weight loss has moved at a snails pace.
All the things I have tried.
All the time that have passed.
Imagine all I have said to myself . . . . . and I am still struggling to lose weight.
WHAT I HAVE SAID TO MYSELF
I can be hard on myself sometimes. I say things to myself that I wouldn’t tolerate form others.
It’s not that I am doing it consciously, it’s an unconscious conversation I have with myself.
What do I say to myself?
- Why can’t I lost weight?
- Why is this so hard for me?
- I’ll never lose the weight.
- I miss my old self.
- I’m too old to do this.
- I’ll never been disciplined enough.
Yes, I realize that this kind of talk isn’t helping me. It is reinforcing the negative behavior.
I am learning that in order to do that I need change my focus.
Changing my focus means I will distract myself from the dark and the negative thoughts I have about my body and how I feel. Distracting myself is where my faith comes in.
When I say these negative things to myself, I am not focusing on the ONE who created me. The ONE who created me perfectly with no flaws.
And that is WHO I need to focus on. Not me and my body, but God.
Over time, that change in focus will not only help me to do better, feel better, and be freer, but finally be set free from extra weight that I am carrying around.
I am grateful for your guidance with my situation. I feel like I am in bondage. A slave to my eating habits.
I am tired of the negative self talk and the struggle to lose weight.
I pray You will set me free.
Set me free from the bondage of food, and help me to see you and the nourishment you can give me body.
Feed me with Your Word Lord.
Help me to focus, sometimes minute by minute.
Thank you Lord for Your grace.
Praying I can do the same for myself.
EFT & TAPPING SCRIPT
EFT is an amazing tool.
I love to use prayer with tapping. The two are a calming combination.
Before you tap for letting go of negative talk, think back to the first time you remember negative thoughts about your body and having to lose weight.
On a scale from 1-10, rate how you are feeling. 1 being it doesn’t effect you, and 10 the thought is very upsetting.
You will use this number as a reference to see how you progress.
“LETTING GO OF THE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK”
Karate Chop: (Set-up Statement)
- Even though I am being ver hard on myself and the way I look, I deeply and completely love and accept myself
- Even though I am mad at myself for still being overweight after all this time, I accept who I am right now.
- Even though I am feeling stuck in my situation right now, I am ready to forgive myself and move forward.
Why am I so hard on myself?
Side of Eye:
I know I can take better care of myself.
But I feel stuck in this cycle of emotions and eating.
It is frustrating because I know that I am not helping myself to feel better.
I know I won’t be able to lose weight because I keep caving into my desires.
I can keep telling myself these negative thoughts and how I keep falling short.
But is this helping me at all?
Top of Head:
Am I relying on myself and my “will power”?
It sure sounds like it!
Side of Eye:
I understand that I am flawed, but it doesn’t mean I can’t succeed.
What is the one thing, the One who is reliable, and has all the answers.?
It’s God, not me, not man.
Why would I look to man? Why would I look to myself to figure this out?
Instead of negative talk and beating myself, I can ask God.
If I ask God to move mountains in other areas of my life, why wouldn’t He want to help me now?
Top of head:
- I am so grateful I have Him to give me strength.
- The strength to forgive myself.
- The strength to NOT eat when I am NOT hungry.
- The strength to turn away from the food and the thought of food.
I have research a number of solutions to help me on my journey. Studying the “Weigh Down Diet” method, by Gwen Shamblin. It focuses on faith and God, not food, makes so much sense to me.
I will be sharing more and more about what I learn and how I am applying it.
What do you say to yourself? Are you ready to change your internal dialog?
It can start with what we are focusing on!