Visualizing Myself Thinner

November 13, 2010 at 9:56 am 3 comments

It’s funny how your mind works.  It can be your greatest friend and supporter, or your worst enemy.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stepped on the scale in the past, expecting to see myself at a higher weight, and sure enough, there it was. Complete reinforcement of what I had been envisioning.

So, to completely erase the negativity of my old scale, I went out and bought a new scale. As I unpacked it from the box, I visualized myself stepping on the scale each Saturday and seeing the number go down.

Since I weighed myself last Saturday, I have been visualizing the number 188.  I thought that this would be a great number to reach this week, because it would be 2.5 lbs less than what I was last week. A good healthy weight loss.

Today, I stepped on my scale, and VOILA!

188.6 lbs!

It was only when I put the number into my weight loss ticker and it showed that I had lost 1.6 lbs, that I realized that I thought my weight was 191.4 last week, when I had weighed in at 190.4 .

But, you know what?  1.6 lbs is great and I’m thrilled!  It’s still a great healthy weight loss this week and I’ve lost 5 lbs in the last  2 weeks!

Instead of visualizing the negative, I visualized the positive, and it worked. In seeing myself thinner, I also made better food choices this week.

Speaking of better food choices.  My son is taking a food and nutrition course at school this semester.  He mentioned that I should be careful when choosing low fat items because they actually have higher sugar values than regular fat items.  The manufacturers do this in an effort to improve their taste.  I was very surprised.  I had always been checking labels of “regular” products, but had been automatically picking the low fat option without reading that label. Silly, huh?   I know better now!

As I was writing this post, I learned another interesting fact from Betty @thebettylife . Her latest post explains about bliss points and how it can affect your success with healthier eating.  Please go and check her blog out, she has some great articles!

Goals for last week and results

  • Make meal plan, and shop for food – Yes!
  • Make a good vision/goal board and realize it is a work in progress – well, didn’t make a physical vision board, but I’ve realized that my blog is part of my vision/goal board so I will work on this again this week
  • Take 3 aerobic classes at fitness club – Monday, Wednesday, Friday – went on Monday and Thursday, but went for a 45 minute walk on Friday instead
  • Do at least 2 weight training sessions – Tuesday, Thursday – nope, but I have my personal trainer this Tuesday, so will set same goals for upcoming week
  • Walk to work if the weather permits – 25 minute walk – YES – twice this week
  • Send off parcel to daughter at university – Sorry Sarah, will do that this Monday
  • Bring in outdoor furniture and garden items – doing that today
  • Take one bubble bath and give myself a facial – Yes, and it was fabulous!

I am proud of what I’ve accomplished this week, and can’t wait to set my goals for next week, and visualize myself thinner!

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  • 1. thebettylife  |  November 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Positive thinking does wonders! (And it goes to show your current lifestyle must be working too…) Congrats Patricia, you seem to be on the right track. Look forward to reading your updates 🙂 Betty x

  • 2. Katie @ Health for the Whole Self  |  November 13, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Our thoughts are certainly powerful! Congratulations on a great week!

  • 3. liz  |  November 14, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Congratulations on your continued progress! My husband has always been pretty serious about exercise, and reads a lot about how foods are processed in your body, different kinds of “fuel” for your body, etc. We’ve been very aware of sugars for the past few years, and what you said is soooo right! The fat free stuff is often higher in sugars! We have found that specifically with yogurt (something we give our girls in the morning). We actually choose the low fat vs the fat free because the fat free has more grams of sugar per serving.


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Goals for 2011

* Participate in the 100 days of intentional movement
* Walk 2011 miles in 2011
* Continue my healthy eating and exercise program
* Lower my body weight by 10% by February 1st, 2011
* Lose the next 10% of body weight (17 lbs) by April 1, 2011
* Read at least one book per month that provides spiritual sustenance or enlightenment.

Scale Goals for 2011
02/01/11 - 174
04/01/11 - 156.6
06/01/11 - 141

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