“I’m fat and unhappy ”
“I’m unhappy because I’m fat”
“I’ll be happy when I’m slim”
All of these statements are a massive anchor in the ground, helping to keep you stuck and overweight.
Your health and weight are a reflection of the thoughts you have about them, because thoughts come first. Your thoughts precede the health you have, because they come before your behaviour.
Your weight is literally the shadow of your consistent thoughts.
What do you consistently think about when it comes to your weight? What shadow are your thoughts casting?
If you’re fat and unhappy, you are thinking about where you are now. The thoughts you are choosing to have are making you feel unhappy. But at the same time these thoughts are casting their ‘shadow’ into your life and health.
If you’re feeling bad about where you are at present with your weight – it means that you want something else. What is that? Because that is your starting point in removing this anchor.
I like to compare this to a holiday.
Imagine you’re a bit fed up with work. The negative feeling is telling you that you want something. You want a holiday!
Without that thought, you wouldn’t end up having a holiday. But you focus on what you want, you have lots of nice thoughts about a lovely holiday. And at some point the ‘shadow’ of these thoughts is cast, and you’re on holiday.
But if you continued to sit at work and think predominantly about how awful work was (and not about what you really wanted – the holiday), you would continue to sit stuck at work, feeling unhappy. But instead you have directed your thoughts towards what you really want, and felt good about it!
It’s a similar thing with weight loss.
You have to stop the focus on where you are now. You have to decide where it is you want to go instead, focus on that, and begin feeling happy about it where you’re going.
This kind of thinking starts to remove the anchors in the ground that are holding you back from a slimmer you.
Removing unhappiness about where you are now is one of the factors that allows you to move forward to ‘destination slim’.
Fat And Unhappy – Start Changing These Thoughts
Instead of feeling fat and unhappy, just for this week have a go at something else instead:
- Your negative thoughts about your body are telling you that you want something different.
- What specifically do you want?
- What will you be doing at your ideal weight?
- Spend time thinking about how good that will be (just like you would with a holiday).
- Look forward to it.
- Keep reading my blogs for more tips!
Have a fun week!
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