Feeling Fat? Having A Fat Day?Greg Thompson
Let’s say you got the word that hypnosis is an excellent way to lose weight. You made an appointment with a skilled hypnotist, liked what happened, and returned for another session. You started losing weight, and that took time. Depending on how much you needed to lose, it could have taken you anywhere from a few months to more than a year.
The main thing is that, with the help of hypnosis, you succeeded. You look great, your energy level is high, you’ve had to buy new clothes. People are complimenting the new you.
But here’s a thing you need to know. There are going to be days when you look in the mirror and you see a fat person looking back at you. You won’t just feel fat, you will see fat.
Here’s the reason. We all have emotional ups and downs. Sometimes we feel happy and successful. Other times, usually when things are not going well, we feel bad about ourselves—our actions, our relationships, our efforts. Some of us are prone to mood swings, and today the mood is down.
Feelings tend to cluster together, good ones in one bunch, and bad ones in another. When you were still overweight, that felt bad. That fat self-image fell into the bad group of feelings, and was often the most intense one. So when something happens to get you down, you don’t just feel angry, or sad, or whatever. You feel fat. More than that. You don’t just feel fat. You look in the mirror, and you are fat.
Now, of course, you aren’t actually fat. If someone took a snapshot of you right that moment, and you looked at the picture, you would not see fat. But when you look in that mirror, you do. That’s because what you are really seeing are the bad feelings you are having right then.
When that happens to you, and it will now and then, do this. Treat that fat feeling as a symptom. Ask yourself what is going on in your life right then. What happened to you today, or yesterday, that has you upset, or angry, or down?
Whatever that is, it is the real problem, and you need to decide what to do about it. Even if you don’t come up with a solution right that moment, you will suddenly notice that when you look in the mirror again, the fat has magically vanished.