First I did the marathon in April. To do this, not only did I need to stop listening to my pods but I had to stop listening to my full signals because I needed to carb up for longer runs. My body needed fuel and on my Slimpod I just didn’t want to eat enough to give me fuel.
A couple of weeks after the marathon I started listening to my Slimpod again but was disappointed to find nothing changed. All those familiar behaviours around food that I loved so much didn’t return.
And then I had a session with Trevor that fundamentally changed everything.
That’s it I thought. Now it will all kick in again.
But it didn’t.
Nothing changed in my relationship to food. Other than a sense of freedom. My emotional connection to food had gone.
For a while I enjoyed the freedom. For food to be something to be enjoyed with no meaning.
But something had to change. Clothes were feeling tighter.
I changed when I listened. I changed which track I listened to. And occasionally it felt like it was kicking in. I would have a few days where food just wasn’t important. But then I’d have a few days where I snacked all day and ate everything on my plate at dinnertime.
And then I saw this photo. And I know I am leaning. And I know the light is dodgy, but I look like I did a year ago in it. Even though that long sleeved T-shirt I’m wearing is one that I haven’t been able to wear for 10 years because it was too tight. Even though my T-shirt is too baggy. I still feel, looking at this photo that I have gone back a mile.
Was. Not. Happy.
Then I learnt a technique called EFT on the final weekend of my course. I had nothing to lose so I tried it on my food problem. “I will not eat crap” I said whilst tapping away on meridian lines (I know, it’s all a bit woo woo but it can be very effective)
And you know what? It worked.
Just a slight shift in energy was all I needed.
Since the weekend before last my attitude to food has changed. In fact it’s changed so much, it’s gone beyond what the slimpod did for me before and into the realm of what other people said they gained from the slimpod.
I just don’t want to eat crap anymore.
When I look for lunch I grab a salad because that’s what I want. My dinner portions have shrunk right down again and I’m not constantly snacking.
Everything feels right again.
And as a result, when I weighed myself at the start of the week I found I had lost 7lbs. And I knew this was true because clothes were fitting normally again. I could tighten up the belt more again. And I knew that my body was feeling different.
So I’m back on track.
And from the changes in my body I actually believe I am progressing now beyond where I was before I started the marathon training.
You never know, at this rate I might even be able to fit in size 12 jeans by my 40th birthday in October.