Healthy Lifestyle: Andrea

Andrea M.
Austin, TX

I've struggled with my weight for the last 10-15 years. It wasn't fun, I would gain and lose weight. When I got off track, I was really off track for months. When the weight came back on, I never felt like I could stop it. I didn't have faith and confidence in myself and didn't understand that I was in control of my body and not those external forces. I felt very powerless. I tried appetite suppressants, Weight Watchers, counting calories, and all the popular best seller diet books. I lost weight with each one, but they never addressed the mental component that was underlying everything.

From a rudimentary standpoint, I could follow any diet and lose weight, but the emotional issues weren't addressed. I felt out of control at times and it just seemed so overwhelming to me. If I had a day where I ate badly and didn't exercise, the next day I vowed to do better; it would just spiral and made me feel like there was something wrong with me. I felt angry and disappointed.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch and saw a lot of good reviews. I felt that there was a very strong mental block that I was having a hard time breaking down myself. I wasn't able to correct my thought processes on my own, so I decided to call. I started noticing changes in my behaviors within the first week. I was much more aware of what I was doing on a day-to-day basis. I was more conscious of my behaviors and more observant. It's been much easier going than things that I've tried in the past. Getting in the habit of things has come more naturally than it did in the past. A lot of the process has been about setting up my lifestyle so that I can stay on top of things, even when I am busy with work.

I notice that I'm sleeping better at night. I feel more in control and it's very empowering. I have a lot more faith in myself. The days that I get off track, I'm not hard on myself and I don't feel like it's the end of the world. I can't remember the last time that I binged on anything and I don't have the daily cravings that I used to have. My boyfriend has noticed that I'm taking better care of myself and losing weight. We're doing this together now and he is exercising with me and making changes in his diet. I feel more confident because I'm able to wear a lot of my wardrobe that I hadn't worn in a long time. I even shopped for a swimsuit recently and I felt good about it.

I feel like I've re-set myself mentally. I know that I can do the physical steps to be more healthy and I've been able to stay the course. In the past, when I was dieting, I told myself that I couldn't have things that I wanted and as soon as I lost the weight I had them all. This time, I have those things every once in a while because I'm aware now and don't want that rubber band snap back the way it did in the past.

I would recommend A New Day hypnosis to anyone who wants to change their lifestyle because I think that a lot of problems have emotional roots. This process has helped me to understand what is underlying and address the causes behind the unhealthy behaviors; that makes me feel confident that these changes will be permanent.