Healthy Lifestyle: Cathy

Cathy Charro
Network Center Technician
Austin, TX

I've had trouble with my weight since having my son about eighteen years ago. I wasn't happy and I was just going up and up in sizes. When I sat down to eat, I was eating way too much of the wrong things. I knew that the good choices were mine to make, but I wasn't able to make them on my own. I wasn't focusing on anything at all with my diet and was just out there wandering. I wasn't drinking water and I wasn't doing anything successfully, so I stopped shopping in clothing stores and started buying loose fitting sweat pants and baggy t-shirts and finding ways to avoid knowing what size I was.

I've tried just about every pill on the market to lose weight. Any time I would read about a new herbal supplement coming out, I would buy it. I had short term success, but I hadn't changed any of my habits, I couldn't stay on it forever and when I stopped taking it I gained it all back because I hadn't changed any of my habits.

I heard about A New Day Hypnosis on citysearch; when I read that Laura had gotten the hypnotist of the year award, I decided to call. My boyfriend had stopped smoking with hypnosis, so I wasn't afraid of it, but I was concerned that I wouldn't be susceptible to it and that worried me a little bit.

After my first session, I started to notice changes. I was drinking more water and was a lot more conscious about my food choices. Those were the biggest ones for me. It's the little changes that are making the biggest impact. I'm more conscious of what I'm doing, so I don't stray too much. I've lost 12 pounds and gone down a clothing size so far. I've seen a noticeable change in my shape and I've also noticed that my blood pressure is better. I feel more in control and I'm making conscious and unconscious efforts to do things differently.

Hypnosis has helped me to eliminate the bingeing and overeating. I can hear the things that Laura tells me inside my head when I'm sitting down to a meal or ordering food and that has helped me a lot. I know that I don't have to eat everything even if tastes good, so I'm leaving something on the plate. I go to lunch with my boyfriend every day and he has commented that I'm eating a lot less. Several people at work have also noticed that I've lost weight.

I walk taller and straighter and I feel more confident now. The biggest benefit for me has been that I have the awareness and I know what is going on. I've seen the success from it and I'm fitting into the clothes that were hiding in the back of the closet. I have better endurance and I can see the improvement in my lifestyle.

I feel confident that I'll stay on the same path that I'm on right now and continue with my progress. I would recommend A New Day Hypnosis to anyone who wants to change their lifestyle. I'm happy to share it with anybody because it works. I know it's all up to me and Laura has given me the tools that I need to be successful.