Stage 2 ~ Contemplation ~ The Opposite of Fat is Love
One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to fall in love. People who tumble head over heels into romantic love experience their body fat melting away. It could be that you are happy so you don’t comfort eat, it could be your desire to look good naked or a hormonal reaction associated with nesting rather than anxiety.
Sometimes weight loss also occurs when you fall in love with places, activities, professions, works of art or social movements. Obviously there is no association with being naked or nesting in this case but the common emotions are appreciation and gratitude.
Create an Appreciation List
Think of someone who’s a positive presence in your life. Write down the name of this person and list at least 15 things you appreciate about this individual.
You might get stuck after a few items but keep going. Ask yourself about your person “what do I like about you, why do I love you so much, what are your positive aspects”. If you really find it hard, do a warm-up by using your cat as your subject.
I have had such an epiphany/mid life crisis over the past week about love and sexuality that it sparked a possibly out of character post all of its own. Check back later ~ it is scheduled to be published at 3pm this afternoon (because life is all about synchronicity).
*I apologise for the photo – I couldn’t resist