Priscilla: Weight Loss

April 2, 2013 at 4:43 AM

Also: Low Energy, Sleep Problems

“I have tried other programs but none have been as effective as this…”

From Priscilla in Salinas, California:

When Béatrice asked me to share my feelings and experiences with Weight Loss Program, I thought about all the changes that have taken place since I started on the program. I have struggled with my weight all my life and have tried other programs on the market but none have been as effective as this program.

I started the program in February, and have lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks and I continue to loose. I average 2.5 lbs per week. I feel very comfortable with this weight loss per week. It works for me. The first three weeks were a matter of shifting my priorities about food and myself, and leaving my cherished breads and pastries behind!!! Withdrawal, from my precious life long friends, was more like it and it hurt for a day or two, but it is amazing how quickly the physical / psychological need and desire left for them. Although, I do longingly and lovingly caress a loaf of bread now and then when I am in the grocery store… but I move on to fruits and vegetables with barely a whimper, now.

Béatrice Is a Great Coach and Inspiration

The reason this works for me is because of several factors:

  • Béatrice is a great coach and inspiration.
  • I am learning a healthier way to eat and live.
  • I am learning to take one day at a time.
  • I am learning to heal my life and myself.
  • I am journaling every day about how I feel about the work in progress and the steps to healing myself.
  • I work daily with positive affirmations and to reinforce a positive frame of mind.
  • I have the support of my family.
  • I find that exercise is the bane of my existence so I have learned to shift my attitude and make it fun by choosing different ways to exercise. Yoga, bicycling, walking, gardening and chasing the neighbor’s dogs!!!!

How do I feel now? Good question!

  • I have more energy.
  • I sleep better.
  • My thoughts are clearer and I am better able to problem solve at work.
  • I am happy with myself for myself.

I Recommend: Do It!!!

What would I recommend for those thinking about the program?

  • Do it!!!
  • I recommend a book by Louise L. Hay, “You Can Heal Your Life.” It is a very uplifting book with exercises to heal yourself that complements the program well.
  • Find a friend or buddy to talk to about your journey.
  • Don’t beat yourself up by weighing yourself every day—hard thing to do, but it saves a lot of heartache and you don’t set yourself up to become discouraged if the weight shifts from day to day.
  • Remember, you are a work in progress and it is all about the journey you are on at this point in time—so enjoy yourself and revel in your progress and your pitfalls without both we can’t appreciate the balance we feel as we reach our goals.
  • Above all else, laugh, laugh and laugh. Having a sense of humor about yourself and with others helps to heal and pave the way for a new you… or makes fondling a loaf of fresh, hot garlic bread in the middle of a busy supermarket easier to rationalize as other inquiring minds pass by…

Good luck to you all!!!!

— Priscilla in Salinas, California