Hi there, I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all the positive changes in my life from thought work.
My question at the moment is about being in a hurry for weight loss. I really like Brooke’s teaching about not wanting to be in a hurry to get to a goal or change of circumstance and I find this really helpful. I have been using thought work on my own for almost 2 years on my weight loss journey, in scholars for about nine months, and I am doing amazing. About two years ago I started this process and lost about 90 pounds, over this winter even before the pandemic I had been overeating a lot and gained 15 to 20 pounds and then in the middle of April I decided that I was done with this and started really doing the work to figure this out once and for all. I am journaling/thought downloading every day, planning my food ahead of time and for the first time in my life eating faithfully to that plan, and I feel amazing and really pleased. I am really and truly doing my impossible goal of having freedom around food. One of the thoughts that has been incredible for me is thinking “I love letting food just not be that big of a deal in my life”, and “this is who I am now and it is so much better“.
So at this point I am really feeling that I am totally figuring this out for good. I can honestly say that I am feeling peacefully calm and confident about being able to manage my weight. I know that Brooke teaches that we don’t want to be in a hurry, because the process is the important part, and I am feeling myself feel slightly torn about wanting to participate in the lose 8 pounds in June program. I lost almost 7 pounds in April, and I think that the extra support and focus of this program would make it fairly easy for me to lose 8 pounds in June. I really am feeling good about doing this, and not feeling a sense of “just let me lose the weight as fast as I can so that I can get to the part where my life is great”, right now it is feeling more like “I solidly know that I can easily manage my weight for the rest of my life, I’d like to see what a weight 8 pounds down from here feels like, so why not do this in a fun way with this June program?” Does that make sense?
I know that I can and will make whatever decision I like and decide to feel good about it, but I would love some feedback about how I am thinking about the “don’t be in a hurry” advice, many thanks.