Health Risks and Issues of Being Obese In My Past
Standing 5′ 6″ the doctor tells me I’m obese at 190 pounds. He also mentioned that I should take better care of my health. It could have been no big deal if my health is perfect. But it’s not. I’m hypertensive and was advised to take that small pill every single day to manage my hypertension for life.
“You must be kidding doc,” I said. “I do martial arts and I’ll show you that it will be back to normal in a few weeks’ time.” The doctor’s reply caused my blood pressure to rise. My ego to crumble; “Sir, martial arts has no fight in this arena. Unless you lose weight, you’re on pills forever.”
However, that was 10 years ago. I was taking the pill like the doctor said. I joined all weight loss programs that came my way. Just to get rid of that pill; which is straining my nerves, as well as my pockets. Every time I do, my weight drops for a few weeks but invariably returns; even if I’m consistent with my training. I cannot understand why, but my body seems to adapt after a while.
Nevertheless, I couldn’t seem to notice significant improvement a week after. I then began to doubt whether this “subliminal thing” works. However, I was determined to finish the program and continued listening to the recording in my sleep. Until one day I woke up in the middle of the night. Suddenly I realized why I just couldn’t lose weight! It was a “AHA” moment for me . . .
Believe it or not, I used to be small and healthy
Back then when I was small, I used to be very skinny and healthy. Until I entered college. Because of that my self-confidence was low and I’m overly self-conscious. Nothing so occupied my mind but my bony figure. After that, I decided I would do my best to become big. Eating became my favorite past time. And for a good reason, too. In less than a year, I have gained pounds. After that happened, I was so happy with the results. Then I remembered making a promise to myself; “I will never be small again.”
After all, that promise was deeply rooted in my subconscious. It was only that night that I realized it was blocking my progress in any weight loss program I joined. It was a form of self-sabotage I wasn’t even consciously aware of.
Anyhow, when I talked to some friends who are into weight loss courses, they told me the same experience. I did a small research. However, I wasn’t very much surprised to find that roughly 80% of those who tried to lose weight, gained back the pounds a few week or months after. “Back to normal,” was the joke around.
In my study of the human mind and health
Under any circumstances, I learned that it is divided into two regions. The conscious; which is dominating during our waking stage. The other was subconscious; which is largely unexplored and still a mystery to many.
The conscious mind is the critical, analytical and questioning aspect. As well as in control of most of our day-to-day activities. From preparing to go to work up to the time, we decide when to go home. The subconscious; which can be compared to the unseen part of an iceberg, directs our automatic and non-voluntary actions; like driving the car while listening to the news of the day.
While it appears that the subconscious operates in the background, it greatly influences how a person acts and reacts. It is the part which tells the mind, “You can never do it any other way except this”. If we do not understand how this part of the mind works; we will find that our ability to improve is somewhat constrained.
I heard the story of a very fat lady who was unsuccessful in her attempts to trim down. She tried everything to no avail. Finally she decided to try hypnosis. During the session, she discovered that she unconsciously didn’t want to lose fat because she was “punishing” her unfaithful husband. It was her way of “getting even”. Knowing the social embarrassment her husband experiences every time he asked about his wife.
Sounds silly, but psychologists know this phenomenon
In many instances, such as the story stated above; the goals of the unconscious contradict with the goals of the conscious mind. This is what happened to me for ten years. Until I began using the subliminal recording to lose weight. Funny, but I was able to lose ten pounds after 28 days. With no extra effort.
Subliminal messaging works in the premise of producing results from the inside-out. It goes deep into the issue. It brings it out in the open for proper resolution. It’s simply realigning goals of the conscious with the unconscious to bring about the desired outcome. When that happens; success can be yours.