How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 3)
EFT Tapping points
Today I am going to explain an easy technique, called EFT, which stands for Emotional Freedom Technique, that is a powerful tool to shift your weight set point, as well as delete old subconscious programs that no longer serve you.
First of all if you answered the questions on fear or old stories that were the focus of the last two blog posts, you will also want to use EFT tapping on the results of those results.
But first, if you are unsure of what EFT is or how it works, I recommend clicking here for a complimentary video lesson and downloadable worksheets.
Once you see how it works and practice a bit, you can use it to tap on instructing your body to create a new weight set point.
An example of how to tap on a new weight set point, I would use the conversational tapping approach and simply tap on the EFT tapping points on the head and torso, as shown in the photo above while stating your new desired weight set point. See below for a sample tapping exercise: read more
How to Break Through Your Weight Set Point (Part 1)
Since just about everything in your life has a set point based on your mindset, patterns, habits, beliefs, and stories; the only way to experience a break through is to first focus on your inner game.
When focusing on your inner game let’s look at the gremlin – fear. Fear can be one of the biggest players in keeping a set point alive and well. You may not be consciously aware that there’s some underlying fear, however let’s explore this a little bit further.
Ask yourself the following questions: read more
What Your Weight Set Point is Telling You
Every thing in our life has a set point; your money, your success level, and even your weight.
When you examine your past and graph out your weight ranges and the duration of time that you weighed in those specific ranges, you will learn a lot about your weight set point.
For me, I have two very defined weight set points. These two set points are weights in which my body gravitates back to, if I don’t rewire them at the energetic and subconscious level. The first weight range is 160-169, which for my height is considered overweight. The second is 140-145, which is considered within a healthy range for my height (5’2″) and age.
When I graph out my weight over my adult years, it looks like a bell curve:
How to Set the Foundation for Weight Release
Before your set out on your weight loss journey, it’s best to approach it from a place where your efforts will be maximized. What I mean by this is, say for example you enter the metaphorical doorway, you set your intention to “lose 40 pounds,” you either start a diet, or an exercise regimen, or you do your own thing. Do you want to set yourself up for failure or success?
You’re probably thinking, “Success, of course!” Well great, you have a positive intention. But what happens to so many people when they start out on this journey is that they haven’t set the foundation. Their inner vibration is not in alignment with their desire of losing, or in my world, releasing weight. So the foundation ends up being cracked, or wobbly, or completely broken and dilapidated.
The most effective way to set the foundation for success is to get into the Zone from the starting gate! You may be familiar with the works of Abraham-Hicks; they call this place the Vortex.
What limiting beliefs are you holding on to?
I am just sitting here, thinking about the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, our weight, our value in this world, etc. We all have stories and limiting beliefs. Many of us have money stories, body image stories, weight stories, success stories, relationship stories, and more. The key to eliminating the stories that don’t serve us is to recognize them.
A couple years ago, one of my limiting beliefs (or stories) was that a woman my age would have a very hard time releasing weight.
Are You Hiding From the World?
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I remember when I was younger and I was afraid to draw attention to myself for fear of ridicule, due to my size. It was always safer to just blend in and stay in the background. My weight held me hostage until I was in my late teens / early twenties. Even then I never fully stepped out into the spot light. I remained partially invisible and only let a bit of my self shine in front of my group of friends. These friends of mine were the creative types; they were in the band, in theater groups, year book club, and photography students. They were as quirky and as ‘weird’ as I was. I fit with these kids like peanut butter and jelly . But still something still loomed over my head…if I was to become totally visible then I would open myself up to some unwanted attention.
Weighing in at 160 – 180 pounds at 5’2″ at the age of , I was really afraid of drawing any attention to my weight. It was pretty crazy thinking – it’s not like my friends couldn’t see with their own eyes that I had a weight problem. However it was the unsolicited comments and criticism in front of my group of friends from those “mean kids'” that was my worry. read more
Are you in the Zone?
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Zone. You know that place where everything just flows magically, and synchronistic events seem to be abundant. Abraham calls it the Vortex. It’s a place where our vibration is high and we are in alignment with our desires.
What happens with your weight release efforts when you are in the Zone?
First off, when you are in the zone you are optimistic, positive, happy, loving, and free of judgement. read more
The Snow and the Energy Shift
How’s this winter treating you? We have gotten slammed with snow here in much of the U.S. I’m not much of a cold weather person but I do love how beautifully fresh snow glistens on the trees. But when I have to shovel it, and when it turns to muddy slush, that’s when the novelty wears off for me.
Since we live on the coast of Oregon, we don’t get too much snow, but winters can be pretty chilly and wet and winter is not so much a ‘Winter Wonderland’ as it is a ‘gray rain fest’. So to get out of the rain we decided to take a trip to Mt. Hood. I braced myself for the cold and the snow, and set out to meet up with two other couples to enjoy a long weekend in the mountains.
How to juggle it all?
Many of us work full time jobs, have children and a household to run and organize; and sometimes it’s just too overwhelming to even consider adding one more thing on our plates.
When you are faced with low energy or lethargy due to being overweight, I can totally relate to your overwhelm and discouragement. I mean, how in the world do you have the energy (and time) to exercise, eat right (we don’t say diet in my world), and discover/clear the underlying reasons that are at the source of your negative eating habits?
Well I have come up with 8 steps to make your life easier when facing the need to release the weight and keep up with all your other priorities: read more