My Real Life Story
No, that's not an alien coming out of my chest! It's the head of a friend. We're both fitting into the jacket that I wore a year earlier. Two bodies in a garment that once accommodated just one. Let me explain.
I've struggled with weight since my teenage years. By the time I was in college, I was about 50 lb overweight, and each year brought an additional few pounds. By the time I got serious about weight loss, I weighed twice what I had weighed in high school. I do a lot of public speaking, and my round body told my audiences that I had a weight problem before I opened my mouth.
I tried many different approaches to weight loss. Weight Watchers, THE ZONE DIET, Circuit Training, Jenny Craig, Slow Weight Training, and THE ATKINS DIET were among them. I would often lose a few pounds, but like most dieters, I found the weight soon returned.
I decided first that I would learn to stabilize my weight, because unless you can maintain, losing is pointless. So even though I was much heavier than I wanted to be, I discovered practices that allowed me to maintain a consistent weight for several years. Then, it was time to lose.
I blackmailed myself into it. Here's how I did that.
For several years in a row, I gave a keynote speech at one particular Energy Psychology conference. I asked the conference presenter if she would allow me to teach a one day weight loss workshop the following year. She gave me a funny look, since my rotund body proclaimed I was the person least likely to have any useful advice on the subject. But she said yes.
Now I knew I had a year ahead of me to accomplish this. I focused intently on weight loss using EFT and the other tools in the Skinny Genes toolkit. In six months, I lost about 40 lb. For the following six months, I maintained at exactly that same weight, give or take a pound or two.
This photo is of me teaching that workshop a year later. I brought the same jacket in which I delivered my speech the year before, but now two people could wrap it around themselves!
That was three years ago, and I have successfully maintained my weight ever since. That weight loss class formed the core of what we teach in Skinny Genes. It works, even for people like me, who failed with other methods. If it worked for me, it can work for you. So please believe in yourself, and join me in the Skinny Genes adventure!