"Hi Britt, Thanks for keeping track of us graduates. There was so much to say, and I hope it helps. To answer your questions: I lost 30 lbs total in both the 6 week and Advanced program. About 20 lbs. in Advanced. I know my body can release more, seriously, but I was spooked by the amount of weight I lost then and how easily it came off. The ease of the release of weight in TandT was so different for me after I struggled so much before.
I think my metabolism has actually changed with my brain!
Binging: I'm still trying to get my bearings being thin again. I binge about 1x per week but now I eat much less when I "binge". Now when I catch myself eating beyond being full, I connect with my emotions, appreciate and love them, and do something else I enjoy. Before this program I would eat a large bowl of ice cream sundae just about every evening, then move on to junk food rationalizing that I'll lose the weight tomorrow. Now I use the tools from Think and Thin. I eat fresh simple food. I initially tapped for ice cream cravings. I have eaten only a couple of scoops of ice cream since I started last July. No guilt. I sometimes do have emotional eating urges but I know what they are and that's okay. I thank them for being there to let me know something is up.
Before, I ate mindlessly, I ate any time, any where. I now recognize that I was taking Xanax in the form of food. I ate anything I could put in my mouth proud that I wouldn't starve because I could eat anything that's available. I know now that I am not starving, eating was a diversion I used to keep me from facing my truth. Once I understood within my deeper self that I'm not made of my emotions, and that I can actually separate emotions from food, it was completely different.
With years of therapy before TandT, I have learned more about myself that would have taken years to bring up. I still find echoes, take care of them quickly, and now they are interesting facets of me rather than being scary ghosts jumping out from the past to hunker down protected under a plate of food.
What helped in Think and Thin Advanced: Tapping for cravings, mindful eating, chakra work. I read Anodea Judith and and was amazed how the chakras coincide with what I studied in clinical psychology. Echo tapping was definitely helpful, Pushing food away and throwing it out, lettuce for dinner. Lots of echoes cleared. Lots of support and your being available for us.
Your guidance in TanT about healthy eating was so helpful. Even my husband is staying away from the GMOs and processed foods, trying to eat organic and grass fed meat and dairy. Not 100% yet but very conscious of it. I want to keep this quality of life and now I prefer healthy food choices that just taste better to me. I do exercise 1/2 hour to an hour a day for at least 5 days a week.
I have actually been exercising for many years and it feels so good to be more strong and flexible now that I have lost weight! Having said that, I'm now 128 lbs at 5'5"". I love where my 6/8 dress size has taken me. Now fortunately I'm healthy at 67 (68 in September) depression is gone and I on the whole feel happy.
This weight loss due to Think and Thin Advanced is different with no deprivation whatsoever. It's a new relationship with myself and with food and this transformation affects the quality of my life not only in my body being lighter, but how much more richly I live my life. So many things to do, enjoy, and explore besides eating.
All the credit for your great work, the thorough supervision, intensive training, detail, and support you are offering has been really strong for me in what I've experienced in your Think and Thin Advanced training. Thank you for that. As a professional I'm now much more sensitive to my clients, provide them with more effective support and intervention, and most of all, they have expressed their gratitude.
Brittany, you've done so much in your work that has helped us. I know I can rely on you in the future. By the way, I did gift a relative this program, I wanted her to have the benefit of a class of her own without an authority figure standing over her. I will definitely stay in touch. Katie has been terrific! I wanted you to know that I've appreciated her patience, empathy, all around support, and even more patience and support. Love and Hugs,"