Friday, March 07, 2008

about this whole turning-over-a-new-leaf thing...

I bought a book last Sunday, called The Secret". I wasn't sure what to expect but it has a cover that sort of makes you want to open it and see what's inside.
So I did, and I started reading it, and it blew me away. You have to read the book to know what I'm on about but it's all about how our thoughts shape our lives. It's not just enough to agree with this, you have to know it.

It talks about a lot of stuff, but one of the things I picked out was what the author says about weight. Now, I don't exactly battle with my weight - my whole life I've been one of those fortunate people who can eat what they want without picking up weight. So I wasn't concerned when I put on a couple of kilograms over the winter - after all, haven't I always been able to lose them again easily enough? Only, I seemed to carry on picking up weight, until my favourite jeans became so tight I could barely sit down in them. And I started wondering if perhaps what they say about it getting harder to lose weight as one gets older is true. And the waistline kept expanding and the butt continued to droop.

So when the author of this book said that the trick is to Think yourself Thin, I figured I'd give it a shot, and for the last 4 days I have been telling myself that I am my perfect weight, and that I look great... and I've been believing it to a point where I've actually seen myself looking nice and slim when I look in the mirror. There was a minor glitch this morning when I put on my black work trousers and they felt really tight, but I persevered and kept believing I look great.

And now comes the punchline...
I was standing at the printer this morning and a woman I work with walked past, stopped, turned around and said, "You're looking lovely and slim, Terri..."
It was all I could do not to laugh out loud! I just smiled and thanked her but inside I was laughing my ass off (haha, get the pun?!).
There's something to be said for this Secret!

So here's my good vibe for today: Have a fantastic weekend, all of you!


LiVEwiRe said...

All YOU have to do now is market a book called 'Laughing Your Ass Off in three easy steps' and you be a zillionaire! ;)

Aine said...

Okay, you've got me intrigued. I'll have to look for this book.

Dawn said...

Hi There - just checking you got my email. Incase you didn't, check out
Hope all is well with you. I haven't had time much of late to blog or visit - but this is my week for catching up on both. Are you also counting the days to warmer weather like I am??

angel said...

teehee... i haven't read the book, but i have definitely found that thinking about yourself in a good way and liking what you look like almost draws people in- they can sense how you feel and it makes you attractive...

Katt said...

I think I am going to take a stab at thinking myself thin!

I wonder if I can think myself into stopping smoking. Any advice on that?

Terri said...

LiVEwiRe - I suppose you're going to want royalties for coming up with the title..?

Aine - It shouldn't be too hard to find; it's all over the place here.

Dawn - Warm weather? You mean to say such a thing exists..?!

Angel - Perhaps I am just in the right frame of mind for it now, but it's SO much more than a 'motivational' book.

Katt - I reckon it's possible and it's all to do with not wanting cigarettes. If you don't think about them, you don't want them, right? (Ja it's simple, not necessarily easy, LOL!)