Earlier this month, I held my first-ever contest and giveaway, where I invited readers to guess what was in the Valentine’s Day care package that my mom was sending me. Over 30 of you entered, and I determined that Cheri, in British Columbia, Canada, came closest, by accurately guessing that my mom would send me homemade cookies, and they’d be heart-shaped. The care package also included some heart-shaped chocolates, which I re-packaged with the cookies, and shipped to Cheri as her prize. She was really excited to win – she’s never won anything before – and so you gotta love that! I’ve exchanged a few emails with Cheri since she won the contest, and she told me a little about one of her weight-loss strategies, and allowed me to share it all with you… You’re definitely going to be intrigued, like I was… so keep reading… but first, the candy/cookies update:
Cheri received the package, and since she runs a day care, she divvied up the chocolates along the kids she looks after. The cookies didn’t survive the trip (I blame me for packing them poorly). She says the chocolates didn’t last more than 5 minutes, but she managed to snap a few pictures before they were completely devoured:
Fantastic pictures, Cheri – thank you!
When she was sending me her address, Cheri dropped this little phrase into her email which I read, then immediately re-read three more times:
“I was hypnotized 2 weeks ago, so no longer eat chocolate…”
“I know the struggle of weight loss. I weighed 180lbs, and went down to 125lbs. Then, after my second daughter, I went up to who knows what, then started weight loss again at 185lbs, and then have lost 25lbs so far.”
“As for hypnotized, it was my first time. I figured I would give it a try, and anything is worth trying at least once, and if it worked, then great. I went in with the positive attitude that it would work. I had her focus on not eating chocolate & drinking pop, which of course, at that time, I did daily (and craved like crazy). The session lasted just over an hour. I left that day no longer craving chocolate, and no longer drinking pop. I just don’t want it. If I even think of eating it, its almost like there is a mental block that allows me to rethink [that] I actually don’t want it, and I am able to leave it alone. It’s been two weeks and I have yet to touch the stuff!.I am going to make another appointment, and ask her to make me more aware of stopping eating when I am content… and to not eat when I am not hungry. The hypnotist said (and I have googled this) that 95% of the people who have been hypnotized for weight loss are successful..My Dad’s wife just went yesterday, so I’m waiting to see how things went for her. She said that she felt good after it and that the hypnotist said that she went deep. So I would be surprised if she did not have similar results to me.”