My manager at work just came by and we were chatting about weight loss (we’ve both been doing Weight Watchers). She mentioned that The Secret (that book you may have heard of that is both crazy popular and… crazy) tells you a (crazy) way to lose weight. The book is based on visualizing things you want, or something like that. Part of the whole visualization technique is that you have to look only at people who are your ideal weight. In other words, as she put it, “only look at skinny people.” Well of course, I had to go and look this up immediately:
I have fixed my “perfect weight” in my mind and visualize stepping on the scale and seeing that. I got out a photo of myself at that weight and look at it. (I am going to do a vision board also.) When I see someone at a good weight I think admiring thoughts rather than beating myself up or comparing myself. I am making believe as she says that my perfect weight is current reality. The interesting thing is that with no effort I’m simply not thinking much about food anymore.
I didn’t see anything about averting your eyes from fat people, but I would really love to know if that part of it is true. It would make me angry if it weren’t so ridiculous. Also something I would love to know: what the hell is a “vision board”? anyway, I believe in manifesting, so I told my boss I would try it.
Manager (indicating my co-worker): “Just look at Jess all day.”
Jess: “No, don’t look at me!”
Mo: “No, let me try. I will be skinny. I will be skinny.”
Jess: “You’ll also be short, if you don’t watch out.”
Mo: “And Asian. You’re going to be really surprised on Monday morning.”
Make it your intention to look for, admire, and inwardly praise people with your idea of perfect-weight bodies. Seek them out and as you admire them and feel the feelings of that–you are summoning it to you. If you see people who are overweight, do not observe them, but immediately switch your mind to the picture of you in your perfect body and feel it.
Wow. I almost can’t believe it actually says that. I… have no words.
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