kingkeld's Journal, 12 May 2012

I want shout out a HUGE thank you to my buddy SK1NNYFUTURE!

Through her comments on several of my journals she's been mentioning the hypnotherapist Paul McKenna, who has a series of books and CD's that can help people with insomnia, stress addictions etc... I've been putting it off a little checking him out, really only because I had a lot of other things to do, and thus it didn't become a priority to do so. Well, I checked him out yesterday, and boy am I glad I did.

I found 4 things that can be - and already are - really helpful:

1. A CD called SLEEP LIKE A LOG.
3. A DVD of a broadcasted TV show called PAUL MCKENNA WILL MAKE YOU THIN
4. A short little video file that can instantly kill cravings.

This is wild. I'm honestly amazed with all of it.

As many of you know, I have a battle with treats and especially chocolate. It's not so much that I want them, but they seem to want ME and they aree frickin' relentless about it. Once the thought of snacks crawl into my head, there isn't much I can do about it but bow to the chocolate demon. This has been a severe challenge for a while.

Well, I listened to the weight loss CD yesterday morning, after journaling, but before I went to work. This was probably the best 17 minutes I ever spent. I had no craving for chocolate or other baddies all day. I had the ability to stop eating when I was full. I was aware of my food intake. I even skipped the bread at band practice, something I'd never do. More on that one in a moment.

The downside was that my control bounced WAY to the other side. At absolutely no point was I hungry. At no point did I want to snack or graze. I had no urge for candies. I had only a common sense feeling of when I should eat. The result: I only consumed 600 calories yesterday. Not good, of course, and I'll have to do better than that.

If this is a starting trend, though, these new techniques can really help me through my days in maintenance. It can and will help me becoming "normal" when it comes to my eating habits. And best of all, it's helped me to handle cravings already. I've seen this in effect twice already.

Wife and I were watching the TV show. It's a four parter, and you're supposed to watch one per week, but it was so good that we ended up watching two shows back to back. It was this second show that really did it for me. It talks about cravings and how to kill them. On the show, their guinea pig was a girl who was addicted to cola, to the point where it was an obsession. She was severely overweight, her teeth had rotted etc. You get the picture. They put her cols turkey off her cola, for three days, she became depressed, angry, frustrated, sad, showed all the signs of an addict. Then they implemented a little exercise, and after a few minutes she was actually okay, to the point where she was okay with going to her local put to buy a glass of orange juice. Not cola. Orange juice. She was smiling, happy, and free of the cravings.

In the show, we're taught how to do it. As we learn, we are asked to invoke the demon that we normally can't say no to, make the urge real, and then kill it. It worked! I went from actually wanting chocolate to not really having a need or a wish for it in less than a minute. I couldn't even invoke the demon again. How weird and how awesome!

Later, at band practice, as we're about to have our break and have bread and cheese, I'm telling the guys about the technique. They're already eating, and I'm about to get my bread. Mind you, I had PLENTY of room in my RDI to eat. It's a tradition to have this meal. Hanging with the guys make it one of my most important meals of the week. We'll, after SHOWING them the technique, simply because it's strange and interesting - and not because I was escaping an invoked demon - my urge for bread was gone. I skipped it.

We've been together as a band since februar 2011. I have skipped bread once before, a day I was getting sick. This time I didn't even want to. I didn't even try. I simply implemented the technique. How wild is that???

I found a little video online that shows the technique. Watch it learn to do it. If you only do one thing today, make this little exercise the one. Then send SK1NNYFUTURE a thank you note. I owe her heaps for pointing me towards this.

Of course, I have only tried this twice. I don't have any experience with the effect long term. I just know what I experienced, and I assume that a well renowned psycho therapist knows his stuff. I trust him on this. I see this as a potential tool to help me getting much, much better at maintaining my weight.


Oh and I'm not sure if MCKENNA did this, or if it's all me and a new found motivation... But I'm writing a long journal on a Saturday morning. I'm writing it from my exercise bike. I've been on it for 45 minutes, and I will of course do the full hour. I woke up refreshed, after listening to the SLEEP LIKE A LOG CD last night going to bed. I woke up with a great outlook for today, an urge to get on the bike - absolutely no arguing with myself about it - and eager to write this journal. Wife instill sleeping, and most Saturdays I'd be right there sleeping too. Not today, I had to share this with you guys.

I highly recommend that you look into this. It seems like awesome programs that really brings in a new player on our team. I will see if I can find a way to share the video of the "curb cravings" technique. I really want you guys to see this. If it's not there, at the bottom of this journal, then I haven't found it on YouTube or anywhere else - yet. Come back later in the day to check again. Om sure you won't regret it.

I'd try to explain it in my own words, but I don't think I can. Sorry for being all mysterious about it.

Here is the video. I recommend you try it - it's worked greatly for me already. I know, it looks silly, but who cares. :)

EDIT 2: YouTube pulled the video, so I'm posting a link for you to get the video file. I hope it'll work better.

Today I'm thankful for :
- SK1NNYFUTURE being so Damn persistent on this. Thank you thank you thank you.
- the most positive outlook on maintenance I've had in a while.
- Weekend!

So, off I go. Saturday. Doing right. NOT Indulgence Day. Let's see if I can do this. Of course I can - and I will. Life is good!

176.1 lb Lost so far: 165.6 lb.    Still to go: 0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.

Diet Calendar Entries for 12 May 2012:
1392 kcal Fat: 64.81g | Prot: 82.00g | Carb: 96.17g.   Breakfast: Olive Oil, Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, Tomatoes, Egg, Sliced Ham (Extra Lean). Lunch: Pizza. Dinner: Pork Loin (Whole), Bacon, Spanish Rice. Snacks/Other: tangerine, nutramino. more...
3599 kcal Activities & Exercise: Yard Work (gardening) - 2 hours and 30 minutes, Walking (moderate) - 3/mph - 1 hour, Bicycling (slow) - 11/mph - 1 hour, Sleeping - 8 hours, Sitting - 11 hours, Standing - 30 minutes. more...
on diet kingkeld's own diet   losing 21.6 lb a week


12 May 12 by member: Helewis
Soooo pleased you found it useful ....... I think you must be one the "ideal" candidates, who are particularly hypnosis receptive. I have seen several of his sessions, on different subjects and with lots of different guinea pigs... He always seems to get results eventually. I have his book and CD - I can make you thin. I used to have it on my old iPod and would listen to it before I went to sleep. Some of the things he says - like put your knife and fork down, after you take a mouthful of food, feel how full you are and grade it from 1-10, I still do now - OK not ALL the time - maybe I need to re-load it onto my new iPod and take have another listen :-). Do be careful about going to low in calories - we don't want you being anorexic! .... Maybe you also need to be careful about being so susceptible to hypnosis... Who KNOWS what trouble tha coud get you in - your DW could get you to do ANYTHING ... LOL 
12 May 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
all worked up to watch it,but youtubed pulled it.sorry 
12 May 12 by member: rockytu
I'll find a workaround for you guys to view it...  
12 May 12 by member: kingkeld
Thanks for the recommendation. I could really use the sleep like a log and maybe the others as well. Good seeing you have a newfound motivation. But then again you seem to be always motivated. 
12 May 12 by member: petuniak
Rocky if you use the address Kingfeld supplied it goes to a drop box account. Works great.  
12 May 12 by member: petuniak
It still baffles me that this trick works. It's so strange and weird - but I've had it working for me again today. :) at this point of any Saturday, I'd have eaten breakfast, a buffet and at least 100g of chocolate. Today, I had breakfast, have worked out, walked to our garden, eaten a protein bar, done 150 minutes of yard work, shared a pizza with wife (and left about 20% of my half on the plate, not finishing it!), and a tangerine. I have a 20 calorie jell-o waiting for me for after dinner. I'll do great on my calories, have no cravings, and I'm super motivated! How cool is that!?! 
12 May 12 by member: kingkeld
Real cool KingKeld.... You will have lost that 6.4 pounds in no time :-) 
12 May 12 by member: Sk1nnyfuture
I'm well on my way already, Pam. :) 
12 May 12 by member: kingkeld
Thank you for the link KingKeld! I've been using the I Can Make You Thin hypnosis CD for a few months now and do believe it helps me to make powerful changes. For me, if I haven't listened to it recently, I feel the effects waning so I try to make it part of my routine several times a week. Truly amazing. I've been craving a big icy margarita for days. I just used the technique and that insatiable lust for my favorite drink is gone. Most excellent. 
12 May 12 by member: joyfulgirl


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