3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Support Groups > Alternachicks > Paganchicks

Visualizations

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-30-2008, 05:05 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 145 / 143 / 115

Height: 5'2"

Default Visualizations

Merry meet!
I wanted to find out if there are others who meditate and visualize their weightloss?

The plan that I'm on actually has a focus where they want you to visualize yourself in your new body. So, I've included something similar in my daily meditation. I'll list it down a little quickly.

It's an earth grounding. It's a deviation from a tree grounding meditation. You stand with your arms to the sky. Your feet rooted to the ground.
I ground all negativity held in my body including my negative thoughts about myself and appearance starting from my arms through to my toes grounding and cleansing to the earth. Once grounded I imagine white light coming from above same way as the negativity left through my hands then flowing through my body. I surround myself in white light protecting me. I then surround myself in pink light for self love and understanding. And this is where I visualize my new self.

What do you do?
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2008, 05:13 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
kaplods's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Wausau, WI
Posts: 13,282

S/C/G: SW:394/310/180

Height: 5'6"

Default

(not a pagan chick), but I firmly believe in "think it do it." I have my masters' degree in psych and learned progressive relaxation, guided imagery, and hypnosis and self-hypnosis.

Visualizing and mentally "practicing" things you want to be/do - it's strong stuff, and works. You've reminded me how much, as I haven't done this in a long time. Busy lives often push important stuff to the wayside. And now that I don't have a busy life, I've gotten out of practice.

Your post has been a wakeup call, I guess. Thanks!.
__________________
My Etsy shop (currently closed for the summer)

http://www.dreamstormdesigns.etsy.com
etsy link by permission from 3fc! Want to add yours? Ask them!

Last edited by kaplods : 06-30-2008 at 05:13 PM.
kaplods is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2008, 07:43 AM   #3
Restarting my journey :)
 
going2Bhealthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Novara, Italy
Posts: 324

S/C/G: 210/184/130

Height: 5ft 6

Default

I don't do any structured meditation or visualisation, I'm usually too tired or bust at the moment to focus too much on my craft (which is bad, but it'll find it's place shortly ) but every night before I go to bed I either read something inspiring or write something positive in my journal and meditate a little on being healthy and fit and slim before I sleep. I also do it a little because sometimes I dream about what I meditate on before sleeping and I love such positive dreams
__________________
Mini Goal!

One for Every 7lbs Lost:


going2Bhealthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 06:03 AM   #4
1st 10% goal - 175.5 lbs
 
jeanniethewicked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 46

S/C/G: 195/187/140

Height: 5'4"

Default

I do a similar meditation, and have incorporated "thinking slim" into all kinds of daily things now. It wasn't always easy to remember to do it, but that gets easier and it becomes 2nd nature really. For instance, in the daily bath or shower, which for me is very ritual, I soak in "slimming" water, and I visualize the slim woman I am, with her fabulous abs. I use "fat burning" salts, soaps, oils, & lotions. I massage in cocoa butter, for it's benefits of skin elasticity, and as I massage it in I "see" the figure I want to have.

When I have a cup of tea, regardless of what kind, it is "fat burning" tea.

And I apply this thought to everything I can in daily life. It is very powerful stuff indeed, especially when practiced while exercising.

I'm glad to know that other women do this. We should all practice recognizing ourselves as the truly beautiful women that we are!
jeanniethewicked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 11:42 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 145 / 143 / 115

Height: 5'2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaplods View Post
Visualizing and mentally "practicing" things you want to be/do - it's strong stuff, and works. You've reminded me how much, as I haven't done this in a long time. Busy lives often push important stuff to the wayside. And now that I don't have a busy life, I've gotten out of practice.

Your post has been a wakeup call, I guess. Thanks!.
I'm glad you found the post. Once you get a routine going, I'd love to hear what you do and your focus.

Thanks for sharing!!
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 11:44 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 145 / 143 / 115

Height: 5'2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by going2Bhealthy View Post
I don't do any structured meditation or visualisation, I'm usually too tired or bust at the moment to focus too much on my craft (which is bad, but it'll find it's place shortly ) but every night before I go to bed I either read something inspiring or write something positive in my journal and meditate a little on being healthy and fit and slim before I sleep. I also do it a little because sometimes I dream about what I meditate on before sleeping and I love such positive dreams
Whether or not you think so, it is a bit of a structured meditation. You do this ever night. And no matter how it's done, it's still something. I think that's great!!
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 11:46 AM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 145 / 143 / 115

Height: 5'2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeanniethewicked View Post
I do a similar meditation, and have incorporated "thinking slim" into all kinds of daily things now. It wasn't always easy to remember to do it, but that gets easier and it becomes 2nd nature really. For instance, in the daily bath or shower, which for me is very ritual, I soak in "slimming" water, and I visualize the slim woman I am, with her fabulous abs. I use "fat burning" salts, soaps, oils, & lotions. I massage in cocoa butter, for it's benefits of skin elasticity, and as I massage it in I "see" the figure I want to have.

When I have a cup of tea, regardless of what kind, it is "fat burning" tea.

And I apply this thought to everything I can in daily life. It is very powerful stuff indeed, especially when practiced while exercising.

I'm glad to know that other women do this. We should all practice recognizing ourselves as the truly beautiful women that we are!

What great ideas!!! Have these focuses helped you have a different out look on yourself and your dieting? I know for me, what I do helps me in a sense that I don't think so negatively as I did. And that was my big issue.'
But I'm sitting her sipping tea and thinking.... fat burning.

Thanks for sharing!!
chickenmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2008, 02:53 PM   #8
1st 10% goal - 175.5 lbs
 
jeanniethewicked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 46

S/C/G: 195/187/140

Height: 5'4"

Default

Quote:
What great ideas!!! Have these focuses helped you have a different out look on yourself and your dieting? I know for me, what I do helps me in a sense that I don't think so negatively as I did. And that was my big issue.'
But I'm sitting her sipping tea and thinking.... fat burning.

Thanks for sharing!!
LOL!

Yes, it really has helped me tremendously in several ways. In 2005 I went from a size 18 to a 12, and visualization was a huge part of my day. Like kaplods I had gotten so busy that not only my diet and exercise, but a lot of my important little for me rituals got pushed to the wayside. Then I broke my ankle last year and I really just lost control of it all. Meds, which I don't like taking, and being bound and dependent upon others to such a extent really pushed me into a depression. It was teasing the 200 lb mark that kind of refocused me to get the diet and exercise back into routine.

Visualization was also a big player in my quest to learn to truly love myself, in any form I happen to be in. As I went through that process I really did start to realize that I am very comfortable with the person that I am. And as a result people were more comfortable with me as well. It is your inner quality that is truly attractive.

And while before I learned to meditate little things could have been enough to make me give up on what I wanted, now I know that meditating on what I need will bring it to me. And in that knowledge I have a calm sort of patience and positivity that I didn't before.

I think the big trick is in crediting all of this for it's full importance, and not letting it get pushed to the wayside.
jeanniethewicked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #9
Restarting my journey :)
 
going2Bhealthy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Novara, Italy
Posts: 324

S/C/G: 210/184/130

Height: 5ft 6

Default

Jeannie, I love the idea of fat burning tea and creams and salts etc. I'd never thought of applying that label to things I do that alreayd fat burning in themselves. I'm definitely going to be drinking my fat burning tea tomorrow
__________________
Mini Goal!

One for Every 7lbs Lost:


going2Bhealthy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2