Wednesday, March 05, 2008


I’m working hard to improve myself this month. Already I’ve hit some rocky patches with the lunch out on Sunday followed by a conference day where again I ate stuff I’m trying to avoid (or at least just have occasionally). Yesterday I could feel myself falling back into my dark hole where I’m consumed by negativity and all I want to do is eat, eat and eat some more.

I knew I had to take action quickly before March ended up as bad as or worse than February. I know my problem is in my mind and in my beliefs and the unhelpful self dialogue I have with myself when troubled times hit. But how do I fix it? And how do I fix it permanently? Actually I believe it cant be “fixed” but it can be “managed”. So how do I better manage this issue/problem/situation that (sometimes) dominates my life?

I remember reading about Neuro Linguistic Programming in recent issues of Women’s Health and Fitness. From the brief information I’d read it sounded like it could help me so I checked out some info on the web only to find that courses were very expensive (and for once they were available in Adelaide). So I went to an old issue of WH &F and re-read an article on it and just did the exercises described in the article.

Things are looking up today. I’m not touting this as a miracle cure but I’ve had many instances lately where I’ve tried all sorts of different things to pull myself out of the negative doldrums without success so this has been a nice breath of fresh air. I know that I’ll look further into this but would welcome any comments from others who’ve had experience with NLP or other similar therapies.




Combat Girl said...

Hi Magda,

I would suggest contacting an eating disorder group near you and getting them to send out some info. It will do you a world of good to realise that what you are experiencing is no different to alot of other women and men.

Maybe seeing a professional counsellor who deals with eating disorders. You can get one that is free of charge if you qualify, call your local council and make some enquiries.

These things have been tried and tested my myself and I KNOW THEY WORK. Your problem can be fixed. BE positive sweetie.


Splice said...

Hi Mags :-)
I'm sorry your having such a bad time with this. I know how hard you have been trying to control or manage your eating habits.
Try not to be so hard on yourself, i know it's easy for me to say but it might help for you to find a solution.

I'm really glad your blogging again, i think it's good for you, for all of us.

Deb xxx

Kristy said...

I know what you are going through and no I haven't heard of NLP, but I would very interested to hear more about it. Please let us know how you go as it is something I would consider to help me as well.

Ali said...

Good luck with it Magda, and I agree don't be so hard on yourself, I've heard through various people that Neuro Linguistic Programming can be effective for particular issues.

Hypnothearpy can be very effective if you find a good practitioner as well. I have had that for a few issues in the past.

Take care and be kind to yourself,

Ali xxx

Shar said...

HEy Magda

Glad you are feeling better today.

I will get around to posting or e mailing you som emore about my mind coaching soon.

Shar x

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Magda said...

CG I do believe my problem can be fixed and I'm working on it.

Splice its good to be blogging again - even if its not all a bed of roses.

Kristy, I dont know too much about it but you should check out the WHF article. Text me if you want a copy of it.

Ali, I tried hypno a couple of years ago but only had short-term success with it. (Admittedly I didnt do many sessions).

Thanks Shar. I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers all