me Get Back to Being Motivated
to Lose Weight
"Help me! When I was losing the weight I felt so good about
my exercise and weight loss I actually considered going into
the health field. I want to get that back! Any help would be greatly
Wanting to get back to a time when you were motivated to lose
weight is easy with an NLP process called Anchoring. Daydream now
about how it felt back then. Jot down notes if you can. How did
it feel overall? Is there anywhere on your body you felt it strongly?
What kind of feeling was it? Strong, mild, fluttery, tingling? What?
Do everything you can to recreate exactly how it was.
How were you sitting or standing?
How did you carry yourself?
What did you hear from others?
Do you remember anything negative?
Write it down.
Do you recall what you saw? Were
you in a certain place? Was the
sky a certain color, etc. Get
every detail you can as vividly
You considered going into the
health field? What type of work,
every detail, and when you really
feel it, just like you felt it
back then, reach down and squeeze
That's creating an anchor. Then,
try again, all the same steps
as above, ask yourself the same
questions and then this time,
remembering as intensely as you
can, squeeze your knee again.
It may sound silly but it really
How to Test
if your Weight Loss Anchor is
To test if it's working, stand
up, shake it off - think of the
last movie you saw (think of anything
else, just to get your mind clear).
Get all the thoughts out of your
mind, and when your mind is a
blank, sit down, and squeeze your
knee. Your thoughts will
probably go to the good feelings,
and memories of what it felt like
when you were getting in shape
That's how you "set an anchor."
Anchors like this are how you switch thoughts from negative
to positive in the blink of an eye. If you are feeling bad, you
just say, "Hey, this isn't right," reach down and squeeze
your knee, and whoosh, you have those memories again.
The memories are something that can help put those feelings front
and center for you again, and that's what you want, to get back
those feelings. Once you have those feelings, even if just a
bit, you'll become motivated to do what it takes to produce those
feelings more and more, and maybe even pursue that a career in a