Have you lost the same 5, 10, or 15 pounds over and over again? You work really hard to get them off, yet you seem to gain them back almost over night. Then you do it all over again. This sequence of events is addressed in today’s tapping example.
Setup (Karate Chop Point) – Even though I’ve lost this same 5 pounds before, I choose to be amazed at how easy it will be to keep it off this time. Even though I’ve lost this same 5 pounds before I respect my choice to lose it, or not lose it again. Even though I’ve lost this same 5 pounds before I love and accept myself with or without those 5 pounds.
Eyebrow…I am so depressed
Side of Eye…Because I’ve lost the same 5 pounds before
Under the Eye…Not just once
Under the Nose…But over and over again
Chin…That feels like failure to me
Collarbone…I know it doesn’t have to keep happening that way
Under the Arm…But it feels like this cycle will never stop
Top of Head…I acknowledge my frustration
Eyebrow…I acknolwedge that I am feeling bad about this
Side of Eye…I don’t want to continue the struggle
Under the Eye…I would like to find a way to make this easier
Under the Nose…Stressing out over it won’t help me reach my goal
Chin…I am proud of myself for not giving up
Collarbone…I’d like to keep it off this time
Under the Arm…And I am open to having it be much easier
Top of Head…I love and accept myself, with or without this struggle.
Take a deep breath and let it out gently. How do you feel about the 5 pounds now? This exercise isn’t really about the 5 pounds. Most people’s weight fluctuates and the truth is that the ups happen much more easily for some people than the downs. How we feel about those fluctuations is the real issue and can set us up for even more difficulty. The key to this exercise is asserting that you can love and accept yourself no matter what your weight.
Are you feeling brave? If so, take a look at your stomach. Take a really good look at it from the front, the side, clothed, and naked. Write down the first words that pop into your mind and then tap about those.
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