I received this Note from the Universe the other day that read, "Simply put, the reason there are things you want that have not yet appeared in your life, is because you're just not used to thinking of yourself with them". It got me to thinking... I have struggled with my weight since I was 21 years old and even had a complex about my weight before that. I was never truly small or slim. I've always been curvy no matter how large or small. So I have a really hard time thinking of myself as a thin person.
They say that athletes should visualize themselves winning. Crossing the finish line in first place. Why can't I visualize myself as healthy and slim? Or at least normal size? Even when I lost 60 pounds 3 years ago, whenever I looked in the mirror I still saw a very fat person. I remember one day I was shopping in a fabric store and as I was waiting to be checked out the cashier made some catty comment to me about a woman who was shopping. She was overweight and the woman said something like, "a woman that size should never wear an outfit like that". I turned to see who she was talking about and realized the woman was the size I visualized in my head that I looked like! So I was surprised when it dawned on me that the cashier didn't view me that way.
I think it was the first time since I had lost the weight that I figured out I was truly smaller to the rest of the world. Yes I had lost 3 dress sizes and yes I felt really good but I didn't think or see myself being that way. I think it equates to people who are anorexic and never see themselves as that way either. So maybe what the Universe message to me was to start visualizing myself thin. To day dream about the clothes I will be wearing and look at myself with clearer eyes and realize that I'm on the right road. I've lost 27 pounds so far and my pants are starting to get baggy. I need to adjust my thinking to accomodate that loss and realize it's a great one! And it will only get better. Joylicious!