From the Author
Think Yourself Thin was written because of my love for my fellow human being with the same challenges I've had - Feeling like a failure with weight control because I kept gaining weight after each successive diet. I'd lose a few pounds, then quickly gain it back, eating normally! What was I to do? Diets obviously didn't work for me, so I gave up. However, I knew from my spiritual studies and positive thinking coaching I received in business training that I needed a serious attitude adjustment.
Learning to love myself was the first step in this change in attitude. I thought to myself, "Why not love my body instead of insulting it all the time?" OK, I thought, I'm going to make myself see whatever beauty I can find in my body, even if I have to go study ancient art to do so! I found a way to see myself from an artistic, creative viewpoint and accept the beauty an artist might see. Now I was getting somewhere.
I was so relaxed with my body that my subconscious was able to communicate with my conscious mind more easily. In a few days, the idea hit me - I could think myself thin! I looked in the mirror, told myself I looked great and said to myself, "You look great Debbie! You even look a little bit thinner today." That started the process and I instantly felt really good about myself.
Because I reprogrammed my subconscious this way, working with all my senses and my imagination, I was drawn to the right foods and the right exercise for me. Imagination beat will power and I won.
After some time and daily focus, I lost the 40 pounds I had gained dieting, without any diets or will-power whatsoever! I have kept all of that weight off for over 15 years and am still getting stronger and healthier all the time, setting new goals every year.
My book was written to help you benefit from the principles that worked for me, some psychological, but mostly spiritual. You can incorporate anything in my book into your own spiritual beliefs. Many people form support groups in their churches or businesses. Chapter 8 tells you how.
Life is much more fun when you allow yourself to imagine something better. Remember to be like a child or a butterfly, random and free. Allow the warm breeze of God's love to gently move you toward a newer and higher level of life. It's there for you!
A comment about the subtitle: "Will make you lose weight without dieting or exercising" should really be "Will make you lose weight without dieting or forced exercising" (I did not get to decide on subtitle, as the author!) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.