Overweight, Compulsively Bingeing, Anxiety Ridden & Depressed
We found this note posted on our Weight Loss page. It's very encouraging for anyone currently doing battle with his/her own body over weight issues. Here it is:
"This CD was sent to me by a friend at one of the lowest points in my life. Although I was once healthy and active, after my father's death and a couple of other major life changes, I found myself 100 pounds overweight, compulsively bingeing, anxiety ridden/severely depressed and unable to do anything about it.
I listened to the CD, loved it, but was not ready to commit to any major life changes yet. I managed to start medication for my anxiety and depression (and gained more weight) and then enrolled in a weight loss program at a behavioral medicine clinic through a fantastic hospital.
I have used this CD as an accompanying tool (at night before sleeping*) and I have lost 71 lbs in 20 weeks. I am exercising again (running and yoga) and feeling great.
This CD not only helps to reinforce healthy body imagery, but also alleviates the stress that was fueling my vicious bingeing cycle. I have learned to appreciate my healthy body and be more kind to myself. Most importantly, I have learned to forgive myself for allowing my eating to become so out of control and congratulate myself for fixing it - not with a crash diet, but with good tools, healing and modification. Thank you for this wonderful CD. It is extremely helpful!
*Ed. Note: Not everyone sleeps well when they listen to this particular imagery just before bedtime - it energizes and wakes some people up – so we don't necessarily recommend that everyone listen to this program at this time