Many times in my life I was told I was too thin, or losing weight too fast. I also have been told the opposite, that I needed to lose weight.
I love it when you are having a great conversation with an amazing friend, and something comes out of your mouth, and then you have an AH HA moment!
Well, that just happened.
We were talking about health. Specifically, about times in our lives when we were thin. OMG! It hit me like a brick. What a wakeup call! Was I subconsciously associating being thin with my Epilepsy? I had been told I was too thin in the years before it came on.
I was at my doctor’s last year, and she said, “You know you are losing weight very quickly.” The answer was yes, I felt great and was planning on losing more over time. However, I bet I gained 18-20 lbs in about six months right after that. It dawned on me tonight that perhaps becoming thinner sparked a fear of being unhealthy, and ultimately, having the Epilepsy come back. Time to do some work around that.
I know that my Epilepsy could come back and that’s a scary thought.
When the Epilepsy disappeared, the weight came off. Do I have a deep seeded fear if I get thin again it will come back? Well, logically I know that becoming thinner will not cause it to come back again.
Quite the opposite. I need to lose some weight, and I will be much healthier if I do.
A healthy lifestyle is a positive, not a negative!
Amazing what our thoughts do to us. What have you been subconsciously telling yourself causes or coincides with your epilepsy or chronic struggles? Let's talk about it and turn your negatives into positives!
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By Liz Nicholls - Freedom Coach for Women with Epilepsy & Transformational Coach for Women Over 50