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Health,  Weight Loss

Want to Lose Weight? Lighten Up!

By Kate Corbin

“We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” – Carl Jung

Are you very unhappy with the number you see when you step on the scales or the silhouette you see when you look in the mirror? Have you been very unhappy about your size for a very long time? If so, it may sound impossible to lighten up and accept where you are. But the thing is, as long as you remain unhappy about your weight, you’re insuring that the pounds stay on.

In accordance with the Law of Attraction, by focusing on what you don’t want, you’re creating and attracting more of what you don’t want. You’ve probably heard that what you resist persists. Resisting and fighting against unwanted weight actually perpetuates the unwanted weight because you’re focusing on what you don’t want. As you lighten up and stop fighting against what you DON’T WANT, you automatically begin moving in the direction of what you DO WANT.

To lighten up physically, the first step is to lighten up emotionally. Accept where you are now. And, at the same time, maintain positive expectation that you’re on your way to where you would rather be. The ideal position for weight loss is to accept your body as it is today and simultaneously expect to be moving closer to your ideal body tomorrow. Accept and Expect!

Accepting where you are does not mean merely putting up with circumstances you don’t like. It means letting go of resistance in order to allow in what you do like. To accept where you are, repeat to yourself:

I am where I am now and it’s OK. I am where I am and it’s not where I want to be, but it’s OK. I’m OK where I am because I know I can get from where I am to where I want to be.

The best way to get from where you are to where you want to be is to make peace with where you are right now and get excited about where you’re headed. Thinking “I’m fat and I’ll always be fat” is resistance. As you think, “I’m on my way to thin” and really FEEL it, you ARE on your way. As you relax and let it be OK, you release resistance and open a space for what you want to come in. As you reach for thoughts that feel better, you’re applying the awesome power of the Law of Attraction.

The best way to attract weight loss or anything else you desire is to lighten up, have fun and FEEL GOOD. Heavy feelings keep you heavy. As you FEEL lighter, you become lighter. Remember: Your thoughts created the body you now have. Your thoughts can create the body you would like to have.


Kate Corbin is a Law of Attraction Coach and the creator of Gold Star Coaching. Both her coaching practice and her three eBooks – “Dining at the Cosmic Cafe, How to Be and Do and Have Whatever You Desire;” “Manifesting from the Inside Out with the Law of Attraction;” and “Think and Grow Thin with the Law of Attraction” – are designed to empower you to truly live the life of your dreams. To contact Coach Kate, download a free copy of her eBook “Magical Musings on the LOA,” and subscribe to her ezine, visit Gold Star Coaching.