Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10 Pounds and Inches Later...

My Personal Testimonial for the Wonders of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

I was feeling pretty low.  I had gained weight and I wasn't sleeping well, either.  Stressed, unhappy, and lacking motivation, I was desperate to feel better.  I had no idea where to start.

After reading a blog post from my tweep, @MsJayye, about clutter, I was inspired to write a post, so I started doing research about the psychological aspect of clutter.  That's when I came across a podcast by Teresa Lee, "The Tapping Lady".  On her page, there were 3 podcasts about EFT and weight loss.  She talked about how she used EFT to clear her negative beliefs.  As a result, she lost 50 pounds and cured herself of fibromyalgia and other ailments.

I've heard of the technique before, but didn't think it really worked.  I thought about how all things happen for a reason and that finding her page probably wasn't an accident.  I decided to be open minded and gave it a try.  You can listen to the posts here:

Part 1

Part 2

I listened to her and tried a few of her suggestions.  I noticed that I felt a little better, but not completely.  I searched the web for more EFT scripts and came across Carol Look.  I tapped along with her to a number of her podcasts and scripts, including one about cravings, and I felt an immediate shift.  It felt like something was lifted.  At the time, I had a big bag of unsalted tortilla chips on my desk and I was getting ready to eat a few handfuls, even though I wasn't hungry.   Once I finished taping, my cravings went away and I was able to put the chips away without touching them.  I had no desire at all to eat them!  Also, my mood changed instantly.  I felt much calmer and was back to my chipper self.  I wondered how long it would last and to what extent it would work for me.  My questions were answered once I got home.

Normally I find that my home is a serious emotional eating trigger.  I find that I am eating something from the time I get home to the time my eyes close, but this time was different.  For dinner, I ate a salad and a small turkey burger on one slice of bread.  A few hours later I had 2 sourdough pretzels and I didn't eat anything else.  I had no desire to do so.  I was totally surprised that the tapping had even worked on my night eating.  I was a believer before when I could put away those chips without eating them, but now I was DEFINITELY a believer.

I decided to try it on exercise.  Some months ago, I was regularly going to the gym before work, at least 3 times a week.  I went on a trip for work and when I came back, I just stopped.  I wanted to go, but I just couldn't seem to get out of bed in the morning.  That night I tapped on getting a good night sleep, waking up feeling refreshed and motivated to get out of bed to go exercise.  The next morning when my alarm went off at 4:45 AM, not only did I wake up feeling great, but I hopped right out of bed and headed to the gym without hesitation.  Unfortunately, the gym was closed due to a power outage, but no worries.  I went for a walk at the park instead and managed to jog for most of the last lap.  The thing is, I HAVE NEVER JOGGED.  EVER.  I've always wanted to, but found every excuse not to do it.  My asthma.  My boobs are too big.  It isn't good for my knees.  Excuses, excuses, excuses!  After tapping that night, I did it and I was so proud of myself for doing it!

Since then, it's been a little over 2 months since I started tapping. I've lost 10 pounds and I've trimmed several inches total from my body! My clothes fit differently.  My energy has increased and I am as happy as ever!  At first, I made sure to tap just about every day, sometimes more than once a day, but now I don't tap as often as when I started.  I tap when I need to and it has helped substantially every time I've done it.

I've found different EFT practitioners around the web and have tapped on things like resistance to change, forgiveness, abundance affirmations, attracting money, releasing fear, trust, and more.  I have gone to the gym consistently between 3 - 4 times a week.  Each time, I do intervals of jogging and brisk walking, along with circuit training.  I can definitely see that I am trimming down.  I owe all of my current successes to EFT and for that, I am eternally grateful.  I highly recommend it to everyone to try, so you will be seeing a few videos in some of my upcoming posts.  Let me know how it works out for you and please be sure to share these posts with your friends.


  1. So you tried tapping huh? I came across Teresa Lee some time ago but never gave EFT a chance. Thanks to your blog, I'm going to revisit it.

  2. I did and it is working out great! So glad that you will give it a try!
    Please keep me posted on how it works out for you. :-) And thanks to your
    blog, I found Teresa Lee and started out on this journey.

    Be blessed and continue to be a blessing! :-)

  3. Thank you so much! I've been reading your blog and I am proud of you too!
    You really are blossoming in full bloom. :-)

  4. Hi was just checking in to see what was going on over hear at the Diva Headquarters. I hope all is well. :-)

  5. Thanks for checking in. I've been on sabbatical since this post. I shall
    return though. :-)