Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Little help from NLP

Today I went to see a lady for NLP therapy. I needed to address the trust problems I have with my band, and also the need to completely sabotage my weightloss. It was good. I was not sure if I was under or not, but actually I must have been because although I heard every word that she said, I thought I was under about 10 minutes and it was an hour and a half. The poor woman was horse. I also have a tape of it too, so that will help me in the next few days. I feel good and positive, in myself, if a little dubious about the treatment. I guess that everyone must feel that way. This was a total suggestive therapy and I didn't talk at all. During the session I wrote my ideal weight and size on a board and visualised myself that way. I wrote 12 stone. I thought that was odd because I normally think of 11 stone as being my goal, but maybe I am being unrealistic with that. So apparently my body will want to level itself at 12 stone for the rest of my life. Considering she says this is a 1 time session and I will not need another session - it will work - I should be thrilled and seeing results soon. However, I do get that horrible little thing at the back of my mind that thinks "why isn't everyone doing this then..?"

Hopefully its just the cynic in me. Who knows, we shall see.

It was £30 by the way and her name is Joy - ironic considering the slimmingworld pig's name was Joy too...

On that note, I rejoined Slimmingworld, as I said I would, with Georgina's class on a Monday morning. I weighed in at a hefty 17 stone and half a pound. I wont be able to go to the class this Monday because its a bank holiday and although its been re-scheduled for Tuesday, that's the day we go to the Czech republic. We come back the following Monday, so its going to be 3 weeks before I get a weigh in. I think this will be a good test of the NLP and also my willpower.

Something strange happened at slimmingworld this week too. You go to a stand to get weighed and the lady writes down your weight in your book and as she was doing this she asked "Have you had the lap band removed now then?"....

I haven't told anyone apart from he consultant that I have a lapband at slimmingworld. Consider the sniggers... "had a lapband but getting fatter!" "paid all that money but its not working is it! Still has to come here!" NO! There is no way I was going to tell any of the hoi-pol-oi at slimmingworld about my band, EVER.

So how did this woman know?


Those who have been reading this blog for a long time will remember the trouble I had at Slimmingworld PIG Joy's class when someone came up to me and asked me if I had a band when even JOY should not have known (since I didn't tell her!!!). Talk about no confidentiality at all. I am so upset about it, but I am biding my time as I need to find out where this little woman heard that I had a band, and how many other people know. When she tells me that it was Georgina (as that's the ONLY person there who knows about it and should have held that information in the strictest of confidence as the consultant being paid by slimmingworld), then I will plan what to do.

I am NOT having that.


  1. Someone at the hospital where I go to have my fills has lost nothing in 12 months, and they're looking into whether it could be leaking - there's all sorts of reasons why one is not losing weight with a lapband. What these people at Slimmingworld SHOULD be thinking is "that woman's so determined to be a normal weight that she'll stop at almost nothing - look at her coming here AND having a lapband too." (Plus they don't know that you're also undergoing NLP therapy!) It's admirable that you're trying so hard, and any bandit reading this will agree, of that I have no doubt.
    But having said that, they're clearly unprofessional about confidentiality, and shouldn't get away with it.
    Have a lovely time in Czech Rep, and don't blow the good work away with too much booze!!

  2. Hi Hon...

    About the confidentiality issue, does this place have some sort of "case record" that any of the employees can access? She may have asked if you'd had the bad removed because you haven't lost much weight and because she has already read it somewhere. However, if it hasn't been written down then the person that you originally told has breached your privacy and confidentiality. You'll have to see what the confidentiality policy is like at this place... I would go and talk directly to the person you originally told about the band and see how the information got out. When you first told her about the band, did you ask her to keep this information private?

    Good luck! I'll be interested to see how you go as my sister works at the clinic where I got my band done and I'm terrified that she will find out some how!!

    Lots of love,

    LBG xx

  3. I work in care and confidentiality is paramount...If we break it it is an immediate sacking and you won't get another job in care.
    Good luck with your NLP ... sounds interesting!


  4. How was Czech Rep? What was the food like for a bandit?