I’m 16 and ever since I can remember I have been the “chubby” “chunky” girl. I was laughed at in kinder, elementary and middle school, because of my weight. I told my parents about the teasing and I told them I needed to lose weight. They said I look beautiful and that losing weight was not necessary. But I was the one being laughed at, and eventually I got really depressed. Every day was a torture, taking a shower or looking at the mirror.
I thought it was a thyroid problem and made my parents waste money on doctors (5 doctors) and I was still depressed and was more negative than ever.
I hated P.E. I did not like to exercise at all, and I hated it when one of my parents tried to tell me to start eating healthy or to go for a walk. I even hated to go to the stores because I had to walk from the parking lot to the store! I was a teenage girl and wanted to dress like one, but I never found pretty clothes to fit me.
In my middle school, I found out that I was gaining 20lb per year, so in my 3 years of middle school I had gained 60lb. It was so depressing to start high school weighing 200lb, and I was only 5ft tall. My family kept telling me to stop crying and stop being negative and stop being sad. This continued for 1 more year. No matter what I ate or how much I exercised I was still gaining 20lb every year.
I started to pray to God to help me lose weight, I begged and asked God to help me. Well that’s when the law of atraction started. I saw this Latin actor on the television, Alejandro Chaban and he had muscles, looked young and was talking about something I never expected. He used to weigh 214lb. at the age of 16 and OMG I was thrilled! How can someone like him look like that now? It was so cool to see that transformation, so something made me order his book. As I read the book I was so exited to learn how he lose so much weight and the first chapter said that no matter how much stuff you know, no matter how many doctors you visit or how many trainers you hire, if your mind is not positive nothing will work. Then he mentions the “law of attraction” which I had heard about before but never actually knew what it was. He gives a really brief explanation of how the law of attraction works.
Well, I read the whole book and it didn’t work, so back to depression. Then I remembered that paragraph about the law of attraction making your thoughts become things, and then within an hour of that my dad comes in and hands me a blue book. He says, ‘Here you need this book’. He said that he was at the book store and he read the introduction and that he suddenly thought that that book will be very helpful for me. The book said “El Secreto Para Adolecentes” (I got the book in Spanish). The book had the symbol of “The Secret”.
I started reading and when I found out that The Secret was about the law of attraction, I read the book in 3 days and it was the most amazing thing ever. The book was by your guy Paul Harrington, “The Secret to Teen Power” (in English title).
In just 3 pages my attitude was completely different . I didn’t cry any more. I haven’t cried ever since I got that book.
So I started all over. I used the book to go from fattie to hottie with the law of attraction, because he was right, the guy from the book was right, no matter how much you try and work to get something, you will never be achieve if you don’t believe it.
I started to use it. I used everything around me to help me believe I was thin. I kept telling my mind and believed that everything I do and every thing around me was helping me lose weight.
My thoughts about food changed. Instead of torturing myself with mean comments and bad feelings about my food, I blessed everything I ate. I thanked God for the food I was receiving and then I ate it slowly, enjoying every ingredient in it. I felt no guilt on ruining my diet. In fact I actually thought I was improving my metabolism every mouthful!
Now I’m 16 and weigh 150. I was 200!! I look back and think of those depressing days where I use to think how fat I was and constantly think that I will gain 20lb every year. Well of course I would gain 20lb every year, because I actually believed that.
So I knew that if the problem was the result of my thinking, the solution would be too. Now, I not only stopped gaining 20lb every year, but I lost 70lb in a year, and that, my friend, is amazing!
Thank you, Secret!!! All you gotta do is believe that your dream is not a dream but a reality!! 🙂 🙂 🙂