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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 7th Week!

My 7th Interview – Before My 5th Hypnotherapy Session With Dr. Bunny ~  

dyanne -7-borderIn this interview, we are going to answer the question that was asked in the last session: “What is a good replacement for Cheetos?”

We discussed how very often one habit is replaced with another.

I explained to Dr. Bunny that I do not wish to focus on the diet and exercise portion of my journey to a healthy weight, nor do I want to replace that unhealthy snack with another.

That has never been my favored approach.  Only once before, was I motivated to diet like I am now, and I was successful.

I want to understand the reason that I would turn to such an unhealthy choice such as Cheetos.

On this journey, I have been making good food choices for the most part and experiencing a degree of success. My clothes are starting to look baggy.  The number on the scale is going in the right direction.  Yet, I have always turned to food for comfort, and I want to reverse that.

If you recall in our last interview, I was a little down, but now I am back to my new happy self.  I realized that it was hormonal, which is cyclical for me.

Dr. Bunny said to me that I would probably have to buy some new clothes soon. I shared how I wasn’t looking forward to that as it has always been a nightmare for me to shop for clothes.  I realize that I am not the only one who finds it difficult to find something to wear.  This is a common problem for many of us, but it has been a lifelong struggle for me.

Dr. Bunny did notice that I am looking better and my clothes are getting baggier.  I have also been able to communicate better, whereas before I would keep my feelings inside, and probably stuff something in my mouth for comfort. I am really starting to be more assertive, and I am excited about this change.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ https://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 6th Week!

The Sixth Interview With Dr. Bunny – Before my Fourth Hypnotherapy Session ~

Cheetos_borderWe discuss how frustrated I am that progress is so slow after one month of dedicated effort on my part.

I remind myself that I am on a journey, so I need to enjoy it and not to just focus on the destination.

We discuss eating healthy salads and how Dr. Bunny makes her own salad dressing.  I joke with Dr. Bunny and mention that I eat salad just for the dressing.

She does not think it is funny.  She truly believes that eating healthy, whole foods is extremely important and wants me to understand that, so I can be successful.

Then, I confess that I eat 3 to 4 small bags of Cheetos per week from the vending machine at work, which are 310 calories per bag.

Dr. Bunny is appalled because Cheetos do not have any nutritional value whatsoever, and the calories equate to eating a small meal. I let her know that I account for those empty calories by not eating something else later, but Dr. Bunny still suggests that I need a healthy replacement for this crunchy, stress-relieving treat.

“Why Cheetos”, you ask, as my go to?  Because I am a stress eater, and I have told myself that the crunchiness and saltiness are comforting at those moments.

At work, I have gotten into this bad habit because something always happens to trigger this stress eating or at this point, it has just become habitual.

Dr. Bunny asks those who are listening to stay tuned to hear what healthy alternative replaces my addiction to Cheetos.

Here is the comparison between a vending machine sized bag of Cheetos, and a vending machine sized bag of Snyder’s Pretzels:

Here are the photos for calories of each:

 

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Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ https://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 5th Week!

This Is The Fifth Interview With Dr. Bunny – Before my Third Hypnotherapy Session ~ 

dyanne-photo_5_borderWe discuss how I am transforming my mind. It is true that your thoughts are powerful and, when you think about something, you can change it.

I am happier now than I can ever remember.

I am eating very clean and almost no carbohydrates, religiously, with the exception of fruits and vegetables, since my body does not process sugar correctly.

I am making my own food and hardly eating out.

I always had a feeling of being overwhelmed and that is no longer the case. I have told the tennis players in my neighborhood that I will soon be joining them when the weather permits.

Dr. Bunny and I discuss past romantic relationships and how being fat always became an issue to men for me. (Here is a photo of me and one of my boyfriends from years ago.)

Dr. Bunny says that I have attracted this, and it has become my reality. Changing this mindset will affect my ability to transform myself on this journey to a healthy weight.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ https://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 4th Week!

My 4th Week:  The Underlying Causes or Reasons

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Dr. Bunny and I discuss how I was ‘skinny’ for a minute.

I share with Dr. Bunny that I feel negative about being skinny because in the past, I considered myself to be conceited when I loved how I looked and felt when I was ‘skinny.’

I am remembering and talking about a lot of old memories and history that I kept pretty buried.

Also, I was molested by two older men.  I told Dr. Bunny that I was molested by two older ‘gentlemen.’

She told me that they were NOT gentlemen and we had a discussion about how I held that in my memory.

Being fat made me invisible and not prey to these predators or my feelings of being vain, but it also made me depressed. I no longer love myself because of how my extra weight makes me look and feel or the damage that it has done to my health.

I eat very clean. A doctor had introduced me to a book that was called “Wheat Belly”, and I learned to stay away from genetically modified foods (GMOs).

I think that if I can just change my mind with Dr. Bunny as I have done with my diet that I can be successful on my journey to healthy weight.

I think things are starting to ‘shift’.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ https://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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Dyanne Van Der Kamp: My Journey To A Healthy Weight – My 3rd Week!

Dyanne_photo3My Third Week – Continuing Commitment AND,
Noticing  That My Clothes Are Looser!

 Dr. Bunny and I discuss how my week went after my first hypnotherapy session. 
 I was much happier and focused on eating properly. 
 
I am also afraid to fail on my journey to a healthy weight because I have not had any kind of long term success in the past. 
 
I shared the health conditions that I have been diagnosed with such as sleep apnea, heart arrhythmia, which is an irregular heart beat, and insulin resistance. I currently use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine for sleeping because sleep apnea can be dangerous if untreated and may be the underlying cause of the arrhythmia.. 
 
I am told by the doctors constantly that the sleep apnea and high blood pressure can be reversed if I shed the extra weight, which is why I am so motivated. 
 
My clothes are looser after this first week, but Dr. Bunny mentioned not to fixate on the scale as weight fluctuates throughout the day for may reasons. She says to pay more attention to the way my clothes fit and how my body is changing. 
 
I am ready for my next hypnotherapy session, which immediately follows our interview.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Dyanne @ Cell: 805-717-9316

Email: Dyannevdk@gmail.com

You can reach Dr. Bunny @ 805-482-8111

Email: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

You can order the 6 session, “Lose Weight And Keep It Off” CD Set that Dyanne is using @ https://bunnyvreeland.org/store/

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