A little while back I mentioned that Mommy was getting hypnotized for weight loss. Well, she had it done, and she came back from her appointment and I noticed right away that she hadn't lost any weight! I didn't want to upset her but something had gone horribly wrong! She explained that it doesn't happen right away and that weight loss is gradual and she would lose weight when she stopped eating so much and kept on her new exercise program. The reason she went to get hypnotized was because she needed her sub-conscious mind to work with her conscious mind to help her to stop sleep-eating and over-eating in general. I was thinking - if she already knew that it was just a matter of eating less and exercising more, why did she need to be hypnotized? I thought it would be better if I didn't approach her with this logic, though. Humans are odd; they eat when they're not hungry, don't eat when they're hungry, cry when they're happy and say 'I'm fine' when they're clearly not!
My vet tells me that I'm a perfect weight, so I've come to the conclusion that I should be Mommy's personal trainer and dietitian. She is welcome to share my grain-free kibble and raw food and I'm sure The Ball Guy would be happy to make her run up and down the hall to chase a ball like he does with me. I'll even run up and down the hall with her to encourage her. The Ball Guy will do this constantly as long as you lie on your back and let him rub your tummy every once and awhile. Mommy may have to learn to do that, but it's really not that difficult and I can show her how. She also needs to know that he uses a lot of silly language and calls me 'You-u-u-u' and 'Rrrrrrrrrrrubbbins'. I have no idea what he'll call her! It's just best to act like it's really not that unusual so he won't get uncomfortable and just keeps throwing that ball.
One thing I have noticed about Mommy since she has been hypnotized is she really eats a lot less! She'll say 'I can't eat another bite' after she's eaten only 1/3 of what she used to eat! I thought at first she must be joking until I started eating her leftovers and she didn't even try to stop me. The wonderful thing about Mommy's leftovers is she and I have a very similar taste in food (although she still refuses to try my raw food) so everything is so yummy! I've made it very clear, though, if I catch her going for my cat treats, she'll have to go through me first!
All in all, Mommy says she feels wonderful after her hypnosis and a happy Mommy means a happy Deli! I will keep on her to exercise with The Ball Guy and I and hopefully all of her 'consciouses' keep cooperating so I will continue to get leftover salmon!
Happy Tortie Tuesday!