Some of the earliest words we read were by Dr. Seuss. And to think, he was one trash can away from giving up when he ran into a college buddy who agreed to publish his stuff. Where would we be? If you spotted his voice in the title, you win. He speaks to us (children and adults alike which is why the Cat gets his own celebration day for Theodor’s birthday) in carefully chosen words that stick.
That’s because words are important. The choices we make with what comes out of our mouths, or our pens, or our fingers stick. They set up root in our subconscious and conscious minds, both holding their own power. (And just in case you’re thoroughly confused, it’s NOT Theodor’s birthday. I’m just pondering the power of words again.)
When talking about pounds of fat we want to think in terms of letting that go, releasing it, shedding it, dropping it. This is a hard shift to make because our culture always wants to “lose” it. When we lose something, like our keys, what do we want to do? We want to find it. I certainly do not want me or any of my clients–or you–to find any weight you lost. From now on, “shed”!
And if you shed,
You must not climb
The hill you hiked
(And, that, my friends, is why I don’t write rhyming books.)