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Slot machine and T-tapp - what they have in common

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    Originally posted by Cheryl 07-16-2003, 11:08 AM

    Okay, I knew that would get your attention and you have to bear with me because I am not a gambler (and I don't want to offend anyone with the slot machine reference) but just bear with me for a moment and see where I am going. You guys are going to love this analogy that I came up with while I was driving to the Lexington KY clinic yesterday. This is what happens when I have too much time on my hands!!

    Okay, let's think about slot machines for a minute - you put some money in and you pull the lever and than what happens?? Sometimes you win a little, sometimes you win big and sometimes you get nothing. When you get nothing, don't you just "know" that the next time you are going to hit it BIG????

    Okay now let's think how this applies to T-tapp and our bodies. Every time we do a workout, fuel our bodies with quality, nutrient dense foods we are putting coins into our machines and than what happens??
    We measure and we have lost only a couple inches. Sometimes we measure and we have lost a lot of inches. Sometimes we measure and no change?? What no, change - how can that be?? I was doing everything right!!!

    So, maybe we need to push through this wall and "believe" that the next day, week, month we are going to hit it BIG but the only way that will happen is if we keep playing.

    Let me know what you think.

    T-Tapp Trainer in Training
    Cincinnati OH/Northern KY area

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    07-16-2003, 11:55 AM
    Hi Cheryl,

    I totally agree! Good point (and I love those slot machines). I was getting bummed because I haven't lost anything additional in my waist (1 inch since I started 3 weeks ago), but I measured my waist this morning and wouldn't you know it -- another inch gone!! Woo-woo!!!

    That's what it's all about.


    07-16-2003, 12:29 PM
    I like this a lot Cheryl! You can’t win if you don’t play! You are so right.

    I decided awhile back to not measure, not weigh, not do anything where I could see or not see results other than what I could see in the mirror and in my clothes. You know what? I am so much happier because now I don’t have to measure and go, no loss this whole week, but I worked so hard.

    I have no idea what my body needs to do to build muscle and shed fat. If it wants to shift things around and get bigger in some areas temporarily or hold onto fat in some areas temporarily, I am sure it knows what it is doing. I just have to let it do its thing.

    But surely you are right too—nothing will happen if I don’t put that tape in the VCR and *play*

    See- I told you you would be an excellent trainer, what a good analogy! Glad you had a ball in Lexington.


    Debbie P
    07-16-2003, 01:13 PM
    I love your analogy! It really sums up that attitude I'm taking. I started tapping in April and have done 2 BC's. I haven't really seen much inch loss but the health benefits have been wonderful. I am rearranging, strengthening and firming up and I know that one day, that woosh will hit me, too!

    Debbie P.

    07-16-2003, 01:27 PM
    It is really hard to have faith that even though the exterior evidence has not reared its head....the interior improvements are happening all the time. I am an accountant and I have to see the bottom line....but over time I have learned to believe that the internal changes are there and will manifest themselves in visible ways in the near term.

    Slot analogy!! <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>


    07-16-2003, 02:16 PM
    Glad you guys liked my analogy. I come up with a lot of crazy things when I drive - it seems that I do my best thinking when I am driving. Don't worry, this part of the midwest is pretty flat and straight! LOL!!

    Susan and Ally- Isn't tapping amazing. Your body is going to shed itself of those unwanted pounds and inches at its own pace and time. Who knows when that great WOOSH is going to happen but it is great when it does. Plus, it seems once you stop "worrying" about every little detail it frees your body up from all that stress and it enables it to do its job.

    Ally - What a great attitude you have taken with your body and your health!!!

    Christine - I understand that accountant brain of yours and the need to see the bottom line and results. I am the same way!!

    The great thing about t-tapp is that you will feel it working in more ways than one.

    Some people notice right away that they are standing taller, their clothes fit differently, more energy, better body assimiliation and elimination etc. All of these things can happen with a little or a lot of movement with the tape measure. Everyone's machine is different and each one of us have abused our machines in different ways.

    For me, my main goal was to lose x sizes and get rid of my problem areas but right now I think it is really cool that my arms are getting these really awesome looking cuts in them, my calves are getting slimmer, my butt more lifted, my shoulders have definition for the first time and I am starting to see the beginning of a six pack forming on my abs (I am probably at a 2 pack!! Ha) Now, none of these that I just listed were part of my goals but I sure like the side benefits!! I didn't even mention that I have more energy, I stand taller, I just feel better all over. My back and neck pain from a car accident last year are mostly gone but when the pain comes back, I do PBS really slow and immediately feel better. If I stop tapping for a couple of days, my back gets stiff and tight and I can hardly move - this helps me remember why I love tapping - it gave me my life back!


    07-17-2003, 12:01 PM

    A good anology I have heard is like a coat of paint, A chair that was painted wayyyyyyy to many times, it takes time to strip each coat away to reveal the original chair.

    The same is true when tapping, it takes time to strip away the layers of us to get to our best body


    07-17-2003, 12:06 PM
    Michelle -

    Great analogy - I like that one too.


    07-17-2003, 12:13 PM
    Thanks Cheryl

    Good for you coming up with all of these motivators


    11-08-2005, 07:13 PM
    Love both analogies! Anyone else have any others???[8D]

    Karen Seraphine

    11-08-2005, 07:13 PM
    great analogy, and motivating to boot! Thats me, sometimes I lose a little, sometimes I gain a little (inches that is), and a lot of times the inches won't budge, but I know that I've gotta stay with the program, push myself the the max, then it will happen eventually...R

    Erie Rose Patterson

    01-18-2007, 10:06 AM
    Wow CherCher! I just saw this and LOVE the analogy! Consistancy IS key!

    S & S to you!

    Michelle Barbuto