Week 2 On Cura Romana Weight Loss Program

Thursday, November 18, 2010 by Amanda

What a week. It started with a major meltdown. I was really emotional for no particular reason. I tapped (EFT) and tapped and tapped and wasn’t getting anywhere so I decided to stop and ask myself “What do I need right now?” The answer I got was ‘cry’ and so I did. I found that once I acknowledged the feeling, I was able to let it go. I then went to bed early and woke up at 4.30am, fully awake and inspired. I wrote for 2 hours solid – downloading ideas for the Directory and my next venture. What a wonderfully unplanned productive time.

Two days later, I had another meltdown – just a mini one. This is apparently a normal part of the program and designed to help (or make) me slow down. I was prepared this time though so I left everything that urgently needed doing and took some time out. I had an epsom salts bath and listened to a guided visualisation on General Wellness – both of these were recommended by Leslie after my last meltdown. It’s great to have the regular mentoring.

If you like guided visualisations or affirmations, I can highly recommend the Health Journeys series by Belleruth Naparstek. Go to to buy them online. I found the mp3 option really easy as I could download the files straight away. Try tapping while you listen to the affirmations – extremely powerful – be ready for the accelerated results. For a free manual on how to tap, go to

Even with the bath and visualisation, I was still a bit low and it was the first time that I really felt like having something bad to eat. I didn’t succumb as that was not an option I gave myself – unlike when I have been on other programs. It has been made very clear by all the program materials that you have to follow the program to the letter and I am not about to sabotage my success. It is also for a relatively short period of time and I am already seeing huge shifts in my weight and energy levels so I didn’t want to halt this.

Apparently my weight loss to date has been exceptional which tells Leslie 2 things – my body was ready to let go of the excess weight and I have been carrying a lot of waste that my body has wanted to get rid of. This week I have lost a further 1.9 kgs and 13.5 cms overall. I am very slowly starting to accept that my body will do whatever it needs to do and am trying to let go of the need to lose weight in a huge hurry.

What I learnt this week?

  • There is only 160 grams of tuna in a 180g tin so we pay for 20 grams of water!
  • I realised that I had a very outdated view of organic fruit and veges being wilted and expensive. I think this must have come from supermarkets many years ago where they had the tiny organic section which no-one bought anything from.
  • On Saturday, I discovered the Organics market next to Vics Café in Victoria Street and was pleasantly surprised at the range, quality and price of the goods.
  • A friend reminded me, after my meltdowns, that a few months ago I was saying that I really wanted to be able to feel emotions more rather than blocking them. And voila! Now I am really feeling them. Moral: Be careful what you wish for or at least be very specific!
  • Exercise is only beneficial if you enjoy it. I have read some studies in the past that touch on this concept but it has never been so clearly identified as the enjoyment as being what makes the difference in your results. Basically, if you don’t enjoy it, don’t do it as you will be harming your body.

What do you think about the exercise idea? I would also love to hear about any success you have had with visualisations or affirmations.

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