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 Posted: Tue Jun 1st, 2010 06:16 pm
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Pljoa started the below thread on the columnar pad process given by Abraham to lose weight.

http://www.theabeforum.com/view_topic.php?id=12552&forum_id=2&highlight=losing+weight+with+the+process+of+columnar+pad

I have decided to do this process for 30 days. I am going to start tomorrow.

If anyone would like to join me I am sure it will be a lot of fun to do this together.


Abe suggests this process in the DVD "Think and Get Slim". This process is based on the "Release Resistance to free yourself of Debt" given in the AAIG book.


Pljoa has explained the process perfectly in her first post  on the above thread.

Pljoa if you are around and read this, thank you!

So is anyone with me?


Edited by me for mistake in name

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 Posted: Tue Jun 1st, 2010 06:58 pm
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If anyone is interested I have drawn up a columnar pad on Excel and if you PM me I will e-mail it to you. You can adapt it to your liking.
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 Posted: Wed Jun 2nd, 2010 07:47 am
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I'd like to!  I'm going to pm you about the spreadsheet.  I'm trying to figure out what kinds of things to put in the columns.  Oh!  I did read part of that link you posted.  I'll take another look.  :)

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 Posted: Wed Jun 2nd, 2010 08:13 am
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Ooooh goody goody!!!

I've been doing this already, today is day 16!

I don't know if I've lost any weight yet, but I can tell you that my attitude towards food and my body has changed dramatically, and I am slowly falling in love with myself!

I really had to ask myself what felt good for me to do, food wise, and following an eating plan felt upstream to me, so I asked myself what resonates with me? And I discovered that I feel best when I eat 3 meals a day, and eat until I am full and satisfied at each meal. And when I eat this way, I hardly think about food, and I eat things that I really enjoy! I wanted to find a way that didn't mean me having to diet the rest of my life.

Anyway, it is all feeling really good. Oh, and I got my old pedometer out and in one of my columns I put 'take at least 8000 steps a day' which is a good way of ensuring I am more active. When I start my next 30 days i'm going to increase that to 10,000 steps.

Will be really interested to see how everyone gets on, thanks Indie-Em for starting this thread!!!

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HereIam wrote: Ooooh goody goody!!!

I've been doing this already, today is day 16!

Thank you for writing! and Congratulation on being on day 16 already!!

I don't know if I've lost any weight yet, but I can tell you that my attitude towards food and my body has changed dramatically, Iand I am slowly falling in love with myself!

This is what I am aiming for (highlighted), to love my body as is and to love food. I've already got into the habit of saying thanks to all those who have had a hand in bringing me the food and I thank my body and its trillions of cells for doing the work they do so well.

I really had to ask myself what felt good for me to do, food wise, and following an eating plan felt upstream to me, so I asked myself what resonates with me? And I discovered that I feel best when I eat 3 meals a day, and eat until I am full and satisfied at each meal. And when I eat this way, I hardly think about food, and I eat things that I really enjoy! I wanted to find a way that didn't mean me having to diet the rest of my life.

For nearly two years I was following an eating plan with a dietician and I lost 10 kg. Although it wasn't a diet it still felts like a restriction, like a lack of freedom. And for some months now I can't lose anymore. Now, I understand that it was upstream. I just have not been vibrationally aligned with the food. I still catch myself having thoughts like "I shouldn't eat this because I will put on weight".

Anyway, it is all feeling really good. Oh, and I got my old pedometer out and in one of my columns I put 'take at least 8000 steps a day' which is a good way of ensuring I am more active. When I start my next 30 days i'm going to increase that to 10,000 steps.

I like that! I walk a lot. I don't have a car and there is no need for one in Switzerland as the public transport is amazing. So I even forego the bus and walk.

Will be really interested to see how everyone gets on, thanks Indie-Em for starting this thread!!!

I used to be addicted to the scale, but lately I have weaned myself off it. I refused to be weighed by my dietician the last time I saw her and ended the sessions.

So this morning I weighed myself for the last time and will only weigh myself after 30 days of this process.



So this is what I have put on my columnar sheet to accomplish) (yes, do. Abe said this is one process where they recommend action first) Some of the easiest one I am already doing and so today I have added the BOPA and ROA and the dancing."
  • Drink 8 glasses of water
  • Do deep breathing 5 or more minutes a day (my cells love this)
  • Do BOPA of myself and my body
  • Do ROA of myself and my body
  • Dance to songs (2 or 3)
  • Walk for 15 or more minutes at a comfortable pace
  • Listen to my IB for guidance on what foods are good for me
  • Appreciate food and all that have been instrumental to bring it to my table
  • Do 20 abs
  • Work with low weights at home
  • Walk for 30 minutes at a faster pace
  • Do body workout for 30 minutes
  • Walk for 45 minutes at a brisk pace
  • Lose 14 kg (33 pounds)
So I know I have the resources to do quite a few of the items at the top of my list

Abe quote from page 59 of the book "The Astonishing Power of Emotion
Your choices right now, do not include whether you are at your perfect body weight or not.
You have no choice  other than to be at the body weight you are right now
Changing your body weight right now is not an option

Changing your vibrational alignment right now is an option"

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Edited by me after realizing I hadn't been very clear.

Last edited on Wed Jun 2nd, 2010 12:36 pm by Indi-Em

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 Posted: Wed Jun 2nd, 2010 12:02 pm
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Hi indi-Em, my one word of advice to you would be to not put too many things on your list. Because sometimes, if you really can't be bothered to do some of the things on your list, such as workouts etc, and you don't check those boxes that day, it may begin to have the opposite effect, and you may begin to feel overwhelmed and feel like you have 'failed' if you dont get something done.

Why not just have 1 or 2 exercise boxes such as walking and dancing to music, just to begin with, say for the first 30 days, things that you absolutely know you can accomplish in a day (and not things that may not get done if you really dont feel like it!). Start really simple. Things like deep breathing etc are good, and appreciating your body, because you absolutely know that you can do those things in a day, and you will succeed at all of them every day!

If it only takes 30 days to create a new habit, and you check the easy things off every day for 30 days, then they will have become habit. So if you then do a new pad for the next 30 days after that, you can add another couple of columns, and create some more habits, each time just slowly building up. There is no time limit, so it doesnt matter how many sets of 30 days you do. yey!

I'm really excited about the changes that we are making. Woop woop!

Good luck to you!

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 Posted: Wed Jun 2nd, 2010 12:29 pm
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HereIam, thank you. You are absolutely right. I am glad you pointed that out.

I just re-read my list and I realize that I must have given the impression that I was planning to do all the items on the list every day as from now! Sorry about that.

Since being disciplined has not been one my stronger points. I really want to do this slowly in order, as you say, not to disapoint myself and give up. This is also the reason I started the thread as it is motivating for me to share my process.

I have to admit though that even before I had the idea of using the columnar pad process I had already been doing some of those things ,like the walking, the deep breathing, the drinking of water and the appreciation for the food. It hasn't be 30 days yet but it feels like it has become a habit already and it feels good.

So I now I am aiming to add dancing to 2 or 3 songs, do the BOPA and ROA on myself.

I will add another one or two when I think I have the resources to do them.

So how many items did you choose to do at first and have you added any since?

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I don’t have the DVD “think and get slim”because it is not translated in my language.
I don’t know this method but for my well being I want to become thinner.  ::rocket
I am interested to make this experience with you. ::group
I often eat to compensate and not only when I really hungry. This explains the weight gain ...
thank you very much for starting this thread. The time is right for me..  ::thumb  

::music::TU::music::hearts::music   

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OK, I started mine! :)  Easy and fun!

In the far left column I put my ideal weight.
The other columns are: "walk or go to the gym"; "wear clothes that make me feel good"; "appreciate the clothes that make me feel good"; "appreciate my body"; and "savor and appreciate food as I eat it"

At the moment, I have very few clothes that actually fit!  I have a two-year-old, and at one point, I had actually gotten to within 5 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight (which was only about 20 lbs. more than my ideal weight.)  So I set my work here as appreciating the clothes I do have, and to make the effort to actually wear "clothes" and not sweat pants all day long!  :)  (Because I do feel better when I'm wearing clothes.)  I have been appreciating my body for a little while now, because it really is awesome! 

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Billie wrote: ::wave
I don’t have the DVD “think and get slim”because it is not translated in my language.
I don’t know this method but for my well being I want to become thinner.  ::rocket
I am interested to make this experience with you. ::group
I often eat to compensate and not only when I really hungry. This explains the weight gain ...
thank you very much for starting this thread. The time is right for me..  ::thumb  

::music::TU::music::hearts::music   
Hi Billie! Nice to have you aboard.::cool If you PM me (private message) and in the message give me an e-mail address so that I can send you my version of the columnar pad. You can use it as a basis, just change the headings to what you want.

On the first column on the left you write how much you want to lose and on the last column on the right just write what you think you can manage to do, like walking, or drink water, appreciate yourself and your body etc. then in the middle columns write more difficult things like exercising or running, whatever you prefer. In the beginning just pick one to three items on the last column because as"
HereIam" above so rightly said if you try to do too much at once you might not be able to keep it up. You have to form a habit and it takes roughly 21 to 30 days. ::nod


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honeypie wrote: OK, I started mine! :)  Easy and fun!

In the far left column I put my ideal weight.
The other columns are: "walk or go to the gym"; "wear clothes that make me feel good"; "appreciate the clothes that make me feel good"; "appreciate my body"; and "savor and appreciate food as I eat it"

At the moment, I have very few clothes that actually fit!  I have a two-year-old, and at one point, I had actually gotten to within 5 lbs of my pre-pregnancy weight (which was only about 20 lbs. more than my ideal weight.)  So I set my work here as appreciating the clothes I do have, and to make the effort to actually wear "clothes" and not sweat pants all day long!  :)  (Because I do feel better when I'm wearing clothes.)  I have been appreciating my body for a little while now, because it really is awesome! 
::woohooHoneypie!!::rocket

Day 2:
Anyway, so yesterday and today I checked off: drinking 8 glasses of water, I changed from dancing to going rapidly up and down my 2,5 flight of stairs 6 times, I appreciated my food and my body cells for doing such a wonderful job at keeping my body working so well, I did deep breathing, BOPA and RoA.::cool::wideHug to myself::devil



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::grapevineyay Indi-Em! 

I think I'll let Mickey do the running for me ::runmickey

Actually, I had a nice walk this morning, listening to the Think and Get Slim talks (I ::hearts them!) on my ipod, with my little 2-year-old in the stroller!  It was nice!  :)

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I just put two pictures of myself on my refrigerator where I am looking fit and happy and quite beautiful, actually!  I think I'll add a column of "looking at those awesome pictures."  That sounds easy and fun!  It really is fun to check off those boxes! 

Happy Friday!!::hearts::hearts::hearts

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honeypie wrote: I just put two pictures of myself on my refrigerator where I am looking fit and happy and quite beautiful, actually!  I think I'll add a column of "looking at those awesome pictures."  That sounds easy and fun!  It really is fun to check off those boxes! 

Happy Friday!!::hearts::hearts::hearts
Hi honeypie what a good idea.

Anyway, it was a lovely day here today and I went for my walk. Still busy drinking my water and some of the other stuff, but all will be done before I go to bed tonight!

Yes, it is fun isn't it. 3rd day for me today.

Happy Friday!

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oh yeah, been thinkin' bout starting a new columnar pad, there are some new things I want to practice and make myself feel good.  thanks for the group to help me get going and stay with it:beautiful:

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Hi!  I just got in from a lovely little walk with my daughter.  She was riding on my back in a carrier, that was fun!  She's 26 pounds or so!  Lately she likes having us take walks while she's on my back.  It's pretty sweet!  It's nice and warm out, and by the time I got home I was very thankful for my strong back, my resilient feet, my hips supporting the weight of the baby carrier, and all sorts of awesome things about my body.  It occurred to me as I was almost home that I COULD have been thinking about how tired I was, but I was just having fun thinking about the good aspects of my body.  How cool is that???????  :) 

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missmolly47 wrote: oh yeah, been thinkin' bout starting a new columnar pad, there are some new things I want to practice and make myself feel good.  thanks for the group to help me get going and stay with it:beautiful:Welcome Miss Molly! The more the merrier!! Keep us posted on how you're getting on.

Honeypie wrote:

Hi!  I just got in from a lovely little walk with my daughter.  She was riding on my back in a carrier, that was fun!  She's 26 pounds or so!  Lately she likes having us take walks while she's on my back.  It's pretty sweet!  It's nice and warm out, and by the time I got home I was very thankful for my strong back, my resilient feet, my hips supporting the weight of the baby carrier, and all sorts of awesome things about my body.  It occurred to me as I was almost home that I COULD have been thinking about how tired I was, but I was just having fun thinking about the good aspects of my body.  How cool is that???????  :) 

::cool::coolHoneypie I love your enthusiam and your determination.


As for me, I was out of town yesterday for a wedding and reception. I ate everything I fancied, but thoughts of "I really shouldn't because it's fattening" kept intruding and I realized that this is a huge belief pattern that I am working on changing. I read somewhere that Abraham said that while doing the vibrational work it's ok to keep with an eating healthy plan, because if we do the vibrational work like the columnar pad and eat what we consider forbidden foods while feeling guilty it slows down the process. So we can do the vibrational work and watch what we eat until we shift our vibration. I am paraphrasing and am not 100% sure if it's completely correct. Does anyone know about this quote and where to find it?

Back to the columnar pad process. I am happy to say that yesterday despite being at the wedding, I walked for 20 minutes, did my deep breathing exercises, and drank my water. I did my BOPA in my head.

Since it's around 2pm Swiss time I am working on drinking my water. More update later.

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Hi all, I haven't started yet, but there's no time like the present.  I just reread everyone's posts, and here's what I'm thinking.
Far left - 33 inch waist
Far right - drink 8 glasses of water a day
Other columns
- follow the 15/6 sugar/carb recommendation (from Jorge Cruise Belly Fat book)
-meditate 15 minutes
- rub my belly while appreciating my body for all it does (I've just started doing this recently and I have fun with it!)
-do any exercise I enjoy (walk dogs or Pilates)

Just want to also share a path of cooperative components that I've observed over the past few weeks related to the columnar pad process:
1.) I felt that my money/work vibration raised to a new set-point, so started focus wheeling more about body
2.) Got tired of listening to MLOA cd and got out Think and Grow Slim cd for my car listening
3.) Started thinking - maybe I should do another columnar pad
4.) started rubbing and loving my belly at the end of meditation
5.) Looked for new threads on abeforum and saw this one
6.) opened it, felt good energy and signed on
7.) spotted a book at costco about belly fat from a person I trust
and Here I am now.  Had no plan to do any of this, it is just a list of inspired actions and thoughts from inside the vortex.  I love noticing these

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Miss Molly, I think it's great that you are rubbing your belly because you are giving it love. I am going to try this too.

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Thanks, Indi-Em!  That was enouraging!  I am feeling particularly enthusiastic and hopeful because I know I will rendezvous with my perfect body.  (I love that!)  If I can do it with money (and that is happening) then I can do it with anything!  How exciting!

I know those beliefs about food, too!  What do you do when you find yourself having those thoughts?   So far, if it's a thought that makes me feel bad, I just think about something altogether different, like flowers or sunsets or the moment my daughter was born, or something.  If it's a belief I don't want to carry anymore and it doesn't make me feel bad, then I just turn it around.   That makes sense what you're saying about specifically eating healthy while in general cleaning up your vibration.  (I'm speaking fluent Abraham-ese this afternoon!)  I also have heard or read something similar, in a CD or book, but I don't remember where. 

I like the belly-rubbing, too!  :)

I listened to something today where Abraham was explaining this, and there are columns of things that the person would like to attain but can not at the moment with current resources.  The example was running 5 miles without feeling fatigued, only a feeling of exhiliration.  Do you have things like this on your pad?  So far I just have the weight I want to be, and things I can easily do. 

I've been doing this on excel, but also have been wondering about a columnar pad ledger book that I know I bought some time ago.  Well, guess what, it turned up yesterday while I was making one last sweep through the house for a garage sale that I had!  I love it!  ::singer

And I just want to use this smiley right now because it is adorable: :oars:  Here's to going downstream with regards to all things, including body weight!

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