Today I'd like to share a snippet of part of the journey I'm still on in my life. If you've read my book (and if you haven't read my book yet, I have several free chapters here: Shattered Book Chapters) you know that I've come to the realization that I'm a sugar addict.
I like to now rethink that phrase and say to myself that I'm recovering from overeating.
The words we say to ourselves can have so much of an effect on us…so I reframe the thoughts I'm having into something more positive and inspiring. This is something I'm helping my clients do too…it's the best way to make changes!
Anyway, today I had my husband take a picture of me because I wanted proof that I've actually changed in my outside appearance since I started this weight loss journey.
And, sure enough! 30 pounds does make a big difference on the outside.
But, what's more important is the changes I've made on the inside. I firmly believe that because I love myself fully and honor and accept where I am right now…food has lost much of its hold on me.
That's not to say I never eat sugar…I do. And I accept that sometimes I choose to go out of my “bright lines” and eat things that aren't on my personalized plan.
But, instead of beating myself up about it….I move on. I don't make up a big story anymore about “I'm so bad at this”, and “this will never work”, and “I'll always be fat” and “I'm so lazy”. I just notice that those are stories and thoughts that I make up that help me feel defeated and overwhelmed.
Instead, I choose to feel that I'm committed to being healthy and my idea weight. And I keep going no matter what.
So, in the grand scheme of getting to my ideal weight, 30 pounds seems small. I have about 70 pounds left! However, those are just numbers.
I don't have to let them mean anything, or I can make it mean that I've come a LOOOONG way in learning how to master my thinking which resulted in losing 30 pounds. Amazing!
What journey are you on? How can I help? I encourage you to stay the course, stay committed, and not to let your thoughts derail your progress.
I just finished leading a group coaching program in June for four amazing women who are experiencing some awesome changes due to the work we did together.
I'll be running another group program in September for 6 weeks for 10 women. You can get on the waiting list here: