Halfway Thru 2016………Let’s Knock It Out of the Park!

 

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It’s June 27th, last week of June.  I started to wait until next Sunday but I wanted you to have a week to read this and get pumped up and make a plan.  We still have 6 months left and that is plenty of time to re-evaluate any of your goals that you haven’t made a lot of progress on or goals you have made progress on but you’re still not where you want to be.  We still have time.  WE can do this! Continue reading

Look Great at Any Weight (Part 2): Get a Nordstrom Stylist!

 

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When we feel bad about ourselves or when we feel “lesser than”, we turn to food to make us feel better.  That is what we, overeaters, do.  If we are ever to heal our relationship with food and no longer turn to it for comfort then we must heal ourselves.  This starts with improving our self-image.

One area that I hear all overweight women struggle with is how they look in their clothes.  Either they have given up and just seemingly don’t care or they feel like they try and they keep failing to look good.

If you are one of those people that says “I don’t care”.  Trust me.  You’re kidding yourself.  You say you don’t care and then you overeat – why? Because you do care – you just don’t know how to solve the problem.

The obvious answer always seems to be:  Lose the Weight.  But it’s not that simple.  No matter how much weight I have lost, I’ve still struggled in the stores to find what best fits me and I always leave the store feeling bad about the way my body is shaped.    Until recently, when everything changed…….. Continue reading

Experimenting As a Way of Life Can Help You Lose Weight

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Okay, so this is why you should love this blog, b/c I look and listen and read everything with a “weight loss eye”.  I am always asking “how can I apply that to my health journey”.  And then I share it with you. Anything that works for me, I share with you.  Heck, anything that doesn’t work for me, I share with you.  It is my hope that through this blog, and through my journey, I can shorten your journey.  If I can help even one person to lose weight faster, shave off one year or one month from their journey, then it will have been worth it.

I heard this podcast, The Chalene Show, and the episode was called “Mastering the Skills of Joy and Happiness with Best Selling author R. Michael Anderson.  This guy said something very important that I think can help us on our weight loss journey.  He said, when faced with a decision or a challenge you’re wanting to do, don’t make it so finite by saying “I’m going to do this or that”.   Why not instead just say “I’m trying an experiment” because when you experiment you’re testing.  You admittedly don’t know if it’s going to work, that’s why you’re experimenting.  Suddenly failure is allowed.  Brilliant.

Words are very important.  The words we use to talk about ourselves to other people, the words we use to talk to ourselves.  They are all very important.  The words we use can either empower us or debilitate us.  If we say, “I’m going to go on a diet” What does that do?  It sets up this impression that we’re going to do something that has a finite time frame on it and it’s going to give us lasting results.  So either we fail at sticking to the diet through the duration of the set time frame or we fail at keeping the weight off after the diet.  Either way we fail.

But if we say “I’m going to experiment with this style of eating” then we’ve established a plan that has an indefinite time frame on it for as long as we benefit from it.  And if we stop benefiting from that style of eating, well then we gain some knowledge about what does and doesn’t work for us.  Continue reading