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Weight Loss ain’t Linear

Disclaimer: This post was written for me as much as it (might) have been for you.

Fact: The scale does not continue to go down. Fact: The scale is not something that is even and sensible.

Making any emotional investment into the scale is a sheer waste of time and energy.

Louder, for the back?

F*@$ the scale!

Do the habits. Do the habits. Do. The. Habits.

The habits will not let you down.

The trajectory which gets created as each habit gets practices means more in a few weeks, months, years than any other thing that you may do.

Do. The. Habits.

That is all.

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The Ugly Truth

I am a Life Coach. I am a Weight Loss Coach. One rolls off the tongue a bit more easily… Can you guess which?

My weight as of this morning is 245.8 lbs and I am a Weight Loss Coach. It takes practice and deliberate intention to believe this about myself. It takes questioning very specific belief systems I have about myself and the world to say this out loud and to share this here, with you, right now.

So, here is the thing. The secret. The way for me to be able to abandon antiquated belief systems no longer serving me — when the thoughts appear, I dismiss them and counter with the new belief I am practicing.

It really is that simple… and complicated.

And besides, here are the facts: I had Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery and immediately KNEW that it was my BRAIN that was the reason for me being overweight, for me enjoying to overeat, for me to crave the types of foods that I have in the past. There is absolutely no denying that. Surgery is a tool. The brain determines whether or not you experience success — of any kind.

Since having my weight loss surgery undone, and even in making the decision for myself — at the same weight I was when it was previously done — there is no denying that I’ve put myself into the hot seat. The public eye. With something that is typically thought of as a private and personal thing.

How could that be if I had not already changed the way I thought about all of that?

Exactly. Because I did.

And there is no hot seat. That is a thought! I do not believe there is a hot seat.

Here is what I know: I know exactly how to lose this weight. I am not restricting or depriving myself. I am living life the way I will for the rest of my life — without the extra food. I am feeling my feelings instead of eating in response to them. I’ve lost 75 lbs. I’m basically half way to my goal. And I have absolutely no doubt that I will get there.

But if I did not question, evaluate and change the way I thought, NONE of this would be possible.

So, what do you believe about you that is holding you back from achieving your wildest dreams?

Let’s get to work.