Posts Tagged ‘breaking old habits’

Episode 104: Four Concepts to Focus on in the New Year

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Episode 104: Four Concepts to Focus on in the New Year

Cookie is taking a brief health-related leave of absence, but she will be back. In the meantime, listen to episodes 1 – 104 and dive deeper into all the content with the Podcast Study Guide. And be sure to get on the wait list so you know when the Freedom Group opens up, and be coached by Cookie.

New year podcast 104

Can you believe it’s the end of another year with me? We’ve had so many coaching sessions together, with lots of new information.

I wanted to take today to outline for you some of the things I want you to focus on in the New Year.

Here they are:

1. I want you to listen to Episode 57. Here, we talk about the four most dangerous words you can say to yourself. Any idea what they are? They are: “I ALREADY KNOW THAT!”

When you say these words, you guarantee that you won’t learn anything new, or change your perspective.

2. Next, revisit Episode 68. I want you to understand why it’s so important to take a leap of faith. We will talk about what it is, and of course, how to do it. You cannot move forward if you don’t do what you have never done. I understand that you have no proof that you can do the unknown, but this is how you do it. You take a leap of faith. And you build your confidence.

3. Now, we move on to Episode 70. How often do you fall down and instead of getting back up, you say: “Screw it!” This is a dead-end statement. It stops you in your tracks, and it can become very habitual. Let’s learn how to fall down and get back up quickly!

4. And finally, have a listen to Episode 75. Do you have CLEAR guidelines? How you will eat? And why? And when? And how will you know when to stop? If you are thinking, “No, but I’ll just be good,” this won’t work. Clear guidelines are the way to go if you want definite results.

Join me in this session that summarizes some of the most important things you learned with me this year.

See you soon.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 103: Why Slowing Down Helps Your Weight Loss

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Episode 103: Why Slowing Down Helps Your Weight Loss

How do you operate? I mean, in your life. Do you rush through everything, trying to get to the end of your ‘to do’ list? Do you pause to smell the roses?

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And if you do rush through, at 1.5 speed, how is that working for you? How is it working when you are trying to change how you eat, how you do things, how you deal with challenges?

My guess is that it doesn’t work. I’ve learned the hard way that leaving no time and no space in my schedule doesn’t give me the results I want. Actually, it tends to give me the opposite of what I want.

There needs to be some time and space in your life. To think. This is critical, especially in areas where you want to make changes.

And yet, if you’re anything like me, I can hear you protest:

“There is no time to slow down! My kids! My job! My commitments! My opportunities!”

So, you may continue to run at 1.5 speed, and then beat yourself up, because, guess what? Those changes you want to make? They aren’t happening.

Here’s the deal, my friend. You can do it all and you can have it all. But not all at once. And you need to slow down in order to think. And that is how you create change in your life.

Join me and let’s deal with all the reasons you’re already thinking that you can’t possibly slow down.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 102: Listener Questions About Sugar, Caffeine and Alcohol

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Episode 102: Listener Questions About Sugar, Caffeine and Alcohol

Have you ever wondered if you were the only person in the world who struggled with a particular challenge?

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Chances are, you’re not.

Unique as you are, you’re not alone in this journey. And you’re not alone in what you find difficult, and what you are seeking answers to.

So today, I am answering questions from three listeners. I think you will relate to these questions.

One is from Mary about sugar. One is from Sudha about drinks and caffeine. And the last is from Paula about alcohol.

Each one of these may have its own future podcast episode.

In this coaching session, I mention a previous podcast about deprivation. Please check that out, because when you say ‘no’ to yourself, that sneaky brain of yours might try to convince you that you’re deprived.

You’re not! And I want you to understand why.

I am approaching the questions about sugar, caffeine and alcohol from a coaching and psychology perspective. Not from the perspective of body chemistry or nutrition.

Let me know what you think and if you’ve ever struggled with any of these substances. Do you keep them in your life? If so, in what amounts? What are your guidelines?

Let’s take a look at the mindset of indulging in sugar, caffeine and alcohol, and how they might affect you.

Mentioned in this episode: Episode 22: How Fear of Deprivation Makes You Overeat and What to Do About It


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 100: Keep Your Weight Loss Goals on the Front Burner

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Episode 100: Keep Your Weight Loss Goals on the Front Burner

You know what you want to do. You’ve figured out how to do it. And you know what your next step needs to be.

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But somehow, you get busy. You get distracted. And then, poof! Your goal is gone!

You literally, in the moment, forget what you were trying to do. All your plans fly out of your head and you proceed, doing what you’ve always done.

Why does this happen? Trust that you’re not alone in ‘forgetting’ what you were planning to do. It happens because of habit and distraction.

And in this coaching session, I’m going to help you shine the light on your old habits, and lessen the likelihood of this happening to you, so your weight loss goal stays on the front burner of your mind.

Make a plan, know your next step, and poof! You actually do it! That is your goal, so you can make the changes you want. Let’s do this!

Mentioned in this episode: Episode 5: Working on Project YOU: Creating Your Weight Loss Blueprint


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 99: Unearth the Fear that Sabotages Your Weight Loss

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Episode 99: Unearth the Fear that Sabotages Your Weight Loss

At this point, you know what you might be doing that holds back from what you want most: permanent weight loss.

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  • Maybe you eat before you’re physically hungry.
  • Maybe you keep eating long after your body has had enough.
  • Maybe you eat to ease an uncomfortable emotion.
  • Or maybe you do a combination of these things.

But even when you work on changing and addressing those things, sometimes you might still find yourself going back, over and over, to acting and eating in a way that isn’t helpful.

And sometimes the reason you do this is fear.

Fear of what is next.

What happens after you finally lose your extra weight, learn to manage your moods, and take better care of yourself?

That’s what I’d like to work on with you today.

Demystifying that big black hole of the unknown AFTER you lose your weight and lose the whole problem.

Let’s look ahead and bust through that fear together.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 95: How Complaining Can Stall Your Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Episode 95: How Complaining Can Stall Your Weight Loss

If you’re anything like me, you probably have no idea how often you default to complaining.

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Complaining about yourself. Your job. Your family. The weather. The slowness of your weight loss. The unfairness of not eating whatever you want, whenever you want. I’ll bet you complain about more things than you’re aware of.

You don’t mean it in a serious way, at least some of the time. But, it’s become a habit. And this habit is hurting you, even though you don’t realize it.

Complaining draws your attention and all your mental resources toward what’s wrong instead of what’s right. Toward what you don’t want, rather than what you wish for.

It creates negative moods for you, and, isn’t so pleasant for the people around you.

Physically, it can have profound effects on your body and your brain when done on a regular basis.

And, it can stall your efforts to lose weight. I’ll explain how inside this coaching session.

So join me, and let’s shine the light on a seemingly innocent habit that could be holding you back.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 89: Time Management Interview with Jill Farmer

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Episode 89: Time Management Interview with Jill Farmer

You’re trying to make changes in your life. In how you eat. How you live. And basically, how you show up in this world.

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And I’ll bet there have been times when you’ve said: “I can’t do it all! I just don’t have enough time!”

I understand. I’ve been there myself. And reading about time management (and trying to apply what I read) is one of my favorite pastimes.

So how do you do it? How do you find or make time for what is most important to you?

Join me and my guest, Jill Farmer, author of ‘There’s Not Enough Time… and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves’.

Here’s what we discuss:

  • What’s the most common complaint Jill hears from her clients?
  • Should we look at making a lifestyle change, like losing weight as a ‘to do’, or as a project?
  • Why is planning ahead important and how do you get yourself to do it?
  • How does perfectionism fit into how we manage our time?
  • Why is it so important to be able to say ‘no’?
  • And, what’s the biggest mistake people make when they are making a list of things to do?

I want to help you change, and change is made of up lots of actions and details.

Join me in this interview so you can learn to manage yourself better as you change.

Jill FarmerJill Farmer is the author of “There’s Not Enough Time… and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves” which debuted as a bestseller in the Time Management category on Amazon.

In 2015, The Washington Post named Jill to its 21-Day Time Hacker team as one of the top time experts in the country. Jill travels the U.S. delivering keynotes and teaching her acclaimed program for some of the top corporations and organizations in the world.

In addition to being a master certified life coach practicing since 2010, Jill Farmer is a wife and the mother of two daughters. For more than a decade, she was an Emmy Award winning consumer reporter and television anchor in St. Louis.

Jill is also the unsuccessful herder of the two worst-behaved dogs in the universe.

Visit Jill’s website here and learn more about her Light Your Fire Retreat here.

The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. Enrollment opens four times a year, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 88: How to Officially End a Meal

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Episode 88: How to Officially End a Meal

Let me guess. Sometimes, it’s hard for you to stop eating.

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If something tastes good, your meal may extend way after dinner has ended. And you find it hard to declare an official stopping point.

Well, this is exactly what I’m going to help you with today.

Once you determine that you’re hungry, and you start eating, the next step is knowing exactly how to stop. We’ve talked several times about recognizing your fullness and knowing when to stop.

What I’m talking about here is the actions you can take to declare the meal over, and move into the next part of your day or night.

Join me in this session and learn how to put closure on any meal.

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. Enrollment opens four times a year, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 86: Getting Over the Hump

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Episode 86: Getting Over the Hump

Whenever you try to change what you typically do, it’s really common to hit the wall. The wall of your old habits.

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Changing these old habits involves a little discomfort. I like to call the act of dealing with the discomfort: getting over the hump!

Once you get over the hump, and you’ve been willing to temporarily feel some discomfort, a whole new world will open up to you.

You won’t be controlled by your habits. And we know habits play a big role in how you eat.

So settle in and join me in this coaching session and learn how to get over the hump of discomfort to make real change in your eating and in your weight.

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We’d love to have you in the group!

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 81: Bad Day? Don’t Eat Your Way Through a Bad Day

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Episode 81: Bad Day? Don’t Eat Your Way Through a Bad Day

When was the last time you had a ‘bad day’? Go back to that day and let’s think about it together.

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Did it feel like things just happened to you that you had no control over?

Sometimes things DO happen, to all of us. But things that happen don’t have to give us that dreaded bad day.

In this coaching session, we are going to make some changes in the way you think about your days, so the ‘bad’ days are much more rare.

What makes a bad day for you? And once you decide it’s a bad day, what happens? How is your bad day connected to your eating?

Let’s look at the truth behind what truly makes a bad day and show you where you do have so much more control than you think you do.

Can you change your feelings about your day and leave your food and eating out of it? Absolutely!

Let me give you a whole new perspective on how to treat yourself no matter what kind of day unfolds for you.

See you in the coaching session!

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

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Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!