Posts Tagged ‘weight loss’

Episode 143: Interview with Mary, a Freedom Group Member

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Episode 143: Interview with Mary, a Freedom Group Member

I know you can relate to this. Let’s face it. We all want to hear what goes on behind the scenes. And the Freedom Group is no exception.

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Meet Mary. A lifelong dieter, she has tried just about every eating plan and diet out there. For the past 44 years.

She started early, going from plan to plan and program to program. Always losing weight. But as soon as the programs were done, she went right back to how she used to eat and would always regain her weight.

She was either on a diet or falling off a diet. And along the way, with all the weight lost and gained, she never really learned one big thing: why she overate in the first place.

This cycle of failure made her think that there was something wrong with her. But there wasn’t.

Now Mary knows why she was triggered to overeat and how to stop it. She is much more self-accepting and has more self-confidence.

Social situations used to be a big source of stress, that required lots of planning and worry. No more. She is much more relaxed about her eating in every situation. And no longer stresses about parties and travel and holidays.

The new Mary? She can handle anything. And this is what I wish for you.


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The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

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 comprehensive, structured 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 to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. I’d love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, you’ll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 – 52, and it 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, plus 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.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon book, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss here: https://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on Apple Podcasts at https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in Apple Podcasts a lot!

Here’s how to rate and review on Apple Podcasts: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 116: How to Believe You Can Lose Weight for Good

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Episode 116: How to Believe You Can Lose Weight for Good

You make a plan and you’re committed.

But you have nagging doubts that you can accomplish your weight loss goals.

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And of course, you do!

You’ve never done this before, and you have no evidence that you can do it.

You’re thinking, I’ll believe it when I see it.

So how can you move forward and get where you want to go if you don’t believe in yourself?

The answer is simple.

You create the beliefs you want to have. And then you practice the heck out of them.

Yes, you can choose what you believe.

I know your current beliefs feel right. They feel like the truth. So even if they give you some not-so-great feelings, you assume they are just the truth.

Here’s the scoop: your beliefs are simply thoughts. Stories in your mind. And you’ve given these thoughts so much attention, and so much emotion, that over time, they become very strong. And very accessible.

And eventually, they simply feel true to you.

The good news is that even your long-held beliefs can be examined and replaced with beliefs that are more congruent with you, your life, and your desires.

So, let’s get to work on uncovering and shining the light on those beliefs of yours. The ones that stop you in your tracks every time you try to break out of your old patterns.

And then, you get to choose.

See you in the coaching session!

We are very proud and grateful to be featured in the Top 30 Women Podcasts. Thank you!


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The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

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 comprehensive, structured 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 to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. I’d love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, you’ll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 – 52, and it 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, plus 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.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon 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 with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, 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!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 115: Why it’s So Hard to Ask for Help with Your Weight Loss

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Episode 115: Why it’s So Hard to Ask for Help with Your Weight Loss

I’ll bet you are pretty independent. And able to take care of many different things.

So, when there’s an area of your life that isn’t going the way you’d like it to go, you are surprised.

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How can you be successful in most of your life, but not in the realm of your eating and your weight?

This is not uncommon. But what separates those who figure out what the problem is and solve their weight issue from those who don’t… is asking for help.

If you think it’s a sign of weakness or a sign that you are too needy, you’re wrong.

Asking for help is one of the smartest things you can do. It will help you get what you want faster and in an easier way.

But so often you may feel shame or just plain discomfort asking someone else to talk to you, give you support, or feedback, or even just sit and listen to you.

These acts require that you be vulnerable with someone. And it’s the act of being vulnerable that allows others to see the real you. You may think that if you revealed your weaknesses to someone else, you’d feel terrible.

In reality, we feel good when we can let it all hang out, with the right person, of course.

Think about an area where you could use some help. Think about your history around asking for help. And now, come into the present moment.

You can do this. Ask for what you need. Be brave.


Weight Loss Made Real Free Facebook Group

Join my free Facebook group where we will discuss and learn the concepts taught on my podcasts on a deeper level. Join the group here.


The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

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 comprehensive, structured 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 to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. I’d love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, you’ll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 – 52, and it 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, plus 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.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon 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 with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, 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!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 114: What Would True Freedom Taste Like?

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Episode 114: What Would True Freedom Taste Like?

I know you want to lose weight or change the way you eat. We both know this. But what if I could lead you on a journey that would lead you to a whole new way of being in the world?

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What if your ultimate goal was much more than a number? What if your ultimate goal was… dare I say it… freedom?

Freedom from obsessing about your weight. About your size. About what you ate or didn’t eat. About whether you were good or bad that day. And about how you looked.

What I want to introduce to you today is the concept of freedom. Freedom from the whole issue.

Today, in our coaching session, I want to talk to you about freedom. What it means and why I believe this should be your goal.

I know that freedom is hard for you to imagine. And I will tell you why this is.

And I know that you may think that you’re the big exception. You’re not.

I’ll show you how to get out of your old habitual thoughts that hold you back. And give you a new perspective on freedom from the whole weight struggle.

And, even if you’ve never succeeded at your weight goals before, I’ll show you how to cultivate belief in yourself, that yes, you CAN do this.

How do you get this freedom? Join me as I talk you through this.

Mentioned in this episode:

Episode 32: How to Get Past Your Greatest Weight Loss Fears

Episode 68: Why You Need to Take a Leap of Faith


Weight Loss Made Real Free Facebook Group

Join my free Facebook group where we will discuss and learn the concepts taught on my podcasts on a deeper level. Join the group here.


The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

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 comprehensive, structured 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 to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. I’d love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, you’ll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 – 52, and it 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, plus 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.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon 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 with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, 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!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 113: Creating a Weight Loss Transformation

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Episode 113: Creating a Weight Loss Transformation

Welcome, my friend.

If you are listening to the Weight Loss Made Real podcast, you are probably a fan of self-help and personal development.

Me too!

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I can read and listen to those subjects endlessly.

But what I want to talk with you about today is even more than self-help. It’s self-transformation.

That’s right. Not just changing your habits or bettering a part of your life.

It’s about taking your whole self to a whole new level.

It’s about creating a new version of you.

Evolving into the you that you always wished you could be.

In order to do this, I want to walk you through what it will take.

So, we will start today by defining transformation.

And how you would know if you are ready for a transformation.

We’ll cover why you never achieved this new state of being before.

I want you to be clear and know what it would feel like to still be you but be an upleveled version of you.

And there are mental shifts you’ll achieve along the way.

Of course, you won’t go to bed as the caterpillar and wake up as the butterfly.

But there are signposts that you can look for that will tell you you’re on the right track.

And, I will show you the exact stages you will pass through on your way to the new you. Really.

Let’s change how you see yourself.

And what’s possible for you.

And, how to do this.

I will see you in the coaching session.


Weight Loss Made Real Free Facebook Group

Join my free Facebook group where we will discuss and learn the concepts taught on my podcasts on a deeper level. Join the group here.


The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

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 comprehensive, structured 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 to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. I’d love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, you’ll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 – 52, and it 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, plus 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.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE downloadable copy of my Amazon 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 with questions and suggestions for podcasts at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

Finally, 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!

Here’s how to rate and review on iTunes: https://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

The Scale: Are You An Addict Or An Avoider?

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

feet of a woman on bathroom scaleThe scale.

An inanimate object made of metal and plastic, that has the power to change moods, ruin days and create binges.

Wow.

That’s a lot of power.

And it’s all how we look at it.

Some of us, you know who you are, cannot walk by one without somehow accidentally stepping on it.

Even at a friend’s house.

And others, well, we just give the scale a blind eye… like the friend you fought with in the 9th grade and never spoke to again, it doesn’t exist.

And yet, the scale, the innocent scale, is simply a tool.

But we make it mean so much more.

If you’re a scale addict, no doubt you have certain protocol you observe before you step delicately on its surface.

Perhaps you undress. Go to the bathroom. Mentally add up everything you ate recently. And maybe say a silent prayer.

And then you take that step up.

And as a result, your life is either wonderful, or it sucks.

If you are a scale addict, you have given your power to this simple tool, and have chosen to interpret the data it gives you to determine your worthiness as a person.

On the other hand, maybe you’re a scale avoider.

You will go to all lengths to not step on that scale.

Like miss a few years of doctor appointments to avoid hearing your number. Or when being weighed is inevitable, I’ve seen people get on the scale backward… they not only don’t want to see the number but have taken sworn affidavits from the medical staff not to whisper the number out loud.

And never knowing their number lets them live in that euphoric yet empty state called ‘denial’. If you never know your number, you might be ignoring important clues to the state of your health.

So where do you stand?

On or off?

Can you weigh yourself without letting it ruin your day?

What if you like the number you see and you are euphoric? Is that okay?

Here’s the deal. The scale is neutral. The number is neutral. But what you make it mean is pretty big. Good or bad.

I’m wondering why someone like you, someone who has so many amazing qualities to bring to the world would default all judgment to a scale. Really??

I guess what I’m coming to is that neither extreme is in your best interest.

What you weigh is just a momentary fact… a measurement of your physical being. It means nothing about you: you as a person, a mother, a wife, a friend, a creator, a giver, a lover.  Nothing.

Unless you give your power away to your scale.

How often you weigh in is up to you. No need to be obsessive about it.

But no need to be in the total dark, either.

You decide. Just don’t make it mean more than it does. It’s just a number.

The Delicate Art of Responding to Your Hunger

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

hungerWhen we talk about eating when we’re hungry and stopping when we’re satisfied, it sounds so simple.

So why do so many of us have trouble doing this?

  • We frequently let ourselves get too hungry. And usually this results in eating so much we end up overly full.
  • Or we don’t wait to feel the hunger signals, and eat whenever we are stimulated from the outside world… we may see a Taco Bell commercial, (my husband’s favorite on Sunday evenings) and suddenly get an urge to eat.
  • Or we’re hungry, and eating, and we completely miss the signal that we’ve had enough. We focus on the food and how delicious it is. So we keep going until we are bursting and remorseful.

Why do these things happen when the instructions our bodies come with seem so simple… eat when you’re hungry and stop when you are satiated?

There are many reasons we’ve trained our bodies and brains to get off kilter. It’s no accident… it takes practice.

Here’s what can happen that can derail us:

When we are used to dieting we’re learning to eat according to a plan. Not our bodies’ plan, but someone else’s plan. So we learn to feel hungry but take it as a sign that our diet is working. We’re supposed to be hungry, right? And so we don’t respond to the hunger. We ride it out and power through it. Whoo hoo! Weight loss is around the corner! Or so we think.

But, eventually, our survival instincts click in. They are genetically installed in our brains to prevent us from starving. So when we’ve been hungry enough, for long enough, boom, we’re suddenly finding ourselves elbow deep in a bag of chips. We simply couldn’t resist anymore.

And then, as a result of this ‘near-starvation experience’ (to your brain, anyway!) you will overeat to make sure that you’re not in danger of starving again in the near future.

If you’ve been a dieter many times, and who hasn’t, then your survival instincts are permanently on high alert… so anytime we see food, smell food, or see someone else eating, we get an urge to get some. Quick.

We’re not really physically hungry, but this urge is strong.

And it can feel impossible to not obey it.

Thus, compulsive eating and binge eating are born.

Or, let’s say you try to always eat ‘perfectly’… whatever that means to you. No carbs. No sugar. No fat… (What ARE you eating??)

And after a while of doing this, your body will drive you right up to the fattiest, sweetest, and starchiest treats you’ve ever seen.

And it will make sure you get more than your share.

Because you’ve been depriving yourself. And that old survival instinct in your lower brain simply can’t be fooled.

When you have been depriving yourself and you finally give yourself some of the ‘forbidden’ foods, you won’t be able to stop.

It’s as if you have switched on something in your brain that is going for it… way past satisfied, way past full, all the way to grossly overstuffed.

It feels terrible, and you feel like you’ve been possessed.

So, what’s the remedy?

How do we actually get ourselves to eat when we’re a little hungry, and stop when we’re a little full?

Take a look at my hunger scale.

Your goal is to wait for a little hunger. A little emptiness. It’s a signal. You might have conditioned yourself to feel panic along with hunger. There is nothing to worry about. If you are reading this, most likely you don’t have to worry about starving. When you feel the slight hunger, just notice it, and begin to think about where your next meal is coming from.

If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy knowing ahead of time where that next meal is coming from.

And this means planning, shopping and maybe doing a little bit of prep work. It’s ok. This is part of taking care of yourself.

Did you ever watch a mother traveling with her children? She probably has a bag bigger than one of the kids, filled with all kinds of food… snacks, drinks, fruit, maybe even whole meals.  You deserve this same treatment… getting your hunger needs met easily.

For now, just know that the hunger you feel doesn’t require panic. Just planning.

When you eat, the goal is to be awake… so you can tell when your stomach is near filling up in a comfortable, light way.

And then you can stop.

There will be more next time.

You’ll definitely enjoy it more when you’re hungry again.

And so it will go… a little hungry, to a little full.

Never starving, never stuffed.

It really is simple.

It’s just that we’ve trained ourselves out of this wonderful survival mechanism… and we can retrain ourselves back into it.

No panic required. No remorse either.

How to Keep Doing What Works

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Keep doing what worksA while back, I completed a class on weight loss coaching. It was one of the most intense experiences in my life.

In a good way.

I love taking classes and view it as an integral ingredient for my happiness.

So, I finished the class and was certified.

And I had gained a few pounds.

What?

A weight loss coach, training on weight loss and gaining weight?

Yup!

Here’s what happened.

When you’re trying to make a change in your life, it usually involves stopping something you are doing and starting something you aren’t doing.

You pay attention.

You keep track.

In my case, I was on a daily forum, posting my thoughts, my feelings, my weight(!) and what I ate.

We were all totally focused.

We got into a groove.

And it worked.

After a few weeks of doing a new thing, we started to get some momentum.

Aha!

We created the good feelings we wanted.

We think we’re over the hump.

And suddenly, wham!

We slip and slide and lose touch with ourselves and assume we’re back where we started.

That’s what happened to me.

During this intense class, I lost several pounds. Very close to my ideal weight. I felt great!

And then when class was over, the weight came back.

This happens all the time to my clients.

First, know that when you slide backwards from a change you’re making, you’re never really back where you started.

You can’t erase what you’ve learned.

It’s in your head.

But notice what you did.

You stopped.

Stopped focusing.

Stopped paying attention.

And stopped taking the actions that were working.

So, does this mean you need to keep doing what works, what you were doing to lose weight if you want to keep it off?

YES!

You do. Keep doing what works.

Change is a long-term process.

It’s challenging.

You are re-training your brain to take a new route to work.

And this requires practice.

Knowing this ahead of time helps you prepare yourself for your change to be permanent.

So, what can YOU do to make your change more permanent? (I am right with you here.)

When things are going well, stop and notice how you feel. This good feeling is your goal.

Look at what you’re thinking when things are going well. These are your new go-to thoughts that will keep you on track. Put them on an index card, on your fridge, in your car and on your computer. I’m not kidding. These thoughts got you where you are. Capture them!

Now, take a good look at the actions you’ve been taking. They worked, right? So, you need to keep doing them. For a long time.

Any change you make is a series of steps.

Of thoughts.

Of feelings.

And of actions.

You don’t just do them a few times and wake up a new person.

But once you’ve done them, and you feel good, just keep going.

Keep focusing.

Keep tracking yourself.

And keep doing what works.

That’s the secret.

Episode 101: Using These Podcasts as Your Own Private Coaching Sessions

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Episode 101: Using These Podcasts as Your Own Private Coaching Sessions

I hope you are loving these podcasts and think of them as private coaching sessions between you and me. That is how I think when I’m recording them for you.

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Many of you have written to me telling me amazing stories of weight lost, habits changed and lives improved, all from listening to these coaching sessions.

And some of you have written to me asking for more help. You love the content of what I’m saying but you have trouble applying the ideas to your own, day-to-day life.

Well, that’s what we will cover today. I will show you how you can take these podcasts and use them to more deeply incorporate what I teach, into your days. This will help you change your eating, thinking and self-care. And of course, this is how you change your weight!

And, if you like things done for you, check out the link below for more information on my Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide. It’s designed to help you dive deeper into everything I talk about, so you can live the change, not just think about it.

I’ll see you in the coaching session.

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


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Join my free Facebook group where we will discuss and learn the concepts taught on my podcasts on a deeper level. Join the group here.


The Freedom Group – Here’s How You Can Work With Me!

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 comprehensive, structured 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 to help you lose weight, change how you eat, and lose the whole problem!

Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when weíre accepting new members. This is a monthly membership and you can stay as long as you wish. Iíd love to work with you in the Freedom Group.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey. If you enjoy my podcast and want help taking what you hear and putting it into real life action, youíll love this workbook!

Collection 1 is all about Episodes 1 ñ 52, and it 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, plus links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desiredÖ and much more!

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Living Your Life With No Regrets

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

no regretsRecently, I treated myself to an hour of watching an old episode of Oprah’s Master Class series. This one featured Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com.

Amazon is a multi-million dollar company and is quite a remarkable and innovative creation. Oprah was asking Jeff how he made the decision to start the company, leaving a well-paying job to risk his future for a retail operation with no storefront.

Here’s what he said:

When he was pondering what to do and how to do it, Jeff imagined himself at age 80. From that vantage point he visualized himself looking back on his life.

Down the timeline back to Amazon’s creation.

His big questions to himself were: Will I most regret having done this, when I look back at age 80? Or will I most regret NOT having done this?

For him, it was a no-brainer. Looking back from his imagined future, he made the decision to start this mold-breaking company and took his first historic steps.

He called his decision process ‘minimalizing regret’, describing it as a geeky definition of living without regret.

I was intrigued.

Not only by the story of the birth of Amazon, but of this very cool decision-making tool. And I quickly began to see how much you and I could benefit from using it, too.

Think of your life.

Right this minute, everything in your life is a result of decisions you made in the past.

  • Your career.
  • Your relationships.
  • Your body.
  • Even to some degree your health.
  • And definitely, your happiness.

Now ask yourself, what do you struggle with?

When you make decisions for yourself right now, down the road of your life, you are creating your reality.

Your results.

If anything is less than good, less than optimal for you, look back to the moment of the decisions you made.

All the decisions in each area (body, job, happiness) added up to your ‘now’.

Is it what you hoped for?

If not, you’re not alone.

How can we take the concept of creating a life with no regrets and use it going forward?

To create a future of no regrets.

Well, what do you struggle with?

Think of that one area of your life and break it down into a series of decisions.

  • Should I exercise today or skip it?
  • Will I wake up early to finish my report or blow it off?
  • Should I spend time with my son this weekend or watch that reality show I like?

Each decision is a step towards your future.

And while each decision seems like a small, inconsequential drop in the bucket, all those little drops add up.

So visualize yourself at 80.

And look back to the moment of your decision.

Will you regret it if you exercise?

Or will you regret it if you don’t?

Now make the NO REGRETS choice.

Congratulations!

You’re now being proactive in consciously creating your desired future.

Step by step.

Choice by choice.

It ALL counts.

Look back from your future self and guide yourself to create your life of NO REGRETS.