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Become a Weight Loss Master!
February 19, 2013
greatest ability is the freedom to choose his own
attitude. ~ Victor Frankl
Why do some people embrace weight loss as a challenge and a learning experience, while others feel defeated and hopeless before they barely even start? It’s all in the attitude!
Research shows that survivor personalities - people who make the most out of hardship and obstacles - possess certain traits and attitudes. These attitudes can be learned and developed.
Permanent weight loss and the life changes that go with it, requires that one develop a flexibility of spirit, an openness to change, and an ability to reinvent one’s self over and over again. To become a weight loss master is to develop the traits of a survivor personality!
something that can be managed but never cured. Overcoming
major obstacles (such as weight loss) can develop strengths
that we never knew we possessed. It can even lead us to
Life’s hardships, obstacles, and challenges contain life’s greatest lessons. Every experience in life holds a gift. It’s all in how you perceive it.
Stress management, coping techniques, and developing healthier attitudes towards life and change play a crucial role in living with and recovering from compulsive overeating, chronic dieting, and eating disorders. People who are proactive and who take responsibility for their issues and the state of their lives are more successful than those who don’t.
people are looking for a quick fix and there is none. It is
much easier to focus on the latest weight loss diet, a drug,
or look to a doctor to fix us than to look within ourselves
for certain solutions and to effect lifestyle changes that
lead to permanent weight loss. It's even easier to blame our
problems on something outside of ourselves, that way we bear
no responsibility for creating the problem, and then we take
no responsibility for solving it.
Al Siebert has extensively studied survivors of all kinds of
hardship and written several books on “The Survivor
Personality.” His research shows that survivors have a
complexity of character, a union of many opposites, which he
calls biphasic traits.
They are serious and playful, logical and intuitive, introspective and outgoing. In other words, they have a flexibility of spirit, with a wider array of resources that they are able to draw on. This cluster of traits is known as resiliency.
Some of these traits are:
How does one develop a survivor personality?
Thriving depends on how well you can adapt and adjust to a changing world. People who have rigid attitudes (including many dieters and compulsive eaters) have a hard time coping with change.
How can you become a better thriver?
the gift and or lesson in your circumstance. There is truth in
the saying every cloud has a silver lining. Choose to view
your weight loss journey as a journey of self-discovery and
personal growth. Focus on being grateful for what you have -
build on that - and stay present and focused on the solution,
not the problem. Don't be so goal focused that you don't enjoy
day as it comes and allow room for setbacks and mistakes.
Celebrate and reward yourself for all that you do right and
enjoy the small successes along the way. Don't forget to have
Besides giving you a slimmer and healthier body, losing weight can teach you many valuable life skills. What are some of the gifts of permanent weight loss?
If you can master your weight problem, you can master any obstacle in life. The skills of weight mastery and life mastery are one and the same. How you do food is how you do life!
Do you need to learn to be more resilient? Life coaching can teach you the skills to master your weight problem and your life! Contact me for a free consultation!
for the Eyes - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor
Inspirational Quotes and Thoughts by Catherine L.
I am learning to sway with the wind.
far more capable of change than I give myself credit for.
open to asking and receiving answers from a Higher Power.
appear when I'm ready and open to receiving them.
I get off my pity pot and go make something happen!
I have found that people who struggle with food and
emotional eating are released from that prison once they learn
the skills of mindful awareness and mindful eating, emotional
self-nurturing, developing a spiritual or meditation practice,
and learning to set appropriate limits and goals.
This turns off the urge to overeat and engage in other compulsive behaviors. When you feel better, you eat better! I have walked this path myself, and it has led me to peace and freedom.
The goal of my coaching is to create a lighter, balanced, healthier, nourishing and joy-filled life. You will begin to see results in all areas of your life because How You do Food is How You do Life!®
and mentor people in the areas of: permanent weight loss, food
addiction, compulsive, emotional overeating, binge eating
recovery, creative self expression, spiritual direction,
mindfulness, meditation, self care and stress management, self
esteem and body image issues.
My work is spiritually focused, not religious, and fits with
any belief system you may have, even agnostic. My work assumes
that you have all the wisdom and answers you need inside of
call this place -- God, intuition, Higher Power, inner wisdom,
or True Self -- is up to you. I am simply a guide bringing you
back to the truths that are already inside of you.
want to know more about why and how coaching works click
for a free consultation!
I hope you have enjoyed my newsletter. Drop me a line and let me know how you are doing. I love to hear what's working for you and read about your success stories.
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How You do Food is How You do Life!®
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