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Have you made the scale your master? - Issue #54
January 21, 2014
Have you made the scale your master? Do you give it the power to judge your worth and if you should be happy or not? If so, it’s time to toss that thing out!
Many overeaters start their day by getting on the scale. This little ritual has the ability to make or break our day. When it gives us what we want, we feel empowered and good about ourselves. When it gives us an unfavorable number, we become full of shame and despair and feel that the rest of our day, week, or even month has been ruined. How can such a small device have such a powerful hold on us?
In truth it doesn’t. It only has that power because we give our power to it. It’s time to stop giving away our power and judging our worth as people on externals. Our worth is not dependent on a number on a scale, what we do, how we look, or what we have. There is nothing we need to prove or do in order to become worthy. We are worthy simply because we exist; we’re human, and children of God.
Some of us are certain that losing weight will give us a sense of self-worth that has been missing in our lives. And that may be true temporarily; but if we feel flawed and inadequate at our core, losing weight will not change our feelings about ourselves. It’s like getting a shiny new car -- once the novelty wears off, we are simply left with a smaller version of ourselves -- with the same old insecurities and personal baggage we had before. If this is the case, we have deeper work to do.
We can pray and ask our Higher Power to reveal to us who we are. We can ask to be shown what our life purpose is. Each of us has been given certain talents and abilities. Daily, we can make it a point to affirm what is good and right about us. We can write out a list of all our strengths, talents, and abilities. As we use these to serve and share our love and gifts with others, we begin to discover our true worth and purpose.
Feast for the Eyes - Purple African Daisy - Photograph by Catherine L. Taylor
I am a human being, not a human doing.
I have worth simply because I exist.
I deserve my own love most. Then, and only then, can I fully love others.
My body is temporary. My soul is eternal.
I measure my worth by the goodness inside of me.
My real job here on earth is to serve others with love. I was given talents to do so.
No matter what I weigh, my life is worth living fully.
Is emotional eating keeping you from losing weight and living the life you want? Are you ready to get off the diet rollercoaster and master your weight and your life?
If so, you may be a candidate for coaching. Coaching can make the difference between success and failure.
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!®
I coach 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.
Note: 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 you.
What you 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.
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.
Catherine L. Taylor
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