The reward of our work is not what we get, but what we become.
In the past, many of us have only focused on the end goal of losing weight and not the process itself. Yet, it’s in the doing that we lose and find ourselves. As we do, we become. By doing the work necessary to find peace with food and/or lose weight, we become the people we have always wanted to be. It’s engaging in the work and setting and meeting small, attainable goals that we gain the confidence and courage to keep moving towards our larger goals.
As we immerse ourselves in the process of overeating recovery, we gain invaluable insights about ourselves. We come to know who we are at a much deeper level – our strengths and weaknesses – what we value, what truly motivates us, and knowledge of our limits and boundaries. As we work through challenges and obstacles, we learn we are much stronger and capable than we ever gave ourselves credit for. It turns out our problem contains many gifts.
Losing weight and emotional eating recovery can help us develop qualities of perseverance, self-awareness, creativity, self-assertion, discipline, compassion, and courage. It can teach us healthier ways of living, better time management, how to manage stress, and new ways of setting and achieving goals. It can teach us to become creative problem solvers.
If we can master our weight problem, we 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!
In every obstacle there is a lesson or opportunity. Am I looking for the lesson or am I looking at the problem?
Feast for the Eyes – Green Witch – Photo by Catherine L. Taylor
Quotes and Questions
- The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
- To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life.
—Robert Louis Stevenson
- We get more of what we focus on. Keep the majority of your energy and focus on what you value most.
- Our choices are a reflection of who we are. What we value determines our choices and actions. If we truly value our health and well-being, we will begin to act accordingly. Successful weight loss requires that we value our health and well-being more than the instant gratification of fleeting pleasures.
- What do my choices say about me and what I value? Do I say I value my health but my actions tell another story?
- If we become what we repeatedly do, what or who have I become?
I value my health and my body.
I choose behaviors that support my well-being.
I value feeling better about myself and having more energy to live life than overeating.
I feel better when I look better.
My health is the true wealth and foundation of all I enjoy in life.
The quality of my life is a direct result of how I care for myself.
I am worth taking good care of.
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.
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Catherine L. Taylor
How You do Food is How You do Life!
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