Enjoy filling in this workbook to become more mindful of when you overeat and how being aware is the first step towards finding your solution.
I have certain ideas about the work I do...
But right now I am going to go against my values and disclose something I rarely talk about...my own size. Okay I am going to say it, I made a vow not to do comparisons; before and after pictures because they stink of an undercurrent that being fat is not good, and not good enough. But I want to go back to the beginning for a minute, before I did this work and for the purposes of naysayers, as I used to be one too. There was a time when wanted to be slim above anything, it consumed my every waking moment, I was so self conscious of my body and hated myself. I used to look at new diets and methods, see the photo and think,
“This stuff must really work, cos look at how much weight they lost, I want a bit of that pie!”
So with that in mind, if weight loss is still at the forefront of your mind reading this, I will share with you that have dropped quite a few dress sizes because of the techniques in my programme. Some still may not call me 'thin' but I am who I am and choose what I and my body wants to eat and that is that. At each step of the way, I have stayed true to myself, accepted who I am and dealt with my body and issues with kindness. And the weight I have lost has not gone back on as quickly as it came off, which was the usual pattern.
Once losing over 3 stone would have been the ‘thinspiration dream’. I had lost weight and that was always my focus but now that doesn’t even seem that important because the real loss was a lot more..what I lost was my gain.
What I have gained:-
I do have moments where the old me creeps back but it is very rare and I now have the coping strategies to realise that I am bothered by and responding to something else. So when I have gone for that biscuit or eaten quickly, I ask myself, "What was that all about." And the answer is always clear and is never something food can fix.