Weight-Loss Wednesday – What I Am Learning

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I joined the Self-Coaching Scholars’ program in order to learn to lose weight almost two years ago.  To date, I have lost 30 pounds.  It’s been a journey. I have learned so many things about myself. I still have weight to lose. These are some of things I’ve learned recently.

  • I have a relationship with my body/self.  Sometimes my relationship is rocky.  I tend to be impatient and judgmental about my body. When I love, appreciate and am grateful for my body and the things that it can do, I tend to have a better relationship than when I don’t.  My body wants to please me. Sometimes I take an appreciation walk and just appreciate all the things my body can do.  Our relationship is better when I take these walks.
  • I haven’t lost a pound in 2 months.  My thoughts = “Something is wrong here”, “I must be doing something wrong” “What should I change?” “Why does everyone else lose weight faster than me?” Then I lost a dress size, not a tight dress size either – I’m wearing a loose size 12.   What’s up with that? My body got smaller, but the scale didn’t.  This is very curious. I must be doing something right.
  • Some foods make me feel amazing, some foods make me feel terrible.  I want more of the amazing foods and fewer of the terrible foods.  Avocado is amazing – ice cream is terrible.  I like avocado, but I love the way that ice cream tastes.  What place does a food that tastes wonderful but make me feel terrible after I eat it have in my life?

I love this journey.  I am learning more about myself than I could any other way.  I am trying to lose my weight the way that I will live with it the rest of my life.  I make mistakes and I make great choices.  I am learning to live with both of them.  Are you on a weight loss journey?  What are you learning?

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