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?