My overeating and weight loss journey

My thoughts on overeating and weight loss

I was approaching my 40th birthday and morbidly obese.

I existed in a state of embarrassment and shame.

Common thoughts at the time were…

“How much more weight do I need to gain before the weight gain stops?”
”I hope I don’t...

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These are the good old days

life coaching Aug 30, 2019

My kids are almost no longer kids.

They go back to school today.

I’ve spent much of the last 8 weeks wishing they were in school, yesterday we had drinks in a café (the three of us together) and laughed and shared in a way that is all too rare.

I recognised that I hadn’t spent...

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How To Process Emotional Pain

Uncategorized May 30, 2019

All of us experience pain at regular intervals in our lives. We often turn to food, alcohol, shopping, work, or something else to ignore the pain we feel. These temporary distractions only prevent the process that needs to happen to let it go.

 

The Steps

  1. Something happens to trigger your...
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Your Body: Why We Can’t Rely on it

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2019

We (us humans) have made it almost impossible to lose weight because we can’t rely on our body to tell us when to start, when to stop, and what types of food best serve us.

 

It has become increasingly difficult to rely on our brilliant bodies for wisdom. The suggestion to eat only...

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Things to consider when you want to eat like a normal person

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2019

Nearly all my clients, at some point during our time working together, will refer to the fact that they just want to eat ‘like a normal person’.

 

 I get what they mean. They want to be able to eat cake occasionally and not be overweight, they want to be able to order...
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Finding the clues to why you are overweight

weight loss Apr 07, 2019

When clients come to me to lose weight one of the first things that I ask them to do is to keep eating exactly as they have been for a week and to keep a detailed food journal.

 

A food journal helps me, and my client, identify patterns and learn why they are overeating and overweight. For...

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Causal Coaching

causal coaching Apr 06, 2019

There are many coaches out there and many different coaching methodologies. The type of coaching that I offer is ‘Causal Coaching’. This means that I treat the cause of my clients’ problem, or the reason why they are not getting what they want in life, and not just the symptoms....

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What is your story?

Uncategorized Apr 05, 2019

Your past no longer exists except in your mind. All you have is now. The past is over, and the future is in your imagination. All you have in this moment are the thoughts you are thinking. If you’re thinking about your past, that isn’t your past. This is a huge distinction. Your past...

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Hormones

Uncategorized Apr 01, 2019

I found hormones fascinating when I studied them as a part of my biology degree. They were one of my favourite modules, even though I didn’t realise then what an impact they have on impact on our lives. Something that I have a heightened awareness for now that I’ve been married to a...

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Intentional eating

Uncategorized Mar 31, 2019

Learning the art and science of intentional eating has been an important part of my weight loss journey.

 

By intentional eating, I mean that I plan what I am going to eat for every meal at least 24 hours in advance. This may sound restrictive, but it saves a ton of time and mental energy.

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