Thoughts vs Circumstances

Uncategorized Mar 12, 2019

Yesterday I wrote about how stepping on the scales to weigh yourself can be an opportunity to observe your thinking, and the feeling your thoughts create.

 

Today I would like to stick with focusing on thinking and look more closely at thoughts vs. facts or as I call them, circumstances.

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What to do when you are stuck in overwhelm

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2019

I am feeling plagued by overwhelm today.

 

Overwhelm is an emotion. I have quite a few thoughts that frequently generate the feeling of overwhelm in me.

 

For me it’s usually associated with thoughts about having too much to do and not enough time to get it done. These thoughts...

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Using your scales as the window to your mind

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2019

Chances are that if you have been struggling to lose weight for a while you are familiar with experiencing an array of emotions when you get on the scales. I can remember the anticipation of a slimming club weigh in. In fact, I would only go when I lost weight because I felt such shame if I had...

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Why eating sugar, bread and pasta makes you hungry

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2019

There are as many ‘right diets’ as there are people on the planet. The right diet for me will not be the right diet for you. What’s right for you will depend on your life stage, genetics, life-style and much more.

 

I work closely with my clients to determine what is the...

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Why we overeat

Uncategorized Mar 07, 2019

It is so easy to overeat in the world that we live in. Our culture, psychology and neurobiology all play a part and have contributed to the simple fact that overeating is ‘normal’.

 

It’s normal to eat cake when someone brings it into the office because it is their...

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Massive Action - Forty Blog Posts for Lent

Uncategorized Mar 06, 2019

My mentor and coach, Brooke Castillo, teaches the concept of massive action.

 

One example of massive action that she suggested to one of her clients who was single and wanted to be married, is that they should commit to going on 200 first dates. By committing to such massive action, they...

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Weight loss has nothing to do with will power

Uncategorized Mar 05, 2019

Most people want to try to lose weight and most people are pretty good at trying to do it. But most people are not committed enough.

 

If you want to lose weight think carefully. Are you willing to try or are you committed? Are you determined to do it no matter what?

 

Notice that if...

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Why you need a compelling reason to lose weight

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2019

If your child, or close family member, had been kidnapped, and was to be held captive until you reached your goal weight, what would your weight loss journey look like? I’m guessing if it were plotted on paper the graph tracking daily weigh ins would be a consistent decline without much...

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Why you aren't taking action

Uncategorized Feb 02, 2019

Do you ever get frustrated with yourself because you really want something, but you don’t take the required action to get it, even if it’s something that you really, really want?

Often, we have dreams and ideas and things that we want to do, and no matter how much we try, we just...

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How to be more productive

Uncategorized Jan 26, 2019

Do you constantly think there aren’t enough hours in the day and that you are busy?

 

This week’s blog post looks at productivity and considers:

  • How long and how hard you work does not define productivity
  • Tips for a productive calendar and to-do list
  • The best emotions...
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