Hypocrite Chronicles: The Scale is my Best Friend.
When I first started coaching, I used to say the scale was sinful.
“Put that scale in the garage.”
“Throw that scale away.”
I even stole the client’s scales.
Then two years ago, something changed.
I was tired of struggling with my weight gain. I used the tools I touted, yet nothing worked.
I was gaining weight.
Hormones DID have a hand in the weight gain and
I had turned my back on my food addiction.
I started to believe what a well-respected expert said: There is no such thing as food addiction.
After some researching and reading and being brutally honest with myself. I had to face the facts:
I cannot eat like everyone else.
Cheat days are cheating me out of full integrity with my food.
My brain will always entice me to the treats.
I was at a crossroads:
Do I continue the way I was, or do I get honest with myself?
Continuing would eventually lead to full-blown relapse, yet getting honest would require, constant coherence to a strict way of living.
I knew, for me, honesty was the best policy.
I also knew this new policy would require a lifetime of coherence.
The scale became my constant companion in this coherence plan.
Each day I weigh myself, and I track my weight visually on a homemade graph.
This daily practice shows me when I have veered off the coherence highway before I can notice any change in my clothes.
The scale does not give me the whole picture, yet it does give the beginning of assessing.
When the scale goes up, I can assess: have I been in integrity with my food plan? If not, what needs to change? If so, great.
When I gave up the cake at a recent birthday party, others said:
“You are so disciplined.”
“One piece won’t hurt!”
My brain agreed: one piece won’t hurt.
I know better: I know one piece can blow my recovery to smithereens!
That discipline others believe they are seeing is my commitment to staying away from foods that fling me back into my addiction.
I cannot eat like everyone else.
I don’t want to.
I love my strict lifestyle.
I love eating a certain way.
I love weighing myself every day.
This way of living relieves me from relying on willpower.
My eating is black and white.
I eat oatmeal; I don’t eat cereal.
I eat sweet potatoes; I don’t eat foods full of flour.
I drink water; I don’t drink alcohol.
I didn’t have a lot to release maybe 17 pounds, yet releasing those pounds did more for me than I realized:
My knees pain went away. I could walk/run again.
I can wear what I want which if you know me, you know I love clothes!
My skin still has moments of breaking out like a 13-year-old, yet it clears up fast!
I sleep much better.
I let go of my affair with food and became best friends with my scale.
Living in recovery around a society that wants me to stay sick is HARD.
It requires a lot of hard work.
- It requires HARD WORK. You are continuously swimming upstream against a society who wants you to stay sick and addicted.
- It requires INVESTMENT in your time, in your energy, and your recourses.
- It requires TEDIOUS TRACKING to create lasting change mentally, physically, emotionally, and even Spiritually.
AND… all that hard work, investment, and tedious tracking are worth being able to live in my true body free from psychic pain and physical ailments.
AND… you can transform it all in 20 minutes.
If you can relate to the words above AND you desire to release the weight by choosing hard, then your next step is to grab a snack chat.
This 20 minute, pitch-free confidential interaction, will help you:
- Get clear on how food is killing your lifestyle.
- A simple tip that will begin to change how you are with food.
- A unique thank you gift.
You will end our chat, KNOWING how to move forward.
WHAT DOES PITCH-FREE MEAN?
My business coach is going to clobber me.
Pitch free means simply that you and I together will determine the best way for you to proceed.
As you read, this is HARD, and I am not for everyone.
Plus, I only work with 2 to 3 clients at a time due to the intensity.
This snack chat is NOT about me. Instead, it is all about what is your next best step.
I dream that when I leave this earth, a legacy has been created that puts Food Addiction out of business.
Snack Chats are the beginning of building that legacy.
THIS IS HARD WORK, YET SCHEDULING YOUR SNACK CHAT IS EASY!
Just go here, and click on my calendar!