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This is what my cousin wrote about me:
Way to go my sweet Cuz! I think it's great that you are up on stage and so outward facing in helping others. I was thinking as I read this that the most authentic piece of your story is that you fell down. You had to lose the weight twice. You aren't just up there as another success story. The fact that you fell off and had to start all over is something that gives you such authority. You've been there, and you get it so much better than most people. People can relate to that. You aren't telling them you are perfect or this worked because I have iron willpower. You know the struggle. I applaud your honesty in telling it all, not just the prettied up success story.
Who throws away an 85lb weight loss? Me!
You know you're in trouble when:
#1 You say one thing and are PLOTTING another
#2 You start avoiding community
#3 You're cruising social media and posting counter-productive foodie posts.
I know the PAIN of failure with food
All the weight I'd lost in 2007 was back on me in 2014. Isolated, depressed and utterly full of shame I sat at a church Christmas party...Dying inside.
Right now your defensive thoughts are kicking in, and you think I'm talking to you...Because we might have passed each other in the hallway or at an event. You THINK i was looking at you...And I know, I know it's just a bite, and it's just the fact you had no time, and you are fine. You're better than I was, and you can handle old food choices that are now taking tiny steps back into your mainstream again!
I know where you are, and I'd avoid me too, matter a fact I avoided EVERYONE...while sugars and starches wrapped themselves back around me, and then my life. My whole life. (Most people say, I've struggled with food my whole life, when we begin coaching. Well it's about to happen again.)
I also know this one tiny little thing. YOU -ARE-SCARED!
Scared that you have lost control and food has it again. Scared you can't have your cake and eat it too. Scared we're all watching YOU...
Trust me, when I say I know. I know this place oh so well. I get it. I get you.
You can hide easier than you can get your control back and I know just how painful that feels for you. You've underestimated the power of the foods you've let back in. It's called denial and addicts struggle with this a good bit...
Trust me I know.
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What do you see?
What do you hope? Do you dare to turn that hope into a dream and then into a goal to achieve?
We are wired with an imagination that knows no limits.
Find Your Food has grown daily because of the inner pictures I carry about it. I position myself to carry these pictures into the present.
I have a vision for my life and others!
I can see people sitting in my living room, small groups where people build real community. Community that is there for others! I saw it and moved towards it, inviting others over. It's happening now. I'm involved in 4 small groups. I saw it in my mind and now hold it in my hands!
I carry a vision within to speak and present my story and what has happened to me! It's already happening at C3 Nutrition classes. Soon to be in a local hospital. I saw it in my mind and now hold it in my hands!
(I stand and present my story in my living room all alone...Learning to use Powerpoint. Learning to really articulate what I am trying to express. I see it in my mind's eye, and now I am holding it in my hands)
I saw small groups of women coming together and saying YES! To their lives again, to their health and to their futures. I invite them to rise up and say YES! They have! I saw it in my mind and now hold it in my hand.
But more important than the accomplishments. I finally saw a better weight for myself. A better day for myself.
Open your eyes and see yourself healthier, happier, at a better weight, more active and doing the very things you were purposed for again! Get that vision squarely in your sights and GO!
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Nothing like a 3 night conference with all sorts of yummy foods to shake things up. This week I attended such a conference. Food trucks, friends gathering for a pre-party and on the last night an Ice Cream bar to negotiate followed by a post-party pizza party...oh yeah!
A vision separates us from others. We've learned to mask it, and avoid calling attention to it as we internally struggle with "being different". It can be painful to sit and watch others eat things that don't work for you. It's really hard to stay focused and not cave in...
It's taken me some time to pick up a water bottle or grab a can of seltzer and mingle. It's taken me some time to just be with others and accept I don't do what they do. The main reason is they appear to have control and I know I won't have control and what ever I eat and enjoy, soon I will be thinking about seconds and going back for more and maybe if it's good enough making it at home. While others probably have just gone on, that food has stopped me and i want more, so I don't engage in it. "Just this once" is never once for me.
Sugar does that to me as well as high carb foods. While you have one serving and go on, I don't I want MORE and I go looking for it, thinking about it and find myself in pursuit. It can be exhausting fight off food.
So, yes a vision for doing better separates me from the average people who have a different reaction to foods. My vision is to keep my control, by removing controlling foods! My vision is to have energy and vibrancy and help others, not get stuck and lost in food again.
I will cling to the water glass to keep what I've been given.
I simply carry myself differently. I've got this vision of being in control and having energy to support the mission and calling God has placed within me.
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