Sometimes weight loss is soooo slow

I’ve decided to lose those extra 5 lbs I’ve gained over the past year or so.
I remember how easy and steady it was when I first lost 60 lbs 5 years ago.
I’m 51 now, and it’s not going the same way this time.
I’m doing exactly the same thing I did then, and I teach my clients now:
Paying close attention to my body and my thoughts,
Eating according to what my body tells me,
Moving my butt every day,
And thinking in a way that serves my desires and well being.

I love how I feel when I eat this way.
I’m energized, well nourished, and all my systems work well.
I’m really in tune with myself and I feel this is how I am supposed to live.
And.
I wish that the number on the scale was coming down more quickly.
It’s like a slow trickle and I would just love a flood right now.
But if I’m feeling so great, why does it matter?

My weight only matters if I make it matter.

When my focus is on the past,
How easy it was last time,
How great I looked in this dress last year,
How unfair it is that I’m not being rewarded for doing all the right things,
I feel disgruntled, and I start researching juice fasts.

When my focus is on the future,
What I’ll do if I never lose this extra weight,
How I’ll look in the photos at my nephew’s Bar Mitzvah in 3 months,
I feel anxious, and I start prowling the pantry.

When I make it all about the number on the scale,
I think about food all the time,
And I start restricting calories, which makes me want to eat everything in sight.

None of this serves my desire to live my fullest and most vibrant life.

It’s so different when I’m focusing on how right this way of eating feels.
Then I feel committed and clear.
I notice that there’s nothing I want to do that I can’t do right now.
At this weight.
Not one thing.
Then I’m here.
In this moment.
And I know that this is where I get to create the body to live my best life in.
This year.
At this age.
At this speed.
I remember that I am whole. Exactly as I am meant to be.
I feel accepted. Valuable. Strong.

And when I feel this way, food holds no interest for me, other than as a means to satisfy physical hunger.

This is how real, permanent, life-changing weight loss happens.

Next time you want your weight loss to be quicker
(you know who you are), ask yourself:
What exactly is this extra weight preventing me from doing right now?
Email me your answer, and we’ll set up a free laser-focused mini-session so I can prove you wrong 🙂

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About Forever Free with Bev Aron, Certified Weight Loss Coach

I work with emotional eaters who desperately want relief from emotional eating, but can't seem to do it on their own. They know they need to eat less and move more, but can't figure out why they aren't doing it. My specialty is showing them the why and the how. I also work with parents who are worried about their children's weight. I help those parents encourage their children to have a healthy body image and a healthy relationship with food.
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