Am I The Coach For You?

I want to share with you a few things about myself to help you decide if I am the coach for you
using the Breaking Through to the Real You weight loss programs.

Weight has been an issue for me since my early twenties. My first summer away from home I gained 30 pounds. That’s when I started my weight loss journey that has lasted decades.

I’d lose 10, 20, 30 pounds time and time again until several times it was 50 pounds! I would be absolutely perfect while dieting but then shortly after I was done, I’d go back to my old ways of eating lots of sugar, fat and flour. I got an A+ as a yo-yo dieter.

I got to the point where I only ate chocolate all day for days at a time. It was the only thing that made me feel better.

I finally realized that I had no control over food and if I didn’t get help soon my body was going to give up on me.

I reached out and ended up being diagnosed with not only a binge eating disorder but also Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Having these labels attached to me on top of how I was already feeling about myself did little to make me feel better, however I was able to make some changes.

The bingeing stopped and I had some tools to deal with the anxiety so things got better, but there still was a missing piece.

Then I found something called HSP, a Highly Sensitive Person that was totally me.

When I heard the description I knew right away that this wasn’t another label, it was how some of us interact with the world. About 20-30% of people and even some animals are more aware of, and can absorb, the energy that is everywhere around them. Because we are highly sensitive, absorbing all this energy can be overwhelming and we will often reach for food for relief.

Learning about this helped me become aware that it wasn’t because I didn’t have willpower that I was having trouble controlling my weight. I just didn’t have the skills to deal with all these feelings without using food to help me cope and feel better.

I have followed Colette Baron-Reid for years and when she offered a class on Weight Loss For People Who Feel Too Much™ I knew that this was the missing piece for me and others like me.

I took the class and have been living this program since the first of 2012 with amazing results. I’m thrilled that I have lost weight and but I’m most grateful for having the tools now to deal with my empathy overload without turning to food. I can honestly say this has not only drastically changed but also saved my life.

I also blogged for the first 6 months living this program
and you can read exactly what I did week by week here.

Now I am excited and honored to be sharing this amazing process and program with you!

 I also offer a program called the 12 Week Healthy Habits Online Group
that is a combination of Live Your Healthy Life™ and Breaking Through to the Real You™ and you can take a look by clicking here.

Here is my experience living the Weight Loss for Women Who Feel Too Much™ Program.
This is the course (now called Weight Release Energetix®) I am a Master Certified Intuitive Coach® in and use with clients in my Breaking Through to the Real You Program.

How has this program helped you? I have always been an empathetic person who took on the weight of the world. I thought something was wrong with me because I was like this. I have lived with bouts of depression, eating and anxiety disorders over the years. My weight could easily fluctuate 20, 30 and even 50 pounds very quickly and maintaining my desired weight was next to impossible for me.

I was at a particularly low point in my life at the beginning of 2012. My adult son had died a few months earlier after a long illness, my heart was broken and I fell back into old habits that I’d used in the past to numb myself once again. I was just a few pounds under my highest weight ever, I was out of control abusing myself with food and the only thing I knew for sure was that I couldn’t live like this way anymore.

I have followed Colette Baron-Reid for years and when she offered Weight Loss For People Who Feel Too Much™ I prayed that this was the answer for me.

Four weeks after starting I was losing weight, feeling much better, eating mindfully and having wonderful foods that really nourished me and my body.

In the past there were times the only thing I ate for days was chocolate just trying to make it through the day. Very quickly on this program my daily processed sugar consumption went down to almost nothing.

Did it meet, exceed, or fall short of your expectations? Far exceeded them! I was afraid to hope that this could really help me but I can honestly say this program has not only drastically changed but also saved my life.

I have been living this program since the first of the year with amazing results. I’m thrilled that I have lost weight but I am most grateful for having the tools now to deal with my empathy overload without turning to food.

How was this journey different from any other weight loss or self improvement programs you have participated in? I easily lost 20 pounds during the first 2 months of 2012 without being on a diet and I’ve been able to maintain this for over 6 months which I’ve never been able to do on any program or on my own before!

I’m sure my success came about because this program dealt with how, deep down, I used my excess weight for protection from the people, places and things that made me uncomfortable. Additionally not wanting to feel my own emotions was a very painful way to live and this program gave me ways deal with them.

Once I was able to see that I used food to cope with my emotions and was given the tools this program provides, the weight started dropping off as if by magic.

There is really no comparison between this and anything I’ve done before and I’ve tried them all over the years.

How confident do you feel in being able to maintain the positive changes you have adopted? This is how I live now and the changes are getting more integrated into my everyday life. The struggle, self hate and loathing are gone. I love my body not only for what it does for me but I’m so grateful that it didn’t give up on me even when I continued to abuse and mistreat it.
UPDATES:
December 2012:
I’ve been able to maintain my 20 pound loss (woohoo) and have dropped another 5 pounds!
April 2013: I’ve lost a total of 32 pounds and am down 3 clothes sizes!!
April 2014: Still maintaining my weight with little effort!!
January 2015: I’m up 7 pounds in the last half of 2014 and realizing that I’m not taking very good care of myself. The holiday season still is hard for me and I miss my son even more this time of year. So, I’ve promised myself that I will make using my self care tools the number one priority this year! I know what to do and just need to support myself to get back to where I’m comfortable being and feeling!

Would you recommend this program/coaching to a friend? Absolutely without hesitation. This isn’t just a program, it’s not a diet, it’s an opportunity to totally transform your life. If you are willing to take time for yourself, look deeply and honestly at what is happening to you, and follow the program your life will never be the same. Having a coach to guide and support you one-on-one turns this journey into the magical carpet ride of your life!

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