I’d start trying to lose weight and see a little progress.
So I’d stick to “my diet.”
BUT the scale always stopped dropping - for what seemed like no reason at all.
And I got frustrated!
So I tried even harder:
I cut calories, carbs, sugar, and fat. I lived on salad, grilled chicken, and broccoli!
And still the scale wouldn’t budge.
My family and friends would enjoy holiday drinks and goodies.
And I felt more deprived.
I’d work SO freaking hard only to be sad.
And I’d feel a failure *again.*
So I’d quit *again.*
Look I get it…
It’s hard to stay focused with all the yummy holiday treats around.
It’s hard to exercise consistently, especially when visible results are slow to come.
But I want to give you 2 perspectives to consider...
1. The diets and products you’re using are just wrong! So it’s not all you! You’re never going to get the lasting results you want using them.
2. When you DO get a proven process and accountability from a credible coach - who has overcome the struggles you face - it will take some time to reach your goals.
But you CAN get some big wins in a short time!
And all of that helps you keep going!
It also helps you STOP being a chronicle quitter!
If that sounds good to you…
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I do NOT...
It went on for YEARS...
I was exhausted even though I had JUST woken up.
Faint memories of my night full of thinking came back to my foggy brain.
If you get this, you know.
And if you don’t have time to read the rest but want it to STOP, then SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM!
I never got restful sleep.
My brain “ran” all night…
• work projects
• people (read: issues) to handle
• problems to solve
Stress flooded my brain and body constantly.
I dragged myself to the coffee pot. Then off to a scalding hot shower. And I prayed to wake up from the haze.
I wanted to lose weight and feel better.
But I had no energy to do anything except come in from a long day, pull off my bra, and plop onto the couch.
I didn’t have the brain power or time to figure that out.
So we mostly ate drive though crap.
I’m embarrassed now to admit that.
But it was my reality because I “just couldn’t.”
Did I mention I was only in my mid-late 30s at the time?
I was done. Over it all.
And some days I didn’t know how I could keep going.
I felt horrible - about myself, about my mom-ability, and about what I was giving in our marriage.
Let me be clear...
I had done every fad diet.
I had spent thousands on gadgets, pills, teas, detoxes, prepackaged foods, and every program.
I hoped “this one” would be “the one” to fix me.
But they didn’t.
So I’d spiral - again.
Look, I’m just saying I get it...
I get you.
And I’m saying…
YOU all deserve that!
YOU DESERVE THAT LIFE!
And it doesn’t take a crazy, time consuming commitment.
But making real change does take a proven process and credible help from a woman who’s faced and overcome it.
And when you’re truly sick of living in your waking hell, you don’t let anything stop you.
Am I right?
I'd love to hear your thoughts and struggles too.
So… I don’t get it when a woman says, “I have to ask my husband.”
Don’t get me wrong - Roger and I respect each other.
That means we ask for the others’ opinion and listen carefully to that feedback.
But I don’t “ask permission” to do anything or to invest in myself - even when that investment is huge.
And neither does he.
We support each other - even if we don’t completely agree.
If your relationship includes having to “ask” to do something that betters you, makes you happier, and improves your health…
I’d consider WHY.
What does that say about his trust and control, his support, and his desires for YOUR needs?
What are your thoughts on this?
Hi, I'm Lori!
I'm a wife, mom, grandma, former college professor and VP, turned weight loss and fitness professional passionate about helping busy, professional women lose weight and manage burnout levels of stress, so you live comfortable and confident in your own skin - and never diet again.