Myth: Women in their 50s, 60s and 70s can’t lose weight.
Of course, you bought into the myth that once you pass menopause, weight gain is inevitable.
Your body is proof. Everyone says it. You haven’t changed your eating habits, yet you seem to be gaining weight, year after year.
My experience of perimenopause and menopause consisted of hot flashes, heavy bleeding for 7 months, accompanied by suicidal thoughts. I thought having a seven-pound human come out of my vajayjay was crazy town, but this new “woman’s” experience was blowing my mind.
I had to learn to become intimately familiar with my own emotions.
I thought I was a feeling person, only to discover that instead of feeling my emotions, I was distracting myself from them.
I know this because I was 40lbs overweight, miserable and had the same conversations in my head every day.
“Why can’t you stick with a healthy diet?” “Why are you so miserable?” “If I just eat one of those, it won’t be a problem, right?” “What’s wrong with you?” “Why are you being controlled by a quart of chocolate chip ice cream?” Funny thing, my clients often have similar thoughts running through their heads when they start coaching.
Do allow yourself to be changed by your emotions? I know I don’t like to show people when I change. I sometimes hold a mask up to the world to hide feeling inadequate, shame or other negative emotions. Shouldn’t I have it all together already?
How often are we hiding and running from our emotions?
If you are an emotional eater, you use food to distract you from feeling uncomfortable emotions. Even though you know that each bite brings you closer to disappointment, which feels more terrible.
Weight-loss and healthy lifestyle coaching for women over 60. Science has proven that changing your lifestyle can impact your health and longevity.
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Are you an emotional eater?Take the Quiz.
Strategies for emotional eaters. Imagine your emotions being a treasure trove. Can you be changed changed by your emotions?
3 Strategies to Avoid if you are an Emotional Eater.
Learn how to ride the waves of food cravings that can sabatoge your weight loss goals with life and weight-loss coach, Pat Beaupre Becker.
Emotions and Food - Are you an emotional eater? You can learn to live with your emotions and lose weight. Take the quiz above.
February - Intentionality. This a message to let you know you are perfect exactly as you are right now.
This video challenges your ideas of what happens when you make decisions.
Curiosity: How to use your values to support you in losing weight and choosing healthy life style.
CURIOSITY as a Tool for Weight Loss.
In January we explore the delights of curiosity as a skill and practice in daily living to reclaim joy and innovation.
A Year of Discovery for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and our Friends and Families. December - CONNECTION TO NATURE
A Year of Discovery for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and our Friends and Families. December - CONNECTION
A year of discovery for survivors of child abuse and our friends and families continues with a lesson is using writing as a tool for connecting with yourself. This will help you examine your thoughts and feelings and from there be able to change, if that is what you want.
December is the month to explore connections. Self, Family, Friends and Community and Nature. This one is for connecting to yourself. Enjoy.
Quick reminder that when you are noticing and naming thoughts and feelings; there are no OLD feelings.
A Year of Discovery for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and our friends and families. November - Awareness. As we continue learning about awareness, we learn the difference between awareness and self vigilance. Tools for feeling our emotions.
A Year of Discovery for Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and our friends and Families. November - Awareness & Thanksgiving