Beaupre Coaching helps women who are over 50 or 60 lose weight with lasting results. Weight-loss and life coach Pat Beaupre Becker can help you reach your goal weight and create a life you love.
I Coach Women Over 50 or 60, Lose Weight with Lasting Results
I am a Certified Weight-Loss and Life Coach, helping women who are over 50 and 60 lose weight, for the last time. If you are a successful woman who hasn't figured out how to get to your goal weight and stay there, I can help.
Using the latest research in obesity and neuroscience, you can finally answer the question: "If I am so SMART, why can't I lose weight?" You can learn to lose weight.
Do you want to learn to love what loves you? Do you want to break-up your love affair with binge-ready foods and thoughts that sabotage your success? Do you want to get to your goal weight and stay there? No matter how old you are?
If you are ready to give up the struggle with food and weight, once and for all, you are in the right place.
Mindset is so important to successful weight loss. The first belief is that it is never to late to lose weight. It is never too late to discover what you love.
I haven’t put in a garden for a couple of years as I have been focusing my time on growing into the best coach I can be. This year I am ready to get back to gardening and grow my own vegetables.
Imagine an abundant summer where you are eating well, exercising and enjoying the warmth of the sun and your friendships?
If we can imagine and nurture it, we can plan it and make it happen.
Preparing for an abundant summer garden is a wonderful analogy for reaching your goals. Maybe you want to lose 25 lbs. Maybe you are traveling to exotic lands or visiting national parks in the US. Maybe you want a staycation to sleep in, read and enjoy cooking meals at home. Maybe you are writing a book or building a new business.
Way back in 1979, award winning Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, conducted a seminal research study that revealed measurable changes in the physiology of an elder population who put themselves in a living situation that reflected 1959, 20 years earlier. The key to the study was to have the participants think of themselves as they were 20 years earlier. They were instructed to immerse themselves into the past and to return as completely as possible in their minds to those earlier times. It living quarters were set up as if it was 1959.
After 2 weeks of living this way, there was a change in behavior and attitude in the groups. Their hearing and their memory improved as if they were younger and even their intelligence scores increased. These indicators were based on measurements that were taken before and after the study.
At the end of the study, Ms. Langer concluded that it is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.
This is not Morse Code but a list of the natural fluctuations of my weight over the past month.
If you are post-menopausal, your body’s ability to lose fat may have slowed down. If you are over 60 and have developed thyroid issues (it is estimated that one woman in eight will develop a thyroid disorder during her lifetime.), it may be slower still. If your weight fluctuates, do you freak out?
You decided to eat healthy. You have given up those “prized” foods (pizza, cupcakes, ice cream), and you are losing about 1# a week. Some weeks it is .5 pounds a week. Your mind then looks to a time when you did successfully lose weight way back when, and dropped 13 pounds in one month. That’s how I lost weight in my 40s.
You might think, “Only 1 pound a week after all this hard work!” That might cause you to throw in the towel. Give it up.
If progress is slow, and if you are moving in the right direction, what is the problem? If you are holding on to beliefs that you should be losing weight faster, (thoughts created by looking to your past) let us examine whether hanging on to those beliefs is in your best interest.