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Still Undertall (Seems to be Perpetually Undertall)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020



Why, oh why, do I yo-yo with weight? I've lost track over the years of the pounds I lost and found. I realize that part of the reason for this is the human condition, i.e. failure to achieve perfection. I've been searching over several decades for the answer to this question, I feel I'm on the precipice of discovery, so I'm putting on the weight-loss armor and going back to square 1.

I wholeheartedly embrace the following paradigm: Weight loss doesn't begin in the kitchen or the gym; weight loss begins in the mind. Write that down and post it all over your house, laptop, and phone because MINDSET is what determines your level of success!

Here I am, a certified Health Coach and Type 2 diabetic (oh yeah, add that word obese). Do I know what to do? Have I studied nutrition? Do I know how to manage type 2 Diabetes? You bet your sweet patoot I do!!! And just like so many people out there, I don't put that knowledge and skill to use when it comes to coaching myself. And despite that little factoid, I am a good coach; my clients get results!

You would think I could coach myself. That's right, you would think! The truth is, every coach needs other coaches. We need other coaches to hold us accountable so that we can hold space for our clients to reach their goals. We need other coaches to continue to hone and improve our skills. We need other coaches so that we can continue to do all we can to support and love on our clients.

So, today I am back to tracking my food on SparkPeople. Truth to tell I hate tracking every bite I eat, but I know down to my bones that tracking my food and drink intake is the first big step on my journey...followed by regular (15-30 minutes/day to start) cardio and weight training exercise. I also know down to my bones that it's never too late to take those big steps on a weight-loss journey.

I also know that it isn't just about weight-loss...that's probably last on the list of why I won't give up. I won't continue to give up my good health, my energy, my self-love, my love for my family just because I want to eat foods that do not support good health. I want to be an example of what can be.

If you think a health coach can help you, do not "weight" any longer to reach out. Be brave, be bold, own your current condition so that you can create a more healthy, strong, fit you.
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  • DONNALEE-53
    I hope all is going well with you. emoticon and good luck
    122 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Oh I hear you, I hear you. That question is why, why, why? I felt so much better when I lost the weight, now I'm fighting once again to get where I was at. Why? I told myself I wouldn't let it happen, but it did. Why?
    I truly think my mind set really needs to be over hauled, cause deep down inside I want to be healthy, eat healthy and I have the power to do it.

    Thank you for this share today, cause it will help me remind myself that healthy is the way I want to be.
    196 days ago
  • LIFEFOUNDONARUN
    This is a great blog! I've recently started tracking my food on here, too. I held so much resistance against doing it before, and now I'm understanding why. It lays it all out there for you. And I can see just how much I was actually eating, versus what I "thought" I was eating. No hiding anymore. I'm grateful they have so many tools on here, many I didn't realize they even had. I've always been interested in nutrition and exercise, and have thought of pursuing a health coaching certification myself. You've reignited some of that pushed away passion. Thank you so much for sharing this!
    196 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    What a great blog! I can totally relate! I am not, however, even close to being a health coach! I have also lost and gained so many pounds over the years it's sinful! I have not lost any significant weight since I've been on Spark (maybe 7 years). I'm obviously not very self-motivated. Well, I'll continue to try and stay on track. Food is not that difficult for me but, oh boy, that exercise is tough for me. to stay consistent! Good luck!
    197 days ago
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