Look for the Stairs

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It is so true… “What we resist persists…”. The original statement by Psychologist Carl Jung is “What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.”

If you think about it, what we resist are usually things that make us uncomfortable or embarrassed, yet if we would just find a way to tackle those things they would no longer be a roadblock or obstacle in our lives.

My friend, Andrea, recently said, “When you hit the wall of resistance…Look for the stairs!”

For a long time, I resisted sharing my weight loss struggles with anyone and the number on the scale slowly crept higher. It was a part of my life that I felt like a failure in. Once I started to share my journey (which was not easy for me), I found that I was not alone and that there were others that struggled as much or even more than I did. I also realized that this was not something I was failing at, I just had not found the “stairs” that led to the right path for me.

Once I stopped resisting and started sharing, the world opened up to so many new opportunities; one of the most rewarding is being a health coach. I am now able to help others find the “stairs” to their optimal health journey.

3 Months ~ 60 Pounds Gone

People always wonder what we have been eating, these past few months, to lose so much weight so quickly. We actually eat often and quite a variety of foods. These are only a few of the things we eat! Including those yummy chocolate waffles with PB2 and Almond Reddi Wip.

Persistence Not Perfection

In the interest of living this journey out loud…Yes, I made choices over a weekend, that impacted my weight (+2.9 lbs).  Did I panic and quit?  Nope!  In the past I would have.  I got back to the choices I know work and expecting it to take 2 weeks to lose those pounds (past thinking) it only took a few days and by the end of this week I’ve said goodbye to an extra few!

Together

When I finally made the decision to dedicate 30 days to this journey, I asked Dale if he wanted to join me. His answer, “No, that’s ok, that’s your thing”.

Well, after watching what I was, or wasn’t doing, and realizing he wanted the same thing…guess who joined me on this journey? His explanation: “After watching you struggle to lose weight all these years and now it seeming to just disappear so rapidly, without buying a new piece of exercise equipment or you trying to work off every calorie you ate, I see this is something that I could do to help myself as well.”

Now we are doing this together and it has added an even more wonderful aspect. We are constantly having conversations, and educating ourselves, about nutrition.

Better Breakfast

Up until we started this journey Dale had been having the same breakfast for months, if not years. Each morning he would eat a microwaved bacon and egg breakfast biscuit.

Now he starts his day with a much heartier, and healthier, breakfast. He usually has a waffle with egg white and Light Laughing Cow Cheese. Filling and delicious and he feels great!