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Why go to Group?

How many of us have had a day off-plan and decided not to go to group?  I know I have in the past… It may be just not wanting to face the scales or sometimes, not wanting to face the group itself.  Does it come from a place of feeling judged or is it more… Continue reading Why go to Group?

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A Bad Week

Have you ever got to the scales and confided in the person running your group that you’ve had a bad week? Perhaps something happened to derail you and from there, it became a bit of a free-for-all.  Or, you’ve eaten something which wasn’t part of your plan and, even though you got straight back on… Continue reading A Bad Week

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What’s Your Value?

Have you ever stopped dieting because of an external factor?  Your job just got crazy stressful, or you’re suddenly ill, or perhaps a family situation has got you down…  Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it would be silly to try and juggle all of these things and a diet is just one more stress you… Continue reading What’s Your Value?

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Planning to Fail

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have had times in your life where it sometimes seems impossible to stick to your plan.  You may have done it before with ease but this time, months on, you’re finding every day a struggle and somehow foods not on your own approved list are sneaking past your lips… Continue reading Planning to Fail

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Time Travel

Have you ever thought about what you could do or who you would visit if you could travel through time?  It might be you’ve spent a lot of energy on regretting a decision in the past and daydreamed of changing it, or on a larger scale, a time machine to go check out the dinosaurs… Continue reading Time Travel

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When Good Goals Turn Bad

I’ve been to a few different slimming groups in my time and one of the things they have in common is “the goal”.  What is it you’re heading for? Seems like a legit question; after all, we’re all there for a reason.  For some people, this focus on the end result is something tangible (wanting… Continue reading When Good Goals Turn Bad

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It Was Easy

When I look back with the rose-tinted glasses of hindsight at my journey with LighterLife, I am sure of this: last time it was easy. I didn’t allow anything to get in my way.  I was determined. I’m sure those last two statements are true but the subject of this blog is the first part…… Continue reading It Was Easy

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The Magic of Mindset

Something which comes up quite often in our groups is “being in the right mindset” to make a change, start a diet or exercising.  Until you get into the right mindset, there is nothing you can do, right? Luckily, that’s a rhetorical question because it’s really difficult to say “wrong!” when it feels so true. … Continue reading The Magic of Mindset

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The Things Which Inspire Us

My weekly blog will still be published on Wednesday but I learned this week that one of my heroes had passed away after a long battle with brain cancer. Neil Peart was the drummer and lyricist for my favourite band, Rush. What they meant to me cannot be summed up in words but the loss… Continue reading The Things Which Inspire Us

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Being Kind to Yourself

Let's imagine you have a friend who you’ve known since you were a baby and they’re driving you somewhere.  They’ve been overweight for a while and decided to do something about it.  They’re well on their way towards their goals, feel better, look better and have a self-confidence they never thought they’d have.  Everything is… Continue reading Being Kind to Yourself