During last weeks virtual group, we discussed comfort zones which, in an unprecedented time of uncertainty for the nation (and the world), was very interesting to think about. We are all, in one way or another, being pushed out of our comfort zones whether it be the lack of stock in the shops or the… Continue reading Struggles
This week I've been reminded of Blackadder Goes Forth, when he says: "This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you've got a moment; it's a twelve-storey crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour portage, and an enormous sign on the roof, saying 'This Is a Large Crisis'. A large crisis… Continue reading Crisis..?
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?
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
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?
Last week’s topic really resonated with a lot of my clients and with my own journey to LighterLife. We talked about times where you’ve eaten something only to later feel regret for it. Some of the reasons for this were things like boredom, stress, unhappiness, expectations, etc. What didn’t really come up was hunger. I… Continue reading Why Did I Do That?
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
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
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
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