Deception to Weight Gain

Mar 01, 2021

I had an interview today with a reporter from Michigan.

Let me give you the back story...

About 1 ½ ago a got a letter.  It looked like an official letter from the State of Minnesota wanting me to renew my business filing.  It struck me as odd, as I was almost positive, I had already renewed.

Well, fast forward two days later.  I am filling out the paperwork sent in the letter, only to find out they need a check.  I don’t have checks for my business since it is all done online.  So, I hop on the State’s website to see if I can renew online.

Sure enough, I can.

But even better, I already had renewed for that year…just like I thought.

I go back to the letter.  I found it odd that the check wasn’t going to be made out to the state.  I then proceed to look up the initials of who the check was to be made out to. 

It was a private company. One that charged EXTRA to file a renewal for your business.

The letter...

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The ESSENTIAL to Weight Loss for Christian Women

Feb 22, 2021

 

I was on a roll; losing weight, exercising, and making better food choices…

Then I started the downward spiral.  One binged turned into a whole day, which turned into a whole week.

What is wrong with me?  Why is this so hard? Why can't I just do this?

 

This was me at the beginning of my two-year-long "renewal".  

Let me tell you a little story...

 


I had a deep desire to be thin. At times, I would get to a healthy weight, but then a week later I was putting the pounds back on.

It's like I got to this goal and then I fell back into my old patterns. Then my actions did not fall in line with what I said I wanted. 

I continued to sabotage myself, which lead to thinking something was wrong with me and I was just destined to be overweight but wanting to be thin.

 

Until I realized something...  

God didn’t NOT want me to struggle forever.  He wanted me to conquer, WITH HIM.

No, in all these...

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Why I Break "Diet" Rules

Feb 15, 2021

 

I was talking with a good friend that is in a masterclass with me for Christian women growing their businesses.  We were discussing some recommendations that our instructor had given us.  I told her that I was breaking some of the “rules”.  My business was set up a little differently and I found that breaking these “rules” actually helped my business.

She was relieved.  In her mind, she had to follow these rules to have a successful business.  If she didn’t follow the “formula” then she wouldn’t succeed.

 

This is what I find with a lot of my clients.  They have been taught that weight loss is a very specific formula.  If you don’t follow a RIGHT formula (a.k.a. diet), you won’t lose weight much less keep it off.

Not true my friends. 

 

God created each of us as an INDIVIDUAL.  No two are the same.

That means each of my clients needs to find the...

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Your Future Now

Feb 08, 2021

“By faith Noah, when we was warned about the things NO ONE COULD FORSEE, respected God and built an ark…” Hebrews 11: 7a

Can we talk for a minute about the future?

Are you able to visualize it?

Do you know what will come?

 

I used to think the answer was no.  

Now, I believe the answer is yes.

Now, don’t close your computer.  Hear me out.

 

When I say that I believe we can see the future, I don’t mean all the details. I am not sure about where I will be living or what car I will be driving 20 years from now.  I don’t even know if I’ll be on this earth anymore. 

But, I can say with certainty a few things about my future. 

If I am still living, I know that I will maintain a healthy weight

I know that I will be blessed beyond measure

I know I will be helping women live more abundant lives

I know that I will be loving my husband, kids, and the...

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The Help Needed For Lasting Weight Loss

Feb 01, 2021

Don't judge a book by it's most recent cover...

Many people look at me now and think, “Oh, there’s no way she used to struggle with her weight.”

But I did.

I know what it’s like to spend the whole day thinking about what I ate last, what I’m going to eat next, and if I “deserve” dessert.

I know what it’s like to join diet programs that never lasted and to binge on large amounts of food after eating “so well” all week.

 

But I also know how it feels to have my clothes fit well every day, the energy to follow God's calling, and self-control over my choices.

 

But, I had a lot of large obstacles in the way.

I wasn’t able to find a weight loss program that centered around God’s word AND focus on my root problem.

No. The root problem is not the food or exercise.

It's my mind, my thinking.

So I decided to do the next best thing, I invested in a coaching program that helped me lose weight...

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Laying Down Busy to Lose Weight

Jan 25, 2021

“I’ve been busy!”

Oh busy.  The common phrase we give our friends, family, acquaintances.

It probably comes as no surprise that living a frenetic lifestyle can lead to overeating. 

Rushing around all day can leave us feeling unsettled and restless.  And well, neither of those feel very good.  So why not use food to feel better?!

Plus, the busyness drains our energy, so we turn on automation mode and let our bad habits take over.

 

I find this to be a continual battle.  Not only for myself and also for my clients.

It can make taking care of our temples quite a struggle.

And consistency… forget it.  We have too much to do.  It is easier to focus on the kids, work, cleaning, and the rest of the to-do list than your health and well-being.

 

But what are the costs of this crazy life we are living?

Diabetes?  Heart Disease? Cancer? Depression?

Maybe you’re not to these points yet, but...

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Myths About "Thin" Women

Jan 18, 2021

The following are MYTHS about what “thin” women do:

  • Never eat sweets
  • Exercise almost daily
  • Spend a lot of time prepping their food
  • Never stuff themselves at a meal
  • Happy all the time

 

What do you think? 

Have you ever thought these about a friend or coworker?

Have you ever said, “It must be nice to be them since they don’t have to worry about their weight.”


This is what I have found out about “thin” women:


They eat food to fuel their bodies the majority of the time.


That’s it.

After talking to a lot of thin women, they just don’t stress about food.  Actually, they hardly think about it.

BUT, they still are as lazy as we are.  They still have their ups and downs (even about their bodies).

 

The only difference is they look at food differently.


That’s the hardest part to change when you are trying to lose weight.

Because for years you have used food to bust through the boredom and...

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Complaining: Making It Harder to Lose Weight

Jan 11, 2021

The experts say the average person complains 30 times per day.


I didn’t think I complained that much, so I monitored myself for a day.

Those experts were right.  Actually, I think it might be more.

I complain all day long.

It astounded me a little.

I consider myself a fairly positive person and yet…

I complained about having to shovel snow, my computer being too slow, picking up my son’s legos, and FB for not allowing me to underline, all within a 20-minute window.


Complaining feels like I am just talking about reality.  But it’s not.  It’s the story I’m telling myself about the world.

I could have admired the new snowfall, taken the moments for my computer to reboot to read, enjoyed making my own Lego creation or been in awe of that fact I can even communicate in a way for hundreds to see.

But I didn’t.


I focused on what was wrong.

 

And that focus, it makes us feel terrible.

There is no upside to it.

It...

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A New Resolution for Next Year

Jan 04, 2021

You made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight, huh?

Did you know this is the number one resolution made

But only a few of you will succeed.  And of those of you that do lose weight, MAYBE 5% of you will keep it off for good.

(I'm being generous with that percentage)

Most of you will gain back the weight. Usually, more than what you lost.

Kind of depressing…

Unless you have the right tools.  Unless you lose weight like someone that is in that 5%...

 

Women come to me to lose weight. That’s my jam.  I’ve done it, so they want to know all the “secrets”.

I usually start out asking them what they’ve tried in the past.

I get a whole laundry list…

  • Keto
  • Whole 30
  • Paleo
  • Carb counting
  • Shakes
  • Cleanses
  • Pills
  • Drinks

The list goes on and on.  While all of these are good ideas… none of them are the best way to lose weight with the intent to KEEP THE WEIGHT OFF.

The numbers don’t lie. ...

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Hard Work of Losing Weight for the Last Time

Dec 28, 2020

Losing weight for the LAST time is hard work.

And hard work stinks. 

 

It’s not all rainbows and daisies. Often there are no butterflies. 

There is just YOU and the work that you don’t feel like doing. 

Taking a nap sounds better. Maybe some Netflix or a little shopping. 

A phone call to vent to a friend would be nice.

Definitely, a glass of wine and a big ‘ole bowl of ice cream would make it all easier. 

ALL of these are way better than the effort of building your self-control around food to lose weight.

 

But then there are the results. 

The hard work turns into the energy to run around with your kids

the joy of putting on two sizes smaller pants

the self-confidence to start that bible study…

the connection of those intimate evenings with your husband.

Six months later you are living all the blessings of the hard work.

 

But more importantly, you have a new self-concept. You feel...

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