Lessons About Emotion Eating from Weight Loss Winners

I am truly honored to be coaching a phenomenal group of women in a program called the Weight Loss Winner’s Circle™. These women, brought together by phone and the internet from all over the country, are committed to achieving lasting success with weight loss while at the same time creating their best version of their lives. Motivation, accountability and support are in abundance at the three times monthly coaching club meetings and on the online forum.

The collective wisdom that flows from this group is amazing and I am regularly touched by the uplifted moods, the changes in motivation, and the shifts in perspective that occur on the group coaching calls. Each week seems to bring new insights, learning, and great take-away ideas. Here are just a few of the powerful lessons that were shared in the last month:

  1. Every moment is a learning moment. Whether you’ve had a great day, a lousy afternoon, a successful experience, or a difficult day with your eating, you can always learn something if you pause and look at the situation. Taking the time to stop and learn helps people STAY in action and make progress. Seeing the learning helps you stay out of sabotaging self blame and negative thinking.
  2. Sometimes somebody else can see things more clearly than you can. It’s not unusual for someone to come to Coaching Club feeling discouraged—completely oblivious to some progress they are making or some shift that could easily change everything. Having the courage to seek support when you aren’t feeling so hot usually pays off.
  3. Moods and motivation can shift powerfully and quickly—with the support and input of others. Again, sometimes we are so close to our own “stuff” that we aren’t seeing it accurately. It’s amazing what can happen when you put it out there in a group of people you trust and open yourself up to different perspectives, to coaching, and to challenging yourself.
  4. It’s not only about weight loss. Making enduring changes with weight and new habits ultimately means building new skills and new strategies. For the women of the Weight Loss Winner’s Circle, the consensus this month has been that these changes also involve creating lives that are rich and rewarding in and of themselves.

Tonight’s the night for the weekly Coaching Club and I’m looking forward to it. I’m guaranteed to come away with something helpful to think about.

Take good care,

Melissa

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