Living the Dream

 

People talk about LiViNg tHe DrEaM.  Of course, Living the Dream means different things for different people.  What does it mean to you?  What would your life look like if you were Living the Dream?  What is standing in the way of that image becoming your reality?

Living the Dream for me is living a life of FrEeDoM aNd PeAcE.  This is a BiG dEaL for me because these qualities were so elusive for much of my life.  And now that I have them, my passion is to help others experience them as well.

For much of my adult life I struggled with overeating.  I lived in the ReLeNtLeSs PuRsUiT of finding peace and freedom with eating, but my efforts always seemed in vain.  Four or five years ago I was so frustrated that I determined I would find peace and freedom with food if it were the last thing I did.

Lara joined me in the PeAcE WiTh FoOd journey and we contracted with ourselves and each other that we would never diet again.  I even wrote out a contract and signed it.  My dieting days were over.

Our approach was simple.  We would become scientists, determining what worked and what didn’t.  Nothing was off limits.  Our only criteria was that we would FoLLoW PeAcE.

In the course of what I call my SeVeN yEaR ExPeriMenT I lost probably close to 20 pounds seven different times.  That’s a total of 140 pounds!!  If I tabulated how much weight I have lost and then regained, in the course of my life, I think it is quite possible that number would be in the thousands.  No joke.

I have always been able to lose the weight.  That’s not the issue.  Hey, you can loose weight a million-and-one ways (check out the Twinkie Diet!) if you limit your calories.  But rather, my focus was on what would keep me in the game.  What could I do for life?  I was intrigued with experimenting with as many plans as possible.  I wanted to know what worked and what didn’t.  Any eating strategy that didn’t offer a LiFeTiMe SaTisFacTion guarantee was a deal-breaker for me.

Today, Lara and I are experiencing freedom and peace.  We are Living the Dream.  And we want to share with you how you too can have freedom and peace with food.  (And with life for that matter!)

On August 22nd our book, Peace with Food:  Eat What You Want. Never Diet Again. Live a Happy Life. – which has been over three years in the making – is being released!

To say we are excited is an understatement.

During the pre-launch stage we shared our book with dozens of people and our hypothesis was correct:  Peace with Food was life-changing.  Turns out it had the same impact on others that it had on us.

Peace with Food has changed our lives.  It is changing others’ lives.   And it CaN cHaNge YoUr Life too!

Do you have Peace with Food?  Are you Living the Dream?

If not, won’t you come take the journey with us?

You can have P E A C E.

You can be F R E E.

And you can live your BeSt LiFe EvEr!

Your Robynn

 

 

 

 

DAY 15- Different Approaches w/ The Scale

love it leave it scale

Everyone is unique, which means we are all motivated by different things. Check out how Lara and Robynn have completely different approaches to setting boundaries with their scales…

Lara’s Approach to the Scale
To be completely honest, often times I have to ask my husband to hide my scale. Yes. HIDE it. I have a complete love/hate relationship with the scale–I love it when it shows me the number I desire–but I hate it any other time. Not to mention, I hate the way it determines my mood for the rest of the day. If I weigh in as soon as I get up and, before I step on the scale I feel great, but then a number flashes that is higher than expected, I instantly go from feeling great to horrible. This not only causes me to be in a bad mood the rest of the day, but my smart eating goes out the window. At that point, I’ve lost all peace because I am FRUSTRATED!! I especially feel this way if I devote several days to being more physically active and then the scale shows no movement or a gain. Talk about wanting to LOSE IT!!

When I can tell I am feeling this way with the scale, I’ve learned I need to step away from it for a while. I know what is required to maintain my weight–I just need to eat in a way that I have peace and continue to stay as active as I do every day. So why throw a scale in the mix and mess with my emotions when I already know what is needed to successfully maintain? And why chance putting myself in a situation that may cause a throw-in-the-towel moment, leading to inactivity and porking out for days?

The scale has too much influence on me…in a bad way. When I start losing peace with it, I go ask my husband to hide it until I feel like I can handle it again. Call me crazy, but that’s what works for me! By not knowing my weight# I actually feel better and make smarter choices on a daily basis. That being said, I do think the scale can be a good “reality check” so I don’t eliminate it from my life entirely. I just don’t let it control me on a daily or weekly basis.

 

Robynn’s Approach to the Scale
My approach to the scale is different than Lara’s.  Whereas, she loses peace if she is around it too much, the scale serves as an accountability partner for me.  Daily I check in with it.  And daily I either get to celebrate or cut my losses and move on.  Stepping on the scale for me gives closure to the past and a new beginning for each day.

That’s what works for me and what gives me peace – my approach.  What’s yours?

Posse DiscussionDo you have a magic weight# in your head of when you think your life will be perfect? How realistic is that number?


The Peace Coaches

 

 

 

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