Done with Dieting Episode #26: Goal Setting

They say that a goal without a plan is a wish. When we decide that we want to lose weight, run a 5k, or even something as simple as eating healthier, we know what we want, but often, we don’t spend the time to figure out how it’s going to get done. Sometimes, we think about accomplishing something, and although the idea of having that thing is appealing, we don’t want to do the work to make it happen. But when something IS important, something that we really really want, a little bit of forethought can really help to aid in success. In this episode, you’ll learn how to set goals, and then follow through using the obstacles and barriers that perceive to make us successful. What you’ll Learn from this Episode Why we don’t like setting goals, yet why we must. How to use obstacles and barriers as a Read More . . .

What do you say to yourself?

Have I mentioned lately how much I love my bodybugg? I also have the display device which, when I originally got it, didn't think it was that useful. After all, I uploaded my information on a pretty consistent basis – twice or three times a day. Since it doesn't take that long to upload the data from the armband, it was really easy for me to keep track of the number of calories I was burning. Well, once I got the digital display, I realized that I didn't need to update as often as I had been doing, because the digital display allows me to see almost real time how many calories I'm burning. Yes, Exactly! It allows me to be even more anal retentive than I had been before! So anyway, I recently set a goal to burn 100 calories per hour, or 2400 calories per day. I burn Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #97: ADHD in Women with Paula Engebretson

What if you found out that alllll of the stories that you tell yourself about what you’re not good at, and all of the negative internal dialog that you have about why you’re not good enough was explained away by a diagnosis? That it wasn’t your fault? I am so thrilled to have Paula Engebretson on the podcast today to talk about ADHD & how it presents in women, why women in midlife are getting diagnosed at alarming rates, and what some of the common signs and symptoms are. Having her on the show was so enlightening & explained so much of the way that my own brain works. That I can’t wait to share her expertise with you. Tune in to learn more about ADHD, how it affects women differently than men, how it differs than what you might think, and then what to do if you want to Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #90: Liberation vs Fixation

How to go from food obsessed to food freedom. Most of us want food freedom: the ability to be free from thinking about food & all the shoulds and shouldn’ts that go along with it. But how do we go from what feels like food obsession – unable to concentrate on the conversation with friends because you’re so preoccupied with wanting the last potato skin, but don’t want to be perceived as gluttonous – to not even being tempted when they put the bread basket down? It doesn’t happen overnight. But there is a process that you can follow to get there. If you’re someone who wants to break free from food obsession, you need to listen to this episode. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The steps that you want to take when you want to go from food obsessed to not even thinking about it. How to know Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #86: Taking Action

The formula on how to get the results you want You know that what we do – the actions that we take – will create your results. And right now, with the end of summer, it’s easy to start thinking about becoming healthier, and getting some structure back into your schedule after a summer when we generally like to have less scheduled time. And of course, when we do that, we need to do some planning. However, moving from planning into the action phase can sometimes really feel like a struggle. On episode 86 of the podcast, I’m giving you my best tips and strategies around how to move into action so that you can be successful in developing whatever behaviors you desire – so that you can then accomplish the goals that you desire too. What you’ll Learn from this Episode The steps to take to move from the Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #78: Building the Skill of Self-Trust

What does it mean to have your own back?  What does it mean to have your own back? To be your own best friend? When it comes to self-trust, so many of us don’t trust ourselves. And when it comes to lasting weight loss, self-trust is a skill that we have to develop if we never want to go on another diet ever again. In this episode, I’m talking about the sneaky ways our inner critic erodes self-trust, and how we can build it up so that we no longer have to have accountability buddies, and we can make commitments to ourselves and follow through. What you’ll Learn from this Episode What is Self-Trust? And what it means to have your own back. The 3 C’s of Self-Trust.  Where we make mistakes when it comes to building self-trust and how to fix it. Listen to the Full Episode: Featured on Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #73: Mental Fitness

Like Physical Fitness, but for your brain Can we talk about mental fitness? We talk a lot about physics fitness, but what does it mean to be mentally or emotionally fit? When we become physically fit, we perform repetitions of physical exercises, where we build up the strength of our physical muscles.  When we talk about mental fitness, we talk about the mental work where we build up the strength of our mental muscles. In other words, doing what we want MOST over what we want in the MOMENT. How would it feel to make a commitment to yourself & then follow through with it? The thing is that many of us start out with weights that are too heavy for us. Just like a personal trainer would never start their client out squatting 225 lbs, we don’t want to commit to setting and following through with goals that are Read More . . .

Done with Dieting Episode #61: Surviving Blended Families with Mindy Neal

Joining 2 families can be a challenge! Learn how to do it successfully. They say that something like 70% of second marriages end in divorce. And when you think about it, it kind of makes sense. Not from the point of view that people who get divorced are more likely to get divorced, but rather that when you bring 2 families together, there are more personalities, and more challenges because there are more differences – and let’s face it: no one likes change. So in the second marriage, we THINK that we’re marrying this amazing person (and you are) but you’re also marrying their kids, and ex-partners, and ex-in laws as well. That’s a LOT! In this fantastic episode, learn from Mindy Neal, Life Coach for women in blended families how to navigate all the complexities so that you can create the family life that you’ve always desired. About Mindy Read More . . .