Danielle's Blog – Designer Fitness

{November 3, 2011}   Be Encouraged in One Another’s Success

Since July 2011 I have been working with many of my clients that have stubborn fat on a Weight Loss Study using hormone therapy, psychology, healthy eating plans and exercise and I have been seeing some amazing results.  Over this month I would like to post some of the stories so that we can all celebrate in one another’s success.  This posting comes from my friend Bron who has taken this study and changed her life.

Participating in Danielle’s weight loss study has been an amazing journey of self discovery and awareness.  I have been an avid exerciser for many years.  Food has always been my battle.  I’ll be the first to tell anyone I love food and I love to eat.  I have now learned the difference between eating for hunger, eating for taste and eating for the sake of chewing or just something to do.  Through my meetings with Danielle, I started the process of identifying why I eat.  The best part is I am now determining that reason automatically.  I don’t have to remind myself to figure out the reason I’m reaching for food.  It’s become a subconscious step that I take before I consume anything other than water.  That slight pause for reasoning has made all the difference for me. 

I have encountered a variety of mental challenges over these past weeks.  I have overcome saboteurs of my efforts and progress.  I had a bout of what I refer to as “food anxiety”, only to realize that it was all because of my own perceptions that I needed to let go of.  I survived Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.  I ate a fully satisfying turkey dinner without gaining weight or over indulging.  In the past I used special occasions as excuses to over eat. 

I know that I am in control of what I choose to consume.  I don’t have to eat something because it’s there and I now refuse to allow myself to use the poor choices of others as an excuse to make those same poor choices.  In the past 6 weeks I have said farewell to 14 lbs, multiple inches and more than 2 sizes.  Most importantly, I have welcomed a new me.  Inside and out.


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