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Overeating and Procrastination–What’s the Connection?

– Posted in: depression disappointment emotional eating flexibility food addiction hope hopelessness motivation overeating, dieting, weight loss overwhelm perfectionism procrastination recovery reducing stress stalling stress and overeating stress eating Uncategorized weight loss

We all procrastinate to some extent. There are only so many hours in the day and some tasks are just plain more onerous than others. Sometimes we procrastinate because we feel overwhelmed by everything we need to get done and we're having trouble getting started.  Other times, we feel unmotivated or tired and can't get going. But no matter

Gain Self-Care Skills, Lose the Weight

– Posted in: dieting embracing emotions emotional eating exercising hope identifying emotions and needs Uncategorized

It makes me crazy when I hear supposed weight loss experts preach that the road to weight loss begins and ends with calorie counting, daily weigh-ins and intense workout regimens. This kind of advice couldn't be farther from the truth and, in fact, it encourages us not to listen to the wisdom of our bodies. You were

Hope is everything

– Posted in: dieting emotional eating flexibility greiving grief grieving hurts losses and disappointments losses and disappointments old pain old pain overeating, dieting, weight loss painful childhood memories reducing stress stress and overeating stress eating trauma Uncategorized unmourned losses unmourned losses weight loss wounds from childhood

The Random House College Dictionary defines hope as "the feeling that what is desired is also possible or that events may turn out for the best."   It's certainly easy to have hope when everything is going your way--you just landed a great job, met the man/woman of your dreams, lost a lot of weight or won the lottery. 

Are you overeating because your life lacks purpose or meaning?

– Posted in: dieting emotional eating flexibility losses and disappointments overeating, dieting, weight loss painful childhood memories stress and overeating stress eating Uncategorized weight loss wounds from childhood

Nothing feels better than waking up and looking forward to the day.  Life feels worth living.  We feel a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction because our life has purpose and feels meaningful.  And even better if we feel inspired and passionate about what we're doing.  We can feel purpose and meaning from many types of

Getting Back on Track

– Posted in: overeating, dieting, weight loss

It seems we are constantly trying to “get back on track” with something in our lives.  We may be trying to get back to healthy eating, working out, de-cluttering, dating or work on some project we’ve dropped.  And if we’ve really fallen behind, the disappointment and overwhelmed feeling can lead to a sense of failure,