Is the Number on Your Bathroom Scale Weighing You Down?

By Colleen Mimnaugh
Director of Nutrition, Coaching Manager and Fitness Coach

Are you trying to overcome the insecurities you have about your body with a specific number on the scale? Is it working? If I had to take a guess, I’d say, no. Why? Because a number on the scale is never going to fill the void you are feeling or the insecurities you have about the way your body looks.

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Is Emotional Eating Sabotaging Your Weight-loss Efforts?

Learn to Identify the “Why” Behind Your Behavior

All of us have attempted to lose weight only to give up when emotional bumps in the road become too much to handle. We have all experienced the feelings of shame, anger and even resentment towards those people who can just eat whatever they want. If you are anything like me, these people anger and frustrate you to the point of saying, “Why me?”

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Not Your Average Weight Loss Blog

It’s called Mind, Body & Soul Fitness for a reason!

Each of us knows the importance of being physically fit and we think about our health, at least occasionally. We eat fruits and vegetables. We take vitamins. We drink water. We go for walks. And even if we’re not good at regularly partaking in these healthy actions, we normally think about our physical health, or how we might improve it. But how often do we consider our emotional or spiritual health? Our physical health is only one piece of the puzzle. We must address our mind, body and soul in order to have complete health.

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Heather’s Story

SamanthaSharesHeather describes herself as someone who was “fat her whole life”. She was always the third wheel, the funny friend, the one with the great personality. She was never described as anything else.

That all changed when she saw a friend have success with Mind Body and Soul Fitness. She asked her friend about the program. Was it pills and shakes and pre-packaged food? Heather had done that all before and was not looking to ride that roller coaster again. Her friend assured her it was not like anything else out there. This plan used real food. No gimmicks. Just the right food in the right amounts at the right time of day.

That was all Heather needed to hear. She called and made an appointment that day.

That was back in May. In six months, she has lost 72 pounds. She went from a size 20 to a 14. She feels terrific. She looks terrific. She can almost fit back into her wedding dress from 17 years ago! Just one more size to go and then it will fit.

Heather and her husband recently went to Las Vegas to renew their wedding vows. She bought a new dress for the new celebration and loved the way she felt and looked in it. Her goal to fit into her original dress is still strong, though. She knows she can do it!

Heather thought she had it all figured out in the past. She would have a shake for breakfast and then a salad for lunch. Her salad would have chick peas, pepperoni and pasta. She thought that was ok because somehow, she never learned otherwise.

At Mind Body and Soul Fitness, they teach you the “otherwise”. You have a personal weight loss coach who is there for you every step of that way. That coach makes all the difference in the world because she makes sure you are not alone.

Last year, Heather used to drink a gallon of ice tea every two days. She would use 12 teabags and 24 Equal packets. This year, Heather drinks water. She drinks the water at red lights. She drinks it when she is home in the mornings and evenings. She drinks when she can all day long. She no longer drinks tea or any caffeine for that matter.

There have been some hardships, too. Heather had no idea how to shop for “regular” clothes. She had been in the Plus section for so long that she almost forgot how to shop anywhere else!

Over the summer, Heather went to get changed and realized that she took her shorts off without unbuttoning them or using the zipper. She just pulled them straight off!

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Heather, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!20 Weeks on plan-Sept 2015 IMG_2184-1

Sue’s Story

SamanthaSharesSue was just like so many of us. She had weight to lose but did not know how to go about it. She had tried different types of diets in the past and was frustrated.

Sue had a friend who had joined Mind Body and Soul Fitness and said it really worked. The personal recommendation was all she needed to hear. She joined right away.

20 pounds later, Sue is happier than ever. She had learned how to eat and how her body responds to food. She had learned how to recover from setbacks and how to make the plan work for her.

Sue’s children are grown and she and her husband frequently enjoy going out to eat. She has learned to be specific when she orders, asks the server to hold the salt, and speak up for what she needs. Not once has anyone ever looked at her funny or judged her. She was and is amazed at how flexible and accommodating people can be.

For Sue, having a personal weight loss coach was vital to her being so successful. She learned the value of accountability and learned to explore the choices that her coach gave her. They worked as a team to determine what worked best for her and she even found herself being able to open up to her coach and explore some of the reasons why she had made poor choices in the past.

The hardest thing about the plan was being honest. Sue knew she could cheat here and there and that she might be the only one to know. Then she realized that she would only be cheating herself. That is not why she signed up for this plan so full disclosure for her was the only way to go!

Her advice? Give it a shot. It works. Even if you think you can’t do it, you can. This plan is designed for people to succeed. Drink your water. Utilize your coach. Be honest. And watch the weight disappear.

Sue’s husband recently had a cholesterol check. He went down 20 points and he is not even on the plan! He does, however, see how his wife cooks and eats and follows her lead. Now he is healthier because of her quest to be healthier! Talk about a win-win.

Sue exercised before and she still exercises now. While certainly not mandatory, she likes the way it feels both physically and emotionally.

The cost of the plan was totally worth it once Sue saw the woman that she was meant to become. The whole experience of her weight loss was such a positive one for her.

If you want to lose weight the healthy way, cook your own foods, have the support of a private coach in your corner every step of the way, then you are in the right place. If you want to avoid crowded meetings and pre-packaged foods, look no further. If you want to be like Sue, then contact Mind Body and Soul Fitness today. Yes you can!

Sue Moyer 20 week photo