Session Three

This is the third in a series of six posts that mirror the process of weight coaching. This session is about finding out what you are feeling.

If you’ve been successful at gaining weight I’m guessing you’ve done your fair share of emotional eating. The kind of eating that says, “I’m not tired/stressed/upset…” but the bottom of that bag of chips may think otherwise!

I love this quote from Brooke Castillo: “If hunger isn’t the problem then food is not the solution.”

I think that is as simple as it can get. If you are eating when you aren’t hungry and you want to stop – you have to figure out what it is you are trying to solve/avoid by eating when you are not hungry.

One time this week when you notice that you are not hungry but you are about to eat something or you just ate something when you weren’t hungry, ask yourself: What am I/was I trying to avoid feeling.

Just to see what comes up. If you want to share, I’d love to hear about it. You know where to find me.

Be well,
Caryn

Session Two

Happy Sunday!

This is the second in a series of six posts that mirror the process of weight coaching. This session is all about getting to know your body.

I always say “If you’ve been successful at dieting you’ve been successful at cutting off communication with your body.” The other side of that coin is also true: If you have maintained more than your natural weight you have been successful at cutting off communication with your body.

That is what we do, in session two and in every session.

Open the lines of communication.

Peek behind the curtain.

Quiet the food police and find our bodies inner voice.

Listen.

What is your body trying to say?

Be well,

Caryn

Session One

Welcome to the first post in this 6-Week series where I’ll take you through the nuts and bolts of weight loss coaching with me. I know coaching is an investment, first – in yourself, and second – financially. Coaching has never been an investment I’ve taken lightly, considering certain programs for years prior to purchasing. It is because I know this that I want you to really see what is involved if you want to.

20140622_114615Your first session we will go over your pre-work and set the expectations for our coaching relationship. It’s really important to me that you know how much I value your time. We will always stay within our scheduled hour, I will be on time and the session will be all about you. This work, this relationship is about you and for you. (Even though I posted these chairs under the Oak tree – coaching with me happens over the phone.)

Then we spend time talking about your history and the reasons you’ve come to coaching. I’ll introduce you to a tool we will use each time we meet. If you’ve been reading this newsletter for awhile you already know about it. The Model. You can read about it or refresh your memory HERE.

Each week there is time for coaching and for learning new tools, week one leans a bit more heavily on the tools and your personal history, weeks two – six are filled more heavily with coaching.

No matter what week it is, you never have to show up to a call knowing what to do. I’ll always have a plan for that day, and, I always know that throwing the plan out the window from time to time is the best thing! So bring whatever is up, and we’ll decide our best strategy from there.

That is it for week one, I’ll see you back here next week for our 2nd session!

Be well,

Caryn

Get Coached

I’ve been getting some questions from readers of this newsletter / blog. This week I’m going to answer, briefly, this question that keeps coming up: “I think I might want to work with you, how do we go about figuring that out?”

So, if you are curious about how to work with me. If you are a smart woman who wants to get coached on this pesky weight problem you’ve been dealing with for years. If you like what I have been writing and have that feeling that I may be the person to help you figure somethings out. Whatever it is – here is what you do:

Email me and let me know. Then we will get a 20 minute free call scheduled.

During the call we will:
• Do some quick coaching
• Determine if we are a good fit to work together
• Ask and answer any questions you may have
• Talk programs and offers

I hope that answers your question – and if it doesn’t, email me for that too, I’d love to hear what you are thinking.

On another note, I did something that scared me – still does – but I did it anyway. Check it out HERE. Eeeek!

Best,

Caryn

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

I have to share a favorite thing with you. I love things like this, things I can’t NOT share.

Gretchen Rubin’s podcast. Do you podcast? I didn’t until pretty recently and I am hooked! They are like brain candy – or more like brain quinoa, super good for you…

Gretchen and her sister live on opposite coasts but get together to do this podcast .  She is the author of The Happiness Project, Happier at Home, and Better than Before.

She calls it “My Experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits.” I love listening because they are both very human. They’re honest and funny and I feel like I know them – and they make me want to own a walking desk.

Check it out, I’d love to hear what you think!

Caryn

PS: I was interviewed on a podcast, you can check it out here if you are curious.