The relationship is a special and unique one. We get to know each other really well, and we are tethered to each other 24/7. Your coach walks alongside you, holding your hand as you embrace new paradigms, reach your goals, and transition to your new lifestyle.
Here’s a peek into the dynamics of our relationship:
There will be moments you will feel frustrated with us and that’s absolutely acceptable. We are here for you on every level and we can take it—heck, we’ve been there—and that’s our job, a job we love like no other.
You’ll be eating and drinking only what we tell you to, and nothing that we don’t.
You will never be told to go hungry. There will always be food available to you.
You will be reading— (or listening, if audio books are more your speed) to material that is as good for your mind as the food we will be teaching you to love is for your body.
You will be writing and reflecting during this journey. The reflections is paramount to self-discovery and the resulting breakthroughs will surprise and delight you.
Everything that you need to be successful will be included in the cost of your program: the coaching, the special synced-to-your-coach scale, the books, the journal.
You’ll be paying for the food and beverages (which you’ll be buying from a grocery store under our guidance) and, of course, the new smaller clothes for your new healthy body!
I was staring death in the face. 5’2”, and 241 lbs is a heart attack waiting to happen.
I went in search of the “perfect diet,” only I had all sorts of boundaries in place. There was quite a list of things I didn’t want to endure again. Here was my list of hopeful avoidances:
No counting points
No counting calories
No low calorie diet foods
No artificial sweeteners (ew!)
No weighing food
No being concerned with carbs, protein, or fat
Considering the large list of things that I was adverse to, I decided the best thing for me to do was to look into lap band surgery. I shared my news with one of my best friends who lives a Nutritarian life, and she asked if I would be willing to hit pause while she introduced me to a scientist whom she considered an authority on weight loss. She shared some of his success stories with me and I figured if I could actually avoid the knife AND not spend the $14K that I had saved up for the for the surgery, it would be worth exploring the possibility.
I hopped on the line with this chap; he promised me that all of my listed boundaries were not a problem and would be avoided. And he made a really good point when he said, “Billie, the surgery is barbaric AND once that weight is off, why would it stay off? Do you think you’re going to miraculously learn something post-surgery about how to live a healthy life that you don’t know now?” He was right, and I knew it. He agreed to take me on as a case study if I invested in his work, and teach me what he knew. I was scared and excited, and I couldn’t wait to get started.
Let me just say “holy paradigm shifts, batman”. I still can hardly believe the things that he taught me. More importantly, I can’t believe what I thought I knew. He took me through the first 80 lbs of loss in an insanely rapid amount of time. From there, I began studying more of why our brain functions the way it does, and the hurt that comes along with weight loss. In many cases, I am still not sure which comes first; the excess weight or the hurt.
I am so glad to be on the other side of it all! So. Grateful. The best part of it all? My girls will never be overweight. Children do what they see, not what you tell them. We come from a long line of heavy (and wonderful!) women and my girls didn’t stand a chance. Now, they blast through the back door after school and ask, “Did anyone buy fresh berries?” My heart could not be happier! It’s a crescendo of emotions as I reflect on the history of my family and their battle with the bulge and the new family legacy now sprouting through this journey.
Every woman, every man, every child should feel this way about themselves, this free, this beautiful, this strong and this unstoppable! This amazing feeling is why I’ve become passionate to coach others to their 100 Year Bodies. Food addictions can be put behind you. Forever. Getting the weight off is just the beginning. Here’s to LIFE!