Even Weight Loss Coaches Eat 6 Cookies Some Days…

Yes, it is true… I ate 6 cookies on Sunday.  Not all in one sitting, binge eating hasn’t creeped back in my life since I chose to love myself, but over the course of the day, my cookie tally reached the very scary 6.  Now just to be clear they weren’t all the same cookie, no I would never do that.  I had two carmel delights, two lemon cookies, and two homemade peanut butter cookies (made with wheat flour.)

Most of you that know me, know how much I love cookies.  They are absolutely fabulous and I almost always have homemade cookies in my pantry.  It is because of the fact that I keep them in my pantry that I very rarely ever overeat them.  But this day (Sunday) I overate cookies, and in the past this would have been enough to spiral down into a very dark hole.

So at the end of the day, when I felt the guilt start creeping in, I stopped and I asked my body why it didn’t stop me from eating all of those cookies.  And it gave me some answers, here is what it told me:

1. Michelle you ate all of those cookies, because after that 5K you sat on the couch and did absolutely nothing.  I wanted to go outside, and you wouldn’t take me there.

2. You went online yesterday, and you looked at all of the other successful coaches out there and you compared yourself to them, when you know that comparing takes you absolutely nowhere in life.

3. I wanted to keep working on developing the program to jump-start weight loss that you were so excited about, but because of your fears and negativity you closed the computer for 2 whole days.

4. You allowed yourself to feel overwhelmed, and unsuccessful in the coaching field, and that makes you just want to hibernate and eat.

5. Don’t let your fears and anxiety stop you from what you do best, transform lives.

So as you can see, my body was brutally honest.  It knew exactly why I ate those cookies, and all I did was allow my fears and negative thoughts trick me into thinking that I was too down to work, to down to go out and move in the sunshine and to down to listen to my bodies desires.

Yesterday (Monday), I thanked my body for letting me know what was going on, and I knocked out half of my program development, and now cookies are the last thing on my mind.

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About The Author

Michelle Hastie

Michelle Hastie Thompson is a recovered binge eater who turned her binge eating around and even got featured in Shape Magazine helping a woman lose weight in “My Weight Loss Diaries". She helps women end the battle of binge and overeating, fall in love with movement, and finally lose the weight permanently. A veteran weight loss coach for almost ten years, she is a Ph.D. student in Health Psychology and has three published books, the most recent titled, "Have Your Cake and Be Happy Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss”.