Recapping Weeks 15 and 16 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey Setting yourself up to keep off the weight involves a big life change. Larry and Kathie J. have done an awesome job over the last four months making that happen. They showed up to play every single week and did everything I asked of them. They weren’t perfect — but this isn’t about being perfect — and they gave 110 percent. You can see and hear the difference. I couldn’t be happier, and I am blessed that I was part of their journey. It has [...]
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Recapping Weeks 13 and 14 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey In Chapter 9 of State of Slim, we address the difference between weight loss and weight loss maintenance. A lot of people don’t understand this difference, and it’s one of the biggest reasons I see people regain the weight. These are people who will successfully lose 20 pounds but gain it all back because they only focused on losing the weight and not keeping it off. They re-lose the weight, then re-gain it, in that up-and-down pattern we call the yo-yo. Losing weight and keeping [...]
Recapping Weeks 11 and 12 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey I can’t believe we’re already finished with Week 12. Kathie J. and Larry have already lost 40 pounds between the two of them — and they still have four weeks left! In Weeks 11 and 12, we addressed our social environment — as in, the people you spend time with. This could be anyone from your family to your neighbors to your co-workers to your significant other. Whether you realize it or not, this social environment influences your behavior. One of the many reasons I [...]
Recapping Weeks 9 and 10 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey It’s Not Just About Weight Anymore Week 10 is one of the most important weeks because it gives you a mindset shift to prepare for a forever way of living. We’re starting to connect this lifestyle — how you’re eating, moving, thinking, and engaging in life — with something that’s super important to you that’s not your weight. This is your life purpose. You can start to hear this in the way Kathie J. and Larry talk about their journey. It’s not just about the [...]
Recapping Weeks 7 and 8 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journeySince Weeks 7 and 8 took place over the holidays, it was the perfect time for Kathie and Larry to investigate their emotional triggers. At this halfway point of State of Slim, I asked them: “What emotions lead to behaviors that don’t get you where you want to go?” We’re going to keep working on this over the second half of the class because this isn’t a skill you use just once — it helps you develop emotional resiliency.Emotional resiliency is super important for all of you [...]
Recapping Week 6 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey State of Slim Progress Overall, Kathie J. and Larry are doing really well. Knowing that so many of you are watching them is keeping them accountable; they don’t want to let you down. That really is the power of having a team, and the power of your social environment. This week, they got to redeem themselves after not making their goal last week. I gave Kathie J. and Larry a “redemption challenge” where they had to complete 25 miles. They procrastinated until Sunday, and they almost gave [...]
Recapping Week 5 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey This week was all about Larry and Kathie J. taking a closer look at their environment and saying, “What am I going to change to help me in this journey? How am I going to set my environment up so it’s helping me make the healthiest and easiest choices? How do I make healthy the default?” The Things Around You Predict Your Success Your physical environment is anything you come in contact with at home, at work, in your car, etc. Many people don’t realize the huge [...]
Recapping Week 4 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journeyBefore this assignment, a lot of people aren’t aware of how TV impacts their behaviors, their relationships, or how they use it to numb their emotions. In Week 4 we followed Kathie J. and Larry as they tried their first experiential learning assignment.In this assignment, I’ve seen people recognize how TV can play this role in their lives. Only when we are aware of how it is affecting our behavior in negative ways do we have the power to decide if we want to change it.Experiential Learning AssignmentThis week, [...]
Recapping Week 3 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey We’re ending Week 3 of Kathie J. and Larry’s State of Slim journey, which took place over Thanksgiving. I love that they did this over the holidays — a time when no one starts a diet. I actually think it’s one of the best times because Kathie J. and Larry will soar through December and feel amazing in the New Year. Week 3 is all about the indulgence meal — and Larry was not a fan at first. That’s not uncommon for people on a diet. Maybe [...]
Recapping Week 2 of Kathie J. and Larry’s weight loss journey The No. 1 Secret to Losing Weight and Keeping it Off Larry and Kathie J. are killing it in Week 2! They’re still focused on the diet because we need those fat burners turned all the way up for just a little bit longer. When Dr. Jim Hill and I designed the State of Slim, we took every food out of Phase I that has ever posed a problem to any of our clients, so that it could work for virtually anyone. And it is! The pounds [...]