Kate’s Journey and Life Lessons

Kate’s Journey and Life Lessons

Where It All Started . . .

I was a fit and competitive teenager and spent a lot of time playing sport and being outside.

In my later teenage years, I got glandular fever.

I put on weight without the sport and some unhealthy habits snuck in like stress and night-time eating.

That meant that I wasn’t able to lose the weight and developed a negative relationship with food.

With the weight I gained I wasn’t comfortable going back to a sporting environment.

I didn’t feel comfortable enough to do something about losing the weight and this created a vicious cycle that spiraled out of control.

I loved sport and healthy food but something was blocking me…

It wasn’t as simple as just eat right and exercise and you’ll be fine!

I loved sport and eating healthy but there was something psychological that was blocking me from being able to help myself.

Making The Decision To Seek Help:

There were psychological patterns, or beliefs, that I just wasn’t able to change myself.

A Weight Loss Psychologist was an option for me.

The focus was on solutions, for my situation, that I had not seen anywhere else and that I wanted and needed.

I feel like there’s nothing blocking me anymore!

I can do whatever I want to do!

If I want to go play sports, I go and play sports.

If I’m hungry and I realise that I don’t have to eat like a fat person anymore.

I eat the foods that I like – healthy, vibrant food that makes me feel good.

I live a lifestyle where I’m in control and not held back at all.

My Weight Loss Psychologist helped me to create and live the life that I wanted to live. It’s been an amazing journey!

I finally learned and understood that there was nothing wrong with me!

My beliefs were holding me back!

My Breakthrough Moment:

There’s nothing wrong with me and I can lose weight. It’s my beliefs and habits that stopped me from being able to change myself!

It was a huge sense of relief.

It was a huge sense of accomplishment that I can do whatever I want to do, and I can be whoever I want to be, without these beliefs holding me back.

To stop suppressing things is confronting and can make you feel like you want to stop the process.

The things that are blocking you are not on the surface and you do need the help of a Weight Loss Psychologist to get you through that.

When things do come to the surface, it can be quite confronting and you may feel like you want to bury it again and just keep living like you are, as it is more comfortable.

Pushing through it has amazing benefits!

Related: Kristy’s Weight Loss Journey

Valued Life Lessons Learned From The Journey:

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Life Lesson 1

Surround Yourself with Supportive Tools to Help You be in Control for Change

You are in control of your own thoughts! If you are not mentally in a good place – if you’re stressed, rundown, tired, etc. – you actually have the power to change it.

Surround yourself with things that can help you change that – a checklist, a reminder, funny movies or music.

This is really powerful and it helps you get unstuck.

Life Lesson 2

What are You Going to Do to Make Your Life the Way You Want it to Be?

What are you going to do to create the life you want?

You may not think that a Weight Loss Psychologist is within your budget.

But when you really look at how much you are spending on unhealthy food and habits, it may easily be a few hundred dollars.

If you invest in yourself wisely then it sets you up to make change and live the life you want to live.

This is an investment in myself and a gift to myself

Every day I wake up with a clearer mind and I think I’m so glad I did that.

The biggest change and benefit is the change in my healthy mindset.

I say yes to things all the time now.

If my friends want to go play sport or go for a run or anything like that, I don’t have those constant beliefs in my life like, ‘you can’t do that you’re a fat person, or you can’t be seen doing that because you’ve got wobbly bits’.

I think by firstly having my mindset cleared out, reviewed and restructured, it means that I’m able to do all these things daily that I always wanted to do but somehow put up blocks to.

I can exercise every day without going through that mental battle of whether I’m going to do it or not, and what people are going to think when they see somebody bit chubby running.

I see healthy food now as something that fuels me for the activities I want to do.

Living Life Versus Existing In Life – Pulling Down The Barriers And Obstacles:

In just one (1) year, there have been incredible changes in my whole life. I’ve changed careers.

I’ve got involved in sports in the way I always hoped I would be.

I’m not going to say that I’m always happy all the time, I’m still human and still go through problems, but I have the tools so that when things go wrong it’s not the end of the world.

Old Habits Die Hard But Occur Less Often:

If it is a rainy day, and there’s nothing to do outside, all my sporting is not on, then I can very easily sit on the couch and eat something.

Now I don’t do that, but it’s still not an automatic process to NOT do that.

I find that I’m still working on that and I am quickly coming to the right conclusion for myself and my body.

Every time that does come up, I think well that used to come up every single day, now it comes once every few months now.

However, it is a good reminder of where you have come from and how far.

Advice For Others . . .

Stop doing bad diets!

Stop joining new gym programs!

You don’t actually need all of that.

Think of all the money that you’re going to spend on that and just go and have a few sessions with a Weight Loss Psychologist.

I think that if you’re in a similar position to me, you would know yourself that there’s something else going on here.

There are beliefs you need to change!

Change them as it will change all areas of your life and it will be amazing.

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Kristy’s Weight Loss Journey and Life Lessons

Kristy’s Weight Loss Journey and Life Lessons

Where It All Started . . .

I have a four (4) year old daughter, and like me she’s likes to eat. Her passion of eating reminded me of me as a child and how I was brought up. Having her brought up a lot of issues from my childhood which were always there on the surface, but she helped me to face a lot of those issues.

I didn’t want history to repeat itself.

My mother put me on my first diet when I was 10 years old. I didn’t want my issues with food to become my daughter’s issues with food. From that I had feelings of self-loathing.

I was pretty sad and that’s what sort of brought me to the clinic.

Making The Decision To Seek Help:

I didn’t want history to repeat itself so when I saw it was starting to I wanted to put a stop to it.

Something just finally clicked inside me I don’t know it took me 4 years but something finally clicked, and I personally felt as if I was guided to the clinic.

I was Google searching one day, ‘food addiction’ and the service popped up. I think it was one of the first things on the Google search and it was in the north side.

I had just recently moved to the north side and I just went with my gut instinct, and was very thankful that I did.

I learned that I had a really intense loathing of myself.

I couldn’t look myself in the mirror.

I couldn’t say a nice thing to myself.

Loving yourself involves a lot of pieces and it’s a daily battle especially if you don’t have the necessary training from early on in life – being your parents – but it’s something that you need to work on for yourself firstly and then others after that.

Coming into the service I had to learn to self-parent myself and to be honest self-parenting probably saved me.

I feel like it saved me, along with the tools that I was given. I also meditated and journal a lot.

I realised my habits weren’t the best habits to have had, food and alcohol played a massive part in socialising. They were all habits that I learned early on.

I guess I was trying to find the love for myself and to know that I don’t need to turn to food and alcohol to find that happy person, or I’ve just learned a lot about myself.

Living Life Versus Existing In Life – Pulling Down The Barriers And Obstacles:

Finding out who I really am and why my life panned out the way it did, learning to let go and to stop people pleasing. Putting other persons needs above my own, which I was really bad at.

Being able to finally make a decision, whereas before I would chop and change and could not make a decision to save my life.

I also don’t allow guilt to dictate what I choose for myself.

Learning to talk to myself in a much nicer way and I’m loving finding out who I really am and not feeling like I need to hide myself any more.

I tried many times before I seen people before to help with my depression and anxiety. But I finally felt like I found someone who was willing to show me a better way and not just talk the usual psychology mumbo jumbo, as I like to call it, but I knew that I finally found somebody who wasn’t going to give up on me.

I was shown a better way and I showed her I could do it a better way too. I was ready to do the work.

Related: Kate’s Journey and Life Lessons

Being Ready To Start Your Journey:

One hundred percent (100%) it`s not, you know you can see fifty (50) different people but you have to be really given the work, but I also feel as if you really need to be given the proper tools and that was given to me. And it was the right time.

The right time, the right person, one hundred percent (100%)

Valued Life Lessons Learned From The Journey

Life Lesson 1

Self-parenting was massive for me, being taught to parent myself.

I didn’t have the best parental upbringing.

Learning to talk to the little girl inside of me in a much nicer way has helped me to be nicer to myself as an adult, because I wasn’t very nice to myself.

I regularly go back now in my meditation and I give the little girl, the little me, I give her cuddles and I tell her that I love her now and I never used to do that.

Life Lesson 2

It’s ok to do things to make me happy, and to be who I am.  

 I used to stifle that and I believe that it is imperative to do things for myself in order for me to be the best person, mother, wife, friend that I can be. Much happier.

Letting Go of Mothers Guilt

I had a wonderful hypnosis that helped me to let go of the guilt. It was a great, great experience.

I no longer feel that guilt anymore.

I used to get pretty much daily, but I know it’s ok to do things for myself now and to make myself happy and it isn’t going to be to the detriment of my family, in fact it`s probably for the better.

That I’m finally doing things for myself and that I’m not allowing guilt to play a part in my life, as we just said before guilt was a massive deal for me.

The hypnosis session definitely helped in letting that go. I’ve never had hypnosis before and I wasn’t a hundred percent (100%) sure how it was going to go, but it turned out to be the best thing ever.

All feelings of guilt have now dissipated.

I now don’t get anxious when I’m out doing things for myself. I don’t have the feeling or I don’t get the anxious feeling I used to get now when I was out doing things for myself.

I would often feel like I would need to rush home because it was my job to care for my family, now I don’t have that, now I’ve finally given myself permission to do thing for myself and to be happy.

Old habits die hard but occur less often

Food choices are a daily battle but there nowhere near as bad as it was before. I believe because, I have that self-parent tool and I’m still doing it daily and I believe it will be something that one day get easier but it takes time to get over a life time of issues relating to those sorts of things so it will get better I know it.

Advice for others……

You really do need to be ready to make that change.

People talk about a switch, and it’s true, you really need to hit that point where you feel like enough is enough you can`t keep living your life the way that you are.

You need to do it not for others but for yourself.

Even though I suffered through years of people pleasing and guilt-ridden fear based hell as I call it, it really was just the right time for me in my head to make the change.

I feel like even though I didn’t love myself much when I, well at all when I started, I must have loved myself just enough to get to that point, to get the help.

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