“There’s nothing you can do about the past. But you can do a great deal about your future. You don’t have to be the same person you were yesterday. You can make changes in your life—absolutely startling changes—in a fairly short time. You can make changes you can’t even conceive of now, if you give yourself a chance.” -Jim Rohn
Are you living in the past? Thinking about the “what if’s” and “if only’s” in your life? We can’t change the past but we make our today and our future by the choices we make today. We all have regrets and wish that certain circumstances in our lives had been different. Who we are today is a compilation of our experiences, circumstances, and choices that we made. We did the best we could.
Don’t beat yourself up for gaining weight or having food issues. For whatever reason, it worked for us in the past. However, today is ours and we make the choice every day, every meal to do better and have more. Compulsive overeating and food addiction was a behavior that helped us to get through. Get through a difficult childhood, a traumatic event in our lives, or just to cope with our emotions. Now, that behavior doesn’t work for you any longer and, frankly, you don’t need it.
You can develop new coping strategies for emotional eating. Turn to a trusted friend or family member, hire your own coach, see a psychologist….anyone that is devoted to you and overcome emotional overeating and develop healthy behaviors to replace emotional eating.
Today is yours….what will you do with it? Eat through it or live it to the fullest?
Believe In Yourself, Cathy, Certified Life Coach Weight Loss Surgery Coach