I Did It Before and I Can Do It Again

Sandy is a return guest to the Healthywage Blog. You may remember her from her Youtube debut Shrink and Splash last July. In that video Sandy taught us how she learned to eat healthy and exercise while on vacation. She had lost 52 pounds at the time that video was filmed.

This year, at 78 years old, Sandy faced some major life challenges. Watch as Ellen interviews Sandy to discuss the trials and tribulations she encountered on her weight loss journey. Anyone who has experienced an injury, illness, or stressor that derailed their weight loss efforts will relate — and let’s face it, who hasn’t?

Sandy’s unexpected illness led to her being hospitalized and getting weighed. Her shock at having gained 12 pounds from her lowest weight resulted in her epiphany moment: “I Did It Before and I Can Do It Again…and I will!”.

Sandy is now using an online app to track her food and exercise. She is more committed than ever with the help of her diet buddy Alan, and me, her “über coach”. She has already lost 6 of the 12 pounds she’d gained.

We have to accept that Sandy’s experience is all too common amongst dieters. The good news is she has picked herself right back up. Doesn’t she look great? You can too. Learn how….

Ellen is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco and Redwood City, California. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and incorporates the use of mindfulness into the treatment of depression, anxiety, and emotional overeating. She runs a holistic weight loss program called Center for Thoughtful Weight Loss, http://www.thoughtfulweightloss.com. You can email Ellen at ellen@thoughtfulweightloss.com and follow her on Twitter at @thoughtfullellen. Watch Ellen demonstrate CBT for permanent weight loss on her YouTube channel, Ellenresnick’s channel.
Copyright © 2012 Ellen N. Resnick, LCSW

One Comment

  1. Excellent video showcasing a positive mental attitude. If you are on a lifestyle journey rather simply a diet program, you will learn that “life happens” and sometimes our goals are OBE (overcome by events). People on a lifestyle journey learn that a plateau is to be expected and not feared. it is not a reason to become frustrated or ‘blue’. You plan for the plateau and have lifestyle solutions in place and ready to go when they occur.

    Keep a postive mental attitude and stay focused on the ‘life’ goal, not just the short term goal. Be not afraid to ask for help and get back up the ‘horse’ we call life and ride proud again!

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