Cancer has had a huge impact on my life, health, and weight, even though I have never had the disease myself. I have lost many close family members and dear friends to this disease. It had become part of my journey in life.
Until recently, I rejected it, hated it, resisted it until my sweet mother lie dying from cancer. It was at that moment that I decided to embrace my journey and all that cancer had taught me. This was part of MY life that I could not ignore any longer. It was not going away. I learned to see myself as stronger because of what I’d been through instead of
using it as a reason to shut down or stop living my life. I moved forward by creating small, manageable steps and techniques that made sense.
I am now dedicated to helping women who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis or death of a loved one. I give my clients tools to move forward and guide them through grief.
Maybe your story resembles mine. A loved one (or multiple loved ones) have been diagnosed with cancer. You did not know how to manage the intense fear, sadness, and grief. I turned to food for comfort, maybe you did too. Perhaps you just shut down or turned to another false pleasure like overworking , drinking, or shopping. Turning to the false pleasures or buffering does make you feel better – albeit temporarily. It can be a way of survival through a dark time in your life.
I totally get it. But the problem is compounded now by your weight gain if you are an emotional eater, or by your lack of balance if you are an over worker etc. The indulging in excess food, drink, work, shopping, binging on Netflix, etc, in an attempt to feel better is actually negatively affecting your well-being.
It’s time to change. I have good news for you.