Hi! I’m Donna Reish, IF teacher, weight loss coach, blogger, and half of “The Minus 220 Pound Pair” as my husband and I have lost over 220 pounds together (160 of that in the past couple of years through the Weight Loss Lifestyle habits and strategies I teach!).
In this episode, I take us from who we are now to who we will be!
A big part of becoming (anything!) is to head to that place emotionally (thoughts, feelings, identity) as soon as possible to help us move there physically more quickly.
I am continuing last week’s intro to Goal Weight Identity (TFE 23), taking listeners and viewers through my freebie packet (Goal Weight Identity Packet) to change current, less-serving Thoughts to the new Thoughts we will have once we are at our goal weight.
But how do we do that? We can’t believe we are a size six, only eat sugar on pre-determined very special occasions, weigh our goal weight, and wear sleeveless dresses anytime we want right now—we can’t simply say those things and make them be so.
And that is where “Monkey Bar Thoughts” (i.e. Ladder thoughts) help us. In the Goal Weight Identity Packet, I teach how to use future thoughts with some modifiers/degree words to make you believe them right now! (How Language Arts Lady of me, huh?)
We might not be ready to go completely across the monkey bars to the Thought we will have when we are at our goal weight—but we can go across the Monkey Bars with helping words.
Remember, our Thoughts lead to our Feelings. Our Feelings lead to our Actions. If we Think our new identity—the identity we will have when we are at our goal weight—we will start Acting like that new person!
Think-Feel-Eat…Think-Feel-Act….words, thoughts, feelings….they all matter in our weight loss journey!
Find all of my episodes, outlines, and articles for my two weekly broadcasts:
Think Feel Eat 24 Outline Our Goal Weight Identity Part II (of II)
1. What we are doing at the end of our journey is what we will do to stay there…
a. We act on what we feel
b. We feel from what we think
c. Last week’s example of how we treat someone who is late based on what we think (She ruins the meetings by coming late; she is late again because her husband is terminally ill.)
3. New Identity
a. We take on a new identity when we become something we previously were not (i.e. just got married; just had a baby; just got a different job—we become that new identity—we think like it, feel like it, and act like it)
b. Goal Weight Identity Thoughts
4. Previous episodes
B. Goal Weight Identity Packet—Get Yours Here!
1. Walk through it
2. Thoughts that we have at our weight now—what thoughts keep us at this weight
3. Thoughts we will have at our new weight
4. Monkey bar thoughts
5. Let yourself dream a little—Sophi and her “tada” potty training
C. Get More Help!
1. Intermittent Fasting Course—first Monday of each month; use code SAVE20 to get $20 off