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‘Picture Diary of Weight-loss’

History of weight gain

In 2016 I was at my heaviest weight.  My last child living at home had been employed at an infamous coffee shop that sent their food products home with the barista.  This was a primary diet lasting about 6 months during a major decision-making process  she was making.  Easy pounds on, difficult to take off.

Since having children 25 years ago weight gain and loss has been a pattern. A few diets that worked during those years were the Atkins and Curves diets.  However  they were not sustainable in a lifestyle of a single parent busy trying to create a sustainable business and practice and helping teenagers process emotional ups and downs..

Awareness through Food – Subtle shift to a healthier lifestyle

In 2016 the last child left home and another returned.  I found my attention turning back to my first love of nature to help sort out the big emotions I was now unexpectedly experiencing from an empty next.  This connection to nature has revolutionized my lifestyle and it began whilst in despair standing by a Privet tree we planted.  This Privet was now to 7 feet high and standing beside it experiencing my loss there came a sense of being  embraced by it.  This ignited a journey into a relationship with the plants around me which included making medicinal remedies , discovering edibles and learning their values. This included remedies created with this Privet.  This lifestyle change has increased my health and wellness that has resulted in higher energy, vitality and weight-loss.

I turned to outside strategies in loosing weight in the past that didn’t focus on my lifestyle.  Introducing plants that reduced appetite naturally, improved nutritional value and brain function, and increased  levels of tolerance,  Weight loss was an organic result.  Weight loss was not a primary focus at the time however is a happy outcome.  Other outcomes have been increased sleep and sense of humour.

Unexpected grieving process

In 2017 I received some personal news that affected someone close to me.  That marked the start of a deeper grieving process that I truthfully believe the natural plant kingdom helped me to navigate back into a happier, healthy state of being.  The only periods of time I felt any aliveness was when I was supporting and mentoring clients and students.  When the appointment was finished there was a  return to the loss.

Focusing on intention to meet goals

In 2017 I committed to emphasizing turning intentions into goals in my practice with students that struggled to move through difficult circumstances.  This extended to my integration and commitment to doing the same.  This resulted in a shift in  2018 that almost seemed organic.  The focus of my goal was to  integrate natural homesteading ways in my kitchen and types of foods to my diet to meet greater wellness.

Imagine my surprise to see that a shift of a large amount of weight has been achieved organically as a result of an integrative changing lifestyle.

Sharing the unique perspective of an Em-path,  Wellness Practitioner and Coach

My intention for sharing this is that I would like to contribute to those interested in the unique perspective of a Feldenkrais Practitioner and the changing  physical body functions and abilities and from an em-path with the skills of  mindfulness using  Nonviolent Communication.

Since the 1960’s being slim has been the coveted model for beauty.  This cultural shift has created a self-image that in 2019 is a base line for moral judgement.  As an em-path it has been a profound experience.  This em-paths experience of connection isn’t limited to the outward appearance of someones physicality, it begins inside.  Imagine the surprising information this em-path receives when in communication with someone whose philosophy and gauge for beauty is focused solely on outer self-image expectations while being asleep to inner sources of beauty actions.

Living life out of balance

This em-paths beauty indicator starts from inside and when that is ignored outer beauty represents conflict.  Inner and outer are out of balance and what someone in that condition is contributing to relationships and the community is conflicted.  It is their filter of how they perceive and act in the lifestyle they have created for themselves.

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Renee’s 2019 goals continue to focus on increased the health and wellness areas of her 9 life areas.  Late fall of 2018 and early winter of 2019 has involved clearing clutter from her 9 life areas that today is resulting into higher motivation and inspirational levels.  There is growing inner space and yearning to focus attention specifically on fitness and weight-loss!  This yearning source is in between the Sacral and Solar Plexus chakras.  This is exciting as the urge is coming from the inside out, not from the outside in!  2019 marks the end of 5 year cycle and start of new one!


Copyright 2014 – 2019 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

 

Body Beautiful – Weight Loss 3: Beyond Right & Wrong Thinking

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

 

I value the aspects of my education development that focused heavily upon experiencing and learning through a quality of being curious and exploring versus the rigidity of rules and concepts.  In Feldenkrais®  this is called , “somatic learning,” in Nonviolent Communication it is called, “connection,” and in awareness of space it is called, “exploring changes to cause and effect.”

These three pragmatic modes of education allowed me to experience my process while gaining weight and then again when loosing it.  In Feldenkrais we are taught to pay attention to reversibility!  It’s as important as to how you get somewhere as it is to return back.  Acknowledge, Acknowledge…..

How to Loose Weight by creating a Foodie Lifestyle Naturally

Two immediate ways Renee can help you with your weight loss are 

  1.  Coaching Options:
    • Turning intentions into goals
    • Goals Setting & Home Audit and Support
  2.  Food Consciousness Building & Education

Steps to Loosing Weight

  1.  Commit by connecting to intention (separate fitness intention for diet, they are not married and if necessary create a second intention for fitness)
  2.  Foodie Lifestyle assessment to guarantee it’s doable (remember diet extends into the kitchen, fridge, garden and grocer.  It doesn’t extend to the gym or track)
  3.  Choose a diet plan that’s right for you remembering to make it about you and not about the diet.  (Remember that if you choose a trending diet eventually you will go off it and then what? where is the learning integration?)
  4. Get support for keeping your intention and turning them into goals. (Remember a mentor, group or community can  motivate increase incentive to reach your potential)
  5. Acknowledge results with a coach or in a journal.  (Noticing change is the point of mindful awareness and expressing regret or celebrating versus beating yourself up is the new change agent)

Connect with Renee now to get on board with your weight loss program

 

 

 

 

 

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Explore Body Beautiful Weight Loss Related Articles :
Renee’s Living In Natures Love Lifestyle Series on Food Empathy for Emotional eating

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000

 

Body Beautiful – Weight Loss 2: Heavy & and an empath

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

Somewhere along this journey I lost over 60 pounds, dropped 10 inches from around my waist and watched the bulges and pockets disappear, and now the overall body weight is disappearing.

Perceiving the silent responses in others

I shared a snippet of my weight loss thru pragmatic experience versus idealism on lost weight and found food love  page.  Now to the interactions of others.  I have not shared that I am an em-path with many.  Imagine being heavy and facing someone who has no ability to have autonomy from another’s experience and being able to perceive it clearly yet, as a professional,  not specifically addressing it!

I am referring to perceiving others mental processing experience based upon comparisons, moral judgement, criticisms, right and wrong, and shame states and their corresponding feelings.  Perceiving these mental and emotions states of  others was a paradox as an Awareness through Movement, Awareness through Communication and Awareness through Environment Practitioner that focuses upon inner changes and stimulus of cause and effect of shifting environments.  Their reactions to my weight was limited to their idealism of self-image didn’t include their own states of being, mentally, emotionally and physically.    Whether this was lacking physical, mental or emotional flexibility, and resilience or the lack of ability to understand that others have differing perspective  or a lack of listening skills and being able to hear and include others in the conversation their self-image idealism is experienced by this empath as  a prison of fear, anxiety and contempt.  Views, beliefs and emotions that would extend inside themselves as they fail in their own expectations.

How to Loose Weight by creating a Foodie Lifestyle Naturally

Two immediate ways Renee can help you with your weight loss are 

  1.  Coaching Options:
    • Turning intentions into goals
    • Goals Setting & Home Audit and Support
  2.  Food Consciousness Building & Education

Steps to Loosing Weight

  1.  Commit by connecting to intention (separate fitness intention for diet, they are not married and if necessary create a second intention for fitness)
  2.  Foodie Lifestyle assessment to guarantee it’s doable (remember diet extends into the kitchen, fridge, garden and grocer.  It doesn’t extend to the gym or track)
  3.  Choose a diet plan that’s right for you remembering to make it about you and not about the diet.  (Remember that if you choose a trending diet eventually you will go off it and then what? where is the learning integration?)
  4. Get support for keeping your intention and turning them into goals. (Remember a mentor, group or community can  motivate increase incentive to reach your potential)
  5. Acknowledge results with a coach or in a journal.  (Noticing change is the point of mindful awareness and expressing regret or celebrating versus beating yourself up is the new change agent)

Connect with Renee now to get on board with your weight loss program

 

 

 

Follow Renee & Weight Loss on TwitterInstagram  Pinterest or Facebook


Explore Body Beautiful Weight Loss Related Articles :
Renee’s Living In Natures Love Lifestyle Series on Food Empathy for Emotional eating

Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,
Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000