Freedom from Emotional Eating, Food & Weight Obsession

I cannot hate myself for my choices & huge benefit from jeans that fit!

This post was written by Rachel; An A Weigh Out Circle Member…


Recently, I’ve been noticing many magazine articles on the effects of getting healthy.  People often write of their successes, or going down a size, their first 5k, or how they’ve learned to eat more veggies than before. Don’t get me wrong, not every article is about success but we often feel the urge to toot our horns for our healthful success. All of these succeses are fabulous! I am here to give big hugs and kisses and pats on the back to all of those people and their success stories!

However I live in another reality. In my reality, every day is not a healthy “success”. There are days where exercise plans are not met. Commitments to eat ‘only when hungry’ fall down the drain when the stress of a pending deadline, or a fight with my son, or a concern for my ailing mother send me to a chocolate trance-like state. After that experience I am fighting to remind myself I love myself, give myself a hug no matter what the choice is I made. I cannot HATE myself for my choices. I

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I have worked in the Wellness Field for 30 years. I created an Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Program way before most people knew BED was an eating disorder, NOT a “willpower” issue. Personally, I suffered for years before finding answers and the help I needed and deserved! I became a Coach in 1997 to help others who were still suffering as I had. I love being a Coach!


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