CAUGHT IN THE STORM OF A CRAVING

When Your Motivation Flat Lines

When a Craving Gets in Your Face

When You’re Tired & Frustrated and Want to Give In

Stop.  Just wait a sec.  Breathe.  You’re in the middle of a storm.  Caught in the blizzard of a craving, storming all around you. 

I’ve been in a white out and it feels bloody scary.  I am blindly moving because I can barely see anything in front of me.  I’ve lost sight of the way ahead, feeling small and trapped, terrified, like I’m in real danger of getting lost in the storm.  I feel an urgency to make it stop; I feel panic.  The struggle to get through this is all I can focus on.  Please help me get through this!  Time becomes eternity while I’m trying to hold on, to stay on the path, to make it until I can see my way again, to get through this to the other side of a safe, calm clarity.

Can you relate to being caught up trying to resist a craving?  The anxious fervent need to make it stop and go away.  Numb it.  Stuff it away.

Breathe.  Get up and walk.

In the calm after the storm, I know I’m not really going to die to the urge, to the craving, to the urgency.  But it sure feels like 24/7 hell during the inner storm, doesn’t it?

Like when I quit smoking, I was told the craving lasts 2 minutes.  Well I thought I can manage two minutes.  Breathe.  But those two minutes were so close together.  At first.  Just keep walking.

Then, in the light through the crack of a tiny moment, my inner wisdom whispers to me. 

My thinking is creating my insecure feelings.  I’m caught in the experience of feeling my insecure thinking.  Breathe. 

Repeat.  I breathe…  feeling just a sliver of calm awareness enter.  I sigh.  I keep walking.

I hear my innate wisdom tell me I’m okay.  We’re not born overeaters.  We are born naturally well, naturally slim, naturally okay. 

And we’re human.  And we think.  It’s part of the design.  And I’m still a work in progress. 

So I remember  the “I” that’s me, aware that I’ve got a rush of insecure thought blowing all about.  I step back to notice the storm and remember the storm is not me.  I am not the storm.  I think, but I am not my thoughts.  I feel, but I am not my feelings.  I am much more than I think I am.  So for now, in this moment, I remember this and breathe.  Calmer.

Even when we don’t see the sun during the winter storm, it’s still there.  Even when we don’t see the electricity that lights up our dark night, it’s still there.  Even when we don’t see our body heal a wound, it still does. 

Even when you don’t see the “I” that is you thinking insecure thoughts, you are still more than you think you are.  Even when you’re lost in a moment of an insecure thought storm, and you don’t see your beautiful soul, your wisdom, and your natural well-being, you’re still there.  Always.

If this resonates for you, and you’d like to join in this conversation, then contact me to see how we can work together.  204.781.7972  or janlaferriere@gmail.com

Need a Fresh Start or a Reset?

Happy New Year!  I love this time of year! It’s a great time to reflect and set intentions for a fresh year ahead.

Asking ourselves good questions can help point our thinking in the right direction for achieving what we  do  want.  A Superb question that I heard this year is:

What did you accomplish in 2014… that  you would like to carry forward into 2015?

What are you happy to leave behind? That’s a great one to remember what you don’t want  to carry forward with you into 2015.

Here’s another one to think about:

As you look back over 2014, what would you like to have accomplished, that didn’t get
done? This is a fresh year and a great time to reset that intention.

As a weight management and personal success coach, let me know if I can be of any additional help to support you in making this a year to manifest your personal goals!

RESET TIME?

Did you over indulge during the holidays?
No worries because you can do a quick reset with Ideal Protein. Remember that once you achieve your ideal weight, keep your threshold low at about 5 pounds, to manage
slight weight gains and quickly get back on track.

GET CREATIVE!
Variety is our second basic human need, and getting creative with healthy eating is
very important to managing your ideal weight.   A great website for recipe ideas is: www.ideallyyou.org

PHASE 4 RESOURCE FOR WEIGHT MAINTENANCE:
There is a great resource that was launched this year – a cookbook for Phase 4 weight
management. It’s a beautiful hardcover Ideal Protein recipe book that contains lots of delicious and  creative ways to add variety to healthy eating!

If you could use further assistance in Phase 4, please let me know how I can be of service to support your ongoing success.

INSPIRING QUOTES
I love quotes. Here’s a few to inspire you.

“Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
— Jim Rohn

“Success in this industry is not in finding the right person, but in becoming the right person.”
— Dr. Forrest Shaklee

“Don’t wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel, stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself.”
— Sara Henderson

“I don’t worry about the storms, I am learning to sail my own ship.”
— Louisa May Alcott

Make 2015 an amazing year! Begin now!