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Marilyn's Story "I Want to Live" [SERIES: Client Success Stories]

high on life podcast success stories weight loss Jul 10, 2023

Embarking on a weight loss journey can be challenging, especially when faced with the plethora of conflicting information and fad diets available. 

In our latest podcast episode, we had the privilege of hearing Marilyn’s inspiring story of sustainable weight loss. With an 85-pound weight loss and counting, her transformation serves as a powerful example of hope for women seeking a healthier lifestyle without deprivation or extreme measures. 

Let's dive into the key takeaways from Marilyn’s experience and explore the factors that contributed to her success:


  • Overcoming Rock Bottom


Marilyn candidly shared that she was at rock bottom before joining the program. She felt low on energy and doubted her ability to make lasting changes. Previous weight loss attempts had left her feeling deprived and trapped in a cycle of yo-yo dieting. However, she recognized the need for change and bravely took the leap of faith despite fear.



  • The Power of Accurate Information


One of the crucial elements that differentiated this program for Marilyn’s was the provision of accurate information. Instead of relying on “Dr. Google” and getting lost in the sea of misinformation, she gained access to evidence-based knowledge about nutrition and crucial behavioural tools that commercial diet programs rarely teach. This knowledge gave her confidence and dispelled the confusion surrounding sustainable habits.



  • Shifting Self-Talk and Cultivating Self-Compassion


Marilyn’s previous attempts at weight loss had been accompanied by a negative inner dialogue filled with self-criticism. However, this program introduced her to the power of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and the importance of self-compassion. By changing her self-talk and embracing a kinder inner voice, she found the motivation and resilience to make better choices consistently.



  • Embracing Moderation


Unlike diets that promote strict food rules and categorize certain foods as "good" or "bad," Marilyn’s discovered the power of restriction versus restraint, and making empowered choices. She realized that there was no need to completely eliminate her favorite treats. Instead, she learned to enjoy them mindfully, in a frequency that honoured quality of life while being aligned with her values. This shift in mindset allowed her to let go of shame and maintain a balanced approach to eating.



  • Sustainable Results and Inner Peace


Through her dedication and the adoption of sustainable practices, Marilyn has achieved remarkable results. With a weight loss of 85 pounds and counting, she has found a sense of peace with her food choices and her body. The program empowered her to focus on overall well-being rather than obsessing over numbers on the scale, resulting in a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Marilyn’s story exemplifies the possibility of achieving sustainable weight loss through an informed and compassionate approach. By debunking myths, embracing moderation, and shifting her mindset, she not only shed excess weight but also found a renewed sense of self-confidence and inner peace. Her journey serves as an inspiration for women seeking to embark on their own path to a healthier lifestyle. 

So, the answer is yes. Sustainable weight loss IS attainable, when armed with accurate knowledge, self-compassion, and the willingness to make lasting changes.

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