MIND DETOX 101: PANIC WEIGHT vs the GLASS CEILING
July 11, 2016
In today's blog post, we are talking about a chapter from my upcoming book, Mind Detox 101: PANIC WEIGHT vs the GLASS CEILING. I am sharing real life case examples from Mari, Judith and Renee to illustrate how one can use the program to enable the continued practice of making poor food management choices.
Nevertheless, this blogpost is about team members who have done well, but have run into glitches that happen to so many on a similar journey.
Michelle Edmonds, M.A., M.Ed.
Nutritionally- trained counseling psychologist
Nutritionally- trained counseling psychologist
Author/Founder of Serenity Weight Loss and Detoxification Program
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GLASS CEILING CASE EXAMPLE #1
Mari: TOTAL WEIGHT RELEASED as of July 9, 2016~ 28.6 lbs Started Serenity January 4, 2016. A wonderful achievement.
The GLASS CEILING WEIGHT is identified by seeing what # keeps repeating itself. In Mari's case we see the following:
March 19 250
March 23 250
March 26 249.2
April 2 249.2
April 6 249.2
April 6 247.8
June 22 252
June 29 249.2
July 2 248
July 6 248
The week of June 22 she panicked and notice how quickly she corrected what ever she was doing to cause a significant gain in just 3 days. Most noteworthy is that the changes resulted in one of her largest between weigh-in releases: 2.8 lbs.
In theory, if Mari can release almost 3 lbs. in one round, certainly she should be able to expect to release 2 lbs. each week; a very realistic expectation based on Serenity's overall track record (see below) . The chart is based on weight loss rates since 1992. If Mari had released just 2 lbs. per week x 24 weeks , she would have weighed in @ 228 on July 9, 2016.
Mari's GLASS CEILING however is simply to remain below 250 and @ 248- 249, she is right there. However, Mari's stated healthy weight loss goal is on her initial intake card is 175, so her coach keeps pushing her. The problem is, it's NOT really her goal. And so, the battle is on. Serenity is merely in her life to keep her from GETTING BACK TO her PANIC WEIGHT of over 250. That makes her motivation coming from negative energy. Mari is using Serenity to AVOID something not to ACHIEVE something. That makes Serenity her enabler.
"Negative goal energy is always weaker than positive goal energy"
Can you see that about Mari? It is a little different spin on the same dynamic as Renee case described next
GLASS CEILING CASE EXAMPLE #2
Renee: Total weight released 22.6 Started December 20, 2015
On July 9, 2016, Renee reported her weight as 177.4 . On the surface, not so bad, right? One could say what is the big deal? Beside, the average lady who starts Serenity is 5'4" and weight 245. Reportedly, the average lady who starts Weight Watcher's is 180 and 5'5". In an attempt to explain her lackluster results, Renee accompanied her weight update with the following comments, !;
"I was house hunting and I cheated"
"I was on vacation, and I cheated"
"I did not go to the GYM and did not release"
The truth is, Renee has not been releasing very much in over 3 months.
177.8 March 26;
177.5 April 20;
177.0 April 23
177.4 July 9, 2016
Renee is only 5'5" and her healthy weight is about 140 -150 max. Therefore, she is placing 25-30 lbs. more pressure on her heart than it can carry
Look at the very tight range of weight updates again with me. This is NOT an accident. Renee was advised to ensure that, 177 ISH is not her glass ceiling. In other words: Is it the weight that is really ok with her? The glass ceiling theory is saying that it is, although outwardly she may describe it as a "plateau". However, if it is her "glass ceiling" , then she is actually using the program to KEEP HERSELF FROM GETTING BACK TO her panic weight 180+. Once Renee is under 180, she seems to relax and feels that she has "room" to cheat, once again.
If any of you are using the program to KEEP YOUSELF FROM GETTING BACK TO YOUR PANIC WEIGHT , then you have made your weight loss program your ENABLER. The cycle is this: When you get to your glass ceiling, you are done with the program, although you may continue to pretend that you are frustrated that you have "plateaued", so you hang around. The real problem is that you have not detoxed your MIND and adjusted the way you think about weight.
~DETOX YOUR MIND or the Fat will Come Back~
Obesity or the state of being overweight, two different medical categories, is NOT a cosmetic problem. Excess weight is always about your health; one is never "healthy" and overweight simultaneously. You might challenge this statement, thinking that you know many overweight people who are not unhealthy. Correction: I suggest that what you really mean is that you know many overweight people who are not SICK. The American Medical Association describes being overweight and obese as a "disease"; a designation made by this organization on June 13, 2013. Thus, weight management is about your health and if you make health the priority, then there should be no such thing as "glass ceiling" Does that makes sense ?
GLASS CEILING CASE EXAMPLE #3
Judith: Total weight released 17 lbs. Started: March 15, 2016
On July 9, 2016 Judith's weight stayed the same compared to the previous weigh and despite food transgressions. However, she proved to herself during this weigh-in that some less than perfect eating per se, does not necessarily equate with gain weight.
However, for the purpose of this case study, we are more interested in her rate of weight release. Notice how tightly Judith is holding her weight RANGE. Although there is a gradual release evident, Judith's health weight goal is 140; she is only 5'4". Check Judith's goal against the BMI chart https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
May 7 166
May 11 166
May 19 167
June 4 168
June 8 168
June 11 167
June 15 167
June 18 167
June 25 164
June 29 164
July 2 163
July 6 163
As Judith and I discussed, she probably has concerns about her wardrobe, which is very common. She stated that if she were to get to her healthy goal weight of 140lbs., she would need to replace 80% of her wardrobe . This can certainly be cost prohibitive for many people and IF you don't trust your ability to keep the weight off, you may decide to simply install a glass ceiling in your home!..... OK, maybe not quite as elaborate as the beautiful one shown below, but a glass ceiling is a glass ceiling; it prevents one from going too through and moving forward
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