Successful weight loss. We all want it!
And now, I'm going to tell you some raw truth about it ... Not everyone is going to like your weight loss.
I know. You think everyone will be happy for you. I mean, how could they not be?
Often our clients are faced with the shock of discovering that a few friends and/or family members start to act differently after their successful weight loss ... They start to act jealous.
This can create tension that slowly builds over time. Eventually they say things like, "You've changed." Or even, "I liked you better fat."
These are the very words I heard from a few people that just couldn't handle the change in me.
But it's more than just change; it's a shift of power.
Trust me, successful weight loss can be a threat to friends and family.
This is because you become more powerful as more of your glory is revealed. Not just through your physical change, but through your confidence and joy.
Sometimes you work through this rift in the relationship, sometimes not. The result in a strengthened or weakened relationship depends on the people. And yes, these people are other women.
Women will be jealous.
And men will notice you.
Know that your weight has, in many ways, protected you from men.
Most women, in one way or another, at one point (or more) in their lives, have experienced pain from men. They've been used, abused or rejected by a man (or men). The extra weight has protected them from experiencing these painful emotions again, as it has provided a cocoon.
This is why the restoration of LOVE through self-compassion, and the removal of judgment are so very important. It will heal your heart and bring you to the place of no longer needing the cocoon to protect yourself.
The exciting news is the result of what actually happens after you work through the shift of power.
As you come out of your cocoon with glory and joy, and carry the energy of confidence from losing weight successfully ... YOU WILL EARN EVERYONE'S RESPECT.
If it's time for you to come out of the cocoon, come to our next Workshop. You will love it!! I promise. Seating is limited so that we can have time together and you can feel safe.
If you can't attend a Workshop, please, get our Online Coaching Course. It comes with email support from me. I want to help you. I know I can. I've been where you are and I know how it feels.
Shelley Johnson is the Creator & Founder of The Losing Coach®.