Why! Why! Don’t I Ever Lose Weight?

Stress over weight worries seem to accumulate into more stress, like a snowball rolling down a hill. An increase in stress can frequently turn into ‘WHY’ questions: Why have I gained so much weight in the last month? Why did she ask me to do that? Why do I feel like I should just do […]

Change Your Thinking: Startle Yourself with Surprises!

Let little gems be your big rewards. Savor the surprise of tasting the food at tonight's party and enjoying every bite and noticing when you have had enough. Savor the surprise of achieving your fitness goals for five days in a row with nary an internal nag. Savor the surprise of doing even very small […]

To Fix Problems, Stop Admiring Them

Today’s post is another from Darla Breckenridge, our psychologist at Green Mountain.  She takes a different look at what we’re doing when we think or speak about our problems in the usual way. Admiring our problems is a case of unwittingly practicing or rehearsing how we think about them. In the usual course of things, […]

To Get Unstuck, Step into Possibility

  "No matter what I've tried, nothing changes." "I have been on a diet most of my life and I'm at my heaviest weight." Do these thoughts sound familiar?  If so, being stuck is something also familiar.  And the feelings of hopelessness that accompany them. The Power of Possibility Possibility has the power to change […]

Thought for a Friday

This quote showed up on my Facebook stream, sent by Karen C.L. Anderson who has guest posted on A Weight Lifted several times in the past.  I thought it would be a good read for a Friday, especially for the perfectionists among us.  Not naming any names but we know who we are! “I must […]

How to Stop Hating Your Body

Today's post on changing negative body image is by Darla Breckenridge, our psychologist-masters at Green Mountain. I feel so honored to work individually with the women who choose to see me at Green Mountain at Fox Run!  The power of the transformation gained by moving through pain amazes me each time I have the privilege […]

Redefining Normal, Then Becoming It

It’s interesting how 29 degrees is warm in February in Vermont, yet bone-chillingly cold in November or May…and bone-chillingly cold in Texas and other parts south any time of the year.  It’s all in what we get used to. The same idea can be applied to our behaviors around food. What do we think of […]