The combination of journaling, self awareness and counseling with my tutor
helped me to reach my weight loss goal without being on a diet and feeling deprived.
If MaryBeth can do it with MBT you can too. Yes, YOU! (No, we’re not yelling. We just really believe in what we do.)
When a friend told me about My Body Tutor, I thought I would give it a try but felt it would just be the next attempt in series of attempts to lose and more importantly keep off the extra weight. I grew up athletic and skinny, it wasn’t until I started having children that I struggled with my weight. After two miscarriages and two wonderful daughters, I was 60 pounds overweight. I often joke that I have lost 300 pounds since I have lost the same 60 pounds 5 times since 1992. I have lost and gained back the weight with Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, Adkins, cabbage soup diet, eating only with chopsticks (which I am now very good at BTW) and the Lose It app.
Then as I realized I was approaching 60 and planning retirement in a year, I decided I was done with the excuse of when XX has happened then I can focus on a diet. I wanted to stop asking my doctor to repeatedly check my thyroid since my weight gain was unexplained. I wanted to stop blaming my bad metabolism, or the stress and entertainment requirements of my career on why I felt fat all the time.
So I signed up for MBT with pretty low expectations. I quickly realized in was an investment in ME and much more than a diet. I learned to be accountable, to stop eating my emotions and that good food makes you have more energy.
The combination of journaling, self awareness and counseling with my tutor helped me to reach my weight loss goal without being on a diet and feeling deprived. The maintenance program has supported me through my fear of gaining it all back as I approach a year at my goal. But more importantly I feel my addiction to eating my feelings is permanently changed. Not to say I don’t stumble here and there but I have a whole box of tools now to help me get back to honoring myself.
I have always been pretty active, so it wasn’t a problem when my tutor suggested exercise. But I had used exercise as an excuse to eat more. I thought if I walked or ran then I could eat dessert or have an extra glass of wine. MBT helped me separate the relationship between exercise and nutrition and realize you can’t exercise away a bad diet. I started Orange Theory and go three times a week to help me feel stronger and build a healthier body. When I first started MBT, I couldn’t walk through the whole class. I now run in the classes and when I pick up 20 pounds weights it is hard to comprehend I carried those around my hips and waist all the time. No wonder I was so tired!
My tutor encouraged me to dig deep into myself and talk about my relationship with food. Something I resisted and/or don’t feel like had been addressed in past diet attempts. For me emotional eating was the hardest part to conquer and MBT and my counselor were amazing at pushing and yet encouraging this self growth and awareness. I am very grateful I was connected to MBT and will continue to read and enjoy their emails, feel like I have a support system, and am part of the MBT family.
35 Pounds gone
What did you say to yourself as you were reading MaryBeth’s story?
It’s fascinating when we start to notice our own behavior. Typically, we distance ourselves from that person. We find something they have that we don’t. We make them into something other than an ordinary, regular person. Then, we create an excuse for why we can’t achieve the same level of success.
The most important thing to realize: Whatever anyone else has done or become, you can do or become as well, with the right support, guidance and accountability.
Here’s the best part: I guarantee it or your money back. I sincerely believe in what we offer that much. I know MBT will be the last program you ever do or need.