Prior to 2018 I yearned for balance in my life constantly.
I yearned to be at peace with food and my body because I knew the incessant battle in my head was usurping inordinate amounts of my mental space and energy that I could be spending on the things that really mattered to me, like being present with my family and advancing in my career.
The cycle went like this:
This was my cycle. Over and over and over.
So what happened in 2018 that changed everything?
The year my struggle with food and weight ended-- permanently.
The year my over-hunger ended.
The year my over-desire for food ended.
The year the cycle of eat-shame-eat-shame-eat-shame ended.
The year all diets ended.
The year my mind-drama about food ended.
The year my mind-drama about my body ended.
2018 was the commencement of a completely new way of living.
It was the year I learned to restore the balance in my body with food and exquisite self-care.
The year I learned to restore the balance in my life because I was no longer spending any time spinning out about food-- instead I was engaged with my family, friends, career, and most importantly-- myself.
In 2018 I lost 30 pounds without dieting I was able to replace all of my self-loathing with self-love which is the most priceless gift anyone could give themselves.
2020 isn't just the turning of another year, it's the turning of another decade.
The results you have in your life today were created by the decisions you made yesterday.
The results you have on December 31st, 2020 will be created by every decision you make starting today.
If you are still struggling with overeating and over-desire, why not make 2020 the year that that all ends?
For me it was the year 2018.
For you, it’s 2020.
Let’s do this.
Lia Pinelli is a weight loss coach and educator who helps women put an end to emotional overeating and lose weight, permanently.