For so many of us, numbers hold power. Whether it’s our bank account, the calories on our plate, or our final exam score, we give tremendous meaning to numbers.
But there’s one number we often give the greatest meaning of all – and that’s our weight.
Most of us have a “number” in mind for what we “should” weigh, and we tend to believe in it wholeheartedly. We can place almost mystical significance on that figure, believing that the world – our world – will be so much different when we finally achieve it.
In this episode, we meet 52-year old Reni from Australia, who has been dieting since her 20s. At one point, she *almost* reached her weight loss goal of 55 kilos, but missed it by 1 kilo.
As Marc David explores with Reni, that 1 extra kilo held significance for her far beyond the weight itself. Reni holds the common belief that she’ll feel more confident about herself once she loses the weight. And that extra confidence boost could be just the thing she needs to get out of a job that’s draining her soul, and move on to more fulfilling work – something that is of great importance to her.
But as she shares, it’s challenging to focus on life goals when she hasn’t reached her goal weight.
So how does Reni – and the rest of us – get out of this never-ending loop? How can she take her power back, and place it where it matters most: on who she really wants to be, and how she wants to live her life?
As you’ll hear, Marc explores:
✅ Why we place magical or quasi-religious significance on weight, and how this can hold us back from the bigger life we’re yearning for
✅ The key mindset shift so many of us can benefit from: focusing on WHO you want to be instead of how much you want to weigh
✅ How to recognize when it’s time to have a weight loss “reckoning,” and how we can begin to think differently about our bodies – and our life
✅ The role of baby steps when practicing being the “real you”
✅ And more…
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