In light of the upcoming five-day find your set point weight challenge that I will be hosting from June 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021 (which is totally free of charge!), I have been discussing set point weight on the podcast and am bringing to you a series of three chats with different members of The SociEATy who have experienced the three usual things that happen when we journey toward finding our set point weight – losing weight, maintaining weight, and gaining weight. In the last episode, Megan Olson shared her story of gaining weight with us, and Lily Tanner is now here to discuss how she maintained her weight.
I have known Lily for two years, and she is at around the same weight as she was when she started her food freedom journey. She addresses her initial disappointment and frustration that intuitive eating didn't lead to a lot of weight loss but how she eventually found happiness and confidence in herself regardless, and she also discusses some of the mistakes that she made during her journey.
Lily and I discuss how important it is to remember that this journey is scary but that there is support and a sense of community there for you. This journey is a leap of faith, and it is not linear! We also talk about weight distribution and how your body's appearance might change even if your weight stays exactly the same because your body will distribute your weight to different locations as you get older.
In closing, Lily is kind enough to share a few actionable tips for anyone who is interested in finding their set point weight. She encourages us to allow our bodies to do their thing. She also enthusiastically shares how much she loves mantras and affirmations and shares a couple of her own mantras that have worked for her.
I hope that you enjoy listening to my chat with Lily and also hope that you will tune in to the next episode as well which will address weight loss. Be sure to reach out to me with screenshots of this episode and with stories of your own experiences, as I am always so happy to hear from you! I, again, also strongly encourage you to sign up for the free five-day find your set point weight challenge from June 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021! Reach out to me to let me know that you have signed up!
[3:08] – Colleen introduces the topic of this episode – weight maintenance during intuitive eating – and also introduces this episode's guest – Lily Tanner.
[7:50] – Lily gives us a little bit of background information about herself, such as how she was diagnosed with an eating disorder and was obsessed with what she ate, which led her to discovering Colleen on Instagram.
[10:46] – Lily describes what the last two years of her life have been like on her food freedom journey.
[15:18] – Lily reveals that she was initially terrified and was convinced that she was going to go back to her previous weight.
[19:40] – Colleen enthuses over the importance of support and sense of community on this journey.
[20:28] – We discover how Lily felt when she realized what her set point weight is and how she had an emotional meltdown because of it.
[22:26] – Lily and Colleen discuss weight distribution.
[27:23] – We learn how Lily determined that she had found her set point weight.
[30:21] – Lily provides us with a couple of actionable tips on how to find our set point weights.
[34:15] – Colleen reminds us to sign up for the five-day find your set point weight challenge.