The Elephant in the Room

What’s standing between you and your weight loss goals?


It can be like the elephant in the room…


We know it’s there, but we ignore it, hoping it’ll go away on its own.


But these hurdles drain your energy… resources… and confidence.

And worst yet, they reinforce the old stories we tell ourselves about our ability to change.




A client told me that during the pandemic, she got into the habit of having a glass of wine before dinner — every single night. (Let’s call her Sara.)


It became given for her. Once she got home from work, out came the wine bottle.


Because Sara was trying to lose weight, that wine habit became her elephant in the room.


BUT… this isn’t even about the wine.


It’s about ANYTHING that helps you “numb out” from the day… a bowl of ice cream, a couple of hours playing video games, a nighttime TV habit, or doom scrolling on your phone.


At some point those habits were serving you in some way — maybe they provided a temporary comfort, a distraction, or helped you escape stress.


👉 But the fact is that now, they’re an obstacle between you and your goals.


Do YOU have any “numbing out” habits that aren’t serving you any longer?


But if you start by targeting those unhelpful habits one by one, before you know it you’ll gain a huge amount of momentum — and be that much closer to crushing your goals.


AND… bonus! Just acknowledging those “elephants” helps take away their power.

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