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Episode 31: Unprepared

Episode 31: Unprepared

It Happens

As much as being prepared is helpful.  It just isn’t realistic.  There are going to be times when we find ourselves unprepared.  Today lets have a conversation about being unprepared


When I was a kid my Saturday Morning Ritual was watching cartoons, now my Saturday Morning Ritual is to take time for me.  To reflect on the past week and set strategies for the week ahead.

  • “Two heads are better than one”  That is why we join together as a supportive community to support our intentional growth.

  • A special place where you can celebrate your success and grow from challenges.

  • Keep you accountable and committed to goals and feel supported along the way

  • Develop and hone your self-awareness and Adventure Mindset

  • Overcome obstacles and challenges that keep you from reaching your potential

First, we have a ritual - Brain Body Connection, Success, and Setbacks, and then more on TOPIC of THE WEEK

Brain Body Connection -

Movement is considered the human being’s first language. Movements strengthen the neural pathways between the brain and body. Learning, thought, creativity, and intelligence are not processes of the brain alone but the whole body.

Importance of Community -

  • Support and Safety

  • Connection and Belonging

  • Influence - Community can influence and motivate us to invest in our well-being and bring positive change.

  • Learning

  • Acceptance

  • Sharing

Journal Exercise -

We are talking about being unprepared this week, let's take a minute and think about that….What comes to mind when you think about being prepared in terms of your weight loss?

First Up - Let's take a look at the past week

Success - Share Your Non-Scale Victories

Journal Exercise -

Did being prepared help you with your success this week?

Pitfalls - Let's let go of the pitfalls

we can learn from them but we don't want to hold onto them

Journal Exercise -

Could you have been more prepared to handle what came up that caused your setback?  Or could you have been more prepared to handle the setback?


Absolutely, being unprepared happens to the best of us! Life has a funny way of throwing curveballs when we least expect it. Whether it's a sudden change of plans, an unexpected question in a meeting, or an impromptu situation, being caught off guard can definitely be a challenge.

But you know what they say—sometimes the most interesting moments come from being unprepared. It's like being thrust onto a stage without a script and having to improvise your lines. There's a certain thrill in those moments of spontaneity, wouldn't you agree?

Plus, being unprepared teaches us valuable lessons about adaptability and quick thinking. It's a chance to test our problem-solving skills and see how well we can navigate unfamiliar territory. And let's be honest, life would be pretty dull if everything went according to plan all the time, right?

So, how do you handle being caught unprepared? Do you thrive on the challenge, or do you prefer to have a backup plan just in case?

Finding oneself unprepared in the context of weight loss can happen for various reasons. Here are a few scenarios where this might occur:

  1. Lack of Planning: One common way people find themselves unprepared in weight loss is by not planning their meals or snacks ahead of time. This can lead to impulsive food choices or relying on convenient, but often less healthy, options when hunger strikes.

  2. Unrealistic Expectations: Sometimes people embark on a weight loss journey without a clear understanding of what it entails. They might underestimate the effort required or overestimate how quickly they'll see results. This can leave them feeling unprepared for the challenges and setbacks along the way.

  3. Emotional Triggers: Emotional eating can catch people off guard. If someone isn't aware of their emotional triggers or hasn't developed healthy coping strategies, they may find themselves turning to food unexpectedly in response to stress, sadness, or other emotions.

  4. Lack of Knowledge: Not having enough information about nutrition and healthy habits can leave someone unprepared to make informed choices. Without knowing the basics of calorie intake, portion control, or balanced nutrition, it's easy to stumble when trying to lose weight.

  5. Social Pressures: Social gatherings, parties, or outings can present unexpected challenges for those trying to stick to a weight loss plan. Without a strategy for navigating these situations, someone might find themselves unprepared and tempted by less healthy options.

  6. Plateaus and Setbacks: Weight loss isn't always a linear process. Plateaus or periods of slower progress can catch people off guard and make them feel unprepared for how to adjust their approach.

To combat these situations and be better prepared for weight loss:

  • Educate Yourself: Learn about nutrition, portion sizes, and healthy cooking techniques.

  • Plan Ahead: Prepare meals and snacks in advance to avoid impulsive choices.

  • Develop Coping Strategies: Find alternative ways to deal with emotions besides turning to food.

  • Set Realistic Goals: Understand that weight loss takes time and effort, and be prepared for ups and downs along the way.

  • Seek Support: Join a weight loss group, work with a nutritionist, or enlist the support of friends and family to stay accountable and informed.

Being unprepared is part of the journey, but with the right knowledge and strategies, it's possible to navigate these challenges effectively and achieve success in weight loss.

We Are Not Failing We Are Planning

What's the Plan for the week?

Any Challenges?

Any Outings?

Weather things?

Journal Exercise - 

What role has being prepared played in your weight loss and do you think there is room for growth?  How so?

Stay curious, stay determined, and until next time, keep writing, keep exploring, and keep losing those pounds!

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