Dear Diary,

The last time I wrote, I shared a few painful memories from the second grade. While my coaching practice is built on focusing on the future, there’s relevance in knowing our life experiences along with their related emotions are stored away in our subconscious minds.

This is helpful information to have as we start becoming aware of what we are thinking, how we are feeling, and how both influence our actions and the results we produce in our lives.


As we practice this work, we will uncover and identify some thoughts that we see automatically as “the truth.” Further inquiry usually reveals that our assumptions about what is true are often based on hidden, subconscious beliefs we know nothing about.

This realization by itself can be jolting to the system. We start to see that the thoughts sprinting through our minds every day are not all coming from who we are now. As the work continues, we are soon able to put ourselves in the position of being “the watcher” of our thoughts which allows us to observe our minds at work.

We could choose to let our minds remain unsupervised which would put us at the effect of whatever thoughts show up. Or we can choose to manage our minds and start practicing the thoughts we wish to think.


My coach compares an unsupervised brain to a toddler running through the house with a knife. It’s dangerous with an unknown outcome, but the toddler doesn’t know any better. With a supervised mind, we can more safely move toward our goals.

It was an unexpected surprise when I was finally able to grasp the idea that the solution to my weight issues began with my thinking. I didn’t know I needed to manage my mind (my thoughts) or that it was even possible. In looking for a weight solution, I had always assumed it would be handed to me – that it would be something physical and tangible.


As it turns out, I was able to lose 65 pounds by first managing my mind. It was no walk in the park, but I never thought it would be easy. Staying aware of my thinking and the results that follow requires both determination and commitment. There are plenty of days when I notice neither of those motivating emotions. The difference now is that I know how to generate them.

My goal is to teach other women my age how to end the suffering they have endured far too long. I want to help them see the brilliant futures they may have given up on and serve as a trusted and devoted guide throughout the process.

We can do this. Let’s go!


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Lisa Boyer