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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

Oct 18, 2021

With Attorney and WW Success Story Lisa Timmons


How we feel about ourselves can have a major impact on our emotions and how we appear to the rest of the world. Don’t you feel more social and outgoing on days when you feel your best? The opposite is also true. Do you ever feel like those negative emotions hold you back from acting and feeling how you really want to? When we internalize those feelings, we’re self-sabotaging. But it doesn’t have to be that way!


My guest, Lisa Timmons, learned not to let her feelings get in the way of living life to the fullest. In addition to being a very successful attorney, when you meet Lisa, you see a striking and beautiful woman today.  In 2002‒2003 Lisa lost over 200 pounds! But after reaching her goals and achieving so much success, Lisa lost her motivation and put all of the weight back on. Beginning a weight loss or wellness journey for the first time is a big achievement, but when you’ve lost the weight only to regain it, can be truly devastating and our  self-esteem suffers. It took Lisa several years, but she found her way back to WW. Today she joins us to tell us what she’s learned and how she’s avoided falling back into the setbacks she encountered before.


What You’ll Hear in This Episode:

  • What is Lisa’s background and when did she begin to gain weight?
  • How did Lisa begin her career?
  • Did Lisa’s weight interfere with her career and everyday life?
  • What was Lisa’s turning point to lose the weight?
  • How did Lisa gain the weight back?
  • What was Lisa’s “why” when she lost the weight the second time?
  • How long did it take Lisa to lose 200 pounds?
  • How did the pandemic affect Lisa’s wellness journey?
  • What foods are the toughest for Lisa to avoid?
  • What does Lisa do differently, now that she’s lost the weight?
  • What advice would Lisa give someone at home feeling lost in their weight loss journey?


Today’s Takeaway: 

Feelings of shame and embarrassment can sabotage our self-confidence. When you’re already feeling bad, beating yourself up only makes the situation worse by reinforcing a negative message. Once we identify what we need to change, we can then take the steps towards correcting it without punishing ourselves in the process. But it’s important to do so in a positive manner. If you're working to change something in your life or yourself, you’re far more likely to be successful when you approach it with a positive attitude. We not only need to be our own best friend and our own cheerleader, but it’s important to have a strong support system as well. Having support when we need it can make all the difference in the world. Don’t let feelings of self-doubt prevent you from being your best self. Share your challenges and goals with others who can support your accomplishments and you can help support theirs. All of us have times when we struggle and feel inadequate. We all have days where we feel out of sorts. A great way to overcome obstacles is to face them head-on. Remember that each day is a gift and we have to take it one day at a time. Look into the mirror and say, “Today is a good one and I can do anything I want to do!” Go ahead and take the first step towards making your dream a reality. I’m Florine Mark and that’s “Today’s Takeaway.”



 “When you live a sedentary life you kind of merge with people that are living a sedentary life as well.” — Lisa


“Living a life as a heavy person you think differently than thin people.” — Lisa


“You move differently in the world when you’re that heavy.” — Lisa

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Florine Mark

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