Weight Loss and Life Coaching Testimonials

 

 

 

 

 

Julia lost 43 lbs! She got off the diet roller coaster, learned how to love herself, and overcame emotional eating. 

 

Listen to the story of her amazing transformation!

 

 

There are so many things I love about Catherine! She is accepting, nonjudgmental, loving, wonderful coach and has an uncanny way of getting to the nitty gritty without making you feel judged for one second. However, my favorite thing about working with Catherine is her incredible gift to help facilitate personal growth. Her ability to hear me speak for just a moment and be able to say something so profound that stops me in my tracks and causes me to reflect, therefore having an “ah-ha” moment…priceless!

 

With Catherine I have learned many things. She showed me the action steps needed for learning how to love myself just the way I am, in the present moment. I truly didn’t know what “loving yourself” really meant or looked like before her. She taught me different techniques and guided me all along the way. I never felt alone for one second. She made me feel like I had a teammate in my quest to find self-love and learn how to be gentle with myself. Which I learned, for me, was one of the major culprits for my overeating.

 

Not only have I benefited but my husband and daughter have benefited as well. I am a better wife and mother because of Catherine’s guidance and teachings. My whole attitude and perspective on life has changed for the better. When old behaviors and negative self-talk creep back in, I’m able to apply what Catherine has taught me and have a positive attitude change. If you are willing to do the work, you can conquer this!

 

I have had therapy in the past and all I can say is that Catherine’s coaching takes it to a whole new level. After the first meeting with Catherine, she can asses which direction you need to go and use her amazing gifts but YOU have to be willing to do the work. No one can do it for you. She will not wave a magic fairy wand and make it happen. Believe me, I was secretly hoping that this would be the case. Once I realized this, she was able to help me blossom each and every week!

 

I will forever be grateful to her for helping me find my true self.

 

With much gratitude,

Julia

 


 

Kay Lost 20 lbs. in 12 weeks Without Dieting!

 

I called Catherine to try another approach to weight loss after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and emotional eating. What made this experience different was working with someone who understood the problem first-hand. Catherine’s own personal story of achieving mastery over her eating, combined with pragmatic, realistic and compassionate suggestions helped provide the solution. The solution? To give yourself a break and understand your own triggers, and then get real. Working one-one with her over 12 weeks helped me to change life long habits and lose 20 pounds, which I have maintained now for 6 months. That much is a miracle! I can recommend Catherine as an experienced and excellent coach who will help you address your emotional eating issues and make a change for the better.

~Kay

 


 

Haley Stopped Binge Eating and Has Lost 18 Pounds So Far!

 

It’s been so great to have someone listen and help me identify the patterns that have been holding me back. The experience you have working with people in my situation allowed you to recognize my negative patterns when I was unable to see what was causing my problems, and the self-care guidelines you’ve given me have helped my whole life, not just my weight. Also, having someone holding me accountable has been amazing, knowing that I have a check-in made me think twice about binging, and helped me stop my cycle of negativity. I’m so thankful for the time we’ve worked together.

 

I was finally able to recognize the underlying reasons I’m compelled to binge eat. I used food as a source of comfort because I didn’t have other outlets for self-care, and have been holding myself to an impossible standard that nobody could ever live up to. I was caught in a cycle of self-loathing, and all my other weight loss efforts came from a place of hating my body rather than nurturing and loving myself.

 

I’ve recognized long held issues that I’ve had since childhood about perfectionism, and I’ve been given tools to really listen to my body again, instead of bingeing through the point of being full, I’m able to stop and recognize that I’m full, and can always come back for more when I’m hungry again.

 

I’ve also started working out every day, even if it’s only 10-15 minutes – I’ve stopped thinking everything needs to be 100% (60 minute workout or nothing!), and I’m just doing my best now! I’ve been really surprised at how much less challenging it is when you approach weight loss from a place of love rather than inadequacy.


I’ve learned to accept myself right where I am! I no longer feel ashamed of myself for letting myself gain so much weight, and it doesn’t feel like an impossible task anymore to lose weight. I’ve recognized larger patterns that affect other areas of my life, and I’ve been able to start nurturing the parts of my soul that were being neglected, which has given me improvement in my health and my mental status.

 

Therapy has given me coping mechanisms for dealing with the difficulty of life, but working with Catherine has helped me see the patterns of why I became overweight.


So far, I’ve lost 18lbs! I’m going for 60 to be back in a healthy weight range, but it doesn’t sound intimidating now!

~Haley

 


 

Audio Interview: Priyanka’s Success Story

 

When Priyanka came to me she was a binge eater who ate in secret. She had a lot of shame and guilt around eating and she felt she needed to whip herself and her body into shape.


This is an interview with Priyanka after 12 weeks of working with me. In this interview we discuss her transformation and the shift that occurred that allowed her to stop bingeing, love herself and lose weight, while viewing her and her body as a team. 

 

 

 

 
 

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Audio Interview: How Jacqueline Finally Made Peace with Her Body!

 

 

 


 

Catherine has a gift of figuring out what is at the root of why I turn to food. What amazes me time and time again is that food is not the problem; it is actually my solution for all kinds of other problems, frustrations and issues that come up in life.  Catherine has helped me find better ways of working through these things, with acceptance, love and peace.  She has so many tools and ways of getting through to me and I walk away from every one of our sessions with a gem of wisdom that brings ease to my life. Along the way, she has helped me become a better wife, mother, daughter and friend.    I am so grateful that I made the decision to work with Catherine!

~Amy

 


 

I had hit bottom in my eating, weight, and self-esteem issues when I found Catherine Taylor’s website among the many offering coaching and counseling in weight loss. What attracted me is her honesty and transparency in her writing about her own journey. In working with Catherine, I experienced her honesty and transparency in action. She was like the “good Samaritan”, seeing a wounded stranger with compassion, helping her up, and nursing her to health.


What I enjoyed most about working with Catherine is that she met me where I was at, week after week. Catherine did not shirk away from my wounded issues that sometimes felt pus-like to me. She tended to those wounded parts of me that needed healing and recommended tools and resources that I can use to help myself. Catherine mirrored for me the self-compassion and self-acceptance I had needed at the most critical time of my life. Working with Catherine is not just about weight loss, it is about living life. Catherine Taylor is a true Master!

~ Angie

 


 

Lydia Lost 30 Lbs. and Has Kept It Off Over 3 Years!

 

They say when the student is ready, the teacher appears. With Catherine’s help I have been able to lose 30 lbs. and keep it off for over 3 years now! Catherine has taught me it’s not about food or weight, it’s about how I live my life. Once I got rid of my diet mentality and softened my black and white thinking, I was able to slowly integrate permanent changes in my life. The quality of my life has completely changed. I have learned how to relax and center myself and can meet almost any situation in my life without turning to food. This has been the greatest blessing of my life! I could never have done this without Catherine’s wonderful support and encouragement. ~ Lydia W.

 


 

Laurel Ditched Her Denial and Magical Thinking!

 

 

 

 

What I liked most working with you Catherine is your straightforwardness about losing weight and helping me see the ways I used denial and magical thinking to explain why I couldn’t lose weight. You helped me see I absolutely had to change this way of thinking or I would not be successful.

 

I learned to be honest with myself, and to take responsibility for my behavior. I learned I cannot eat whatever I want, when I want and as much as I want and lose weight (magical thinking)!!! But, I could still have my treats and go out to eat, but not do it every day!

 

I’ve benefitted by losing 13 pounds! I catch myself a lot faster when I’m trying to rationalize overeating. I forgive myself faster, and get back on track faster. I don’t give up, and have stopped thinking once I get to my goal weight I can go back to how I ate before! Losing weight and maintenance are not two separate events!

 

I’ve pretty much tried everything! This was different for two reasons. One, I decided I was tired of the losing/gaining cycle (“if you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up” – best thing you ever said to me)!!! And two, I wanted one on one help with someone who has had their own weight issues and succeeded!

 

I think anyone who seriously wants to CHANGE, will benefit from working with you. If they can just hang in there until they finally let it sink in that they cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different results, they will be successful. Also, it will be uncomfortable at times to not eat like you used to, but those feelings do pass if you just hang in there.

 

Thank you for helping me move successfully toward my goal in a loving way.

 

Laurel

 


 

 

I have loved working with Catherine first of all because she is so grounded, real and honest. She has been there done that and is so open about it. I feel like I have known her forever. She has helped me to have the courage to accept myself just as I am with all my imperfections and realize that I am enough but at the same time I can be and do anything I choose. I have learned to be my real self as well as my own cheerleader and to like the person I am. And two of the most important things she has helped me to see is “enough” in all things and as she says “How you do food is how you do life,” one of the most true statements I have ever heard. Catherine rocks!!!!!! ~ Sue D.

 

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Alice Let Go of 50 Years Worth of Self-Hatred!

 

While working with Catherine, I enjoyed the fact that the person I met with on Skype was exactly who she claims to be on her website. No false pretenses here, she has a very deep and intense presence. Catherine is open minded, creative, and a great listener. Silence does not scare her off. She is flexible and easy to work with. If English is not your mother tongue as is my case, or if your way of life is far away from the American one, Catherine adapts.

 

She is also capable of breaking pain’s multiple and complex themes into smaller portions of essential information and clear guidance. She finds positive options and gives you choices whenever you feel stuck. Catherine knows where soul nourishment can be found.

 

In working with her, I’ve learned to love and respect myself, my needs, my timing. By stopping a well-trained self-hatred practiced for over 50 years, I have lost a huge spiritual weight that was asphyxiating my whole being. I’ve learned that unconditional love does not expect me to lose kilos or centimeters or dress sizes. Unconditional love makes me happy, caring and grateful with what is present. ~ Alice, Paris

 


 

60 Year Old Shirley Stopped a Lifetime Bingeing Habit!

 

I just really want to thank Catherine for saving my life.  I was literally at the end of my binge eating existence.  I had nowhere to go – no one to turn to.  I was frantic, scared and panicky.  I had been to counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists my whole life for my eating disorder. No one has ever helped me. I was not living a life.  It all revolved around candy.  Catherine listened to me and understood me.  She knew just what I needed.  From the very first session with her, I never binged on candy again.  She taught me how to fully enjoy life.  She truly saved my life and helped me to get on with living again.  I only wished I had found her sooner.

 

60 year old, Shirley from Fontana, CA

 


 

 

5 weeks progress

 

 

Joyce Learned to Be Accepting and Self-Compassionate!

 

My good friend who had an AMAZING weight loss transformation from the work she did with Catherine highly recommended her to me. Whenever she would mention her to me and that I might benefit by calling her, my mind would quickly resist saying “really what could she do to help?” “I know what my problems are now, I just need to work on them?” or “I’ve already had years of different therapy and read a zillion self-help books I know all the answers. I’m not going to pay someone to tell me what I already know.”

 

It took me months to finally make that phone call to set up a FREE consultation. I remember that morning I was almost going to email Catherine and cancel because I really did not want to talk to her. But something in me that made me make the appointment made me keep it.

 

I got on the call and within two minutes of hearing her voice I broke down and cried and my resistance to receiving some help washed away. I was finally “Ready, Willing and Open” a requirement Catherine has for all her clients.

 

I worked with Catherine for 14 weeks and had such growth.  It wasn’t that she had some new great discovery for me, but merely was a great facilitator, listener, and guide on my journey to self-love. I came to her to discuss my obsession with food. I use to think about it every second of every minute of everyday. It tortured me. The funny thing is we hardly ever talked about food. Because lets face it the issue with our food is NEVER about the food. My issue was about self-love and being kinder and gentler with myself and I had no clue how to do that or what that looked like until I started working with Catherine. She gave me assignments each week to work on and practiced staying present in each moment to find JOY. Catherine was a great mirror for me and a great coach keeping me accountable and on track to not fall back into my old patterns of putting myself last.

 

She has a gentle kindness and yet gives it to you straight and doesn’t let you bullshit yourself. I truly could not have made the progress that I made alone. We all need a confident, a guide, and coach to cheer us on, a teacher. She was all of these things to me and is.

 

I can’t praise her enough and would encourage anyone who is suffering to call her for a FREE consultation. After all what’s the worst thing that could happen if you call her? (It’s FREE) Now what’s the BEST thing that could happen? What’s more important to you?

 

Best wishes-

Joyce Emily

 

 


 

I worked with Catherine for a period of 8 weeks. During that time we got very real and deep. Because of Catherine’s support and safe style, I was able to open up on a very open and honest level. I could share with her my deepest and darkest fears and truths about myself. I never felt judged; I felt validated.

 

That alone is a gift in itself. But not only was I able to freely express my emotions which were based on untrue thoughts, but with Catherine’s help I was able to transcend those feelings into more positive beliefs about myself and experience genuine healing.

 

In just a short time I went from depression and despair into a fulfilling, grateful life. I believe I was at a crucial time in my life when I was ready for change and at a turning point. I was fortunate that Catherine’s love and caring blessed me when it did.

 

My food is not perfect, but I can embrace all parts of myself so much easier now. Every day I get better at practicing the tools of mindfulness, self-care and self-acceptance that Catherine instilled in me.

~ Mya K.

 

 

 

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Mamatha Made Peace with Her Body and Herself!

 

I absolutely loved working with you. You are a good listener, empathetic, very supportive, and a wonderful person. I looked forward every week to our session. I felt very loved.

 

I have learned when the inside is taken care of and you start living life to the full, emotional eating loses its grip on you and you start loving and accepting your body for what it is instead of punishing or loathing yourself for not having the perfect or idealistic body. I have started appreciating my strong legs which help me on my long walks, my beautiful eyes, and so much more, instead of looking in the mirror and thinking of how ugly my lower abdomen looks.

 

My starting weight was 70.8 kg and my lowest weight -65.6kg. (5.2kg -11.4 pounds in 8 weeks).

 

It has been the best investment I could have made in myself when it comes to money. Before I started I thought I was wasting my money as has happened with previous weight loss diets.  It is not a magic bullet and you don’t wake up in the morning and the weight is gone. I have learned skills which will stand by me, skills which have helped me to eat healthily, to exercise, to try new things in life, plain and simple- to be happy.

 

It is like learning to read a road map. I have not yet reached my target weight but am confident that I will do so because the root cause for my emotional eating has been addressed. I am more in touch with myself and my true feelings which were never addressed by any past diets or therapies.

 

Thank- you,

Mamatha, UK

 


 

I first heard of Catherine when I researched law of attraction for weight loss online. I really enjoyed her newsletters and felt they were direct to the point, no BS. I decided to join the group call in sessions and felt everything said was geared towards me. She mentioned the black and white thinking….me, the avoidance…..me, the bingeing….me. It opened my eyes to views I never thought of before.

 

Catherine really knows her stuff and more importantly knows how to put it into words in a way that makes sense to anyone not clear on the issue. There were so many “aha” moments, especially when you realize weight gain is a symptom of something deeper. I decided to work with her one on one to really see my deeper issues and pinpointed a few.

 

She had really great exercises for me to work through every week and suggestions for further reading to explain my issues. It brought me a better understanding and pinpointed what I need to work on. We are all a work in process, and I am still working on myself.

 

I have stopped bingeing completely and learned to address my issues before they take over with food. I highly recommend using Catherine to anyone who wants to address their issues and work thru them. She is truly amazing!

 

~Irina

 


 

Rose Climbed Out of a Black Hole and Found Joy Again!

 

A few months before I contacted Catherine, I found myself in a very deep hole filled with depression, negative thoughts about myself and out of control (with my emotions and eating) even though I appeared normal and functional to the rest of the world. One day, I decided I could not continue this way any longer and I simply went on Google and typed in “Life Coach and Emotional Eating”. Catherine’s web site popped up and, as I read it, it struck a real chord with me. I kept re-reading her story as well as the testimonials by other clients and decided to contact her. It was the best decision I made for myself.

 

Thanks to Catherine and my sessions with her, I started to believe in myself again and to realize I was an emotional human being with the right to express my true feelings as well as to reclaim the joy I have always felt in living life to my fullest potential. With her careful prodding, sense of humor, and direct questions, I have climbed my way out of that hole that seemed so insurmountable before.

 

Catherine offers the skills and inspiration to help others within their own unique lifestyle. I truly appreciated how well Catherine listened to me and allowed me to speak from the heart never interrupting or negating my words. I now feel prepared to meet the issues in my life with more courage, a lot less self-blame and more effective methods of communication!

 

~Rose, Toronto, Canada

 


 

Jen Dropped Her Perfectionism and Self-Judgement!

 

When I first called Catherine, I was fairly convinced that I was beyond help and beyond hope for losing any weight. I’m 43 and have fought with food and my body since I was 8. Despite many lines in the sand, many programs and a lot of therapy, there seemed to be only one truth left in my mind: I am meant to be overweight and I am doomed to being a quitter.

 

Catherine was calm and accepting of everything I told her and I was relieved to hear her voice of compassion. We began talking about needs vs. wants and I was sure this topic would involve vegetables and vitamins. I was surprised to learn that she meant needs like: self-kindness, self-acceptance, regular meals, regular rest, learning to say “no”…to too many demands, not really to food.

 

She talked about pleasure and happiness and self-worth and I realized all of my past efforts with food centered around punishment and judgement, not health. For the first time in years, I am not gaining weight. I am not being mean to myself. I am learning real skills of self-care and dependability.

 

I am also losing weight. I won’t say it’s always easy work, but it’s always worth it and it’s always compassionate. Ridding myself of perfectionism and judgement has been an emotional weight loss and my body is following.  I am so grateful that Catherine could lead me on this journey.

 

~ Jen

 

 

 


 

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