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High blood sugar is a frequent subject at Holland Health Coaching. Maybe you talk about problems related to sugar a lot, too! At the gym, online, at book club over a piece of pie, sugar and our bodies are a frequent topic. We all eat sugar and the way our bodies process that sugar is variable. Therefore, high blood sugar and sugar cravings are now a mainstream health and lifestyle concern.
Rachel* is a favorite client of mine. She’s a detail-oriented woman who knows she has already done her best to be healthy. Unlike other parts of her life, where she easily masters her new roles, this Prediabetes, and high blood sugar burden, has gone on too long.
Before she enrolled as a member, she almost talked herself out of joining. She is so busy at work and home. I can relate to this! Most of the devoted, caring women I know talk themselves out of taking time for their own needs. We can lift each other up! Now is the time to have our needs and voices respected.
After telling Rachel about the Solution Starter Program, and talking about how this year-long series of 26 classes are delivered, she opened up about joining. Being able to participate at her convenience without any deadlines or meetings to attend made all the difference to busy Rachel.
The frustration of receiving little empathy from her doctor was a big deal for Rachel. Because of her work ethic, she knew she could excel at solving her high blood sugar.
Rachel creates new habits and goals all the time at work and at home. She runs a successful department at work and has raised three kids–and they’re all thriving and alive! She knows how to lead.
Rachel thought it was ridiculous to be brushed-off by her doctor when there are real and severe consequences to her health–and her finances–if prediabetes turns into Type 2 Diabetes. It can cost $2400/year when high blood sugar is not solved and diabetes arrives. Learning this, Rachel made an important decision.
Her doctor suggested a “Wait & See” approach to her elevated blood sugar, and that infuriates this client. Why wait as more damage is done to her body?
She has big plans for the next decade of her life–and those plans do not include a chronic high blood sugar issue.
Already tired of feeling overweight or too busy to enjoy exercise, Rachel has spent more than a year trying to drop weight and ignore sugar on her own. Her latest blood work was not what she expected.
It can be very discouraging for a success-oriented person to feel like she has little control over her body. Hearing about the Solution Starter Program was exciting because it helped her realize there were a few missing pieces to the puzzle of her habits. Puzzle pieces she could play and create her future Life Story.
When people come to me with stories about being dismissed by their beloved doctors, it wakes me up! A few years ago this same thing happened to me. My doctor then told me that I was “just getting old!” I left that appointment with my self-esteem bruised. My pain and intuition were not being taken seriously. I knew I could do better…and I did find an empathetic doctor I can now trust! ~Coach Georgianne
Rachel has a friend named Carla* who participated in my first Solution Starter beta-testing class. Carla lost 15% of her body weight! Because of her weight loss, she renewed her love of ballroom dancing.
Rachel thought a year-long program sounded like too much effort until Carla reassured her that each of the 26 online classes was highly personalized and spaced-out in a user-friendly way. Carla was very vocal about how pleasant it was–both to Rachel and me as her coach–that she never felt judged in this program. It is very rewarding to hear these comments from Carla and other early adopter clients. 🙂
Are you a go-getter woman with lots of will-power and drive to succeed? I gently helped Rachel understand that her past efforts to “buckle down” and “fight her body” were not ideal. What she is learning to do is feel successful and valuable all along her change path without undue pressure or toughness. Life is too short for that! Right?
My mission is to help busy women today release the need to feel hatred toward their body in the attempt to make day-to-day habit changes.
As we all know, hatred is not an empowered foundation for anyone wanting positive results. Self-love and care are extremely powerful. This is the place where we can make new, uplifting choices!
Carla and Rachel quickly saw as members of the Solution Starter Program that self-love and care do get results. As they have said, this self-discovery has an impact on all areas of their life.
My clients want this balance, and here are their needs:
This lovely “go-getter” jumped into the program materials with great enthusiasm! She hadn’t realized how much she was missing the community of other enthusiastic women. Rachel has thrived as both a giver and a receiver of encouragement. She has lost 10 pounds without depriving herself of foods she loves and wants to lose 15 more. She is very enthusiastic about her Food & Activity Journal and calls it her new “best friend.” In reality, she’s made a few great human friends in this community, too!
The chronic stress in Rachel’s life is a topic she brings up often. Because of this, she’ll be ready to learn when that topic is presented to her in the coming months of her year-long transformation. I’m excited for her to receive compassionate stress relief!
If you and your family are also wondering “What to do now?” after a high blood sugar or prediabetes diagnosis, I hope that Rachel’s story encourages you. Because your health truly does matter. Healthcare in America is complicated, and preexisting conditions are a worry to many. It may be a hurdle you cannot overcome alone.
Perhaps you also want a more sustainable choice for yourself and your family, both now, and in the future. Because of this, you are welcome to join the Solution Starter Program community. Join us on this bridge to improved health habits, using self-care and support as your winning tools. I invite you to ask any questions you may have. What are your pressing needs today? Contact me. 🙂
*Rachel and Carla are not their real names. They have given me permission to tell their story to you today. I hope it has helped you.