That's why I understand firsthand how obesity weighs you down ... how it gets in the way of your potential and your dreams. The good news is, I figured out how to break free from obesity, and I can show you how to do it, too!
To be clear … I’m not a medical doctor or nurse. I’m not a dietician. I’m not a psychologist. I’m not a certified trainer. I’m not here to give you a diet or nutritional plan or tell you how to exercise—the truth is, you probably already know all that stuff anyway! In fact, my purpose here is NOT to replace the professionals you work with at all … but rather to supplement what they offer with the missing piece.
WHO I AM is a Rightsize Living Expert who has battled obesity in the trenches.
It’s my mission to help you transform your thinking, behavior and environment through Bitesize Changes … implementing one small change at a time to create new, lifelong habits.
I understand the mind games, the food addiction, the emotional eating, the ridicule, the discrimination, and the feelings of shame, self-doubt and unworthiness that often accompany obesity. Not because I read about it … because I experienced it all firsthand. I struggled time and again. I tried countless so-called solutions that never measured up to their promises.
I started my first diet more than four decades ago when I was a little girl. You name it, I’ve probably tried it: doctor-directed diets, summer “fat camps,” nutritionists, shrinks, hospital programs, commercial diet programs, fad diets, liquid diets, pills, starvation, exercising into oblivion and more. I finally turned to gastric bypass in 2002.
Weight loss surgery fixed my body, but it didn't fix my mindset. I lost 100 pounds in six months. But, less than less than 90 days later I was already battling regain … just a little at first … until about five years later I had finally regained at least half of what I had lost.
Don't get me wrong ...
I battled post-surgery regain for well over a decade, up and down, up and down, and up and down and then up again. Ugh! Surgery had been life-changing; it helped me keep off half the weight and probably saved my life. But, I knew I deserved better. I knew in my heart that I deserved to live life in a rightsize body … just like you do!
I am proud to say that today I am loving life in my ideal body. It wasn’t a magic pill or the latest fad diet that got me here. I figured out how to fix what’s up top … in my head ...and use my knew thinking and behaviors in conjunction with the powerful tool weight loss surgery gave me.
Now, my mission is to share the process that worked for me AND help guide you towards that same victory! I want everyone who has ever dreamed of rightsize living to achieve it. You deserve to live life on your terms! I’m here to help you.
It starts with kicking the concept of dieting to the curb. Instead, we'll work together to change your thinking, behaviors and environment one itty bitty step at a time.
Take part in Shelly's free 5-day challenges, which take place once each quarter. You'll learn and implement five mindset shifts over the course of five days with a group of peers. The challenge is loads of fun...and it's free!
Ditch the diets forever and discover how to make meaningful, lasting changes. Your mission is to begin changing your habits in seven weeks or less so that you can love the confident, in control person looking back at you in the mirror.
The Back on Track After Bariatric Surgery with Shelly Southall Facebook Group is a safe and positive environment to interact with bariatric buddies, receive inspiration and share your journey with like-minded peers.