taught me the many aspects of one's life that can contribute to being
overweight: stress, boredom, anger, anxiety, lack of fun in my life, self
image problems, and much more...all can be the root causes of misusing food.
my life can lead me to being successful in managing my weight. I'm so glad that I learned so many essential lifestyle skills.
wanted to let you know I love your website. Not only has it brought me joy
and to forgive myself of my shortcomings, it enhances my self-esteem. Now, I
am working on my binge eating, a lengthy process. Thank you Bob, you bring
joy to my life and others! Marie
Discover and Celebrate the Value of Baby Steps!
A letter from a client.
Hi Bob, I don't know if you
would remember me. We've never met, but talked several times over the phone
a couple of years ago. I bought your book and some of the posters, as
well. Just wanted to let you know that much of what you taught me stuck,
and I am now 120 pounds lighter. There were three major things that I
learned from you that made a huge difference in my approach to a healthier
lifestyle. One is the self care. I made a focused commitment to being my own
"best mother." That means that I put time and thought and effort into caring
for myself with all the energy I would use to care for a little one. Part of
that effort is planning and cooking nutritious foods for myself. That
involves not just plan able meals, but also being prepared for unplanned
events (what used to be a precursor to visiting a drive-up-window.) The
another thing you talked to me about was moving my body. You encouraged me
that ANYTHING I could do would be a help - that sitting is better than lying
down, standing is better than sitting, walking is better than standing. I
started out just being grateful that it "counted" when I vacuumed. Lastly,
thing I learned from you was to learn to use meat as a condiment instead of
the focal point of the meal. Anyway, I think of you often and just wanted to
say THANKS! Bonnie
wonderful program Bob has. I've been on a gazillion diets over the years.
This is the first program that provided a wonderful, healthy life-style
approach--not just emphasizing weight loss. Bob was so human: willing
to share--really share his journey to better health. What a wonderful
experience this has been. PS: I've lost 18 pounds too! What a bonus (in just
really want to thank you for sending me these links (I sent website links
after a session). I'm at a moment in my job/career where I've been extremely
punishing towards myself ... and I've bookended my day with your links and
the awareness you've shared in these links are so appropriate given that I
have felt deeply despairing about my intelligence and abilities. This really
has been a God send at this very moment in my life. Thank You ... I can't say
it enough ... Thank You. Here are the links that I sent:
Bob helped me
very much. I realized there won't be a quick fix to my weight problem. I
take it one day at a time and use baby steps, and I will get there. Bob made
me figure out how to get what I need, for myself, and to figure out what
will work out best for me.
don't know how to thank you for the changes you have helped me make. For the
first time in my life I believe I am worth good health and happiness! Your
coaching has given me a sense of control over my body and mind. It has given
the knowledge and courage to embrace life even if I don't lose another
pound. When I began this journey, I wasn't sure if I would be able to
continue it, but now I feel like the journey is just beginning. I know now
that I don't have to be perfect and that mistakes (relapses) can be OK as
long as I don't let it take over my life. You changed my head, my heart, and
my body in such a wonderful way. You helped me overcome a fear of change and
taught me to embrace it. You are such a wonderful person and I feel truly
blessed to have had your positive influence in my life. I wish you all the
best in life! Please give yourself a big hug and tell yourself, "Good job
What was so
helpful for me was to learn that healthy food is actually good tasting!☺
Bob really opened my eyes
to the fact that being healthy and active...that it is not a chore, it is
Thank you for
helping me realize the stresses in my life and giving me the tools to set
them free. You gave me a gift...the solitude of being. And, I will always
hear your voice and phrases when making my food choices!!
Bob is the
best. I hear Bob coaching me in my head. He has a wealth of knowledge. He
provides meaningful, real-life examples. He often encourages me when I'm
having a bad time. That picks me up and gives me encouragement to continue,
in spite of the setback that I just experienced. Thanks Bob!
has been positively inspirational, and is a terrific mentor and guide. He is
SO motivational and upbeat that one can't help but be moved to take action.
He doesn't lecture or preach. Rather, through his willingness to share his
own experiences, he is an effective "tour guide" on the journey to making
major life changes.
Bob is a living
testimony that this program works without sacrificing everything. Thanks!
What was most
helpful about Bob's coaching? Being able to relate to Bob's experiences--his
being where just where I am. Bob's way of coaching is superb. He gets you to
think and act. I learned to be proud of myself, even if I stepped backwards.
I can always start again!
I learned so
much. But for me, it was the way that I learned it: Gee, such
fun...Bob has lots of energy, enthusiasm, and a great sense of humor...all
of this made learning fun and easy for me. It wasn't torture, it was
What was most helpful
about coaching was the humane approach: small, doable goals, constant
practice of positive thinking.
What a great program!
The coaching was honest, realistic, and focused on small steps that add up
to big changes!
The information given
by Bob was so helpful. His hope, love, understanding, and acceptance allow
the information to finally sift in...ah...
I found most helpful
all of the ideas about snacks and other foods. Bob's self talks, learning to
love myself, taking time for myself...to stop, think, and eat (if I need to)
or rest when I need to. I even learned how to give myself affection,
appreciation, more unconditional acceptance, and even self-hugs!
Bob is an amazing
coach. He conveys a sense of respect, care, and compassion. He creates such
a positive & safe learning environment. Thank you so much!!