No dopamine pleasure in a very long time.

First of all, I want to say that your coaching call with Bev BLEW me away. Watching you be vulnerable and process such intense feelings all the way through with everyone bearing witness was admirable and a true education on how processing feelings is done. I had so much respect for you before but now seeing you struggle with feelings yourself, you have helped me see the light and I admire you immensely for putting yourself out there like that.

For my own weight loss, I had already started losing weight since September, but when I joined scholars in Feb, I immediately participated in all of the stop overeating programming and my weight loss ramped up. I am now down 28 lbs in 9 months!

I am to the point where I do not eat when I have a feeling like I used to. I have simply made it not an option and instead I allow the feeling to process through. I eat my 2 meals at 2:00 and 7:00 and that’s it.
However, so much of the time, I feel gray with the lack of dopamine in my system. Not depressed, just without excitement. I have tried to process this with my coaching sessions but have not had much luck. I realize what you said “if food and wine are the best things in your life, then you need to change your life“ I have not had success in making life more enjoyable instead of feeding that need through food. I understand I need to change my thoughts but I am not sure where to start. I was hoping you might have some insight. Thanks!