Bootcamp Week 2: My Story & Emotional Weight-loss

This weight-loss life definitely ain’t for the faint of heart!  Week 2 has come and gone and I can’t say it all went the way I expected it to.  This experience has been filled with several emotional ups and downs, and that’s just 12 days in.  I can say that I am growing from this journey in ways I never could have imagined.  I am beginning to see myself and my health differently and learning to fall in love with the process.  We all have roadblock that would seek to stop us from reaching our goals.  The challenge, I believe, is in identifying those obstacles and choosing to break through them forcefully.   Leave a comment below and let us know what are some of your roadblocks to success? How are you working on defeating them? You might be surprised to find out you’re not the only one dealing with those things.  And as we all know, there’s strength in numbers!  Be well.

Latrice Sampson is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, and CEO of Sampson Therapeutic Services, LLC. In addition to her clinical work, Latrice extends her services to the wider community in the form of workshops, podcasts, and digital media publications. Her work aims to reduce the stigmas associated with mental and emotional health treatment in African American and minority communities; while promoting positive life skills geared toward fulfillment of true happiness and life satisfaction. Through this site,, she aims to foster a movement of healing, self-acceptance, and collective growth. Latrice has traveled the world spreading knowledge, inspiration, and healing. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Latrice holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies from the University of Louisiana—Lafayette as well as a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Louisiana State University in Shreveport. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Latrice is a transformational speaker and uses her gifts to enhance the lives of others, which she believes is her calling.


  • DDB

    January 24, 2017 at 12:18 PM

    So excited to see a d hear your journey. The weight loss journey is definitely an emotional roller coaster. I find myself becoming easily frustrated when I do no see the results I think I’ve been working hard to achieve. Somedays I just want to eat the disappointment away and other days I think “I can do this.” However, I realized my stress level are high and it slows my metabolism. Now I have to seek some ways I can destress.

    • Latrice Sampson, LPC-S, NCC

      February 1, 2017 at 9:55 AM

      You are exactly right! Any journey you embark upon, that has great meaning for you, will have it’s ups and downs. It’s important to remember your “Why?”, and keep pushing through. In terms of stress reduction, try implementing a stress relief routine for 10-15 minutes a day. That can be the time you use in preparing for bed at night or getting ready in the morning. Morning yoga is a really great way to open yourself up to having a reduced stress day. Give it a try; if it doesn’t work, try something else. What’s important here is that you don’t give up! Good luck to you! Let me know how it goes.


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