Getting Started… all over again

“Instead of saying, -I'm damaged, I'm broken, I have trust issues- say -I'm healing, I'm rediscovering myself, I'm starting over.” ― Horacio Jones

I think we all understand that feeling of freedom… of wild abandon… the moment we decide (or admit) that we are ready to let go of the restrictions of eating healthy in “diet” mode and step into the real world of “real eating mode”.   That fantastic feeling of freedom and electricity as we plot and …

Karen Wonders Why She Got Where She Is

lao tzu is losing it over 40

There is something  very therapeutic in writing in the 3rd person.  Detaching from myself while I talk about myself helps me be more honest.  AND, as a result, when I read it back, I see the wisdom and insight that I may normally miss.   Last night I was editing the second of two Podcasts that …

Why I’m taking a break from weight loss

I’ve lost 28 pounds. And now I’m stopping, on purpose, before my goal. Most people would be ecstatic at 28 pounds and finding the path to reach their ultimate weight loss goal and do anything to keep it up while it’s working. Well, it’s not to say I’m not happy about it. But in addition …

Losing weight is not a panacea

Let me start by saying that I’m very, very happy to have lost weight, 24 pounds! Woot woot! Let me next say that for every great thing that has occurred because of this weight loss (smaller pants size, visible cheek bones) almost an equal number of, albeit smaller, things have come to my attention—and not …

I bought pants off the rack. #Winning

This week I walked into a store, picked up a size 14, tried them on, loved them, and bought them. In fact, to back up, I went out of town for a day trip for work—wearing pants I wasn’t fond of—and bought and put on these new pants. I rocked new pants to my meetings …