Two years ago today, I shared some lofty goals here on Feels Like Home. I said I was going to read through the Bible in 90 days, lose 100 pounds in 12 months, and pay off at least 50% of our family’s debt. I wrote: I have chosen this week to make some changes in my life and to set some goals, and I’d like to share them with you. Before I do, I am going to admit for you and the rest of the internet that I don’t like hard work. I have shied away from it again and … Read more
According to the Center for Disease Control, two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, putting themselves at increased risk for heart disease, diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. I am one of those individuals. Over the last four years, I have often talked about my struggles with my weight. I have revealed highs and lows and successes and failures. Eighteen months ago, I committed to lose 100 pounds in one year. I was off to a great start, losing around thirty pounds in three months. I led a group into Freeman Michaels’ Weight Release program. I made profound discoveries that … Read more
One of the first activities in the Weight Release workbook is a personal mission statement.
When I first spoke with Freeman about the Weight Release program, he told me that it would be difficult. He said that I needed an imperative, a reason for going through the process. The workbook echos this idea.
I want to be skinny doesn’t workÃ¢â‚¬¦
As many of you know, my Weight Release journey began this week. Really, it began a couple of weeks ago when I decided to work with Freeman Michaels and began reading his book. It’s been difficult. I learned this week that I’m afraid of much more than spiders. It’s also been rewarding. I’m learning to forgive myself in a way I had reserved only for others. Freeman has been so delighted with Feels Like Home readers’ response to his Weight Release webinar series that he’s decided to open up 8 more spots – a total of 20 in all. If … Read more
I stepped on the scale this morning, holding my breath. When I realized that my lungs were full of air, and air has weight, I stepped off the scale, breathed out as long as I could, and stepped back on, holding my breath. Do you think that’s neurotic? Wait, don’t tell me. I’m pretty sure it is, so I’ll just assume the answer is yes. The scale reports that I’ve dropped back to my pre-illness weight and lost another 0.2 pounds. I’m okay with that. 0.2 pounds is deceptive. Since stepping on the scale six days ago, I have actually … Read more