I am inadequate. For almost three months, I have fretted the days away, frustrated that I can’t parent two children at the same time. It’s almost harder than I can bear. I haven’t enjoyed my new baby because I’ve been so focused on how hard she’s made my life, how she’s complicated everything. Bed rest, […]
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 doesnâ€™t workâ€¦
I have been exercising regularly for seven weeks. I am strong. I am invincible. I hadn’t lost any pounds in the last two or three weeks, so I started evaluating things. I decided it could be my exercise routine, so I went to Walmart and got a different one. I later discovered that I could […]
“I have worried about you for years, Tara. You have always been so confident and comfortable with yourself that I didn’t think you would ever decide to lose weight.” My friend, Marjy, is lean and frenetic. We’ve always joked about being physical opposites. I smiled. “It never bothered me enough to do anything about it.” […]
There’s a real contrast between people who exercise and people who don’t exercise. I really believe that. Until recently, I’ve always identified myself as a person who doesn’t exercise, and that belief has been a major factor in my being overweight. My colleague across the hall is an elite marathon runner. Obviously, he is a […]