Taking charge of your health and losing weight for good means so much more than simply drinking green smoothies, eating kale salads, and preparing meals ahead of time. It requires more than just wishing and hoping your life will somehow get better by searching the internet for the latest diet trends, fitness programs, or weight loss books.
It takes a deep desire and true commitment to doing the self-reflective inner-work required to create change.
It takes curiosity to learn about who you truly are, what motivates and inspires you, and what roadblocks are in your way.
It takes daily dedication to doing things that may be unfamiliar and uncomfortable—until they become everyday habits and routines.
But most of all, it takes the courage to feel—instead of turning to food, to deal with overwhelming or unpleasant emotions.
But most of all, it takes the courage to feel—instead of turning to food to deal with overwhelming or unpleasant emotions.
In my book, Weight Loss: The Screenplay, I cover all of these topics and more. I show you how to live more and more from that loving place within your heart that is authentic and real—because when you reconnect to that sacred place within, the most powerful and amazing transformation happens.
The Story Behind "Weight Loss: The Screenplay"
In 2011, my husband was transferred with his company to Southern California, so I left my job as a Weight Loss Counselor to make the move. Although I missed working with clients, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise—because I was finally able to finish the book I was inspired to write entitled Weight Loss: The Screenplay. I wrote this book with the intention of helping others improve their lives—never realizing how much it would deeply impact my own.
Before writing the book, even though I was teaching others about nutrition and weight loss, I never felt like I had my own eating life completely under control. When I first began my career in this field over 25 years ago, I was able to lose 30 pounds. Over the years, I managed to keep off 20 of those pounds, but my weight would still fluctuate within a 10-pound range—even while working as a Weight Loss Counselor. Like the theme from the movie "Groundhog Day," I would gain and lose the same ten pounds—over and over again. I battled with imposter syndrome and there were many days that instead of calling in "sick" to work, I wanted to call in “fat!”
However, deep in my heart, I knew there was something missing from this weight loss puzzle. I knew there had to be more to life than obsessing about food, counting calories and fat grams, and losing and gaining the same ten pounds.
I knew there had to be more to life than obsessing about food, counting calories and fat grams, and losing and gaining the same ten pounds.
While doing research for my book, I did a lot of soul-searching, self-reflection, and experimentation—and I had many “a-ha” moments. I learned about our magnificent brains, our amazing bodies, and our potential as human beings. I learned about the power of our beliefs, thoughts, and emotions. I learned about the importance of daily routines and creating healthy habits. And most importantly, I learned the true secret to managing my own weight.
I originally began dieting in my teens to lose weight, but what I really lost in the process was trust in myself. What I realize now after all these years is that I was focusing on the wrong thing all along. I wasted a lot of valuable time, energy, and money trying to find the "perfect" diet, so I could be at the "perfect" weight. But what I discovered was that it was never about the perfect diet or the perfect weight at all. It was about finding that perfect place inside of me that loved me—just the way I am. It was about reconnecting to that part of me that knows I am worthy of loving myself completely—even in the process of transformation. It was about loving myself and my life while I was losing weight, instead of waiting for that magical day to arrive when I was thin and happy—and I could finally start living.
It was about loving myself and my life while I was losing weight, instead of waiting for that magical day to arrive when I was thin and happy—and I could finally start living.
Once I was able to develop a loving relationship with this sacred part of me, and I learned how to live more from this loving place deep within, my spirit became lighter and so did my body—and the weight effortlessly fell off. When I began to practice radiant self-love, making healthy choices became a no-brainer. I was finally able to lose those last ten pounds—plus ten more—and now I’m easily able to manage my weight. At the end of the day, I’ve finally come to believe that I am enough, I always have been enough, and I always will be enough. And I will always choose love over anything else.
In my book, Weight Loss: The Screenplay, I teach you what I've learned so that you too can begin to live more from this loving, guiding presence within. When you think about it, your current body is the only body that can take you to the body you'd like to have—so be kind to it! When you begin to practice radiant self-love, it will lead you right to the body and life you truly desire—and give you the freedom to pursue your life's passions and wildly follow your dreams. Click here to learn more about the book.
You Are Not a Work In Progress
Instead of seeing yourself as a work in progress,
constantly striving to achieve your goals,
see yourself as a unique expression of life unfolding,
opening yourself up to everything the world has to offer,
learning, growing, evolving—
and enjoy the enlightened moments along the way.