It seems like just about every woman I know wants to lose weight. Or she talks about her problem areas, usually her stomach, hips and thighs. Perhaps we want to lose weight so we look good on our wedding day, or because our child is getting married and we can’t bear the thought of ourselves in the wedding photos. Maybe we love the idea of walking or running a 5K, 10K, or half-marathon but think we can’t possibly succeed until we lose some weight.
Why do we let our weight and body image hold us hostage?
There’s no easy answer to this question, but there are answers that we can find if we’re willing to put in some work. Here are three of my favorite sources for information, help and empowerment:
- Green Mountain at Fox Run, http://www.fitwoman.com/, a woman’s healthy living and weight loss retreat right in my backyard – the Green Mountains of Vermont
- Michelle May’s “Am I Hungry” program at http://www.amihungry.com/ that focuses on mindful eating and learning to live a healthy, powerful life
- Books by Debra Waterhouse who understands how women’s bodies and our minds work – often against each other. http://www.waterhousepublications.com/