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Woman struggles with weight her whole life. Woman tries to lose weight many times, trying everything from fad diets to dangerous pills. Woman is not successful. If she happens to lose weight, she regains it and more. Woman realizes she must not really want to lose weight or she would ?just do... Full Bio
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Feeling What You Feel Because You Think It’s What You Should Feel by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I had initially intended to write and publish this post for Mother’s Day, but it wasn’t fully formed and I didn’t fully understand what I wanted it to say. A random M ... Read on »
Feelings Are Not Facts by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Much of what went on for me yesterday was the unspoken realization that I am still looking for a magic solution. So I will speak of it now: there’s a little voice in the bac ... Read on »
Fifty Dollars For Fifty Years: A Birthday Giveaway by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In a few short days I will be 50 years old. I know there are billions of people all around the world who have turned 50 before me, and there will be billions who turn ... Read on »
Figuring Out How To Be Angry…And Be Okay by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So the other night, I told my husband about my previous blog post and tried to explain why I had written it. I sort of rolled my eyes at myself. And I realized that I need ... Read on »
Fitbloggin Part 1: Just Being Honest… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss A lot has changed for me since Fitbloggin ’10. I’ve healed from Lyme disease and a number of other physical issues, like hormone imbalance and adrenal/thyroid exhaustion. I’ ... Read on »
Fitbloggin Part 2: Equally As Honest, From My Real Heart by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The previous post was brought to you by needy, insecure Karen. Feelings come up for a reason: so I can let them go. Letting go of old stuff doesn’t just happen once…it happe ... Read on »
Fitbloggin Part 3: A Continual Awakening by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss In my Part 1 of my Fitbloggin commentary (aka the “Debbie Downer” post), I practiced feeling my not-so-nice feelings. In Part 2, I expressed the love in my heart. (Because, ... Read on »
Five Friday Thoughts by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Embrace your remarkable life and self for what they are because no matter how different you hope your future might be, your past (and current) life and self deserve y ... Read on »
Focusing On A Goal by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss If you know me well, you know that setting goals is something I don’t like to do. Actually, it goes a lot deeper than dislike – I am afraid to set goals. When I think abo ... Read on »
Food, Weight, Body Image: Nirvana Versus Struggle by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Should you ever be in need of a miracle, think not of the miracle, not even a little, but instead think of its intended result.” ~ A note from The Universe “If ... Read on »
For Newtown, For Newtown… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss {In memory of those dear children and teachers who lost their lives, I want to share the ways in which Newtown brought me joy, with thanks to Maia Toll, who reached o ... Read on »
From The “It Takes As Long As It Needs To Take” Files by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss During the Ditch The Diet panel discussion at Fitbloggin I shared a little bit about my self-love exercise in response to a question that Robby (aka @FatGirlvsWorld ) ... Read on »
From Utter Failure To A-Okay In Just Seconds by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss The fabulous Mrs. Fatass had a thought-provoking post a while back about being defensive and at the end she said, “That one-word description – defensive – is somethin ... Read on »
From What-If To What-Is by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss “Evil is like a shadow – it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by r ... Read on »
Funk Over! by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have learned this over and over and over and OVER again: funks happen . And then they’re over. So instead of trying to resist them or worrying that they’ll never en ... Read on »
FYI… by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss My previous post is password protected. If you’d like to read it, please email me at  karen{at}KCLAnderson{dot}com. Read on »
Getting Rid Of Ballast: My Word Of The Year For 2012 (Part 1) by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss And no, it’s not “ballast.” The other day my stepson Bryan came home from work (he’s living with us temporarily) and said that he’d watched a cool TED talk during ... Read on »
Giving It The Voice It Is Asking For by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Fear, sadness, shame, desperation, anger… I’ve come to view these so-called “negative” feelings as rather fascinating…not to mention how much data they can provid ... Read on »
Go Beyond “Managing” Your Anger: Choose To Feel + Express It Without Hurting Anyone by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This past week I ate a lot of cheap chocolate, potato chips, and other crap food because I was angry…and instead of feeling and expressing it, I chose to eat it. Why w ... Read on »
Godspeed Phenomenal Woman by KCLAnderson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss When I first read Maya Angelou’s poem, Phenomenal Woman *, in 1995, I was so taken with it that I sent it via email to every woman I knew. I’m sure I wasn’t the only woman ... Read on »