Weight Loss

A Star (Polisher) Is Born!

by Carol Hess on February 20, 2012

Bring on the balloons! Strike up the band! Set off the fireworks! It’s a celebration! Star Polisher the business opens its doors today! Overweight women rejoice! Star Polisher is your community, your place. It’s all about and for you.   It’s Your Place to Visit When – You want to stop letting a number on a scale tell […]

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Categories Community, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

The Secret to Weight Loss (and Just About Everything Else)

by Carol Hess on February 16, 2012

Ten years ago, the therapist at the treatment center revealed the secret to weight loss to me, but I didn’t get it.  I wasn’t ready to really hear her wisdom, take it in, and act on it.  So I kept eating, and I kept gaining weight.  Everything I did to lose weight didn’t work – […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Relationship with Food, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing, Weight Loss

The Fat Lady Doesn’t Go on a Diet

by Carol Hess on January 25, 2012

Phew! I’m back. But I’m still shaking off the effects of that photo/video shoot. What can I say? Reality can be a bitch sometimes. Well, actually more like a bitch slap. Wake-up calls – at least the kind of wake-up call where you lose yourself – are very unpleasant, but they are necessary if you’re […]

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Categories Relationship with Food, The Mind Game, Weighing In (Rants & Raves), Weight Loss

6 Little Words

by Carol Hess on December 6, 2011

There’s one accusation that friends, acquaintances, coaches, mentors, and therapists level at me on a regular basis that shocks me speechless, which – as you know by now – is not a common condition for me. Six little words that surprise me, baffle me, and – above all else – irritate the hell out of […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing, Weight Loss

Second Best

by Carol Hess on December 4, 2011

What have you let go of this year and how has it affected you? This is today’s thinking/writing prompt from Reverb11.  What’s Reverb11?  It’s about reflecting upon 2011 and then looking forward to 2012.  A community of bloggers are sending out prompts every day in December to get us thinking/writing.  And this is the December […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, Weight Loss

The Annual Walk of Shame

by Carol Hess on August 8, 2011

It’s that time of year again – my annual physical.  In a few minutes, I will be hopping in the car and driving over to the medical center.  I hate this time of year.  It’s not that I hate the physical exam so much, although I can certainly think of a hundred other ways I […]

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Categories The Mind Game, Weight Loss

I Wish You Would Do Something About Your Weight

by Carol Hess on July 14, 2011

“I wish you would do something about your weight.”  Boom!  Ruth just dropped the weight bomb on me.  “Really, Ruth?  And I wish you would do something about your mouth.”  Of course I didn’t say it, but I wanted to.   Ruth is an old family friend who has always been a big fan of mine […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, Self Care, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

The Absurd Weight Loss Numbers Game

by Carol Hess on July 6, 2011

I have never been a fan of numbers.  It started when my mathematically gifted father didn’t pass his gift on to me.  To add insult to injury, I am somewhat dyslexic with numbers – a condition that went undetected and wrecked havoc with my relationship with numbers.  I got so discouraged when I saw “Careless […]

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Categories The Mind Game, Weight Loss

Weighting for Life

by Carol Hess on June 27, 2011

Are you “weighting” for life?  The dialogue in your head goes something like this: “When I weigh (fill in your goal weight) I’ll go on that trip.”  Or ”When I weigh                                 , I’ll do live speaking engagements for my business.”Or “When I weigh                                       , I’ll start dancing again.”  Or “When I weigh                                   , I’ll look […]

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Categories Self Care, The Mind Game, Weight Loss

It’s a Miracle!

by Carol Hess on May 2, 2011

Sound the trumpets!  It’s a miracle! I’ve got to be honest.  In my heart of hearts, I never thought it would happen.  At least not for me.  But it did! Do you want to know what my miracle is?  Are you ready? Actually, before I tell you, let me put my miracle into context for […]

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Categories Healthy Lifestyle, Personal Empowerment, The Mind Game, Weight Loss