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Transformation That Changes Your Life

by Carol Hess on February 27, 2012

There’s no do-over when it comes to life. You only get one chance to do it right. I don’t believe there’s anything worse than coming to the end of your life and realizing you’ve blown it. You haven’t created the life you dreamed about. You haven’t become the person you wanted to be. And now […]

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Categories Fat Lady Sings Book, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

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

Manifesto for the Overweight Woman

by Carol Hess on January 4, 2012

I’m supposed to be working on my business plan right now, especially since I’ll be launching my business toward the end of this month.  But I can’t stand it one minute longer.  I am shelving the business plan for as long as it takes to write this rant, I mean post. I don’t have a choice […]

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Categories Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game, Weighing In (Rants & Raves)

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

#1 Secret to the Life of Your Dreams

by Carol Hess on December 1, 2011

I’ve said it here before, and I’ll say it again.  I’m a late bloomer.  It took me longer than I care to admit to figure out the number one secret to getting my dream life. But once I figured it out, wow!  I was a happy camper. Is it really that simple?  Yes, it is.  […]

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Categories Dream Catching, Personal Empowerment, The Art of Star Polishing, The Mind Game

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