Sunday, December 9, 2007

Transformational Weight Loss---WOW---My Adventure Begins!

This video haltingly starts with me sharing for a few seconds about another related book by Charles Eisenstein, who wrote Transformational Weight Loss, called The Yoga of Eating. Then I launch into what's been happening lately on my TWL Adventure. Needless to say, I am very happy about this, and I hope it will inspire you!

TWL (Transformational Weight Loss) Resources:
TWL is described on my blog
here and here.
The book by Charles Eisenstein is available online for a donation
here and for hardcopy purchase from Amazon here.
For even more information about TWL from my blog, click on "Transformational Weight Loss" under my "Categories" header on the right sidebar, about midway down.


Journey Through Life said...

This is great Olivia. I am really loving the book so far. There is no way I could read it in two hours though! I will just read a little bit each day - in my new reading retreat - which I love!

Congratulations on your success at the restaurant!


Olivia said...

Thanks, Annie! I am so glad you're loving it. That's what makes it worthwhile :)

Much love, O

Angela said...


This is so fascinating and wonderful! It seems to parallel my own transformation with alcohol in my life. I loved your term "Bacchinalian eating". I used to do some "Dionisyn drinking" myself, but this past weekend totally tuned in to what my body and spirit wanted from whatever I chose to put in my body. I had the most enjoyable, fun weekend I've had in ages. Thank you so much for being so open in your journey and bringing us along with you.

Much love.

Olivia said...

You're welcome, Angela. It does seem to parallel your journey, doesn't it? It makes me wonder why, just because someone has a different journey than yours, that it has to be's as though it invalidates theirs if yours is right. But that's not so, of course. We each have to find our own way, and it will not always be the same.

Freedom is exhilarating and doesn't involve control or being out of control. It just involves being free.

I've gained much inspiration from your journey, too, Angela. I especially congratulate you for not giving up after being attacked, but continuing on to inspire and share with us (and me esp.)!

Love to you,


Kikipotamus said...

Olivia, I read a few more chapters and have begun tuning into my body and not doing other things while eating. I've found myself eating more slowly, smelling my food and enjoying it a lot more. I have found myself not grabbing for seconds out of fear I'll get hungry later. I am getting the feeling that my body does know what it's doing. Also really important for me to tune in and ask, "am I hungry or thirsty?" Often I just need water.

Thank you so much for telling me about this fellow and his books.

It also occurred to me that there were parallels with what Angela is exploring.


Olivia said...

I'm very glad, Kelly. For me it is an answer to a lifetime of searching.

Learning to trust my body is a whole new avenue for someone raised to mistrust her body and to believe only in the Word of God As Interpreted By the Husband and Pastor In Authority Over the Woman. It is hard to believe that in this day and age intelligent, educated people would believe this way, but they do, and I did.

I am so glad that you are having some good results and learning to be more present with your body and your food.

Peace and blessings, O