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I lost 65 pounds and had the best year of my life!

Karen, I just want you to know that my experience was so great and it started the best year of my life! I have dropped 65 pounds and am maintaining it wonderfully! I’ve never felt better or have been healthier in my past. I recently made a move to return to Costa Rica and am happy I made that decision. Your program gave me the confidence and tools to progress and find the answers to my previous weight problems. They no longer belong to me! They are no longer me. The change is shocking, friends have not recognized me for the difference. When I speak or smile, they know then. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~MW

I love being able to enjoy foods and not feel deprived!

I’m totally shocked (in a good way)! We decided to go to dinner last weekend. I had a salad with blue cheese, 6 oz sirloin and broccoli and one glass of wine. It was amazing!! My palate is definitely changing. And I don’t feel cheated because I’m CHOOSING to eat this way. It is so great not too feel yucky, overstuffed or bloated. So much gratitude!  ~SS

I feel like I lost two 50-pound suitcases of emotional baggage.

“I had no idea weight loss worked like this. I couldn’t figure out why I could never keep the weight off. I know now it’s because off all the ‘stuff’ in my life. Our household was very traditional. My husband worked and I stayed home and took care of our five children. I spent most of my life caring for others. I cooked the meals, kept the house, and did my church duties. But I was never really happy. Because my husband had the “real job”, he felt like his contribution to the family was more valuable and his needs always came first. I felt worthless and hopeless and I never spoke up for myself. I stuffed my emotions and ate my way to over 300 pounds.

After decades of trying ever diet under the sun, I was referred to Karen for nutrition counseling for my diabetes. She quickly figured out I had some serious emotional eating issues. With the help of her program I lost over 100 pounds and I’ve kept it off for years. When my husband asked me what I was doing ‘this time’ to lose the weight, I simply answered ‘I’m working on healing the hurts that got me here in the first place’. I also learned to love and accept myself whether other people do or not. I am so grateful.” ~Mary

My night time eating is gone and my shirts are looser!

Karen, I just wanted to let you know how well I’m doing with not eating at night anymore. Most nights I’m not eating after dinner at all and if I do I’m choosing a bowl of blueberries because I’m truly physically hungry. The coaching call last week was amazing! Between the classes and our sessions I am finally seeing results. My shirts are actually looser over my stomach. This is so cool! Thank you so much! ~SJ

I lost 30 pounds and got this note from my doctor!

“Michelle, I think your diabetes and blood pressure issues have resolved due to weight loss – congratulations!” Karen, thank you so much.  This is the note I got from my doctor. I really had given up hope that this was possible. As you know I lost 30 pounds and my A1c (diabetes blood sugar number) dropped from 6.7 to 5.4.   And, I don’t have to take blood pressure medication anymore!! This was so much more than a diet or nutrition counseling. I really feel like I have a peaceful and balanced relationship with food. I also love the way I feel! ~MJ

Once I forgave myself and healed my heart I was able to release the weight.

I had no idea how much my emotions were contributing to my overeating. But I realized after a stressful day at work, I could hardly wait to get home and get something to eat. One of my biggest issues was the anger I felt towards my employees. Karen helped me see that the anger was really related to my feelings about my son and his drug addiction (which triggered me due to my past addiction issues). We worked on releasing those emotions and it was amazing. Within a few minutes I felt the anger for my staff release and I now respect them for the skill they have, AND, I don’t have the need to eat at night to calm myself down.

But my session yesterday was the most powerful. I had been craving pancakes and syrup, and when we started tapping I realized it was because I had always made those for my son and daughter when they were kids. Those were the best of times and filled with so much love. Tragically, I lost my daughter a few years ago and I miss her terribly. I think I was trying to fill the hole in my heart with pancakes and syrup because I miss feeling the love from my daughter. We did some healing work on this and I feel SO much better. I learned that it’s safe – and good – to take the time to remember her love. I can now fill my heart with good memories instead of food. I lost 23 pounds, but most importantly I feel really good. It hasn’t been hard because I really don’t NEED the foods I used to overeat anymore. I have a new tool to help calm my emotions and it’s so much better than drugs or excess food.

I never thought weight loss would be about forgiving myself and learning to love and accept myself, but it is. Thanks so much. ~DM

I can’t believe I didn’t cover up my body in front of my husband!

Thank you so much Karen! I am having a very different viewpoint of my body and am beginning to make friends with it. It is long overdue. Because of the work we did in our last session, I no longer cry when I think about that topic. I even stood in front of my husband in my swimsuit today without dashing off to put on a cover up. I have never done that in my whole life. I felt alright! ~Michelle

My blood sugars are lower and I can finally decrease my insulin.

I was surprised at how good this worked, but the tapping you had us do really helped with my food cravings. I was able to stick with my eating plan, which usually doesn’t happen! My blood sugars are much better too. At night I was in the 200s and now I’m around 140-150. I even did my tapping at the movie theater. The lady behind me stared a bit, but I didn’t really care because it’s working! I know this because I’ve finally been able to decrease my insulin. ~Deloris

I feel like I’ve finally met someone who understand this weight “thing”.

Dear Karen. I must tell you that I simply LOVE your meditations. I just did my morning one and focused on how good I felt. I love the inner satisfaction and contentment. I am feeling more calm and centered than I can ever remember and I really like this feeling. I realized that when I’m calm and not stressed my food choices are better and my pain is much less.

That said, I just took your meditations with me (on my phone) when we went camping. I can’t believe what a difference they made. For the first time ever I didn’t eat my way through a vacation. It was so wonderful to not have to come home to 5 extra pounds and that old cycle of trying to diet and starve myself to lose it. Much love to you! ~AS

I no longer eat when I’m stressed and I released 40 pounds.

After doing this program I realized something astounding. I don’t use food to cope the stressors of life anymore. The stress is still there (work, family, etc.) but I have better ways to handle it that don’t harm my body. I lost about 40 pounds and am keeping it off. As a bonus it’s really nice to say that I love myself! ~Deb

I love that I’m finally motivated exercise!

Hi Karen. I just listened to your class with Ann and her knee problems and found it very insightful. I remember when I stopped exercising and the reasons (excuses) like I was too tired, my husband didn’t like me walking by myself, I spent too much time away from family, etc. But this session of yours was so powerful! Guess what… as soon as I was done listening I had a craving for moving this body! I suddenly realized my knees didn’t hurt and I HAD to get on the treadmill. The first time I could only walk 5 minutes, but yesterday I did 10 minutes of FAST walking. Wow. Thank you so much for your special way of motivating us beyond our emotional boundaries. ~Christi

I didn’t think it could be this easy.

I’m learning to honor my body. It’s where I live! I’ve already lost 20 pounds and it wasn’t hard. I’m so happy to be discovering a new sense of peace in my life. ~Beth

My cravings are gone AND I got a better job!

“Karen, it’s been a while since I did your program, but I wanted to give you a quick update. Our last session was a total game changer. We worked on me being the boss of my body and of my food, but it turned into me knowing I was the boss of my entire life! On my vision board I put that I wanted to move up in my job. To do that I had to go back to college. Well, I found the guts to apply, got in, and just finished my first semester (and got straight As)! I also applied for a new position and got it! I start in a couple weeks. The vision boards, positive affirmations, and of course my own determination helped me accomplish this. I just wanted to let you know how instrumental you were in helping me accomplish my dreams. 

Much love and light, ~EE
P.S. My craving for cake are still gone!

I’m so glad I was able to let go of dieting and obsessing!

“Two years ago I decided I wanted to lose weight. I was successful, but only because I forced myself into compliance. Any bump in the road, and my anxiety would skyrocket. I traded excessive exercise and compulsively tracking my intake for my comfort foods. I strictly regulated what I ate and how many miles I would run. The only time I felt calm was when I was recording my food intake and drinking my diet soda.

When I came to see Karen I had run my body into the ground, and I was hoping for some nutritional advice to ‘get back on track’. In reality I was looking for another set of rules to keep, because I felt if I could just do everything “right” my problems would disappear. Thankfully Karen taught me the tools I needed to stop the cycle. I’m learned to find joy and fulfillment within myself and to accept ALL of me – even my imperfections. I’m so glad I finally have balance in my life. I lost over 100 pounds and am keeping it off, but without all the dieting, deprivation, and obsessing. ~Katie

Karen literally saved my life.

I was referred to see her by my doctor because of my diabetes and my weight. She did talk to me about nutrition but then said ‘Melinda, I know this might sound weird, but I think the real issues here are emotional.’ I broke out in tears. She was right on. My life was a mess and instead of dealing with the real issues I buried them with food.

I didn’t know it at the time, but my childhood abuse had set me up for physical and emotional health issues as an adult in pretty much every area of my life. I felt inadequate at my job, I had affairs with married men (it was safer), I harbored feeling of rage towards my mother, and I was in serious financial trouble. With Karen’s help I did the deep healing that was SO necessary. I ended up with a new office at work, I forgave my mom, I realized I was worthy of an honest, loving relationship, and I avoided bankruptcy. I also lost 30 pounds and brought my blood sugars down. To this day I am so thankful. ~Melinda