My Weightloss & Wellness Journey

For one year, I'll read the top diet books, watch leading food documentaries, and attend workshops, retreats and seminars about women’s health, wellbeing and weightloss. I'll pull together some of the best practices to help me lose over 65lbs in one year. This site is where I share the lessons I've learned from my journey with you and walk you through a month-by-month, 12 step plan you can use to help you create the body you want for yourself...and, all from me to you for free!

“Life is Not About Finding Yourself. Life is About Creating Yourself.”

Hi There. I’m Sheila…and, that’s me up there with Hoda Kotb, co-host of the Today Show with Kathie Lee. Hoda and I recently met when she interviewed me and a panel of women for a segment on body image. I had been lamenting my recent 40th birthday when Hoda proudly shared that she would be turning 50 that same year. While I desperately longed to turn the hands of time back a few decades, Hoda was bright, cheerful and bubbly about turning a decade older (exactly what kinda wine do they drink on that show?).Then, as life would have it, Friday night of that very same week, I walked into the bookstore (yes, they still have a few of those left) and happened upon a display of Hoda’s book, Ten Years Later: Six People Who Faced Adversity and Transformed Their Lives. While reading her book, I had an ‘Ah-Ha’ moment about my own life. I realized I had a choice to make about how I would spend my next 10 years. I could either continue over-embellishing how rip-roaring my 30ies had been (c’mon, how exciting could my life be if I’m at a bookstore on a Friday night!) or I could spend the next decade creating my very own Ten Years Later story.Each of the people in Hoda’s book had one pivotal ‘game-changing’ moment that altered the trajectory of their lives and ultimately prompted them to take responsibility for transforming their lives into something more authentic and meaningful. I hope that my meeting Hoda very well turns out to be the game changing moment of my life. Instead of mourning over the so-called loss of my youth, I’ve happily turned my attention to consciously creating the changes I want to see in my life--starting with losing excess weight I've gained over the last few years.I have a mental sketch of what I want my life to look like in 10 years. I also have a sense of each of the 10 areas I want to improve over the course of the next 10 years. Of course, I’m not 100% certain of where my plans will take me, but for now, I’m reminded that Bill Gates once said:

“most people underestimate what they can do in 10 years.”

If Bill is half as right as he was with Microsoft…my 10 Years Later story looks promising.

I hope you decide to join me on my Ten Years Later Journey. And, if you do, what areas do you want to work on?

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