- I wish I had this how to reach a healthy weight book when I was a teen
- My preoccupation with food has gone
- I’m enjoying life more, including my artwork!
I didn’t know how to maintain a healthy weight
Kelly Clark and her book, It Took Me 10 Years to Lose 10 Pounds are an answer to prayer!
I wish I had this book when I was a teen, but I’m learning to “make today count.” At 55, it’s not too late to be free from food, weight, and body struggles.
I was an overweight child and started restrictive dieting before puberty. My parents both struggled with body and weight issues, and I don’t think I ever had a good foundation of healthy eating habits. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with food and my body for my whole life.
At 55, it's not too late to be free from food, weight, and body struggles.— Kathy, USAEven at a healthy weight, I still struggled with shame and insecurity, never feeling “good enough.”
I learned to binge and purge as a teenager to try and cope with my chaotic emotions around eating, and although I recovered from this, I still struggled with self-hatred and overeating.
Freedom from food, weight & body struggles
In 2007, after dealing with many difficult family situations, losses, and health issues I gained 50 lbs over a ten year period.
...But when I read Kelly's book, that’s when the real change took place.— Kathy, USABetween Kelly’s advice on her blog and following another structured eating plan, I lost about 20 pounds. But when I read Kelly’s book, that’s when the real change took place.
She puts it all together in an incredibly lovely, thoughtful, complete and detailed plan for health, wholeness and healing.
Restoration CAN happen, and I’m ready for it!
I didn’t know how to reach a healthy weight
I knew I had to change my habits, but didn’t know how.
Like Kelly, I knew restrictive diets don’t work for me, and the only way for long-term success was to change my habits.
As a gal in menopause now, I'm mindful my body is changing, and the type of exercise Kelly suggests is so helpful!— Kathy, USA
But this seemed impossible.
Through her book, Kelly is a loving, compassionate friend and mentor right by my side, guiding me by the hand as I walk on a new journey of health, and for me – peace with food and my body. The fact that she’s successfully navigated her way out of the craziness, and shows us how with such genuine kindness and encouragement is KEY.
Another key for me, that Kelly recommends, is making gradual changes. This is new for me!
I also especially appreciate the section: Case Study—A Tale of Tight Clothes. As a gal in menopause now, I’m mindful my body is changing, and the type of exercise Kelly suggests is so helpful!
How would you rate the book out of 5 stars?
You can reach a healthy weight… and ALL your other goals
Similar to Kelly, the day after I ate three balanced, mostly whole food meals, I felt GREAT. And I wondered why I had waited so long to do this! I’m ‘loving’ myself now, nourishing my body, and the constant urge to overeat and preoccupation with food are gone.
The constant urge to overeat and preoccupation with food are gone.— Kathy, USA
Now, instead of hating myself, I’m caring for myself. Yes, I’m losing weight slowly, but I feel like the battle is won. I’m loving myself to wholeness now.
Since reading Kelly’s book and implementing her advice, I see that by taking care of myself physically, my ability to be present with my creative projects and my ability to develop other areas of enjoyment in my life, are flourishing.
This book helps ANYONE overcome food and body issues and reach a healthy weight
Kelly’s experience, wisdom, and knowledge are priceless, and her compassionate heart to help people is on every page of this book!
I highly recommend Kelly's book to anyone who wants to have peace with food and their body, whatever their age or experience.— Kathy, USA
Kelly is a gem to anyone who’s ever struggled with food and body issues.
I highly recommend her book and blog to anyone who wants to have peace with food and their body, whatever their age or experience.
I majored in Art and graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 1987. I loved the creative atmosphere of other artists, and continue to enjoy learning, growing and developing within a creative community. Over the years my education and experience has continued with:
- gaining graphic design & layout experience at The St. Mary’s City Historical Society’s Print Shop (creating hand-pulled silk-screened posters, signs, greeting cards, etc.)
- training in computer graphics at The Delaware College of Art and Design (Wilmington, DE)
- graduating from VCF’s School of Biblical Studies
- creating and leading The Young Artist’s Group for children ages 5-12
- continuing my art education at The Baum School of Art in Allentown, PA
- selling artwork through Tina Pearl Designs since 2008
- earning a Certificate of Eligibility to teach art in New Jersey public schools in 2009
Currently I work mainly in paper collage, painting, and digital art.
I’m interested in creativity of all kinds— including writing, music, and baking. And I share my work regularly on my website.
My husband Evan and I live with our bunny, Mac, and kitties, Hobbs and Purr-Tater, in northwest NJ.
Sharing what I learned makes the 10 years I STRUGGLED worth it