Doesn’t this sound like a headline for an old-school dating profile? Dating in SFO couldn’t be further from what’s going on here.
I’m actually sitting on a Southwest flight as I write this post. I’m on my way to San Francisco this afternoon for yet another round of good ol’ fashioned soul-searching. I love this city so much. Remind me why I don’t live here? Or at least closer to the water??? This is likely the most I’ll see of the bay, but I’m loving it either way.
A year and a half ago, I spent an enlightening weekend in the Berkshires with the lovely and inspiring Geneen Roth. You might know her as the author of the NY Times Bestseller Women Food and God, which is also on my short list of favorite books of all time in the nonfiction category.
Geneen has dedicated her life to helping women overcome their challenges with food and has written a long list of books that are page turners and extremely healing, in my opinion. She tells of her real-life struggles with emotional eating and how she’s overcome them to live a healthy life. She’s a New Yorker, feisty and funny, and she feels like a soul sister to me on this topic.
I’m spending the next 24 hours with Geneen and likely about 200 of highly relatable, lovely women at a session called Women, Weight, and Power. I read the title. I watched the video, and I know enough about Geneen to know that this session will definitely be powerful to me. It’s affordable, relatively closeby, and the hotel rates were good… I booked nearly immediately. Note: She’s also offering a way for folks to participate in this remotely via live stream, if that is something that interests you. Click here for details.
I feel as though I’ve been doing great on my program. I eat healthily most days. I’ve lost -23 lbs. I’m starting to feel the levity that comes with shedding the weight (figuratively and literally) and this is the part in my journey where I start to get nervous.
Why would I be nervous? Everything appears to be going really well…
Amongst us friends: We’ve arrived at that moment where it seems possible that I may achieve this goal of mine. This is all great news… but in some weird way, it’s like I’m waiting for the other shoe to fall…. for the reality of my achievement to be reduced in some way… for someone to put Baby back in the corner.
I’ve said it before, and I know I’ll say it again. It’s never really about the weight. The time I spend trying to work through the reality of what’s going on with my weight has always some of my most powerful, which is why this weekend was an absolute no-brainer.
So, to celebrate my first threshold in this round of weight loss, I’m arriving in SFO with full intention of immersing myself in the wisdom that Geneen shares, connecting with women on similar journeys, and to take the next step in this healing process.
I’ll share more as this event concludes tomorrow evening. Excited to share any nuggets of learning that I capture with each of you.