All posts by: Liora Powers

Mine were probably not “right” reasons to lose weight, but they were salient. I was motivated to get out of bed in the morning and pack my meals up, eat according to a food plan, say goodbye to food after...
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Here’s my commitment.I’m using intermittent fasting. I’m eating between noon and 6pm each day. Black coffee in the morning if I wish. Nothing but clear water after 6pm.I’m eating a plant-based diet. I’ve eliminated all animal products, including half-and-half in...
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One Saturday in my twenties I found myself on a team of women gathering silk scarves, synthetic hair pieces and other weird props from all over New York for a short skit we would write and perform that evening. Among my...
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I’ve written a lot about how I transformed my own life with the help of a master coach. I spend a lot of time talking about how I cultivated a “broaden and build” mindset by overwhelming my brain with positive...
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There is an expression, often repeated in Twelve Step Groups, that one should never judge one’s insides by others’ outsides. I am the shittiest person in the world while my frenemy has the gorgeous, flawless skin of a twenty-four-year-old and her children...
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I have a sweet new friend on MyFitnessPal. In her notes to me, she actually calls me “kitten.” I use MyFitnessPal to take a zoomed-in look at my food choices, my calories and nutrients and to record my weight. I don’t use it...
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I feel guilty. I want to work. I need to produce. I’ve been writing two crappy pages a day. And what I’ve accumulated is exclusively crap. There is a child technologist, the father of four, who is working some invisible...
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I’m very interested in the thoughts around being a “big” girl. I’m 5’9″   At my most thin, I weighed 159.4 pounds and that number is etched deeply in my brain as my ideal. But 159.4 seemed like an unlovely...
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