Today, I’m super excited to present my interview with fellow blogger and friend Karen Anderson of Before & After: A Real-Life Story. What I love about Karen and her blog is the honesty and authenticity. Karen always speaks from her heart and writes it like it is.
She recently published her book After (the Before & After): A real-life story of weight loss, weight gain and weightlessness through total self-acceptance. In it, she tells her story of going from a “weight-loss success story” to regaining half the weight to discovering the power of self-acceptance.
You can learn more about the book, including reading excerpts from it, here!
I just received my copy in the mail, and I think it’s stunning. Here’s a brief paragraph that struck me, where Karen explains “what this book is and what it isn’t”:
“It’s about working through the rough spots. It’s about what it’s like to take two steps forward and one step back, and then two steps back and one step forward, and how to be okay with that. And it’s ultimately about realizing that there is no such thing as a step back.”
Below, Karen talks about how she actually didn’t set out to write the book, what self-acceptance means to her, myths about weight loss and more!
By the way, Karen is generously giving away a copy of her book! Just leave any comment below (whether it’s a reaction to her interview or sharing your own story), and I’ll randomly select the winner. The giveaway ends Sunday at midnight eastern time! I’ll announce the winner on Monday.