Weight Loss Wednesday with Arlene Pellicane

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Welcome (& for many of you welcome back!) to Weight Loss Wednesday. :-)

I’ve decided to begin regular posts on all things weight loss again here once a week. For a few reasons.

The success of our Proverbs 31 president Lysa TerKeurst’s book Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God Not Food.

I have a deep connection with that book.

For a few reasons.

Lysa and I have commiserated over the years about weight together as friends.

We’ve both been up and down the scales a few times.

I saw her up-close and personal as she both discovered and lived the principles in this book.

Oh, and I’m in the book.

Now, that might sound all exciting to be featured in a New Your Times bestselling book.

However, in it I share about one of my biggest failures in life and I bare my soul for the world.

Oh well! I’ve been baring my soul here for you all for a few years now, so what’s a few more thousand people?!?!

Which brings me to another reason I’m bringing Weight Loss Wednesdays back.

I need it.

Baring the soul is good.

And, I’ll bet many of you need it too. Don’t you?

Well, let’s get this party started! The first thing I did was invite a special guest to kick it off!

An energetic speaker and writer, my friend Arlene Pellicane has been featured on The Hour of Power, The 700 Club, and Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah.  Her book,  31 Days to a Younger You:  No surgery.  No diets.  No kidding just released from Harvest House publishers.  Arlene is also scheduled to appear as a guest on the TLC show Home Made Simple in early 2011.

Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Arlene worked as the Associate Producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah.  She has also been an on-air features producer for The 700 Club.  Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University.

Arlene knows the ups and downs of pregnancy (she was pregnant five times in six years in her thirties).  She created a website called Losing Weight After Baby to encourage moms.  There you’ll find her audiobook Losing Weight After Baby: 31 Days to a New You, plus videos, articles, and eBooks.  Arlene miscarried a baby at 26 weeks and is able to relate to moms who have suffered a similar loss.

Arlene loves speaking to women at retreats, moms groups, seminars, and special events.  She lives in San Diego with her husband James and three children, Ethan, Noelle, and Lucy.

Now, for our little cyber chat:

Arlene, tell us a bit about what prompted you to write this new book.

I love to be a cheerleader to others.  I was meeting so many women who were discouraged about their looks, health, relationships, job etc.  I wanted to write a book to say “The best isn’t behind you.  There’s more livin’ to do!”

Why do you feel women today don’t take time to better themselves physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually.

It’s hard to change our behaviors which become our habits.

For instance, if we’re not used to exercising, it’s really hard to take out the tennis shoes and hit the gym or do a workout DVD.  It’s easier to say “I’m too busy taking care of everyone else.”

Many women don’t give themselves permission to set aside time for themselves whether it’s reading a novel, joining a volleyball team, or attending a spiritual retreat.  Truth is, we need to take time to care for ourselves so we can care for others with renewed love, strength, and creativity.

How do you creatively build time into your busy schedule for yourself?

Hmm, that’s a good one!  Every year I attend a women’s retreat and also a personal growth conference with my husband.  These rituals give me something to look forward to each year.

Just recently a friend and I have decided to do a monthly coffee date because we’re finding if we don’t schedule it in, it never happens.  So I suppose it doesn’t sound very creative, but I put fun times in the calendar.  And then I sneak moments in – like if my girls are napping and my husband is home, I’ll say “Can I run to Ross?”

What is your greatest desire for women who read this wonderful book?

I want women to finish my book and feel hopeful about their future.  Maybe for the first time in a long time, a woman will think “I believe I can lose weight” or “I’m going to go for that job I’ve been dreaming about for years.”

I want my readers to experience life change as God works in their lives.  And I want my readers to feel YOUNG, after all we are KIDS of the King!

You are offering a giveaway to one of our readers. Tell us about it.

I’d love to give one of your readers a copy of my book 31 Days to a Younger You:  No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding!

Thanks so much Arlene! And thanks for dropping by Weight Loss Wednesdays!

You are so welcome! Thanks for the opportunity!

Okay everyone. To be entered in the drawing leave a comment in the comment box below.

~You may tell us why you’d like Arlene’s book for you or a friend.

~You may tell us why you need Weight Loss Wednesdays.

~You may tell us your weight loss and or fitness goals and hopes.

~Or, you may just say, “I’m in!”

Oh….this feels good to be back in this struggle together!

Girlfriends….we are going down!!!

The scale, that is! :-)

Back-at-it Blessings,


  1. Hurray for WLW!! Glad they are back! I’ve REALLY missed it. I was doing so well, then kind of fell off the wagon when I didn’t have the accountability any more. I’ve just started Made to Crave and am loving it so far. Thanks for your ministry Karen. You make a difference in my life.

  2. I’m in….I definietly need all the encouragement I can get. Have been on this journey many times and want to make it this time.

  3. I’m starting small…just trying to cut back on the amount of sugar I eat…I LOVE candy, cookies, desserts of all kinds,…
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. I think throughout all of this, the main thing for me is learning more about myself and definitely strengthening my relationship with God, so much so that I am completely in awe! This book intrigues me in the same way that Made To Crave has!

  5. Thank you for Weight Loss Wed. It’s nice to have some mid-week support and I find these words from the P31 ministry team so helpful and uplifting. I think Arlene’s book sounds very interesting so please count me in!

  6. This book sounds like it would be so much fun to read. I would love to win this. I love your blog, Karen. You are one of the first ones I read. What women does not want to feel better about herself?

  7. This book sounds like it would be so much fun to read. I would love to win this. I love your blog, Karen. You are one of the first ones I read. What women does not want to feel better about herself?

  8. I too, am thrilled that you are bring back Weight Loss Wednesdays. I am hoping to lose my baby weight. (My kids are 7 & 8) It has been a jouney…

  9. After having 4 children, I am about 15 pounds overweight and never take time for myself! I want to get down to a healthy weight for myself and learn to take time for myself!

  10. I am so glad that WLW are back. I have been really struggling with my weight, after having lost so much over the last 2.5 years and have been putting it back on since May. I always struggle, as I have said in the past, with freedom and legalism, and thought that I had it all sorted but it doesn’t seem to be working scales wise. I believe that it was God’s idea for me to lose weight but I can’t seem to get any further!
    Looking forward to Wednesdays. :-)

  11. My goal this year is to lose 10 pounds. My daughter just turned a year old, and I at first lost almost all my baby weight, but I am gaining a little bit now. If I lost 10 pounds, I would be extremely happy, and back around my pre-pregnancy weight!

  12. I’ve never been part of Weight Loss Wednesdays but I can use all the help I can get. Last year I lost 25 lbs and this year I’d like to lose the rest – another 30. It’s all about being healthy and glorifying God! I’m in!

  13. I need the weight loss Wednesday just as added encouragement in a world where so many things are unhealthy and not encouraging toward dieters,

  14. This book sounds great! I think I would read it and pass it along to a couple of friends. Weight is such a compelling subject as we live in a society that promotes an image of what our bodies should look like that just doesn’t fit with the processed and fatty foods that society also promotes. Then we forget that as Christians our highest priority is the glory of God–not the health of our bodies. Exercise profits a little, but godliness is so much more profitable. Lots to consider and meditate on.

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