Guest blog! Beginnings require faith

I am delighted and honored to have Virginia McCormack as my guest writer today.

Virginia McCormack, MSEd

Virginia McCormack, MSEd


Virginia McCormack, MSEd is a Life Coach and Career Counselor for women in transition. She is a resource for women who strive for a life that is more in balance with who they truly are. She helps women gain a better understanding of their unique gifts and help them shine their gifts to the world.

Although there is no specific reference to weight loss in this short and powerful blog, it speaks volumes to what stops us from going after our weight-related goals.


Beginnings require faith

By Virginia McCormack, MSEd

I love to garden. In the garden, time is lost. Hours seem like minutes and days feel like hours.

I spend many snowy days dreaming of my gardens. Come February my perfect garden becomes etched in my brain.

When I finished getting my vegetable garden prepped, I hesitated to plant.

As I looked at my new garden beds, I wondered,

“Maybe I should send in a soil sample before I plant.”

“Maybe it would be better to put the fencing over there.”

” I should get a book at the library on growing tomatoes and cucumbers vertically.”

I was trying to procrastinate.

I could send in the soil sample and make adjustments after the plants are in.

I already moved the fencing twice.

My tomato plants are four inches high. I started my cucumbers from seed. I have plenty of time to research vertical gardening.

It was time to begin. I knew by beginning I was letting go of my perfect garden.  I was letting go of the outcome. I could nurture and tend to my garden but how things grew wasn’t up to me.

All beginnings require the same amount of faith.

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Jackie Conn

About Jackie Conn

Jackie Conn is married and has four grown daughters and four grandchildren. She is a Weight Watchers success story. She's a weight loss expert with 25 years of experience guiding women and men to their weight-related goals. Her articles on weight management have been published in health, family and women's magazines. She has been a regular guest on Channel 5 WABI news, FOX network morning program Good Day Maine and 207 on WCSH.