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"Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight: a woman-to woman recipe for life is not only a tool to help you look and become healthier and happier; it is one courageous woman's journey from the 'outside in!' Poignant and powerful!"
--Joan Bryden, host of the syndicated show "Turn of the Page"


..."The book is meant to be interactive with space to journal and respond to questions about oneself....

.... captures the struggles we all face in this world through determination and through God. She invites the reader to challenge what they are going through and work through it by seeking ways to change their view of the world into a more positive outlook. Very valuable information for those who have survived peer abuse or any other form of abuse out there. Good stuff! ...
--Elizabeth Bennett, M.Ed., Certified Olweus Bully Prevention Speaker
Author of: Peer Abuse Know More! Bullying From a Psychological Perspective

"A lifetime family friend, Lorna Stremcha, uses personal stories to thoroughly explain a variety of unfortunate circumstances people fight every day. Lorna offers personal and professional advice, as well as the tools needed to overcome individual battles. Her understanding and concern for a healthy lifestyle is clear. She has devoted her life to being a positive role model and making others' lives better, one day at a time. This book is an inspiration to all."
--Amy McLain, M.S. Occupational Therapist & B.S. Health & Human Development: Exercise Science

"Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight: A Woman-to-Woman Recipe for Life reminds us of the basic truths many of us were taught when growing up but forgot during our hectic and often self-absorbed lives. It is common sense revisited. The book is sprinkled with poignant life experiences of the author during a painful and difficult childhood. After reading, you may put the book up, but you will not forget it."
--Joanna Kurtz, Director
12th Judicial District of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Program
Montana --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Author

This is my first book. This book was originally published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises. I have since revised this book in a second edition, which is titled: Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight a-woman-to-woman recipe for life Revised Edition. This was republished in 2014. I own all copyrights to my books
 The ISBNs for the revised edition of Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight are:

ISBN Soft Cover: 978-0-9913099-0-0
ISBN E-book (Kindle): 978-0-9913099-1-7
ISBN E-book (epub): 978-0-9913099-2-4

Product Details

  • Perfect Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Tate Publishing (December 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1618627619
  • ISBN-13: 978-1618627612
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,892,803 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Author Bio & Photo: Lorna Stremcha is the author of, Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight...a woman-to-woman recipe for life, Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight a woman-to-woman recipe for life Revised Edition and Bravery, Bullies and Blowhards: Lessons Learned in a Montana Classroom, an award-winning educator and coach, an advocate against school and workplace bullying, a listed speaker for Bullying Police USA and one of the first thirteen individuals to co-author the healthy work place bullying act in the United States. Today, Lorna shares her life lessons with others in hopes of helping them live a healthier life after bullying and sexual harassment. She is currently working with young adults she taught. After all mentoring is the name of the game. Plan! Love! Live!

Lorna and her books can also be found on Twitter at @LornaStremcha1 and @lornapstremcha and on the following websites:

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ry on December 21, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Lorna's "Lose the Weight, Lose the Baggage" is unlike any other book I have read. Instead of just giving readers the tools to work through issues, she asks you to work for it as you read. There is space in each chapter that she asks you to write reflections or answers to questions. I believe this is so much more effective than most books. Her P.I.E.S.(physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual) philosophy focuses on you as a whole, knowing that if one part of this is being neglected, you will suffer. This philosophy is attainable if you just take the time to make yourself worth the effort. Lorna is an inspiration and shares many personal trials and triumphs that are motivating to someone needing hope. If you are a woman who struggles with your self-worth, use this book as an opportunity to live the life you deserve.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By bepositive07 on November 13, 2011
Format: Perfect Paperback
This is a great workbook for any women whether suffering from past or current issues of abuse, weight, grief, or self-confidence/esteem/worth, or not. Stremcha simply creates solutions with insight and knowledge from her personal experiences to benefit your sense of self. She asks you step out of your comfort zone but it is well worth it. Put the simple work into what she offers and you will be satisfied with the results and recognize an overwhelmingly sense of happiness.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K.G on October 30, 2012
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"Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight, is an exemplary book which seeks to change the thoughts and minds of people by offer simple, practical solutions to literally "lose the baggage" that weighs down your everyday life. The Author does something unique and amazing when the offers a "piece of herself" as a child experiencing the splendours of childhood life even amidst dire circumstances that surrounds her. Lorna Stremcha, does a brilliant job to remind us simple ways we can look at the world, find the beauty in everything and allow the powerful intoxicating beauty of the landscape help heal your life and ultimately your mind."
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By dgrindberg on August 25, 2014
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When you first pick up Lorna Stremcha's "Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight", you may want to immediately pigeonhole it as just another self help book. I know I did. For me, self help is a genre that never, ever works. I don't like easy, cookie cutter answers to life's complexities, a quality I've come to expect in such books.

Then I began reading.

If this is self-help (and I don't think it is) then it is unlike anything I've ever seen. Stremcha doesn't just talk about the issues women face, she engages the reader and does so on a most intimate level. She discloses her own life struggles and asks the reader to do the same. The chapters are sub-divided into 1) smaller `puzzle piece' sections, 2) quotes, 3) workbook like exercises, and, my favorite device, 4) writing opportunities. That's right, you, the reader will write your own reflections, list those things about which you are thankful, dump your own baggage, etc. By its very nature, writing draws one out and becomes a process of self discovery. Recognizing this is a stroke of genius and sets this book apart from the rest. In this regard, Lose the Baggage isn't just another read. It is a journey that if taken for what it is will bring the reader to a new place.

I would and have recommended Lose the Baggage, Lose the Weight to the women I love. I hope you also will take the journey.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynette Zwerneman on March 26, 2014
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We all want to be free of what has been holding us back. Lorna Stremcha has seen and survived it all and has much to offer anyone who wants a new direction. Her book is filled with good sound advice. I think the cover says it all, when you finally get healthy, your body, mind and soul then Light does come into your Life. You don't need baggage on your Journey ....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kitty Smith TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 4, 2015
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No matter how hard we try it seems we all carry around baggage from our past. Whether you were the fat kid on the playground or come from an abusive home, those old emotional hurts seem to stick around for a lifetime. This book is a wonderful inspiration to help you rise above, whether you're battling with weight issues or trying to get your life in the right direction. The workbook pages found throughout allow you to sit down and figure out where you're messing yourself up, and what you're doing right. I found Lorna Stremcha's message inspiring and very motivational. Her focus is on the whole person rather than just one aspect, reminding you that so often there's much more to shedding those unwanted pounds than just putting down the fork. Her guide goes way deeper than just telling you to ignore your growling tummy, and I truly believe anyone who takes her words to heart will not only find success in their weight loss goals but improve their overall outlook on life.
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