Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul | 2003 | Visit the original article online
In 1996, the possibility of manifesting my dreams didn't exist for me. I topped the scales at 219 pounds, food cravings ruled my life and the call for physical activity had faded to a faint whisper. Yet after reading Make the Connection, by Oprah Winfrey and Bob Greene, her trainer and coauthor, two outlandish dreams popped into my head: first, to achieve my goal weight; second, to run a marathon with Bob. These dreams were so far from reality that they seemed laughable.