When it comes to changing our lifestyle for the better, sometimes the biggest hurdle we face can be mental. Here, let’s discuss those hurdles and how we can overcome them together!
Back in high school, my Mother was like the Iron Chef of the South... migrated way up north to the mid-west. She was always cooking. Baked ribs, fried pork chops and applesauce, fried chicken, steaks, roast beef, corned beef, cornish hen, polish boys.. It was seriously meat overload. As a junior in high school, out [...]
Yes. I said it. High heels. A pole …and me.
What role do you think vanity plays in a weight loss journey? Is there a place for vanity?
It's the point where I gave up the pills, gave up the diets, gave up the "cheating," the junky food, the emotional eating, the stress, the struggle, the self-defeatist mantras...
I always knew chocolate would do me some good... I just never thought it'd be this much.
Society would make you think that being overweight is a sin...
I spend a good half hour skimming through my feed reader and checking out different fitness-related tidbits and news out there. Today is no different. I found an article - I'm not going to say where - that basically stated that it's a "great idea to check your weight every morning on the scale." Actually, [...]
People often complain - loudly - that they'd love to eat healthier, but that it's much too expensive. It's hard to justify purchasing a gang of tomatoes at $2 per pound, when tomato sauce comes in a giant jar for $2.99. It's hard to justify buying oranges at $3 per pound when a can of [...]
Joy Bauer, Today Show Nutritionist, on cravings and how to overcome them.
The value of a support system to help you through the rough patches, and how mine is helping me through now.
Come and share how you plot, plan and track your goals!
One evening my Mother, sister and I sat at the bar in the house, and my Mother couldn't stop staring at me. "I'm just so proud of you. You just up and decided that you weren't going to be big anymore." In an effort to not start smelling my own roses, so to speak, I [...]
Overcoming my fears of the big city... and learning to love what Brooklyn has to offer.
The evolution of my goals, and whether or not we should share them publicly.
There's the "starved" feeling and the "stuffed" feeling. What about inbetween those two?
How showing ourselves a little - or a lot - of sympathy can help lead to better and longer-lasting weight loss.
If so much about weight loss is will power... where is the myth?
On marketing, McDonalds, and teaching my daughter about what really makes her big and strong.
I'm almost tickled to tell this story. Partly because it's lightweight embarrassing, but what the hey - it can't hurt, right? Right? In 2007, I ordered a dress-I-had-no-business-buying-and-never-would-wear-in-public from Fredericks of Hollywood. Well, I purchased three of 'em but this one... this one was different. I knew it would be my "Awww, snap!" [...]