Accountability

Hi, all-Coach Laura here. I just wanted to speak briefly to accountability. I have been in maintenance for almost 2 years and I know that at times I can slip into bad habits, but know that I have to get right back on. The last two months I have been weighing myself at the beginning…

Welcome to a healthy village

A friend told me yesterday she felt like she should have done a better job being “there” for me. This is my one of my best friends.  I have known her for 30+ years! She has always been “there” for me. Maybe not standing right next to me, but definitely “there”. As I listened to…

My village

I am over a “certain age”. Often the medical world just lays it out as the cause, and that’s that. But I have some really good days… and some really tough ones… so somewhere in there is the possibility for more good then bad days. I bring this up to help understand why coaching in…

Feeling Discouraged? Wondering Why the Scale is Stuck?

Week after week clients complain about not losing enough weight. They swear up and down they are not “cheating”. We work diligently to try and find the culprit, which is not always evident on first glance. We have to act like detectives and ask question after question to get to the bottom of it. You would…

How, Why & How Much … the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program

Why Choose Ideal Protein Instead of the Standard Low-Calorie Diet? There are 4 phases to the Ideal Protein protocol. Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to get to your goal. Women typically lose 2 – 3 pounds per week and men 3 – 5 pounds per week. Strictly following…

How to Accept Your Body After Weight Loss

There are many meaningful reasons people lose weight: they want to improve their fitness, increase their longevity, feel younger, reverse lifestyle conditions, heal hormonal imbalances, enhance fertility, get off prescription medications, and lose fat. With regard to losing fat, some want to lose a good deal of it to significantly alter their body composition. This…

Rooted and uprooted

I saw this on social media this morning and it hit home. I tend to dig in, plant roots, and get stuck.  Routines are great as long as you are not stuck in a rut. Today I needed the reminder that I can make changes… move on from routines and learn. With that, I share…

Changing the “can’t”

One word that threatens my ability to move forward is “can’t.” When everything is super regimented, it feels like I am living in what I can’t have and can’t do… This is where I get stuck. And depressed… and angry. My sister reminded me: I am the one with the power. Yes, I will hear…

When to seek help

I can blame the stress. I can blame my health, I can blame the world. I choose to accept that I own my problem. I got tasked with a new challenge… and I have an awesome boss who preaches work life balance (and actually walks her talk.). She reminds me daily not to burn out……

Operation: make it easier has begun!

Pulling it together After a really challenging week, I am making a date today to clean out all the crap. We have had company (including a bored teen), medical stuff, long hours, short fuses. My house needs to be put in order. I am starting with my refrigerator. I know I need to go to…

Confessions of an addict

Any one who has ever battled an addiction knows. We know what quitting means, we know that making good choices is the path to healing. Whatever your addiction, it’s a pull to something that is beyond reason. I come from a very long line of addicts. Food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, hoarding… my family has a…