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…

How to Eat Healthy & Enjoy Graduation Parties

With the end of the year and warmer weather comes celebration. Celebration often means delicious, decadent food and lots of it. Whether it be at a graduation parties, Father’s Day, weddings, family reunions or backyard barbecues with friends, there always seems to be a scrumptious spread calling your name. And let’s not forget the dessert…

Depends on where you look

I was walking my pooch this morning and all the sudden it was raining.  It’s May, it’s cold, it’s raining… again.  I looked up… dark clouds… to the right and front of me blue sky.  What the heck? I started to feel like a cartoon character where the rain stays right over that guy..  and…

Working for the weekend

Today I am taking advantage of time.  It’s a gift I don’t often appreciate.  I have a fantastic boss, and she made me promise to work on my work life balance.  So, I worked hard all day and was done in a reasonable amount of time… so I found a little extra time to start…

What am I?

Yesterday was one of those days where I struggled.  So instead of doing what my inner fat girl wanted (stuff my face & watch TV) I opted to play a game. What am I?  Am I thirsty?  Big glass of water later, nope! Am I upset?  One hot bath with soothing lavender… relaxed… Still want…

Plan B

Sometimes you can’t control anything.  That’s when you have to implement plan B… or in my case C… because …. life. Was planning to work from home, so salad fixings ready but not packed.  Emergency required me to go to work… Salad pieces thrown in bag… go Get to work.  Forgot a bowl, lettuce, silverware,…

Out of the mouths of babes

I watched something incredible on Saturday. I watched my 6 year old niece, who is painfully shy and a bit of a perfectionist, skate a solo in an ice skating program. She was scared to death, skated out to the ice, and promptly forgot her routine. She looked like she was about to loose it,…

Balancing act

Just sending this out there…. have a great weekend, be accountable to yourself, and make the best choices for you! After a very tough couple of weeks, my head is full with work and I am taking a needed break from everything. Time for a little balance!  

Reflections of April

April is one of those milestone months for me. I married and divorced in the month of April, I bought my first car in the month of April, I moved 3000 miles in the month of April. I had gastric bypass in the month of April. The man of my dreams, and now husband, was…

The journey of a lifetime

Today I needed a heavy dose of reality.  I knew I was going to lunch with my coworkers.  I knew it would be tough… and I feel fragile. just before lunch I pulled up a picture of me at my very largest… and a picture of me today. Bam!  It may be a struggle, but…

A little competition

Do you respond to challenges well?  I am not talking about life’s challenges.  I am focusing more along the lines of healthy competition. I find that I don’t respond well to winner takes all kind of challenges.  I am more apt to take a back seat and let someone else claim victory… but when the…