The art of distraction

I wake up every morning at 5am… rather, my pooch wakes me up to go out every day at OMG it’s early… I start the day with my warm chocolate IP drink, num!  But by 7am… I need food!  But today… I know that I am going to be around a ton of temptation!  Eating…

Sharing

At my home, this is a weekend typically filled with celebrations and fun with family and friends.  Typically, this means food. Jar because I am being more careful with my food choices doesn’t mean I need to bring “diet” food!  A few of my favorites… Janeva’s buffalo chicken meatballs.  Brought those to a potluck.. 150…

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…

Maintaining your Weight on a Cruise

Maintaining weight when cruising is not a pipe dream. Sure, dining is a cruise highlight, tempting us nearly everywhere we turn. While national recommendations on keeping pounds off are constantly evolving — and sometimes contradictory — a combination of common sense and helpful tips can keep you from overeating on your next vacation. We’ve got…

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,…

Super Bowl Sunday

My team was eliminated in the last round of Playoffs… I have been invited to a few parties. There will be all kinds of temptations laying around me… this is another one of those days where failure to plan will equate to plan to fail!!! Not on my watch!!!! Normally I avoid TV because it…

This Is What I Call A WIN!!

The holidays are ALWAYS a challenge!! It would be so easy to say “forget it, I’ll deal with this in January”.  I made a conscious decision at the beginning of November that I was not going to gain weight over the holidays! Early November started with my mother’s 75th birthday and a week of family…

When hormones fight back

Like many women “of a certain age”, my hormones are not playing nice. My body is holding onto fat like a kangaroo Mommy protecting her infant Joey… Fast and in the belly pouch! I have been hot, cold, crying, laughing… and all within a matter of seconds. I have been logging my food, walking, 100%…

Atta Girl

Yesterday was rough… no joke! By 6pm I had consumed my food for the day and was drinking water to try and ease the starvin-Marvin within. I was in bed by 8:30 to keep out of the refrigerator. This morning I did my typical routine, got up… drank my chocolate drink mix and coffee and…

Faced the scale

I did it… I weighed in and faced the scale. Trying so hard not to burry my head in the sand. It’s so easy to turn your back, ignore the signs, give up on yourself, and let the awful feelings take over. Today is my day 4. I have no idea what I weighed on…

You’ve got a friend

Judy and Renee (my coaches) have always been amazingly supportive. Yesterday the clinic was closed and I clearly had not planned my restart date very well. (Though they did reach out to me!) My first thought was to just wait and start after my appointment on Thursday. That wasn’t going to work for me. I…