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…

Ideal Protein Supplements: Why they are Critical to your Weight Loss

  Why should I take the Ideal Protein vitamin supplements? Can’t I just use ones I’ve been taking? Whenever you drastically cut calories and food intake, there’s a chance you won’t get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs on a daily basis. Quite frankly, the chances are great that if you were…

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……

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…

Random acts of kindness

My coach and I were talking and I was relaying a story. She commented on how I take emotions in, and how they affect me deeply. I did some listening and assessing this week. She is right… but it is who I am. When something happens, good or bad, to someone I care about… I…

The gift of prepping

I know it’s only been a week… and I know I am a hormonal train wreck… but for the first time in a while I feel good. It doesn’t matter what the scale says… I see a lot of posts about people on their second+ round. You get back on and it’s harder. That is…

Breathe in…. and out

Today was one of those days. I woke up at 5am and never stopped. I started my day with my coffee and protein shake… 5 meetings later I realized I needed to eat… but couldn’t get away from my desk… I found my bag of Ideal Protein Salt and Vinegar chips. 5 more meetings and…

Heavy weight

sometimes the weight we carry isn’t physical.  This journey… it’s not just about loosing weight.  That’s part of it… but not all of it!  I am working through weighty stuff… getting there one blessed inch at a time!

Living not just existing

I am afraid of everything. It’s ridiculous, and I am aware of that. I battle constant anxiety. I fear being good enough, liked, successful. I fear being alone and big crowds. I am a walking contradiction. I spent 30+ years of my life quietly existing because I was too afraid of living. It took a…

Amazing friends

I have a life long friend… she has known me since I was 15… and I am now 51.  She lives miles away but saw a picture of my niece’s baby shower and instantly knew that I was struggling!!! (Seriously every kind of sweet pink confection known to man…  EVERYWHERE!!!!) She checked in on me…

Slowly, but Surely

Sometimes, when I feel like the weight is coming off SOOOOO SLOOOOOWWWWS… I have troubles with head games. These are the games my brain plays with me.  Why bother trying?  Would one little tiny bite really hurt? My weight loss is very slow.  Myetabolism fights me at every turn… but I have been holding tight…