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…

Valentine’s Day

Hello, lovelies; Coach Laura here. I wanted to send a quick blog post with a few tips on what to do on the holiday of love since much of it is tied to food. I know for myself personally, going out to restaurants can be a difficult feat to do and my husband and I…

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…

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…

Zoodles!

If you don’t already have a spiralizer in your home, you need one! I can not tell you how many times a week I make zoodles. It can be an excellent spaghetti replacement and it has also been an addition to a nice cold “pasta” salad” recently. quick recipe: 2 zucchinis 1-2 tsp olive oil…

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…

Changing the beginning

Today started off…. ummmmmm… sucktastically.  Lots of frustration.. a few emotional outburst later… it’s time to change my day. I took a little walk, and decided it would be a great time for a knock out breakfast!!! You know… start the day over, and better! I made Wildberry Scones the other day.  They are really light…

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……