How to avoid the grocery store when you hate shopping – Part 1

How to avoid the grocery store when you hate shopping – Part 1

In a previous article, I revealed tactics I use to minimize how long it takes me to complete my grocery shopping. My methods helped make grocery shopping less painful, but I have to admit there are still times I wish I could avoid the store. In this two-part article series, I'll show you how … [Continue reading]

Exercise or stay in bed? How about both!

Exercise or stay in bed? How about both!

We made it past Winter Solstice which makes me extremely happy. Winter is a rough time of year for me with its short days and dark cold mornings. It's tough throwing back the covers and getting out of bed knowing a cold room awaits me. New Year's resolutions or no resolutions, if there's any … [Continue reading]

How to choose the right hula hoop to slim your waist

How to choose the right hula hoop to slim your waist

I'm really surprised to discover that the two most popular posts on my blog are the ones where I talk about hula hooping to reduce my waist size. If you missed those articles, you can find them at this link and by clicking through this link. My … [Continue reading]

How often do you review your progress?

How often do you review your progress?

Most times when we start something new, we’re full of excitement. We have tons of motivation. We feel ready to take on the world. That initial burst of “can do” attitude can carry us quite a ways, but sooner or later that thing called life creeps … [Continue reading]

Is it time to recruit support to reach your fitness or weight loss goals?

Is it time to recruit support to reach your fitness or weight loss goals?

When it comes to losing weight or becoming fit, one of the first pieces of advice you’ll hear is get support. Getting support could mean letting everybody in your life know your goals or what you plan to achieve. This should keep you accountable. … [Continue reading]

Are you willing to give up?

Are you willing to give up?

It’s a good thing I don’t date my blog posts or the whole world would know just how long it’s been since I last posted. I’m ashamed to say it’s been a few months since I’ve written any content. That gap wasn’t obvious at first because when I … [Continue reading]

What to do when you absolutely HATE grocery shopping

What to do when you absolutely HATE grocery shopping

I have a confession to make. I totally freaking hate grocery shopping. I hate grocery shopping even more than I hate to cook. Those are two very awkward admissions to make considering I make it my job to know how to eat a balanced and … [Continue reading]

How about we say; this far and no farther!

How about we say; this far and no farther!

As a weight management specialist, it alarms me to see how many people are becoming more and more complacent about their size. Even some doctors are jumping on the bandwagon citing any study they can find to say it's okay that our nation keeps … [Continue reading]

Are your thoughts keeping you fat?

Are your thoughts keeping you fat?

I know a secret about you. You talk to yourself. Almost all the time, too. [GASP!] Fortunately, it's normal and we all do it. [PHEW!] This self-talk can take many forms. You might replay a conversation you had with somebody in the past. … [Continue reading]

Eating out and losing weight: Is it possible to do both?

Eating out and losing weight: Is it possible to do both?

Growing up in the 70's and 80's, my family very rarely ate out. In the 70's, stopping at a diner was considered a rare treat for us. In the 80's, it was either a diner or McDonald's. We dined out a bit more often in the 80's, not because we needed … [Continue reading]