Losing weight is a frequent topic of conversation for me, as you can well imagine. In my real life, people who know my story invariably fall into one of two camps: They want to talk about their weight issues, why they eat more than they mean too, and ask for advice. I give advice (when I know … Continue reading Why Is Losing Weight So Hard?
I have maintained my 150 pound weight loss for almost 18 years. In fact, next month it will be 18 years. How? By doing one very simple thing. When I first started losing weight, I determined that whatever I did to lose weight needed to be the same thing I did to maintain my weight. I had tried so … Continue reading Losing Weight With an Eye Toward Maintenance
I usually get John a little bit of candy for Valentine's Day. He likes chocolate of all kinds and we don't often have sweets in the house. But, in anticipation of this upcoming Valentine's Day, John has told me that he wants no candy. None, not even a small piece of dark chocolate. So, being the agreeable wife … Continue reading Vintage Weight Loss Advice: Sugar Helps You Lose Weight
Does the fear of hunger seem ridiculous to you? I mean, really, who is afraid of hunger? In developed countries you can get take-out at all hours of the night, convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, and many restaurants stay open until 2:00 a.m. But even with all of that, there is often … Continue reading Are You Emotionally Afraid of Losing Weight?
There are a lot of serious articles about weight loss and with good reason. Almost 70 percent of Americans need to lose weight and many children suffer from obesity. In fact, a recent survey found that almost 30 percent of the world's population is overweight or obese. That's serious stuff. However, instead of focusing just on the … Continue reading 20 Ways to Make Weight Loss Fun!
If you are someone who believes there is one perfect way to lose weight then you might better not read this post. If you want to figuratively cast stones at other people because you don't like the way they are losing weight, I hope this post will give you something new to consider. I see … Continue reading No Throwing Stones: There Isn’t One Way to Lose Weight
Does your weight loss look like this? https://youtu.be/c0AVrgNP-no If it does, don't worry. You can change it from thunk to bouncing right along. How? I know it seems difficult to get back on track after your weight loss has gone thunk. Or died completely. My weight loss efforts went thunk hundreds of times. Literally hundreds. … Continue reading Weight Loss Going Thunk? Here’s How to Get It Bouncing Along Again
This may go against popular thought, but I'm not a big fan of weight loss resolutions for New Year's. New Year's weight loss resolutions are not a bad thing, but like so many other "challenges," you start off great but after a period of time you often begin to falter. Then you start to feel … Continue reading Weight Loss Resolutions Needed or Not?
Holidays don’t have to be hard. A little planning and a lot of willpower will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals. I first worked on these healthy eating and weight loss holiday tips a few years ago and have updated them every year since. Tip #1 – Have one basic health … Continue reading 50 Holiday Weight Loss Tips
Weight loss is not always an easy journey is it? There are times in your journey that everything seems to be clicking into place but there are also times where things get hard. For all the people I have spoken to over the years concerning their weight loss journey, I have never met a single … Continue reading How to Keep Going When Your Diet Gets Hard