Category Archives: weight maintenance

Bypass the Bypass

My youngest son is at that age where he’s recently graduated from the pediatrician and has begun going to the family doctor. Conversations have switched, accordingly, from team sports to “sex, drugs, and rock and roll talks,” as the doctor … Continue reading

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It’s Happening

Bamboo spends it’s first four years barely above ground. It doesn’t look like much is happening. But guess what? It’s happening. In the fifth year, it shoots up 80 to 90 feet in one year. All along the rhizome system … Continue reading

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You’re Your Top Five

Studies show that the top five people you spend the most time with bleed on you. They probably don’t say it exactly like that, but bottom line, they leak out on you and you start to resemble them. That means … Continue reading

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The Weight Returns

You reduced your weight and now it’s creeping back. What should you do? First, think this. Next, don’t freak out. Stress (the thing that may have lead you to overeat in the first place) causes weight to hang on for … Continue reading

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Can You Want Them Into It?

When I began losing weight quickly, and people asked me what I was doing, I decided I’d become a health coach and bring them along for the ride. Mind you, I was very much in process myself, but I figured, … Continue reading

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So Long, Stress Snacking

Punchy, isn’t it? Oh those magazine people and their catchy phrasing. This is the “I Did It!” feature in the May, 2013, Health magazine and, yeah, that’s moi. I talked to several editors during the creation of this piece and each … Continue reading

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Fat Musings

This is me holding a pound of fat. Well, a fat replica actually. I’ve seen this visual before, but actually wrapping my phalanges around this bad boy made me ecstatic that I’m not carrying 85 of these fat clomps on … Continue reading

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Psycho-sizology

As I was shoving myself into my Size 6 jeans last week (and I do mean shoving) I was feeling rather smug that I could–if I held my gut in–button them. This got me wondering why. I mean, who really … Continue reading

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To Weigh or Not to Weigh…

…and what does that have to do with “thinking outside the box,” that sweet spot where the magic happens? The scale’s a funny thing for many of my Take Shape for Life clients (and me!) I’ve noticed a trend lately … Continue reading

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Aloha, Pioneer Fly!

One of my favorite places in the world is the Big Island of Hawaii. It is a gift that I get to spend my almost 50th birthday here (tomorrow!) with my husband. We’ve been coming here since our honeymoon 16 … Continue reading

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