Tag Archives: diets

Secrets Skinny People Know

I know these secrets because I’ve long studied them. My husband and I have been friends for 31 years, dated for 20, and been married for 16. He has a thin brain. My youngest son is 14. He’s the same … 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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High on Hope

The reason I continue to coach people to optimum health is that I’m high on hope. I remember the way it felt when I started dropping weight after virtually giving up on ever trying to climb that mountain. It seemed … Continue reading

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Chai Latte Attitude

At my Redding Evening Toastmaster’s meeting last Thursday night (best meeting ever if you’re looking to hone your speaking skills with an incredible circle of people), we talked about a theme that keeps coming up for me: perspective. See this … Continue reading

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Movie Day

My son, Abe, helped me make this clip to enter into a contest. We didn’t win the contest, but we had lots of fun making it! (He did most of the work and I just talked about how I needed a “stand-in.”) … Continue reading

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Using vision boards to shed pounds

One tool that’s helped me with the weight shedding journey and other parts of my life is the vision board. A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams and goals. Making one can help you get clear on … Continue reading

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Make Friends–Not Food–the Focus

We love eating out. But beware of the “before” and “afters.” Just last week, my husband and I were on date night and I asked the server not to bring the cheesy biscuits. The server—sorry, “seafood specialist”–said, “Really? Nobody ever … Continue reading

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Happy Hallow-lean!

It’s that time again. Eight pound bags of mini-snickers fill the Sunday ads. I used to think I needed to buy that candy early so it would be fresher. Of course, it was usually gone by the big day. Aww, … Continue reading

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Five Ways You May Be Sabotaging Yourself

You know you want to get rid of that pesky cushion around the real you. You’re certain of it. Maybe you’ve done it before and somewhere in your mind, you know it’s possible. But it’s not happening. Why? Here are … Continue reading

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“Lose” — Wait!

I love words. In college, I had a professor who used to read the dictionary every night before she went to bed which I thought was a little overkill. (Ah, the characters you encounter as an English Lit major.) Plus, … Continue reading

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