I am limping across the finish line after the holidays and really have some magical thinking around the new year. 2021 is going to be better, right? Please tell me it is because I am over 2020. I'm ready to start anew and you might be too. Have you given any thought to starting that… Continue reading Almost There
Pandemic 2020 sure wreaked havoc on some waistlines, mine included. I really thought I had this food thing down and then March 2020 hit with worries of illness, virtual schooling, business concerns and quarantining. Like most of you might have done, I turned to my favorite food group, chocolate, for relief from stress. You know… Continue reading Pandemic 20 (or 5,10,15)
Full disclosure - I am a Certified Weight Loss and Life Coach and I am biased. If only I could be Oprah I would hand out life coaching to everyone in the audience like she does new cars. I don't know a single person who couldn't benefit from a life coach. Ok, now that's out… Continue reading What the heck’s a weight loss coach???
Hands up if you've ever thought you were too busy to lose weight. I guess we are all waving our hands like we just don't care because everyone is busy. December seems like it might just be the busiest month of the year what with the card sending, present buying, tree decorating, cookie making, candy… Continue reading Too Busy……
Have you ever had a gnawing hunger that was so profound you could swear that you were starving? Yeah, me too. It’s embarrassing to feel this way because I have in no way ever experienced food scarcity. I live in a part of the country where cheap food is abundant. The city I live in,… Continue reading Hangry Monster
I finished my T day dinner somewhere between Heckin' Chonker and Oh Lawd He Comin'. How about you? Looking back I went into the day with nothing but Pumpkin Pie (homemade including the pumpkin puree) on my mind. Just the anticipation of dessert causes my old brain to release a little dopamine to let me… Continue reading Oh Lawd he comin’
I used to think that emotional eating meant scarfing down a tub of ice cream after heartbreak or eating a nachos supreme after a particularly trying day at work. It didn’t occur to me that emotionally eating also applied to celebrations and the mundane. I for one used to think that a party wasn’t a… Continue reading Do you emotionally eat?
Food as entertainment is deeply entrenched in our culture. When food was scarce, getting together as a community and celebrating the harvest served to feed everyone and bond the community. Food celebrations meant continued survival. Over time, as food became more available, we continued to use food as a way to celebrate. Think of our… Continue reading Let me entertain you!
Action leads to outcomes, right? Let’s say you want to learn to speak Spanish. Maybe you order an online course or go to a school that offers a class. At first you are motivated to learn because you have A GOAL. You learn the basic vocabulary and grammar; you practice your pronunciations and you study. … Continue reading How do you reach your goal of weight loss?
Time for some tough love. If you are overweight you are overweight because you are overeating. And if you are overeating, it’s for an emotional reason. Now let me back up to the idea of overeating. As soon as I said this, some of you were like “oh, she is finally going to tell us… Continue reading Tough Love on Overeating