Monthly Archives: June 2014

Not All Calories Are Created Equal or Are They?

“Not all calories are created equal!” Well, yes, they actually are. A calorie is a calorie. I know what’s meant by the phrase, not all calories are created equal. Just because I know, doesn’t mean I don’t hate to hear it! Especially from somebody looking at (and judging) what’s on my plate. The phrase should […]

Major Weight Loss Challenge! The All-You-Can-Eat Buffet!

I know somebody who lost 185 pounds. Even after she got to goal she still referred to herself as a “fatty*” but she changed her fatty actions. The first time she went out to eat after losing the weight she wasn’t sure “Fatty” should risk eating at the “ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET! She never went out to […]

Stupid Things We Say To Ourselves That Keep Us Fat

Weight loss isn’t easy, but it’s possible. Losing weight improved my life. It’s made it easier to do the things I love to do. I fit into a kayak and I have the energy to paddle it. It’s easier to get on the floor to play with my grandchildren. I reduced my risk of heart […]

Is Weight Loss Surgery Cheating?

I’m absolutely astounded when I hear somebody state that “Yeah, she lost a lot of weight, but she cheated! She had surgery!” Two thoughts come to mind. Fatties can’t win. Losing weight isn’t good enough to make them socially acceptable to the fatty-haters. They get judged on the way they lost weight. There is apparently a […]

Foods to Eat to End Obesity?

First of all, there seems to be many lists of 5 foods to never eat. Looks like whoever creates these lists can’t agree with each other. I don’t think they’re created by qualified scientists, but more likely marketers selling a quick fix or perhaps influential food writers and celebrity chefs who espouse eating local, unprocessed, […]

The Best 5 Ways to Get or Give Help to Support Sustained Weight Loss!

Weight loss can overwhelm and elude many of the smartest, strongest, most capable people on the planet. Being surrounded by people who say stupid things, even if their intentions are good, make it harder. As somebody who’s spent a good deal struggling with my own weight as well as helping others who struggle, I learned […]

9 Stupid Comments People Make to People Losing Weight (and 9 replies to either say to yourself or out loud)

This blog needs no introduction. If you have lost or are losing weight, you will run into people who say stupid things. Some of those things you’ll keep hearing with a slight variations from each person who says it. Here are 9 more common stupid things and 9 (private thoughts) or replies to keep them from […]

I was fat-shamed at Gorham House of Pizza

Fat-shaming me didn’t embarrass me. It didn’t wreck my day. It didn’t make me run for the SlimFast or to join Weight Watchers. It sure didn’t make me cry or ask myself, “what’s wrong with me?” It pissed me off. Yes! I was fat and I was pissed! This particular fat-shaming incident, and there were […]

Is Weight Watchers Any Good or Does it Suck?

Is Weight Watchers any good or is it a waste of money? We can’t escape hearing about the Obesity Crisis in the US. We get obesity statistics daily and we’re constantly reminded of all the sickness and chronic disease associated with obesity. As a nation we are obsessed with weight loss. We are also overwhelmed […]

5 easy steps to winning at weight loss

Winning at weight loss is not impossible. It’s a matter of getting your head in the game and knowing how to keep it there no matter what happens. Losing weight and keeping it off successfully can be compared to a professional athlete preparing for a game. They have to have their head completely in the […]