Monthly Archives: August 2014

How NOT to Lose Weight

Here is a short list of 5 things you don’t want to do if you want to successfully lose weight. DON’T: 1) Have unrealistic expectations. Weight loss takes time. When you give it all the time it takes you can lose weight and be a lighter and maybe healthier version of you. That is a […]

Random Weight Loss Thoughts and 5 Tips

Sometimes random thoughts come into my head while I’m engaged in an activity that has nothing to do with weight management. Oddly when I lose attention in what I’m doing (and that happens a lot), my mind usually wanders to weight loss or food or some related topic. I decided that a few of my […]

Should I Have Weight Loss Surgery?

I’ll start this blog about candidates for weight loss surgery by addressing some myths. It’s not cheating. It’s not without its own serious risks, including death. It’s not considered a cure all by itself. It’s not cosmetic surgery. It’s not the quick and easy way to get skinny. Not everybody who seeks bariatric surgery will be […]

#fatkini Love Your Body

Fashion blogger Gabi Gregg made up the word fatkini in 2012. She wanted to encourage ladies of size to love their bodies, take the plunge and share a photo of themselves in their bikinis. I love that larger women are encouraged to love their bodies. I love that they’re encouraged not to be ashamed by […]

Finally, here’s how to lose weight and keep it off

Think this: It’s within my power to eat what I love, maintain my weight, and do both with just little changes in my habits and lifestyle……. Get this: I reached and am maintaining a healthy weight for me and it feels (and tastes!) good. We trap ourselves and stop our progress by self-defeating thinking. We put […]

Behind Every Human Action there is a Positive Intent – Even Suicide

The nation is shocked and saddened by the apparent suicide death of comic genius, Robin Williams. Many people are asking, “why?” I don’t know the particulars, but I know why. Dying either gave Williams something he wanted and needed or it enabled him to escape an unbearable pain. Whatever prompted him to do what he […]

Let go of perfection to make lasting progress with weight loss

Perfectionism and weight loss don’t mix. Humans are rarely perfect. The only perfect person I know is not somebody whose company I enjoy. I avoid her. She’s annoyingly, hair-pullingly, obnoxiously perfect! I’m okay with “great” and “excellent” but perfect – ugh! No! Some things simply aren’t meant to be done perfectly. Weight loss is one […]

What Do You Need for Weight Loss Support?

I wrote a blog called “Can Weight Loss Can Be Depressing?” I experienced moments of frustration and disappointment. I was confused sometimes about why when I did very well adhering to the food plan, I gained instead of lost. I was never what could be described as “depressed” because so far my life has been depression-free. […]

5 Tips For Lasting Weight Loss!

1) Start with a reasonable goal – 5 to 10% of your starting weight. Choosing a weight goal is usually not too scientific. It might be a weight from our past or just a number that a chart says it right for us based on age, gender, and height. Although these number may be achievable, […]

Can Losing Weight Be Depressing?

Can losing weight be depressing? I know that my moods were tied to the scale and yes, when the scale didn’t reveal what I wanted to see, it was depressing. The depression didn’t last long because after I stepped on the scale I waited for my Weight Watchers meeting to begin. Sometimes something funny would […]