Tag Archives: fitness

Calories on menus is a waste of your money

Part of the Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as Obamacare, and currently in the crosshairs of the sitting president (who he, himself, is politically in the crosshairs of his opposing and his own political parties) is labeling menus with calories. It was supposed to go into effect years ago, but has been delayed. It’s not […]

What are the most fattening summer foods

“If summer is such a great time to lose weight, why did I gain 10 pounds?” I get this question all the time and often the person asking it has an answer. “It’s because all my favorite summer foods are so fattening.” Then I say my standard line about fattening foods. “Food isn’t fattening. We […]

Chico is 8 today

My little buddy, Chico, is 8 today. His sire is expecting his final litter today as he has been neutered and no longer has to work for his living. Chico¬†remains the best exercise machine I ever owned. I shop a lot at Chico’s, but I didn’t name my dog after my favorite clothing store. Their […]

Memory malfunctions and failed weight loss

Weight loss success depends on a lot of things. The main thing, however, is that there is a consistent calorie deficit. To lose weight it’s necessary for fewer calories to be eaten than burned. That is the simplest thing about weight loss, but not much else is so simple. Complications include the source of the […]

9 ways summer is the best season for slimming

We had a little taste of summer heat last week and if you’re like me it left you saying, “give me more.” I love summer for a lot of reasons including longer days and the warm weather. Summer presents some unique challenges to losing weight. Things like excessive heat and humidity, bugs, and traditional summer […]

How to lose weight for the last time

If you’re like me and a lot of other people, you’re no stranger to losing weight. You have done it before, maybe many times, and now you want to do it again. Wouldn’t it be great if this time is the last time you’ll ever need to lose weight again? How cool would it be […]

100 pounds loser shares 25 things she can do that used to be impossible

I feel strongly that weight loss is something people should do because it will give them more pleasure in their lives. If the pleasure is more confidence and compliments that’s great, but to me those are external reasons for losing weight. It’s weight loss to please other people. I like to focus on the personal […]