Tag Archives: positive self-talk

How to Stop Your Obesity Genes From Expressing Themselves

Today’s “obesity” genes are yesteryear’s “survival” genes. In a prehistoric world, the more survival genes we had the better we fared. Our instincts told us to forage for food, eat the food we find and keep eating until it’s gone so that we can have a little stored energy (body fat) for times when food […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Diet! No Willpower Needed to Reach Your Personal Goal!

Losing weight takes willpower, doesn’t it? Not with this diet! No willpower is needed! Instead of willpower you use “want-power” to get to your goal! What’s the difference? Willpower is used to try to stop yourself from doing or getting what you want. Want-power is used to get exactly what you do want! Here’s an […]

How to Survive Your Diet

Me: Your diet survived the weekend? That’s great! Your diet survived the weekend and are you going to survive your diet? The answers I get often overlook the part about, “Are you going to survive your diet?” Seems like the dieters are too happy about how they avoided a temptation than to consider how their […]

Got an Excuse for Not Losing Weight? Excuses Steal Your Power!

It’s not your fault if you’re fat. It’s not a sign of weak character or lack of willpower or intelligence. Don’t blame yourself. What about if you’re trying to lose weight and it’s not working? ¬†Should you be blamed for that? Absolutely not! It’s not your fault but you might be surprised to know that […]

Don’t Let Diets or a Scale Wreck Your Weight Loss Progress!

Show me a scale that hasn’t had some choice words slung at it, and I’ll show you a brand-new scale still in the box! Who hasn’t stepped on the scale only to yell with joy, anger, confusion or sheer hatred, “There’s something wrong with my scale!” Fact is, most scales have enjoyed and endured a […]

Returning to “Weight Loss Mode” after a “Relax of Efforts”

Eat happens! Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Mothers were treated to, well, to treats! Yesterday was Mother’s Day and a whole lot of eating went on in honor of Mom! You may not be a mom. You might not have had sweets and luscious meals lavished on you yesterday because it was “your day to be […]

I can’t eat that because I’m on a diet

People waste money on ridiculous research. One of the more ridiculous research projects undertaken more than once was studying what makes people choose the foods they eat? Got an idea what the findings of those studies might be? Yup! People eat the food that tastes the best to them? Isn’t that an unexpected result!? Certainly […]