Tag: food

Weight Loss Affects Those Around Us

           When we decide to change, it means that all the people around us need to change how they relate to us. The list of change does include weight loss. When we choose to take care of ourselves and lose…

Food Strategies for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with amazing foods, especially fudge, cookies, pies, and large meals. Traditionally, it is the time to feast and celebrate. It can cause us to gain unwanted weight, and causes food-related stress. It’s not fun watching everyone eat, and feel like…

Changing Perspectives

I’ve taken a break from weight loss, and worked to maintain a healthier body weight. My original goal was to be 160 pounds, and I reached 155. My mind kept focusing on the 160, and I actually put the 5 pounds back onto my…

So. . .What Does a Coach Do. . .

So, what does a Fitness & Wellness Coach do? If you have been reading and following this blog, you may know that I share my own experiences to inspire others to follow a path to wellness and fitness. As a coach, I share knowledge,…

Being Present In Your Life

Being present in the current moment is the foundation of life, and successful weight loss. Being present means being aware of the events unfolding around yourself at any point in time. It means finding the joy and happiness of being alive. Often, weight loss…

Holidays & Food Consumption

  The fourth of July is tomorrow. It’s a great day for picnics, barbecues, fireworks, and outdoor activities. Usually, there is food. . .lots of food, and not necessarily healthy food. What to do? Make smart choices. I avoid hot dogs, but am happy…

Baby Steps. . .

Are the pounds coming off slowly, but too slow? Weight loss is a process of baby steps towards a greater goal. The end results are better health, more energy, and feeling better. Physical fitness is a key part of weight loss. That means exercise,…

Keeping the Weight Off

  Whether easy or not, it can be challenging to keep your weight loss from creeping back! It is an issue for all who have experienced the extra pounds of fat stores clinging to their body. I am not an exception either. It is…

Why Lose Weight Slowly?

Why lose weight slowly? First, it give your body a chance to adjust to the new weight. What this means is that your skin has time to shrink to your new size, and your body doesn’t feel “starved” through the process. This is also…

Downsizing Body Fat

The photo is me at an unrecognizable weight. It’s a total embarrassment to me that I let myself slip so far into poor self-esteem, unhappiness, and over-eating to compensate. I don’t know what I weight, but I’m sure I topped 200 pounds. This is…

Simple Changes to Increase Wellness

It’s too easy to become a human doing, instead of a human being. Our busy schedules demand we run on full throttle 24 / 7. Our bodies and minds are not geared to run this modern marathon of busy! The trick is to find…

Tips for Self Care

Self care is the foundation of fitness and wellness. Both are part of self care. Some tip ideas. . . Take 5+ minutes a day to still your mind. Walk a little further each day. Turn off the television by 9 pm. Go to…