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    My ten rules to live by!

     I woke up this morning wanting to stay in bed, then get on the couch and eat junk all day.  Now mind you it was only 6am and these were the thoughts going through my head that early in the morning Well that fantasy was crushed when reality set in and I had to go and teach 2 back to back classes and then run a women’s discussion group. As I was driving to my classes and I began to think about how, in the past I might have really entertained these thoughts and may have did just that, ate junk to begin my day.  Many years ago, I changed my thinking to think about my personal RULES TO LIVE…

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    Eating during the holidays!

    This time of the year can be extremely difficult for many who struggle with weight/food/eating. There are parties at work, home and friends with a lot of food loaded with sugar, carbohydrates, and fats. Not to mention that wonderful tasting egg nog and alcohol. The stress of it all can make some have brain fog and feeling worried not knowing how to handle this.  I am here to tell you; YOU can get thru this. YOU will feel in control and not stuffed, bloated, or out of control as that is the worse feeling in the world! If you get overwhelmed or stressed just thinking about food and eating,  YOU can either tell yourself that you will eat what you…

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    Thanksgiving, not the last supper!

    The biggest food day of the year is upon us. For some, Thanksgiving is the doorway to eating straight to the new year. That covers about 5 weeks of eating a lot of food, high fat, high sodium and yes over the top carbohydrates. Not to mention alcohol consumption that can be off the charts, bringing on the pounds quickly. Years ago, I remember as the holiday approached all I thought about was eating and more eating. For me Thanksgiving was the height of the holiday and food was my first priority. Now with all of that said,  this doesn’t mean your pre-thanksgiving hard work and good nutrition habits must go completely off track. The traditional elements of a Thanksgiving…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Self Acceptance

    The Missing Link

    The Missing Link —”EATING MY SECRETS” 2019.  We are a country obsessed with weight. We are a country obsessed with food. We are a country obsessed with thinness.  We can’t stop talking about it. For some it is non-stop, making food the enemy.We are doomed when a morsel of forbidden food hits our lips. Carbs are making us fat. Fats are making us fat. Soda is making us fat. Video games are making us fat. Oprah is losing weight; Oprah is gaining weight. The government has declared a war on obesity. The medical industry does not have answers. We hate fat people, we hate ourselves for being fat. Diets are everywhere telling us how to eat, live and think.  The more we talk and think about it,…

  • Fitness,  Food,  Self Acceptance

    How Did I LOSE OVER 100 Pounds?

    People ask me constantly about my WEIGHT LOSS. I am not only asked how I lost my weight but how long did it take and more importantly how did I manage to keep it off for over 25 years. I wish I could tell you it was simple, it just happened, that was not the case. It took a lot of hard work, dedication, tenacity, resilience and discovering what I was capable of accomplishing. Prior to this awakening I was hopeless and felt doomed to always be a failure. So, when the right time opened up for me, I took full advantage of it. What is the right time? That was my AHA MOMENT, this was the time I was…