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Are You Addicted to “Wanting” to Lose Weight?

Can you answer YES to 3 or more of these statements? If so, you may be addicted to the wanting part of losing weight. You're desperate to lose weight You've lost and gained the same weight before You've got a "diet buddy" You cringe when you see the number on the scale (if you'll even allow yourself to step on the scale) You've got more than one size clothes in your closet (your 'fat clothes' and your 'skinny clothes). You [...]

By |2020-10-05T15:25:42-07:00October 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Which way do I turn??

“Not that way!” he shouted, “turn the wheel the other way”. The mood inside the cab of little Toyota pickup was tense (to say the least), as my dad tried to teach me the basics of backing up a trailer. Now, I loved my dad, but he wasn’t always the best teacher, especially when I didn’t “catch on” right away. The worst of it was, as the tension rose, the trailer did all the wrong things (as trailers pretty reliably [...]

By |2020-07-01T11:56:50-07:00July 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Because you asked

Three women walked into a wine bar, a nurse, a physical therapist and a hairdresser.... Just kidding. Not about the wine bar, that totally happened, I know, I was there. But this is no joke I'm about to tell you. I've been hearing from so many of you who've been secretly wondering what working with a weight loss coach is really like (and wondering if there is a chance in heck that it could work for you). Wondering if there [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:56:52-07:00June 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

A Question I’ve Never Forgotten

It was the middle of an ordinary 1974 Thursday afternoon hanging out in my friend’s living room when she leaned in and asked me a question that stopped me in my tracks (and has never left my brain). HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW FAR TO TURN THE WHEEL? We were 15 years olds with all the usual angst and discomfort of being, well you know, 15 year olds, but we had finally progressed to the magical world of drivers ed. [...]

By |2020-06-18T10:50:08-07:00June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

The Quarantine 15?!#!??

It all started so innocently with a package of lemon cookies. My husband knows I adore all things 🍋 lemon. “Just a little nibble” I told myself… But like a wee snow ball at the top of the hill, the little nibble turned into half a cookie (these are the big bakery sized cookies)… Then the siren call of the Lays potato chips…”cause if this virus is that deadly…I wouldn’t want to go down without a few chips…right? Then I [...]

By |2020-03-30T10:40:48-07:00March 30th, 2020|0 Comments

Uncertain times…A to-do list

What’s happening?? Social distancing, flattening the curve….toilet paper shortages??? 2020 and the Corona virus, what an enormous smack down on this promising new decade. As everything in our personal bubble; our entertainment, our exercise routines, our eating habits, our schools and our travel plans Is being disrupted. Anxiety is running high. My husband even admitted (and he’s a notoriously chill dude) that he noticed a bit of a sore throat this morning…and instantly thought “Corona virus”. He realized that even [...]

By |2020-03-17T09:50:03-07:00March 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Decisions, decisions, decisions

DECISIONS, THEY’RE HOW WE CREATE EVERYTHING. This process started when you were just a baby. You decided walking looked pretty awesome, so you set about learning how to do it. You decided you liked it better when the grown-ups knew what you wanted so you learned to communicate. EVERYTHING YOU’VE DONE…OR FOR THAT MATTER, FAILED TO DO…BEGAN WITH A DECISION AND INCLUDED A BUNCH MORE DECISIONS ALONG THE WAY. To keep going or throw in the towel. The thing is, [...]

By |2020-02-10T15:09:50-08:00February 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Do you have questions?

SOME ONE WAS ASKING ME THE OTHER DAY WHAT EXACTLY I DID IN MY COACHING PRACTICE. I told her I specialize in helping women over the age of 45 lose weight for the last time. The way I do that is; I teach them how to lose weight in a way that isn’t in a hurry and pays special attention to the transitions her body is going through (hormones my friend), and also the changes her mind is going through [...]

By |2020-01-27T13:23:20-08:00January 28th, 2020|0 Comments

What’s on your plate for 2020?

DOES STANDING ON THE THRESHOLD OF A NEW DECADE EXCITE YOU? Make you think of the things left on your bucket list that you want to move to the front burner? It certainly has for me. 2020 sounds so freaking awesome. Clarity of vision. Sincerity of purpose. Damn the torpedos…full steam ahead. GIRLFRIEND, THIS COULD BE THE DECADE OF THE WHOLE NEW YOU. So I want to share with you a line I heard from my teacher, Brooke Castillo this [...]

By |2020-01-20T11:14:16-08:00January 20th, 2020|0 Comments

Well that didn’t work!

What do you tell yourself when things didn’t go as planned? The reason I ask is, last week I proposed that this year when it comes to your weight loss goals, you opt for easy. Like only plan on losing 1/2 pound per week. Move slow, figure out what works, what doesn’t, and how you can learn to be the “new version” of yourself that weighs 26 pound less by the end of the year. But what if today, you [...]

By |2020-01-06T10:05:26-08:00January 6th, 2020|0 Comments
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