obesity poster 1
scale creep
i  am wishing
treat or choice
Diane Carbonell Before After

Recently on Fit to the Finish

obesity poster 1

Obese Humor: Never Okay or In Moderation?

Last year, I attended an oratory competition where students of varying ages presented speeches on a variety of subjects from John F. Kennedy to gangs in inner cities. One speech, delivered by a student, used Jonathan Swift’s 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal” as the basis for his oratory. In case you are not familiar with   Continue Reading…

scale creep

The Importance of Stopping Scale Creep

Have you ever lost a few pounds only to see the weight come back on? Have you ever lost a lot of weight and gained it back? Have you ever gained weight without intending to? If so, you might be a victim of scale creep. It’s a concept that is little talked about but very   Continue Reading…

i  am wishing

Moving From Wishing to Action in Weight Loss

If I had one wish for myself when I was fat it would have been that there was an easy fix for obesity.  Being heavy was a weight that never left me (no pun intended)!  Every day I would wake up and pray that my problem would somehow be fixed.  I would hope for amazing   Continue Reading…

treat or choice

The Psychology of the Word Treat

A few weeks ago I was talking to a group of moms about healthy eating for families. We got on the topic was that of treats, and even though most of the moms were interested in healthy living,  there were some differing opinions on the issues of treats in our diets. The topic is timely with   Continue Reading…

Diane Carbonell Before After

Does Oversized Clothing Encourage Weight Gain?

When I looked like the picture below, I rarely wore anything fitted. Not a bathing suit, not a pair of jeans, and not a fitted dress. Not only were they hard to find, more fitted clothing never seemed to fit properly. So, I wore loose shirts, knit pants when I could find some that fit,   Continue Reading…

seal balancing

Finding the Balance In Exercise: What’s Too Much, What’s Too Little?

This is the third in a three part series on balance. We’ve all heard that in order to lose weight and prevent certain diseases we need to eat less and move more. The first post in the series dealt with the lack of balance and its role in obesity. Last time we talked about food   Continue Reading…

Balance in Weight Loss

Finding the Balance: Food Choices and Weight Loss

This is Part 2 of the Find Your Balance Series. The first part is here. If you Google diet plans, you will get more than 23.5 million results. That is absolutely crazy isn’t it? 23.5 million results for a simple query. (No wonder my website isn’t on the first 20,000 pages!) Anyway, the truth is   Continue Reading…

Balance in Weight Loss

Is A Lack of Balance Responsible for Obesity?

This is the first in a three part series on finding your balance in weight loss. Look for two more posts later this week! Sign up for email updates (here or in the sidebar) to make sure you get the next in the series. (Plus, you can get a free download of my e-booklet on 25 Weight   Continue Reading…

calendar Monday

Monday Is Not Magic: Do Not Waste Your Weekend

I love the weekends. Even though I’m a stay at home Mom, the weekends are still different from the weekdays. Schedules are more relaxed, the family has more time to visit together, and even chores are enjoyable bearable. Before I began my weight loss efforts for the last time, weekends were a free for all of   Continue Reading…

baby eating cake

Where Does Parental Responsibility End?

I don’t know if you’ve seen this video from the Strong4Life campaign as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta campaign on ending childhood obesity. (If the video below doesn’t play, the link above should work.) The video starts with a 32-year-old man named Jim having a heart attack and the doctor mummers “How the   Continue Reading…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Weight Loss

obesity poster 1

Obese Humor: Never Okay or In Moderation?

Last year, I attended an oratory competition where students of varying ages presented speeches on a variety of subjects from John F. Kennedy to gangs in inner cities. One speech, delivered by a student, used Jonathan Swift’s 1729 essay “A Modest Proposal” as the basis for his oratory. In case you are not familiar with   Continue Reading…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Exercise

seal balancing

Finding the Balance In Exercise: What’s Too Much, What’s Too Little?

This is the third in a three part series on balance. We’ve all heard that in order to lose weight and prevent certain diseases we need to eat less and move more. The first post in the series dealt with the lack of balance and its role in obesity. Last time we talked about food   Continue Reading…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Weight Maintenance

Drawing a line in the sand while losing weight

Drawing a Line in the Sand

I got an email from a reader the other day and she shared the difficulties of maintaining her weight loss through the menopausal period. She said that she was “drawing a line in the sand” with the few pounds she had gained and was motivated to get back down to her goal weight. I loved   Continue Reading…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Cooking

Morning snacks may hinder your weight loss.

Morning Snacks May Slow Your Weight Loss

I am a proponent of eating when you are hungry and also recommend planning your meals in advance. Intuitive eating and some solid planning really can enhance each other. When I lost weight, I snacked when I felt the need, but did not generally have a morning snack. Apparently that may have helped me lose   Continue Reading…

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...