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Valerie Bertinelli’s Weight Gain: Why It Doesn’t Matter to You

If you are interested in weight loss, you might remember the Jenny Craig campaign that featured actress Valerie Bertinelli. Her image was everywhere: On television, in magazines, on the front windows of Jenny Craig stores, and plastered all over Internet ads. She looked great after she dropped 40 pounds. I remember looking at her before   Continue Reading…

Fear and Weight Loss

The Fear of Getting to Your Goal Weight

Reaching a certain weight. Smaller clothing sizes. Improved fitness levels. Better health. Those are some of the various goals that people have in mind as they work hard to see the scale move in a downward direction. As the scale moves closer to the “magic number” or the fitness levels increases to a new high, a   Continue Reading…

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Good Friday

I wanted to wish each of you a blessed weekend. In honor of Good Friday, we going to spend today and the upcoming weekend in preparation for the Easter holiday on Sunday.  See you all on Monday. I hope you will be able to spend time with friends who are dear to you and family   Continue Reading…

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Stop Treading Water: How to Move Forward With Weight Loss

Treading water is taught during intermediate and advanced swimming lessons for good reason. It is a vital skill that could save your life someday and everyone who knows how to swim should be able to tread water. I remember taking an advanced swimming course when I was in school and part of our class instruction   Continue Reading…

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How to Handle a Junk Food Loving Friend or Family Member

Do you have a junk food junkie living with you, or a close friend who you spend a lot of time with whose primary form of entertainment is eating junk? Fortunately for me, I do not have a junk food loving family member but I have talked with a lot of people who do! I’ve had friends   Continue Reading…

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Hitting the 100s: The Most Memorable Day of Weight Loss

Three hundred pounds is a lot of weight to carry around. I was tired, exhausted, and often felt disgusted with myself. When I finally started losing weight, one of the things I longed to see was the number “1″ in front of my weight. After all, the last time I had seen 199 was at the   Continue Reading…

Fairness in Weight Loss

Staying On Track When It Doesn’t Seem Fair

I recently got a Facebook message on my Facebook page from a reader. She shared the following thought and asked if I would consider writing about it. She and I messaged back and forth and she gave me permission to share the following with you all to get your reactions: It can be hard to   Continue Reading…

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Do the Words Fit and Thin Always Go Together?

Are those two words mutually exclusive in your mind? Can you be fit but not thin? Can you be thin but not fit? For a long time I associated thinness with fitness. Over the years I’ve learned that those two words do not automatically go together. Case in point: I did a 5K not too   Continue Reading…

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Snacks Can Get in the Way of Weight Loss If You Let Them

I was walking through the grocery store the other day, marveling once again at the tremendous amount of junk food being pawned off as “real food.” It seemed to me that many, many of the foods touted themselves as “great for snacking.” Chips, crackers, sugary granola bars, cookies, preboxed lunch meat with crackers, caramel dip,   Continue Reading…

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What Makes You Vulnerable to Temptation When Dieting?

Every person is different and every dieter has his or her own unique struggles; however, there are certain situations that make almost everyone vulnerable to temptation when dieting. A study recently published in the Annals of Behavioral medicine studied 80 people who were already trying to lose weight. They asked them to use an app   Continue Reading…

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Weight Loss

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Valerie Bertinelli’s Weight Gain: Why It Doesn’t Matter to You

If you are interested in weight loss, you might remember the Jenny Craig campaign that featured actress Valerie Bertinelli. Her image was everywhere: On television, in magazines, on the front windows of Jenny Craig stores, and plastered all over Internet ads. She looked great after she dropped 40 pounds. I remember looking at her before   Continue Reading…

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Gathering the Courage To Exercise: First Steps Count

When I weighed 300 pounds, the words overweight and exercise didn’t seem to go together. First of all, there was the body size issue. It was almost impossible for me to walk from the front door to my mailbox without getting out of breath, so the idea of going for a walk for the purpose of exercising   Continue Reading…

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Weight Maintenance

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Valerie Bertinelli’s Weight Gain: Why It Doesn’t Matter to You

If you are interested in weight loss, you might remember the Jenny Craig campaign that featured actress Valerie Bertinelli. Her image was everywhere: On television, in magazines, on the front windows of Jenny Craig stores, and plastered all over Internet ads. She looked great after she dropped 40 pounds. I remember looking at her before   Continue Reading…

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Judge Not: Lessons I Learned

Here’s the situation that happened at my house a few months ago. We had a group over for lunch and different people were bringing parts of the meal. I made a vegetarian chili, and one lady said she would bring bread. “Great,” I said. Well, I don’t think I would have said that had I   Continue Reading…

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