Success for Weight Loss
Life Challenges in Weight Loss
Weight Loss Motivation from Within
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Success for Weight Loss

Starting Out on the Right Foot: Set Yourself Up for Success

When you set out to lose weight  the first time, you may expect to have success. I know I did. I still remember one of my first dieting attempts – when I only had 22 pounds to lose. I began the diet enthusiastically, followed the plan fairly well, and lost a few pounds. Honestly, I wasn’t   Continue Reading…

Life Challenges in Weight Loss

4 Tips for Losing Weight In Spite of Life’s Challenges

Everyone always says weight loss isn’t easy, and “everyone” is right. Just like most things in our life, anything that is worth doing is going to be challenging and rewarding at the same time. It’s easy for life’s challenges and disappointments to get in the way of our desire to get healthy, get fit, and   Continue Reading…

Weight Loss Motivation from Within

Staying Motivated When No One Can Tell You Have Lost Weight

No matter whether I weighed 200 or 300 pounds, I never truly gave up trying to get back to a healthy weight. Sure, I’d try to talk myself into temporary contentment for a short while, but before long, I would try some new weight loss strategy in the hope that I could get to a healthy   Continue Reading…

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Flexible Restraint in Weight Loss: A Simple Technique

I saw this term, flexible restraint, a little while ago in a magazine I was reading, and it really stuck with me. What is flexible restraint when it comes to weight loss? I did a web search, and one of the best definitions I came across was from the Weight Watchers website. Flexible restraint is when   Continue Reading…

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How to Stay Positive When You Just Want to Quit

A few weeks ago someone asked me to blog about how to avoid getting discouraged during the weight loss process. In other words, how to stay positive and focused even when your weight loss goal seems far away. Discouragement comes so easily during periods of weight loss doesn’t it? For me, depressed and discouraged were two words I   Continue Reading…

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Sustainable Exercise: It’s More Important Than You Know

This is one of those posts that I hesitated to write, because I don’t want to step on any toes. But step by step, I’m going forward. And the reason I wanted to write this post, was to get your opinions and thoughts on exercise. Not if you think it’s a good thing, because probably   Continue Reading…

Putting Food in a New Perspective

Does Eat to Live, Not Live to Eat Work?

You can’t just turn your back on food. Substances that some people struggle with such as tobacco and alcohol are optional, but food isn’t optional. We need food for our very being, whereas smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol are not necessary for life. Food is an integral part of our social lives as well. We   Continue Reading…

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Overweight and Lazy: Do The Two Words Go Together?

Before I gained 150 pounds in my 20’s, I honestly thought that people who were morbidly obese were probably lazy and spent a lot of their time sitting or laying on the couch. I feel bad that I assumed that and have learned a lot about making assumptions about people as I have gotten older.   Continue Reading…

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None of These Are Necessary for Weight Management

I was in the drugstore the other day waiting (forever) for a prescription to be filled. While I was standing there, I noticed this display with the blue “Weight Management” banner. I wandered over there and took a look. There was Green Coffee Bean extract, Raspberry Pills, Slim Fast, and other popular supplements, shakes, and   Continue Reading…

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Three Little Words That Can Change Your Weight Loss Path

Have you ever heard someone say something that had nothing at all to do with weight loss but you immediately made an association? That happened to me a few weeks ago when I was listening to a talk show on the radio while I was driving in my big 12 passenger van. Although I don’t   Continue Reading…

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Weight Loss

Success for Weight Loss

Starting Out on the Right Foot: Set Yourself Up for Success

When you set out to lose weight  the first time, you may expect to have success. I know I did. I still remember one of my first dieting attempts – when I only had 22 pounds to lose. I began the diet enthusiastically, followed the plan fairly well, and lost a few pounds. Honestly, I wasn’t   Continue Reading…

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Exercise

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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

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…

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Massaged Kale Salad and Dressing

Massaged Kale Salad with Walnuts and Raspberry Dressing

I thought I hated kale. It’s probably because I had never had it, didn’t really know what it was, and it looked a lot like other greens I do hate such as collard or mustard greens. It was with trepidation that I tried to make kale chips using this recipe from AllRecipes.com. It was pretty good   Continue Reading…

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