50, Fit and Fabulous: Week Four

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"How I lost 70 lbs to compete in a bodybuilding show”: Sabrina’s story

Sabrina is a fellow cycling teacher and the 1st  thing I noticed about her was her positive attitude and can-do spirit. Granted this was because we first texted then spoke over the phone but I could tell even then that she was full of good vibes. When I finally did meet her in person her contagious smile and sweet face compelled me to smile right back. But don’t let that smile fool you because behind it lies a steely resolve. This new nursing graduate y knows how to dig deep and achieve her dreams!...more

Got the Big Blogger Butt Blues?

Is Your Butt Getting Bigger From Blogging? Mine sure as hell has.Bloody occupational hazard I tell you....more

A Weigh A Day For December

A Weigh A Day for December  ...more

Operation Underpants (cue trumpets)!!!

Bet you thought this post was going to be about toilet training, didn’t you?  Ha!...more
@Denise Thanks Denise! I would have forgiven you ;)more

Inches Vs. Pounds

Yesterday I put on a pair of trousers/pants/slacks/what ever you want to call them and they literally fell from my waist down to my hips. I could actually ball my hands into fists and shove them both down the front of my pants with room to spare.Only 8 weeks ago did they fit me, they were a little loose of course, I could put two fingers between my waist and the pants.I have not lost ANY weight however. I still weight the same as I did 8 weeks ago. So I was, and to a certain extent, still baffled....more
lol It sounds like you lost some fat and built some muscle. Hooray for YOU!more

Menopause on a Detox Cleansing Diet, Part 2, Results

The results are in: 4.6 pounds loss! Truth-be-told, I survived 4 days of the planned 5 to detox/cleanse with fresh fruit and vegetables and juices. This was a freaky and daring quick jump start to my diet. Though the pain of desire to eat everything in sight was excruciating, enough to almost break my spirit—day and night dreaming of food, creating delicious recipes in my head, tempted to cook and eat, salivating till I thought I would need a bib—I did nearly go crazy out-of-my-mind....more

I welcome your offer to become "diet buddies." Thank you! But I should let you know that as of ...more

Optimism: How an Outlook Can Change Your Success Rate

Being optimistic about your healthy living goals for 2011 could actually be the catapult you need to reach success. You see, if you make a New Year's resolution to eat healthy in 2011, but you feel certain it will only last for a few weeks before you go back to old habits, then that is exactly what will happen. That's why optimism is so important when (at anytime during the year) you decide to make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. ...more

Hi Melissa. You'll have to let me know it works out for you.
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Is Contrave the Answer to Obesity?

Are diet pills the answer to the obesity epidemic? The simple answer is ... NO. However, it is a little more complicated than that. I've written a lot about diet pills and how bad I think they are, especially when they are sold over the counter and without doctor supervision. But there is something new, and it could be approved by the FDA as early as January. It's called Contrave, and it's a weight-loss pill that combines an anti-depressant medication with an anti-addiction medication. ...more
So I'm probably not the best person to answer this because I was 130 pounds over weight and I am ...more