6 Days Chocolate Sober!!

So it’s been 6 days since I last ate chocolate. “Big deal” I hear you say. Well actually it is a big deal. You see, I’m a compulsive overeater and refined sugar, chocolate in particular, is an addiction for me that’s as strong as any addiction to alcohol, drugs or smoking. It is a big deal and it’s a massive deal to be chocolate sober for 6 days....more

What if Exercise was FUN?

6 Tips on Meal Prepping

The key to any successful eating plan is preparation! When you set your self up with healthy options and plan ahead, you cut down on decision making and will stick to your plan easier. I am the first to admit that I do not like spending a long time cooking my food. Sure I like to cook because I know that I am feeding my body right, but that doesn’t mean I want to spend hours every day the kitchen- nor do I have the time. The questions I get asked the most pertain to how I manage to always have a healthy homemade lunch at work, or how I stay so loyal to my eating philosophy....more

10-Minute Ab Burner with Alternating Planks

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. You may be sitting in traffic right now, or standing in your kitchen, trying to pull together a holiday meal. While it may be the last thing on your mind, I promise that you'll feel good if you make time for a quick workout. Today's ab burner takes a quick 10 minutes, but boy you'll feel it when you're done! Pin it now so you can have it ready to go once you pop that bird in the oven. ...more

It's A Coming

    Today at our local T.O.P.S group. I was down a pound and I even went to our community Thanksgiving dinner.Well I'm doing two pies for the family get together for Thanksgiving. A pumpkin cheese cake and pecan pie.breakfast was pretty simple pears with grated cheese on it.Lunch a half of peanut butter sandwich and jelly. I believe grape flavor. Then also a nice big green salad with ranch dressing.Dinner, pull pork sandwich, and peas....more

Going Nutty Over the Holidays

There's no place like home for the holidays, especially when it comes to (sigh) the food that is involved. From Christmas cookies to holiday candies, it's a winter wonderland of calories and carbohydrates.  What to do when you want something special for the holidays but want to go healthy? Consider going nuts. Whether it's awesome almonds or wonderful walnuts, nuts have healthy fats and are satisfying.  One problem is the price. Unless you opt for a brand that has no expiration date (not a good sign), high quality nuts can be expensive. Here are some suggestions:...more

Why Women Can't Lose Weight

Preschool, soccer practice, the library, work; it seems like no matter where I am, the discussion of weight loss comes up and it usually goes like this: A bunch of moms standing around taking turns saying something along the lines of, “I just cannot seem to lose weight.  I walk and run and eat pretty well, but I still seem to have this…”  This is the point in the conversation where the person generally grabs some part of their body that they struggle with, usually the lower belly, upper thigh, or butt, and looks at me quizzically....more

Depression, Food Addiction & My Favorite "F" Word

It's no secret that what you eat determines how you feel....more