A Day of Emotional Eating

Something unexpected happened at work this week that knocked me on my ass. The issue left me feeling angry, betrayed and embarrassed. It's been a really long time since I've felt this way in my professional world, and I'd forgotten the power a bad day at the office can have over the rest of my life. It's okay. Weeks like this are necessary and this one served as a good reminder to rebuild some of the boundaries I had neglected to maintain. In a successful business, it's important not to put faith in integrity. If it's there, enjoy it. But do not count on it....more

Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak's Body Reset Diet

He trains celebrities ranging from Hilary Duff to Katy Perry to Kim Kardashian - and now Harley Pasternak is ready to reveal his secrets for whittling your waistline and blasting calories in a new book: "...more

What are the best carbs to eat when you are slimming down?

When you are trying to slim down one of the most difficult things to manage is your carb intake. Some weight loss plans promote “no carbs at all” or very little carbs.  For many people, that is not a good idea, especially if you are looking to lose the weight and to keep the weight off long term because you have to commit to eating that way for life to keep the pounds off. Healthy carbs, like healthy fats, are necessary to the healthy functioning of your body and the metabolic process of burning fat....more

Dr. Oz's belly-blasting weight loss remedies: Fat-melting Green Tea Lemon recipe

Belly bulge begone: If you want stubborn stomach fat to vanish, Dr....more

Anxiously Awaiting

I never dreamed that the day would come that I would be anxiously waiting to get up out of bed and walk! I get butterflies in my stomach on  the ride to the cemetery so I can get out there and get started! For someone who is overweight and use to hate to walk this is amazing in my mind. How can one person change so much in their workout habits in such a short amount of time? ...more
Another great post!  You are really inspiring me!  Thanks!more

Spin Confessions: FlyWheel Power Score

The Fit Empress: A Southern girl's tale of fitness, life and fun! ...more

Push Forward

Sometimes things seem so difficult you just don't know if you can keep going. You don't know where to turn or where to go.  What to say or what to do.  What can help you through this?  What can help you to blow off your steam, help you to unwind, help to calm emotions? One thing that keeps me going is my walking. It seems to be a stress relief for me. I can feel the anxiety and stress melt away when I get started. I never thought that walking would help me in this way. ...more
I am with you! Exercise is definitely a way I am starting to push forward and push through ...more

"My name is Stephanie, and I am a Hoka Cutter."

Yes, I admit it.And I know cutting is deemed unacceptable in mainstream society where it is considered a freakish, vile and disgusting mental illness.  But I just ask for judgment to be left aside for a few minutes so I can explain why I am okay with acting out in this manner....more

Emotional Eating: 5 Tips For Overcoming Binge Eating

The temporary gratification from going on a binge has wreaked havoc on the healthy of millions of woman. Many binge eaters are so skilled, or unaware of the damage of their decisions, they can suffer in silence for years without ever receiving any professional assistance. Binge eating can be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.  It can also be a symptom of food addiction, depression and is a key symptom of bulimia....more