Start by printing the 2018 calendars available here:
2018 Dot Tracking Calendars
Also buy a bunch of green, yellow and red stickers or stars. [Read more…]
First, there are lots of holiday events and food temptations. Add to that the stress of travel, baking and buying gifts. [Read more…]
If you’re like me, there are lots of days when you yearn for a little kindness or encouragement. When it comes, your day immediately gets a little better.
As many of you know, over the past few weeks, I’ve been dealing with my heart issues of Atrial fibrillation (A-fib.) Last Thursday, I was scheduled to have a procedure (ablation) to fix it, but it didn’t happen. Here’s why–my doctor said some kind words. [Read more…]
If you’re doing great with your diet and exercise program, you probably don’t need to read this note.
But if you’re struggling, going on and off your diet, you may want to ask a critical question: [Read more…]
We’d like to think we can push through the roadblocks that hit us in life and stay with our weight-loss efforts in spite of them.
But sometimes, it’s just not realistic and we need to allow ourselves a Grace Period. I’ve been reminded of that myself during the past month. [Read more…]
Ahh… vacation. A few years ago, my husband and I spent a week in Eastern Canada enjoying the best vacation we’ve had in years.
We hiked, played tennis, or took long walks every single day. We monitored our food intake by splitting most of our meals and eating dessert only twice during the entire trip. We also browsed through bookstores, drank tea on outdoor patios, and had many long, meaningful conversations. [Read more…]
By giving time and energy to yourself as well as to others, you won’t feel as driven to use food as a solution to your own needs. [Read more…]
Other people and their problems constantly hook her into feeling distraught, worried, and upset. [Read more…]
She kept hoping her children would grow up and take care of their own lives. But they didn’t.
And whenever they had problems, Marilyn not only rushed in to help, she ate. [Read more…]
As she sank into the chair in my office, she said, “I don’t know what to do. I’m trying so hard to lose weight, but I’m not getting anywhere.
I can’t figure out what’s wrong. Based on how hard I’m trying I should be losing a lot more than I am.” [Read more…]