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Be a Goal Getter

Saturday, February 12, 2011      3 comments

We know it takes eating right and exercise to drop pounds, but don't ignore your brain. You can be your own biggest enemy because if you don't believe in yourself, you'll never reach your goal. The key is using those unconscious thoughts to yo... Read more


Friday, February 11, 2011      2 comments

Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, "Nobody really does anything alone." Well, that includes losing weight and staying fit. Learn how to express your needs to gain support from the people in your life. Tell your husband not to pick up chips and dip... Read more


Thursday, February 10, 2011      5 comments

You're not going to have success at every turn, and that's OK. Many people are afraid of failing, and they let that fear stop them from trying in the first place. Understand that messing up is an integral part of success. It's an entry point ... Read more


Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

Before you act rashly - late-night binge coming on? - stop and literally stand still in your tracks. Then take five big, deep breaths. Now carefully contemplate the results of your decisions and actions before you make them. If you eat that s... Read more


Tuesday, February 08, 2011      5 comments

Avoid making the same diet mistakes twice by seeking feedback from a professional. If your budget allows, enlist an R.D. for a onetime assessment of your food log. Same with fitness: Hire a personal trainer for a session or two and adopt some... Read more


Monday, February 07, 2011      3 comments

Anxiety is a useless emotion. Its only function is to derail your focus and rob you of valuable energy that you could channel into creating your new life. To knock it out, root yourself in the present moment by asking yourself how things are r... Read more

Clear the Clutter

Sunday, February 06, 2011      7 comments

This may seem unrelated to weight loss, but it's not: Getting organized frees up the mental energy and precious time that disorganization robs you of. Devote 15 minutes daily to going through your mail and straightening up-you'll notice a diff... Read more

Have a healthy hero

Saturday, February 05, 2011      4 comments

Pick someone in your life you admire-not necessarily someone who runs marathons or eats ultra-healthfully. Your grandfather, a college professor, a friend-it doesn't matter as long as it's someone you look up to and have respect for. Whenever ... Read more

Zip It!

Friday, February 04, 2011      3 comments

Stop the negative self-talk-no more chatter about perceived body flaws or how you lack the strength and ability to be fit. Self-deprecation serves absolutely no purpose except to make you feel bad. So stop it. Now. Instead, say something nic... Read more

Blizzard of 2011

Thursday, February 03, 2011      7 comments

Just a few pictures from our blizzard that dumped 20+" and brought 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 67 mph! Read more

Toss Temptation

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      4 comments

Surely you've heard the saying "We are a product of our environment." It's true, and it can work in your favor. The key is to rig your surroundings for success. Start by removing any junk food or other temptations from your kitchen. You can'... Read more

Put your goal in writing

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

Jot down the reasons you want to change and all of the benefits that will come from making that change. If you know the why, you can tolerate any how. Skinny jeans, meeting your grandchildren's children...these are all worthy reasons to eat yo... Read more

Outmuscle Cravings

Monday, January 31, 2011      5 comments

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Eagle Watch

Sunday, January 30, 2011      6 comments

Our eagle watch trip started with a visit to our usual rest stop along the way where I took Cliff's picture with his namesake. Then it was on to the Quad Cities where ... Read more


Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

You know something? If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed Oh, wait. He does. emoticon... Read more

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