House Burn Down?
No, I'm not looking for the insurance money...
Monday, the air filled with smoke--and it WASN'T because I burned dinner again. It was the beginning of a forest fire -- the one near Boulder CO. The forest burned aggressively despite quick... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 26
Keep a monthly log of measurements. Knowing that you are losing size will keep you motivated when the scale won’t budge. Keep your waist measurement less than 35” for the rest of your life.... Read more
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Hang a full-length mirror to keep you motivated and honest with yourself... Read more
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Make your fridge a shrine to your goal: hang a pix of a slender you (or someone similar), post your mini-goals, rewards, and your daily weight record, display a pix of the outfit you plan on fitting into, …... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 23
GET RID OF THOSE FAT CLOTHES as soon as you shrink out of them! Keep the worst one on display in your closet as motivation.... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 22
Get temptations out of the house. You won’t eat it if there isn’t any! The kids and spouse can eat what they want at a restaurant without bringing it home! Likewise, a few packets of real sugar are all you’ll need for other people – no, you d... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 21
Make and sing your own personal motivational song. Sing it to yourself often! Silly, outrageous, and FUN makes it memorable. It'll put a smile on your face, and that helps too!... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 20
Write down your motivational mantra EVERYWHERE. Keep it displayed on your computer, bathroom mirror, wallet, fridge, car dashboard… Say it when you see it.... Read more
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Hypnosis is a powerful tool. Use positive affirmations ALL the time! Be your own cheerleader!... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 18
Banish kitchen clutter and organize your small appliances and pantry so it is easier to fix diet foods.
Put away the bread machine and toaster; and keep the blender, crock-pot, deep-fat-fryer, cutting board, and low-carb cookbook on the c... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 17
Weigh every day because that information can correlate directly to what you ate the day before, and tell you if something unexpected happened*. However, tally weight loss only weekly, on MONDAYS. A weekly tally removes the daily frustration, a... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 16
Listen to fast-tempo music. Develop your own soundtrack! It has been proven to help you lose weight faster.
Read your diet books, and nutritional information that motivates you to stay on your particular diet (example: "You, on a Diet" by D... Read more
THE WEIGHT PLATEAU
THE WEIGHT PLATEAU
Maintain your enthusiasm and KNOW that THIS is a period of transition. Your body is adjusting to weighing less. It is LEARNING that you will feed it; it isn't starving, it IS healthier, and that it is OKAY to LET GO of ... Read more
Diet Tip of the Day: 15
Enjoy your small successes. You don’t have to wait to buy the ultimate wardrobe; a thrift-store splurge in a smaller size will enhance your joy, reward your commitment to yourself, and will act as a reminder to continue your journey.... Read more
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It took me 4 MONTHS(!) to lose 10 pounds! This particular 10 pounds has always been quite a barrier for me; the slowest loser has nothing on ME; but I persevered.... and finally, finally, finally, despite all the setbacks and worst fea... Read more