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Dealing With Inevitable Naysayers
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      12 comments

I haven't blogged in quite a while- I allowed someone to take the wind out of my sails for a bit, and I am sorry about that....... Recently I had several inconsiderate things said to my about my choice to live a fit lifestyle. It cut me t... Read more
My Daily Supplements
Sunday, July 10, 2011      3 comments

I think anyone who has considered taking supplements to help boost their potential with weight loss, in the weight room, or both will agree that there are so many choices out there it's confusing and overwhelming. This one area I will admit I a... Read more
What I Eat Over the Course of a Day
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      7 comments

I'm always amazed at the number of people who ask me what it is I eat and drink in the course of a day. This is a really hard question for me to answer, because I don't eat the same things all the time, but here are some general guidelines I tr... Read more
Eat Breakfast!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      8 comments

We've all heard the importance of starting our day off with breakfast, for not only weight loss but also general health. But I hear so many people say "I'm just not hungry when I wake up!'. While I normally don't advocate eating if you aren't ... Read more
Video of Commercial (video blog)
Monday, June 27, 2011      25 comments

The commercial I shot recently for our local Gold's gym. The final version has the exact same footage, but instead of talking about working with the trainer it has me saying that the atmosphere is friendly and the facilities are complete. I th... Read more
Commercial Shoot
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      26 comments

This blog is a little different than most of my blogs. I'm going to talk about an experience I had, at the request of my SparkFriend Kathy, AKA TheHonestMe. I had the opportunity to do something truly unusual for me today: Shoot a commerc... Read more
Another Product Recommendation: Micro Steamer
Friday, June 17, 2011      8 comments

First off, I want to say that I am NOT a Pampered Chef consultant! (I don't even know a Pampered Chef consultant, come to think of it!) Now I want to ask a question: Do you own a Pampered Chef Micro Steamer? Read more
The Older You Are, The More You Gotta Move To Lose!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      20 comments

When I was 34 years old I lost 30 pounds without exercise. I followed the Weight Watchers program (materials purchsed on Ebay because I was a broke single mother of four) and occasionally took short walks during my lunch at work. That was it. ... Read more
Don't Pre-Load Your Fork
Monday, June 06, 2011      18 comments

This is a really simple tip that I heard somewhere lately (I think it was a Weight Watchers meeting): Don't pre-load your fork. Wait to put more food on it before you are done chewing and swallowing the current bite. I have a deserved repu... Read more
10 Things That Might Surprise You About Me
Saturday, May 21, 2011      25 comments

1. I eat. A lot. I enjoy a large volume of food and this helps to keep me from binging. My secret? My plate is piled high with non-starchy vegetables, and I have gi-normous salads often. To season my veggies I sprinkle on various seasonings... Read more
Make Sure Your Trainer or Nutritionist is Qualified
Friday, May 13, 2011      16 comments

Make sure that who you hire as a Personal Trainer or Sports Nutritionist is qualified to help you. Here's a few tips: - Ask to see their certification. In person, either a personal trainer or sports nutritionist should be able to show you... Read more
Tight Abs and Loose Skin
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      35 comments

Lately I've been getting quite a lot of positive comments about my abs on my new professional pics I posted here on Spark, mostly because I've had four babies and women are marveling at how I got my abs into the shape they are in. While I real... Read more
The Importance of Water
Sunday, May 08, 2011      17 comments

One of the keys to losing and now maintaining my weight has been drinking copious amounts of water (rarely less than 1 and sometimes up to 2 gallons a day). I promised someone a while back who was surprised I considered it so important that I w... Read more
It's All In The Details
Wednesday, April 20, 2011      28 comments

I've been working with an individual who is in the middle of his weight loss journey. He has managed to lose about 40 pounds but still has at least that much to go and has hit a plateau. I asked him if he was logging everything that crossed hi... Read more
Avoiding the Huge Post-Contest Weight Gain
Monday, April 11, 2011      14 comments

A common and often disappointing issue that competitors who have just been through a cutting diet experience is gaining most, if not all, of the weight that they lost through 12-16 weeks of grueling training and restrictive eating back within a... Read more

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