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Stop by and see us at the Portland Womens Expo, Saturday March 15

Friday, March 14, 2014      2 comments

Hi, All! If you are in the Portland, Oregon, area and go to the Portland Women's Expo on Saturday, March 15th, stop by and say "hello!" My husband, Bryan, will be in booth number 1028 for his company, Lk13 Development & Coaching, and I wil... Read more

Do you see exercise as a privilege or a chore?

Monday, March 10, 2014      7 comments

I'll admit, when I first started exercising again, I didn't really look forward to it. In fact, there were days when I simply dreaded going to the gym (or even going for a walk). But, over time, I really started to enjoy it - focusing on thing... Read more

Adjusting from weight-loss mode to maintenance-mode

Tuesday, March 04, 2014      4 comments

For those of you who watched the video linked to last week's blog entry, you'll know that my husband and I were surprised (wouldn't be a stretch to say, shocked) to find out in January that I'm expecting a baby in September. We are beyond thril... Read more

Big news this week!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014      7 comments

My husband and I were finally able to share our big announcement last night via our weekly video blog. You can view it here: mtwlb.wordpress.com/2014
/02/25/video-blog-02-25-2014/ ... Read more

Hamburgers and fries at the gym?

Thursday, February 20, 2014      7 comments

A friend of mine shared with me that she recently joined a new gym. We were talking about a good approach for her to get going. And, then she mentioned something interesting. This particular gym serves free pizza and free bagels once a month.... Read more

Weekend oops!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014      2 comments

We had a significant snow storm in Portland over the weekend (unusual for this area) which caused some situational eating. Our latest video blog on the topic can be viewed at mtwlb.wordpress.com/2014
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Putting Yourself First

Wednesday, February 05, 2014      6 comments

As I've progressed in my weight-loss journey, I've started helping others with theirs. The other day, a friend of mine shared that she had been invited to a dinner party. The hostess told her that she would be serving homemade macaroni and che... Read more

Winter Weather Food Triggers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      3 comments

I'm located in Portland, OR, where, this time of year, it should be relatively cool (45 degrees or so during the day) and raining. We've had a very mild winter so far - warmer temperatures and not a lot of rain, which has us fretting a bit abou... Read more

Eliminating Excuses

Thursday, January 23, 2014      5 comments

Most people I've talked with, including myself, have tried many diets in the past. In many cases, they were quite successful in losing weight, but either quit before reaching their goal, or reached their goal, but didn't maintain the weight los... Read more

Eating for Pleasure vs. Health

Saturday, January 18, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday, I wrote about eating strategically vs. emotionally. Today, Id like to share an exercise you can do to help you determine how much you are doing each of those. On a daily basis, within your food log, indicate whether you are eating ... Read more

Eating Strategically

Friday, January 17, 2014      4 comments

My mentor, Steve Siebold, says that Fat People Eat Emotionally while Fit People Eat Strategically. This is something I now think about every day - how can I be more strategic about my eating? This takes various forms - I think about not only w... Read more

Celebrated a milestone birthday yesterday

Thursday, January 16, 2014      10 comments

Today's blog contains just a few quick thoughts from me rather than some tips/tricks to share with you. You see, yesterday was my 40th birthday. I was a little anxious about this one because it's a milestone birthday, mostly because there were... Read more

Stress Management

Monday, January 13, 2014      4 comments

How many times have you blamed overeating or eating the wrong things on stress in your life? I know I have - many, many times. There are a number of ways to deal with stress - exercise, meditation, going to the spa, etc. But, what about a way... Read more

Goals vs. Targets

Thursday, January 09, 2014      8 comments

I'm one of those people who doesn't like to attach a date to my goal weight. My experience has been that when I have done that and have missed the deadline, I allowed it to negatively affect my attitude, and, ultimately, I used it as an excuse ... Read more

Talking to yourself

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      2 comments

Have you ever stopped to think about how much your own beliefs, and the way you talk to yourself, influence your success? If you don't believe you can stick to a diet, you won't be able to. If you tell yourself all day what a failure you are, ... Read more


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