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Why Does It Have To Be So Hard?

I was getting ready to give a local weight loss seminar and I was talking to a friend about it. I explained that I felt really relaxed, but that as I got closer, I was sure I’d get nervous and anxious about putting it all together. She shocked me when she said, “Why does it …

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What My Dog Henry Taught Me About Weight Loss

Some time ago, my family and I drove a couple of hours to Kokomo, Indiana to an animal shelter. We were looking for a dog to adopt. Now, let me give you some background information. We were not exactly new pet owners. Henry, who we adopted that day, was to be our fifth dog. Through the past …

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The Power of Support

Last week, I went to Asheville, NC to spend three days with a group of women I had never met. We all came together with a common goal: to grow our businesses in the coming year. Although our businesses were very diverse, we bonded quickly, because we were all on a very similar path. We all …

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Taking Care of Yourself

As the holiday season approaches, most of us find ourselves with a long list of things to do and not enough time to do them.  And taking care of ourselves? Well, it isn’t even on the list. This is a time when it’s too easy to throw away your goals and plans around weight loss, …

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Weight Loss Rx: Welcome Failure

Sounds counterintuitive right? You really, really want something. You’ve done your research. You have a plan. You’ve set up support. Now you’re ready for action. All systems go, right? Whoa, hold on! Slow down. You forgot one thing: you need to prepare to fail. It’s great to be positive and confident as you move in …

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“But it’s hard to eat well when I travel” Is that true??

Yesterday was a travel day. Spring break. Up very early. I brought healthy, good-tasting food with me to eat along the way. But, by the time I was squished into my plane seat, watching my husband chowing down on a good looking sandwich and chips, I felt a longing. I wasn’t hungry, so what was …

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Connected, Disconnected, Connected, Disconnected…

When you’re connected to your body, you’re paying attention to your internal guidance system. It lets you know when you’re hungry, when you’re thirsty, when you’re tired. Sometimes after years of dieting, we train ourselves to ignore our internal guide. We ignore our hungers. We ignore our needs. We disconnect. If you’re gaining weight right …

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Mourn the Loss

It’s so much easier to believe that the answer to permanent weight loss is out there somewhere. It’s comforting to think that you just haven’t found it yet. Haven’t read the right book. Haven’t heard the right secret. Haven’t tried the right foods. Because if you believe it’s still out there, you can keep searching. …

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