Make yourself uncomfortable

I’ve alluded to this before, but our habits – our routines – are what drives our success or our downfalls.  We’re constantly paring behaviors.  We pair watching football with drinking beer or eating pizza or nachos.  We pair coming home from a stressful day and pouring a glass of wine because “we deserve it.”  We […]

Impressive Results? January in “Weight Loss”

Lobster-inspired weight loss creams A magical powder to sprinkle on food to make you lose your appetite A supplement to get you to your high-school skinny Caffeine-infused underwear to destroy fat cells Those were real products, folks.  <insert eye roll here> My friend Shady uses her own barometer for the ads:  Does it sound too […]

Anxiety is where you least expect it

Normally when any of you see my posts, you could count on some positivity.  You’ll see humor – especially puns – and gratitude, and optimism, and encouragement.  You might see cursing during football season and you might see the very occasional political post. So this is different.  I had a car accident on Thursday.  I’ve […]

We are Better Together

Marci, was it everything you hoped for? (This was my friend’s question yesterday.) Well….. I answered her yesterday, but the question has been floating in my head since. The last week’s event was purely social – not a Weight Watchers-organized or paid-for event. But Weight Watchers brought us together AND to this place of love […]

Struggling today – along with half the country

I watched as the results came in, as Donald Trump was winning, and wondered. I wondered what happened? What will happen? I cried. I was scared and hurt and angry and shocked, broken…..and so utterly disappointed. I don’t see this as a game or a contest.   I’m not upset one team lost and one won. […]

Just today

What is it about stress that causes us to give up on our plan? Do we think our plan is stress and we can’t add “one more thing”. Is it really less stressful to dive in to the cake or chips or fast food? I’m not here to actually answer the question. I’m one of […]