Covid 19 – Isn’t it just novel….

I come in contact with a lot of people with both my jobs.  And I’ve seen, as many of us have, many different reactions to what’s going on.  It’s okay.  Not all of us process information the same, in fact, none of us do. Of course we have different opinions on the severity.   That’s okay, […]

Mindset and Balance: my 2019 words of the year

Over Christmas dinner, my extended family were talking about this commercial or that one and I looked at my husband and realized… hmmm.  Haven’t seen ANY of those! I’m somewhat thrilled that the times now that I watch TV, it’s usually recorded or on a streaming service.  I rarely see commercials. But I can guarantee […]

Happy Anniversary to ME!

12 years ago I didn’t pick up a prescription for a statin. 12 years ago my husband knew to take pictures of me “chest up”. 12 years ago I found myself staring in to a Costco size bag of UTZ potato chips finding it empty and that I ate them all. 12 years ago I […]

A little chat with God

My blog, although mostly about my weight loss journey, is about me.  I haven’t blogged in a while and too many things were bubbling.  This blog entry has nothing to do with my weight loss journey – or anyone’s for that matter.  But it does have everything to do with what’s been on my mind […]

Better by the Dozen

As a Weight Watcher Leader, I’m constantly suggesting (….ok, nudging….ok, pushing…OK, kicking their butts….) my members get out of their comfort zone. We say magic happens outside of your comfort zone. But what does that mean? We say we’re “Beyond the Scale” but does everyone “get” that? I remember little elf Judy in the movie, […]

Acceptances and disappointments

On any given day in social media, you will find articles and pictures telling us to be happy with our bodies. Accept and love them. That the way towards shedding the weight is to be happy WITH the body you have.   Be comfortable in your skin. Don’t make excuses in it – revel in it. […]

Cookies and Raviolis and Laser Pointers – Oh my!

I was telling my friends the other day about a fascinating story I heard on NPR.   It was an interview with an author about eating and one of the things the author mentioned was that as parents telling us to finish our plates was a mistake. It didn’t allow us to define our own limits […]

2016…. and the theme is…. Nourish!

One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to get healthy. I must say that I’m happy to see more “get healthy” rather than “lose weight” resolutions. And that “get healthy” was one of the driving factors to the WW new plan, Beyond the Scale. We want to address getting healthy from the three […]

Aren’t we all just perfect?

Lady Gaga plays an important role in my walks. I have many of her songs on my workout playlist. Boy does she get me moving!   Thank you, Lady Gaga! But each time I hear, “Born this way” I walk harder and faster and prouder. These specific lyrics get me: My mama told me when I […]

Gratitude

This world has evil in it. I’m not naïve and think everyone can just be “all about the love.” (Although why not?)   And although I firmly believe that we all have power to affect change, that’s not the purpose of this blog post. It’s what we DO with what’s around us that help define our […]