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. […]

Wow – it’s been 10 years!

Ten years ago this month, numerous events took place: test results from a physical showing my cholesterol to be extremely high, a printed picture of a night I thought I looked great but didn’t – at all, and sitting watching TV with an open and empty bag of chips and no memory of eating those […]

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 […]

Sometimes I’m up for a challenge. Sometimes I am the challenge.

Sometimes I’m up for a challenge. Sometimes I am the challenge. I could take this a lot of ways.   Today after lunch it was simply tripping over NOTHING (or, as I say, that big invisible rock) in the middle of the hallway.   Flat ground seems to be a problem. But in reality, this is what […]

Maybe not “Best Self” but definitely “Better Self”

We’re headed in to what I love to call the Bermuda Triangle of Weight Loss.  I didn’t coin the phrase – don’t know who did – but boy do I agree with it. Inside eight weeks we have Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas.  How many of you thought about losing weight at one point in your […]