Feeling Discouraged? Wondering Why the Scale is Stuck?

Week after week clients complain about not losing enough weight. They swear up and down they are not “cheating”. We work diligently to try and find the culprit, which is not always evident on first glance. We have to act like detectives and ask question after question to get to the bottom of it. You would…

A Critical Weight Loss Tool…the Food Journal

Coach:  “How was your week?  Can I please see your food journal.” Client responds with one of these three: “I eat the same thing every day.” “I’m losing so I must be doing it right.” “I forgot.” While all of these things might absolutely be true, there needs to be a little further understanding of…

Raise your cup

Raise your morning latte Today is going to be a fantastic day. I have my morning cup of coffee, blended with an IP chocolate drink mix, pumpkin spice, and a dash of cayenne! I have on my favorite orange sweatshirt. The dog has been walked, the dishes are done, laundry is folded. I did the…

Staying positive in chaos

Holidays, work, relationships. For so many of us this time of year is stressful to the breaking point. In a season of goodwill and thanksgiving , it’s easy to give lip service, and then let ourselves be overwhelmed. What do you serve? How do you stay on protocol? How do you handle questions about your…

the sock wrangler

Call me the sock wrangler Feeling pretty proud of myself! Slowly but surely I am gaining momentum. Funny how setting one silly little goal can start you in the right direction. Apparently I have been in a funk for a while… When I went to organize my sock drawer I realized that I have just been…

It’s gettin chili

I have been dealing with emotional eating my entire life. Today I had a fantastic appointment with my coach and I am going to be working with another life coach to help me fight through this crap in my head. I am starting with a list of things I know work: Meal planning Small goals…

Perseverance wins

I have been focusing on positive thinking lately. Working hard to be mindful of stress eating. Exercising my imagination to find other ways to deal with life’s little curve balls. The truth is, everyone battles to stay the course. No one wakes up and says hmmmm from today on it will be perfect… And have…

Project happiness

Throwing down the gauntlet I have been rereading my blog, and it occurs to me that I have focused too much on the challenge and not enough on the happiness. For one year, I wrote a note to myself about what brought sheer joy that day. And to my astonishment, people where paying attention. I…

Preparing for a successful Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween. We will all be faced with candy, costumes, treats, and temptation. If you are like me, you have too much candy (because it’s a Saturday, and I just KNOW there will be more kids than usual) and have to resist eating even on piece. Halloween in my house is a BIG deal….