Push “Pause” (Part 1) – Weight Loss No. 20

Have you ever noticed the participants and the self-care stations along the route of a “fun run”? They are clearly there with the intention of crossing the finish line. But “fun runs” bask in a light air of smiles, enjoyment, camaraderie, and good cheer.…

See + Believe = Change (Weight Loss No. 19)

My mom called me up one afternoon, very proud to announce she had just purchased the book I had fervently recommended years earlier. Completely thrown off guard and baffled I asked “Why now?”.…

Aroma is to Eating what Foreplay is to…. Weight Loss No. 18

I was in day four of a pass/fail performance exam for an important 18 month long certification program. There was no way to prepare for the 5 full-days of live evaluations.…

Why the Plateau(s)? – Weight Loss No. 17

Humans are a bit strange. We are each capable of driving ourselves insane without any outside help when our plan doesn’t go as we wanted or expected. But give a person new understanding as to why it didn’t, and suddenly they shift into the calm after the storm.…

Is Your YES Enough? – Weight Loss No. 16

A big strong YES is that well-rooted tree who has weathered storms and learned when to bend to incredible winds so that it lives to see more of them. Your “yes” to weight loss needs to have you rooted to your path until you reach your milestone, and keep you on it forever after to make it permanent.…

The Last 15 Pounds WON’T budge – Weight Loss No. 15

There is nothing more frustrating than when you are doing everything right, but the last 15 pounds you want to shed, are sticking to you like Velcro. This is where your detective work and personal honesty will make the difference.…

How do Other Cultures Stay Slim? – Weight Loss No. 14

The United States has the highest rates of obesity in the world. Proof that we do not have a fix on the situation is that obesity rates continue to climb each year.…

Profits and Losses – Weight Loss No. 13

Is it okay to have a 13th article? Or would that be bad luck? Buildings either omit the 13th floor, make it a maintenance floor or refer to it as the Penthouse Suites and charge three time normal rates.…

Under Fueled or Over Heated? – Weight Loss No. 12

In my last article I explained how you train your body inadvertently by the choices you make. With work, social and family expectations constantly demanding more and more of you, I am wondering if you have trained your body to push through the physiological need for more sleep, by eating?…

Meals or Grazing? – Weight Loss No. 11

You trained your body. On occasions your body seeks to train you with a strong enough veto to influence future choices. More than 25 years ago my body vetoed my choice of a Gin Cocktail.…

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