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Deathbed

Bigger Is Better

Around the time I decided to quit dieting and trying to lose weight, I signed up for a nutrition class...
Work It Out

Work It Out

Everyone knows that being active is good for your body. It improves blood flow, it builds muscle and makes you...
The Year Of

The Year of . . .

Happy New Year! This is your year. The year you stop trying to lose, eliminate, and quit. The year you...
What's Your Mantra

What’s Your Mantra

Well, the time for changing ourselves from the outside in is upon us. Yes, tomorrow is New Year’s Day. Let...
Do It Differently

Do It Differently

I love this time of year. Food, wine, friends, fires, shopping, Santa — all of it! But what’s even more...
Can't Or Won't

Can’t or Won’t

“I just can’t stop eating chocolate.” I used to say that all the time. I would sit after lunch at...
Sorry Not Sorry

Sorry, Not Sorry

I consider myself to be a strong, confident woman . . . I do now, at least. But it took...
Drinking and Eating

Drinking and Eating

It’s the holidays . . . woo hoo! Ready to eat, drink, and be merry? I used to totally blow...
Say Wht

Say What?

“Ugh, I am so fat. What is the matter with me? Why can’t I just lose weight?” Sound familiar? It...
Festive Free-for-All

Festive Free-For-All

Is there anything better than loading up a huge plate of food, shoving it down, and feeling like crap after?...
It's All About the Why

It’s All About the Why

Why do you want to lose weight? Is it to fit into your skinny jeans or because you want to...
I'll Start Monday

I’ll Start Monday

I adore making New Year’s resolutions. There’s something so energizing to me about starting all over and having a clean...
Bad Taste

Bad Taste

When I got my first real job out of college, I lived in Atlanta with one of my best friends....
5

The Non-Food Five

There are five habits I have that have nothing to do with food or eating that make me feel healthy...
Forver Stuck

Forever Stuck

If you’ve been reading my posts, you know that I spent a large part of my life dieting. None of...
The Dieting Disconnect

The Dieting Disconnect

When I was in college, I signed up for Nutrisystem. If you don’t remember, that was the program that delivered...
It's All Around You

It’s All Around You

So you’ve been eating better, exercising more, and doing all the right things to be healthy and lose weight. That’s...
An Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

An Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

I’m sure you know that you need to exercise if you want to stay healthy, and you’re probably also aware...
What's the Problem

What’s the Problem?

It used to make me really angry when I had no help around the house. I would seethe as I...
So Not True

So Not True

It’s hard to lose weight the older you get. It’s hard to find time to exercise when you have children....
Don't Label Me

Don’t Label Me

A few years ago, I had a friend ask me to do a nutrient analysis of everything he ate for...
Body Parts

Body Parts

Several years ago, I was on a date with a former boyfriend, and I had my really heavy purse slung...
Slow Down Sister

Slow Down Sister

I used to sit down and inhale my food. I wasn’t paying attention to what I was eating, and I...
Out of Disorder

Out of [Dis]Order

I was bulimic for three years in college. I was so desperate to lose weight that I resorted to throwing...
To Weigh or Not to Weight

To Weigh or Not to Weigh

My friend Brooke* called me the other day to catch up. I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks, and...
It's All How You Look at It

It’s All How You Look at It

My girls love to cook, and my youngest always wants me to try what she made. The other morning, she...
Who Do You Think You Are

Who Do You Think You Are?

I think of myself in a lot of different ways. I’m sensitive, compassionate, funny, and for sure type A. All...
Habits Part 3

Habit Change Part 3: You’re a Hard Habit to Break

Note: This post is the third in a three-part series on habit change Why are habits so hard to break?...
Habits Part 2

Habit Change Part 2: It’s Automatic

Note: This post is the second in a three-part series on habit change Do you ever look at pictures of...
Habits Part 1

Habit Change Part 1: Don’t Be a Quitter

Note: This post is the first in a three-part series on habit change I used to binge on chocolate. After...