In the Nicest Possible Way — Watch Your Mouth

See video version here Emotional Eating always has a trigger.  It may be something benign, traumatic, or anywhere in between.  Too often, it’s self-inflicted.  When you go walkabout from your nutrition plan, what do you say to yourself?  What is your assessment of what happened?  How do you get back on track? Beat Up Too … Read more

Activate HOPE

Maybe you’re like me – you tried many diets or weight loss efforts before, and it just never worked long-term. We don’t really believe it’s possible to lose weight AND maintain that loss. “Everyone yo-yos, don’t they? It’s just part of the cycle.” It is true for many, but it doesn’t have to be. We … Read more

Summer Change

See Video Version Weight loss is simple, right?  We know the math and dozens of plans. What about sticking with the plan and then maintaining that goal weight or size forever?  Not so simple, is it?  And few succeed.  Why is that?  Part of it is our reaction to change.  We like how we’ve always … Read more

Tools That Work: Symbols

See video version here I can be quirky.  Not that you don’t already know that, but I do try to share things that work.  Last week in the accountability group call, we were talking about trying to remember to make the changes we say we want to make.  We’ve talked about phone alarms, notes on … Read more

It Could Be a Great Summer

See the Video Version: How’s it going?  Weeding out the thoughts that have kept you stuck? Some truly only need to be recognized and then dismissed, which is great. Others come back.  Frustrating, isn’t it? Like the weeds in my flower bed that started this theme, they can pop back up – or if they’ve … Read more

Weeding Out

Video Version: So what thoughts and habits would you like to get rid of?  Did you make a list?  I can always make a list – unfortunately.  I think of it as my summer project to work on that list.  It’s a good time to focus as things tend to slow down a bit.  And … Read more


See video version here: I’ve been out pulling weeds.  Had I started this in March, it might have been easier, but now Bermuda grass has invaded the area that I chose to turn into a rose and perennial garden a decade ago.  Interesting, the grass from my neighbor’s yard is St. Augustine, and there is … Read more

Favorite Tools That WORK

See the video version We’ve been talking about tools, and here are some of the practical tools I recommend: Step Tracker:  You can get a famous brand or a basic tracker.  It’s a tool, not a fashion statement.  The value in recording your steps is in having a clarifying record.  I was quite surprised by … Read more

Best List Tools

To See the Video version How did you get on with the two lists:  What helps you live as your best self?  What stops you from living as your best self? Look back at your lists.  Obviously, if it helps you live as your best, we want to keep doing that, find ways to enhance … Read more

Best Tools

See video version: We’ve been talking about the tools we have at hand and considering why, perhaps, we “forget” to use them, getting clear on our goals, and believing in ourselves again.We can’t really walk away from this thought without addressing an obvious element: Fear As much as we believe we want to reach a … Read more

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