My Personal Success Manifesto for Maintaining Weight Loss Motivation

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I recently wrote my own personal success manifesto. I have learned the hard way that motivation comes easily when it comes easily but maintaining weight loss motivation takes a lot of time and effort. I have learned so many lessons over the last year and I don’t want to lose them. I need to establish them as fibers of my being. I need to own them, claim them, know them ...Read More

EXACTLY How I’ll Lose Fat Over Thanksgiving AND Eat Dessert + My Menu

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I absolutely cannot believe how quickly this year has flown by. It blows my mind. Here we are the day before Thanksgiving and less than a month from Christmas! Yikes!!! I know I’ve told you before how I used to write off this time of year. With all the sweets, treats, holiday parties and get togethers I would kinda figure there was no possible way I could lose weight so I ...Read More

Hormones and Fat Loss: Ghrelin 101

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If you want to lose weight you have GOT to start paying attention to the link between hormones and fat loss. If you haven't heard, the calories in/calories out model is DATED. It might make you lose some weight but you'll be hungry, tired and doing damage to your hormone balance along the way! There is a better way. Hormones dictate your ability to burn fat. If you feel like ...Read More

The Hero Of My Own Story

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I went to see the movie The Judge with my husband. He sees just about every movie that comes out in the theatres but I’m not much of a moviegoer. I had seen the previews for this one and I really wanted to see it. I did not disappoint. Incredible movie. We both totally loved it (he expected it to suck). It was the kind of movie that keeps you ...Read More

Leptin & Weight Loss: What You Need to Know

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Leptin is at the top of the hormonal hierarchy. Leptin & weight loss are very, very closely linked. Leptin might as well lumped in with insulin (in terms of its paramount importance) because, like insulin, its influence on fat loss is overwhelming. Here’s the thing about leptin: it’s JOB is to keep you from storing too much fat. Unfortunately, when it’s signaling ability gets screwed up, it can make it very ...Read More

Too Much Protein Slowed My Fat Loss

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Yeah, you can get too much of a good thing. Sure, some foods are great for fat loss but that doesn't mean you can enjoy them without limitation. I got into trouble along my fat loss journey by eating too much of a fat loss food. I slowed my progress way down until I figured out the mistake I was making. I was eating too much protein. I would say ...Read More

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Exercise For Weight Loss – How My Plan Has Changed

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Ugh, what is the best exercise for weight loss? Talk about a loaded question with a million answers. When people are thinking about weight loss or wanting to reshape their bodies, exercise gets a WHOLE lot of attention. Seriously. There have got to be HUNDREDS of news headlines every freaking day claiming that this, that or the other exercise is the holy grail of weight loss. Let’s just get real ...Read More

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80/20 Rule For Weight Loss

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Have you ever heard of the Pareto Principle? Maybe you've heard it called the 80/20 rule. I heard about it years ago but it wasn’t until I applied it to my weight loss journey that it really transformed my life. I’m not kidding. This one principle has changed the way I look at just about EVERYTHING! This simple truth allows you to DO LESS yet YIELD MORE. So this guy ...Read More

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What’s The Weight Loss Equation?

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This past Saturday morning I drove to the gym and didn’t really feel like going in. I wasn’t in the mood to get sweaty and I kinda wanted to phone it in and get back home. I just didn't feel "on". But, I was there. I knew my body needed it and I decided to just get it over with. I am so glad I did. It ended up being ...Read More

Tiny Changes for Massive Weight Loss

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I was listening to a Tim Ferriss podcast recently while I driving home from Asheville, NC. I don’t remember who he was interviewing but they talked about a concept that really resonated with me and I wanted to share it with you. The concept was that of pursuing 1% improvement. What if you could improve yourself by 1% every month? Where would you be in 1 year? How would your ...Read More


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