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What’s The Weight Loss Equation?


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

How to Make Your Kid Fat


Sure, I doubt any parent sets out to ‘make their child fat’. I’m sure most parents want their children to be healthy and happy. I know that’s what my mom wanted for me. Her intentions were pure. Unfortunately, she had no idea how to help me and, looking back, no one can argue that her well-intended attempts to ensure that I was healthy were the root of my issues with ...Read More

Is Food Your Drug? Overcoming Your Addiction


For years I convinced myself that food made me feel good. I really thought it was true. After a long, hard day at work, thinking about relaxing at home with Mexican food and ice cream seemed to calm me. It provided a release. It gave me something to look forward to in stressful or emotional moments. Planning my “comfort food” let me escape for just a few minutes. What I’ve ...Read More

Why I Let Myself Go and How I Got Myself Back


I let myself go. In a big, big way (pun intended). When I look at this picture on the left it breaks my heart. The girl in this picture was desperate. She was severely depressed. There was no joy in her life and she had to force herself to get through every day. It’s a weird dichotomy – the way I relate to this girl. I can look at her ...Read More

My 130 lb Weight Loss Story


My weight has always been a battle. I come from a long line of tall, thin women and I’ve always been an athlete but I have always struggled with my weight. I have lost  (and gained) hundreds pounds while frantically attempting just about every diet craze out there. I remember being on Weight Watchers in high school and eating all 30 of my points in fat-free microwave popcorn and sugar-free ...Read More