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The Hard Moments

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Let me just say: my weight loss journey is not easy street. I mean, like, NOW. Its not easy street now. It never has been. Forgive me if I’ve ever given the impression that this is easy and effortless. Its just not. I feel frustrated sometimes. I get tempted to skip my workouts. I sometimes wish I could eat a big bowl of ice cream and not get bloated and ...Read More

The Keys To Fat Loss People Aren’t Talking About

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There is something that is more important than eating clean when it comes to weight loss, fat loss and total body transformation. Yes, cleaning up your diet is important. In fact, you won’t get too far without it. But what is more important is that you understand the motivation behind your unhealthy eating habits. Here’s the thing, guys. Anyone can get on the clean eating band wagon and stick to ...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

The Difference Between Failure and Success

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I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine. She’s watched my transformation and has regularly remarked, “I don’t know how you do it!!” She often asks how I managed to make such dramatic changes in my life while juggling a stressful job and the normal demands of life. One day we sat down and as I tried to explain to her how I knew she could do it ...Read More

Stop Sabotaging Your Weight Loss

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I think you’re limiting yourself. I think you might be sabotaging your weight loss. I think you’ve unfairly capped your potential. I've done this too and it kept me fat and unhappy for most of my life.  When we were kids, we were fortunate enough to believe we could be anything. From a princess to a doctor or an astronaut, nothing was off limits. We grow up, we get comfortable, and ...Read More

Its Too Hard? I Promise, Its Not

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Have you ever considered doing what it takes to lose weight and get healthy and then thought “it’s too hard”? Have you ever looked at yourself and acknowledged that you aren’t happy with your body but thought “I can’t do what it takes to change”? I hear those comments all the time. People will tell me how impressed they are by my weight loss and share that they wish they ...Read More

How Paying Off $130K Helped Me Lose 130 Pounds

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I tried to lose weight for over 20 years. Sometimes I was able to but I inevitably piled the weight back on – always more quickly than I had lost it.  I doubted my ability to ever permanently lose the weight and truly be healthy. I thought I’d always have to rely on gimmicks, tricks, crazy ridiculous diets or diet pills if I EVER wanted to get to a “healthy” ...Read More

The ONE Factor That Kept Me Fat

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When I look at pictures from when I weighed over 300 pounds I inevitably wonder how I let it happen. At some point along the upward journey why didn’t I stop and say, “Woah now, enough is enough”? Why did I just keep buying larger sizes without recognizing that things were out of control? I had no accountability. I’m not talking about a counselor or trainer; I’m talking about the fact that ...Read More

The Most Dangerous Time For Fat Loss

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A few weeks ago I had a bad night. I went into it tired (which can always go very badly) and I got some news I didn’t want to hear. I immediately started crying. Had I been home, I probably would have gone to bed and that would have been the end of it. I wasn’t at home. I was out of town. And there was cake. Tired + Tears ...Read More

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Weighed 300 Pounds

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I used to be very, very fat. I felt isolated, I was ashamed of myself and I beat myself up daily for being so weak. None of those feelings helped me get fit. In fact, I’m pretty sure they were keeping me fat. I never understood why the guilt and shame never were enough to motivate me to change. Not understanding made me even angrier with myself. It wasn’t until ...Read More