Why Slow Weight Loss Should be Newsworthy

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I want you take a moment and think about this weight loss journey of ours.  Some days it can be very frustrating.  Okay, lots of days it can be frustrating.  The scale won’t move, the pants are still tight, it’s hard to eat healthy all the time.  And then you go to the store to buy more fruit and more vegetables and as you wait in line to pay, you see a magazine with a skinny woman on the front that says something like, “See how this woman lost half her body weight in just six months!” And you think to yourself:  WTF?!   I’m only trying to lose 30 lbs and it’s already been six months and I’ve only lost 5.

So this is probably the only good thing about me having lost 30 lbs twice now and working on my third try.  Today,  I can talk in past tense – a very rare thing on this blog.  I write on this blog as a living experiment.  I’m struggling to lose weight and as I struggle, I share both my successes and failures and you, my listeners, get to benefit by witnessing the entire journey.  As I’ve said before, if I can help one person lose weight a little faster by witnessing and learning from my journey, then writing this blog will have been worth it.   But I emphasize a little faster.

I take no pride in helping or encouraging anyone to lose insane amounts of weight in extremely short periods of time.   And I for one, am tired of magazines parading around these woman with these miracle weight loss stories.  It does not help us at all!  They make slow weight loss seem shameful and weak.  We feel like failures for taking so long. We think we’re doing something wrong or we aren’t strong enough.  And worse, it makes our journey that much harder because of course if we could get to skinny faster we would! Continue reading

5 Ways To Use Visualization for Weight Loss!

Visualization for Weight Loss – Sometimes it’s as easy as closing your eyes…..

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So, as I’ve mentioned a few times before I have this awesome morning routine that I got from , the book, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod.  This book, as promised by the author, has made all of my mornings feel like Christmas morning.  One of the things I do in my morning is  I use visualization for weight loss.

If you are a subscriber to my email list then you’ve gotten a list of the Daily Affirmations I do as part of my Miracle Morning.  A lot these affirmations are focused on my biggest goal – trying to lose the weight.

Today I wanted to share with you another part of my Miracle Morning that I use to help me lose weight – Visualization.  Every morning as part of my routine I practice visualization and I have several ways that  this exercise helps me to lose weight.  So, here are 5 ways that you might try to use visualization to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

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5 Reasons Why We All Need a Little Jillian Michaels in Our Lives

Jillian Michaels is honest and tough.  She embodies the definition of tough love. And sometimes that is exactly what you need.

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We are living in a time where obesity is climbing but we are still being lied to by mass media, our government, and almost all of the “health” industry.  Here’s a secret: you’re worth more sick than you are healthy.  You are. That is not an opinion that is a fact.  When you are fat and unhealthy it is a result of you spending a lot of money on unhealthy snacks, processed food, and takeout and coupling it with sitting around doing nothing but watching television and surfing the internet.  Then you get sick from that lifestyle and you pay all kinds of money for doctor’s visits and medications and bigger clothes.  The people that sell this crap need you to stay fat.  They need you stay unhealthy because you are making them rich.

But there are some people who are in the business of trying to actually help you and keep you from getting sick and guess what?  They get rich too!  But at least they do it from something you can actually benefit from. Continue reading