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Discomfort and Weight Loss

Apr 11, 2019



Just got back from Pilates class.


I drag myself there, but I love the feeling when I’m done.


I started about 6 months ago and I’m getting stronger. Actually stronger.

In the beginning, I couldn’t even hold my body in the full push-up position (called a plank). Now, I can hold my plank up to 60 seconds (woo hoo!).


It feels so good to watch my body change and become more powerful.  


This result comes with a price tag, though.


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Prevent Weight Gain in 4 Easy Steps

Apr 04, 2019




This may be TMI, but I just had my midlife tune-up, medically speaking. So many parts were tested and probed. I happily report all is well, but it got me thinking.


It’s important to check under the hood every once in awhile. As a physician, I know very well the great benefits of preventative care measures.


But it can be a hard sell.


Frankly, it took me a year before I got around to making my own appointments.

It’s uncomfortable and time...

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Balance vs. Harmony

Mar 28, 2019




I was listening to a podcast (The Sheri + Nancy Show –it’s fun) and they were interviewing Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI, a huge international networking group. He’s written a book called “Who’s in Your Room?” about the quality of your life being determined by the people and relationships in it.  


Makes you consider who’s in your room. Negative, energy drains or uplifting inspirations? Which ones will get you...

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Practice For When You Need It

Mar 21, 2019



Remember Karate Kid?


The original, of course.


It’s that 1980’s coming of age movie where an older jaded karate master coaches a bullied boy to greatness.


One of the most memorable parts was Mr. Miyagi’s teaching style.


The boy, Daniel, coaxes the retired master into teaching him karate. So Mr. Miyagi puts him to work washing his cars. He instructs, “wax on, wax off”. Mr. Miyagi shows the boy just how he wants him to do...

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Our Own Sweet Time

Mar 14, 2019




What do a 50-pound weight loss and building a business have in common?


Well . . . I’m in the thick of building a business right now and the ups and downs, frustrations and elations are reminding me of my 50-pound weight loss journey.


I work one-on-one with people to help them lose weight and maintain their weight loss. But I’m also building Maintenance University, an on-line course and community for people who’ve lost weight and want to...

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Your Body's Not a Garbage Can

Mar 07, 2019



Years ago Anna, a new friend, was losing weight.


A lot of weight.


She’d been heavy her whole life and had recently gotten married at her usual size, but something finally shifted and she started a weight loss regimen. She was doing amazingly well.


We had dinner with her while she was working the program. She was actively practicing her new behaviors. She described how and what she was choosing to order. She checked in with herself periodically about...

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Calorie-Free Birthday Experiment: Lessons Learned

Feb 28, 2019




I LOVE February!


There’s Valentine’s day and a 3 day weekend (I’m old enough to remember when there were 2 days off in February!). Winter is ending, the days are getting a bit longer and the promise of Spring is in the air.


But, mostly I love February because it’s my birthday month.


I adore birthdays!

Who doesn’t love a day of love directed at you? That’s how I see it—a day that friends and family think of...

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What's Bacteria Got To Do With It?

Feb 21, 2019




Many people I’ve helped tell me they think of me fondly . . . every time they go to the bathroom.


It’s because their symptoms were eased by my suggestion for increased water and daily Metamucil (or other such psyllium husk product).


I love this recommendation and I’ve been making it for years and years—it’s so simple, affordable and effective for those who need it.


I always thought the psyllium husk worked by increasing...

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Hunger: Part III

Feb 14, 2019



You just got off the phone with your sister who, once again, dropped the ball when it came to doing her part in caring for Mom.  So typical and frustrating and unfair!  Ugh!!


Why does a muffin sound so good right now?


In this 3 part Hunger Series, we were introduced to the Hunger Scale (get yours free here) and discovered how to avoid getting Over-Hungry (Part I) and learned to eat until satisfied, not full (Part II).


Now that you have a handle on...

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Hunger: Part II

Feb 07, 2019



In last week’s Ounce of Prevention, Hunger: Part I, we talked about, you guessed it, Hunger—specifically Over-Hunger and how to prevent it with the use of the Hunger Scale (download your printable version here).


Have you been practicing?


Today we turn our attention to the flip side of Over-Hunger and that’s getting very full from . . . over-eating.


Over-hunger reliably triggers over-eating.


Many people have the habit of eating...

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