I’m a sucker for all things organization.
I LOVE categorizing, calendaring and color-coding.
Who doesn’t appreciate pastel post-its and a fresh gel-pen set?
So when the first of the year rolls around, I’m ready to go!
This year I’m focusing on my productivity and I started with a whole planner system (there was a book and everything :).
So far so productive.
And the idea that’s made the biggest impact?
I have such a clear memory of this.
It was years ago (read: decades) and I had just picked up my favorite summer suit from the cleaners.
Readying for a date, I slip into the cute, cropped white linen pants and to my horror they barely close.
I just wore these comfortably a couple of weeks ago.
“The cleaners must have shrunk them!”
I went so far as to call said cleaners to give ‘em a piece of my mind . . .
With the holidays shrinking in the rearview mirror—our eating and drinking is settling down.
Or is it?
Breaking unintentional habits created in December may take more effort than we think.
One way to tackle it with intention: Dry January.
Dry January started in the UK in 2013 and has grown into a global event.
It’s a great idea.
Coming off the excesses of the Holidays, giving up alcohol during a normally un-eventful...
"Do the best you can until you know better.
Then when you know better, do better."
Oprah talks about this quote from her treasured mentor as one of the greatest lessons of her life.
It’s a powerful concept.
I truly believe we do the best we can in any given moment. It’s not always pretty, but given the circumstances exactly how they were, we did the best we could. Now what? Learn from...
It’s probably not what you think.
I won’t be recommending any particular drink or supplements or fasting of any kind.
As it happens, there’s no need to do anything special to detoxify your body. Miraculously, it does it all by itself. 24/7.
Thank you liver and kidneys!
When they are functioning properly, these organs process the elements in your blood to use what it can and get rid of what it can’t.
Detoxifying means to...
How was it?
Whether it’s Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah, Boxing Day, New Year’s, even a birthday . . . sitting down to evaluate how things went is key to your future happiness (and body size).
Appreciating the good and acknowledging and tweaking the bad creates an ever-improving experience each year.
The cycle goes like this:
We had a neighborhood holiday progressive party last night. So fun!
I calculated my calories for the evening . . . ready for this . . . this does not include my breakfast and lunch . . . just the party food . . . 1320.
Just to put it in perspective, my daily total is 1250.
And this was me choosing well!
It just goes to show how different party eating is from regular eating.
I regret nothing.
I picked the best and quickly stopped eating the...
Whether it’s your work party, the big family gathering, your partner’s office event or the annual friends potluck this is the merrymaking time of year.
There are 3 potential trouble zones when it comes to parties and maintaining weight loss:
It may be called for dinner at 8 but you’re usually done eating by 6pm.
Heavy appetizers, open bars, desserts galore and seasonal faves. Very different from...
The way we do one thing is the way we do everything.
Nothing has been more true.
And the best places to witness this for yourself is in our eating and shopping behaviors.
Americans reportedly consume, on average, 3000 calories during the Thanksgiving meal—and that doesn’t even include appetizers and cocktails!
You, my friend, are not the average American.
You are awake to and aware of all your food and you’ve planned your food week to include this one special meal.
Then back you go to your regularly scheduled eating plan.
You figured out when you’re scheduling your enjoyable exercise to...