Stop Food Substitutions

Thirty years. That’s how long I struggled with my weight and truth be told it will be a fight forever. People never want to hear that. They want the fantasy of effortless weight loss followed by blissful lifelong maintenance. I know the fantasy well. I banked on it happening since I was twelve. Maintaining weight […]

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Benefits of Thinking Small

Do you ever look at something that you want to accomplish but it seems so challenging that you’ll never accomplish it? The journey looks so long that you’ll never get there? That’s how I felt about my weight. Like I was an ant trying to scale Mt. Kilamanjaro.  Where do you begin? Each time I […]

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A Place of Love

So often we focus on these things we hate about our bodies. We get bombarded with commercials and celebrity images that show us the ideal and then we freak out because we aren’t close to those images at all.  Rationally, we know that those images are courtesy of professional stylists, unlimited budgets, and and a […]

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Replacing Me

One of the odd things about weight loss is how the world responds to you. Those that knew me at 425lbs are always shocked when they see me today. Also, people who know me now and then discover how much I used to weigh are equally shocked. I’ve written about this before, the feeling like […]

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Rethinking Cake

Today is my Dad’s 77th Birthday so I thought I’d take this opportunity – since this is a blog about weight loss and food – to discuss these automatic feelings that surface when you face celebrations as a person trying to lose or maintain weight. The first thing most people think about when they hear […]

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The Ghost of Resolutions Past

January is the place of our dreams. New year, fresh starts. Turning of a new page. We’ve talked about this before. Our ambition is high in January.  Now, let’s look ahead to January 2018. We’re back in the most ambitious part of the year! What was your commitment in 2017? Did you ever start that […]

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Success in Failure

Failure. Not anyone’s favorite topic. However, taking a different perspective allows one to see the beauty that can only come from failure. It took Edison one thousand tries to make the lightbulb. Some would be dismayed but he took the position that he discovered 999 ways to not make a lightbulb! I’ve failed at losing […]

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