I never expected to become a success story. Using simple, repeatable, changes my husband and I lost half our size and get to experience life to its fullest.

My Weight Watchers Success Story

“I no longer think in terms of “I can’t” or “I won’t.” Now I just think, “I wonder what would happen if…” and then I go out and try something new.” Oh my goodness! I am so excited, I can now add “spokes-model” to my resume! When I attended my first Weight Watchers meeting I had no idea I would…

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“Your body is not a lemon”

I have been browsing through my books on childbirth and came across a passage that I feel transcends women preparing for labor and delivery. I plan to keep these words in mind as I move forward in all things and I hope you will too. “Remember this, for it is as true as true gets: Your body is not a lemon….

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Good health starts with diet not dieting

I was glancing at my calendar of “national _____ day(s)” and learned today, May 6th, is No Diet Day.  I was intrigued. After a brief search of the web I discovered No Diet Day is an international movement whose intent is celebrating bodies of all shapes and sizes. According to Wikipedia the first No Diet Day was celebrated in the…

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Being Healthy vs Being Happy – Body Image Modeling

I would agree that it is best not to be negative about my body, and specifically my weight, when my son is listening.  However, I have been puzzling over another layer of body image role modeling.  I caught a segment on my local NPR station introducing listeners to National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  During the segment one of the guests suggested…

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Disfigured – A Movie and a Mindset

“I wish I had your problems.  You don’t know how lucky you have it!” At many times in my life, I have found myself thinking that another person’s problems would be so much easier than my own.  I listened longingly to people moan about being too busy to eat or lamenting their inability to gain weight.  In some of my…

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