New Year’s Motivation – My BEST Weight Loss Tips

Welcome to 2017!  Every year, the #1 New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight.  To me, it is always perfect timing, just because of our holiday schedule.  Most folks start their holiday eating binge in November for Thanksgiving, then Christmas takes off like a rocket.  We have parties, holiday goodies in the office (I got […]

Weird and Easy Way to Get Fit

I think we are all trying to get fit, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you are a bit of a couch potato like me.  But there ARE ways to get fit, at least a little more fit that are easy, cost nothing, and don’t require a lot of sweating.   […]

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

I did a post about saving money at the gym last year and I decided I wanted to revisit it again as part of my New Year’s Motivation series.  The first week of January is exactly the time of year when people start flooding to the gym again to try and get rid of a […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #5 School Cafeteria

I hope you’ve been enjoying my series so far.  This is my final post in the series, but I think it’s my favorite.  As the head of the USDA, Brian Wansink was given a challenge to improve the nutrition in the typical school cafeteria.  And I have to say, the simple and innovative ideas he […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #4 Grocery Shopping

Here in the 4th post of the series, it’s time to talk about some smart strategies in the grocery store.  I know a lot of posts you see are talking about making thrifty choices while grocery shopping, but these are some little tricks that will help you stick to these better choices even on days […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #3 Manage Snacking

In our last post, we talked about customizing our kitchens for a new healthy lifestyle.  The nice thing about these tips is that you aren’t going overboard.  You are just making a few simple changes that will pay off in the long run.  Today, we are going to look at the problem behavior of snacking. […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #2 Redo your Kitchen

**This post may contain affiliate links. I’m going to share some simple tips on how to rearrange your kitchen to support your weight loss efforts.  Obviously one of the main places we have control over is our own kitchen.  It is one of the rare areas in our lives where we have more or less […]

Sneaky Tricks for Weight Loss – #1: Buffet Eating

  I am starting a new series here.  Part of it is to help you, but part of it is to help me too.  I’ve always struggled with my weight and I’ve found a series of really brilliant little tricks to make weight loss much easier. One of the foundations behind these little tricks is […]

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Do ANYTHING

I think the hardest part of making any kind of lifestyle change is to motivate yourself to stick with it.  It doesn’t matter if you are trying to lose weight, clean up your house, be a better parent, employee, or whatever, motivation IS the key to success. I don’t pretend to be any kind of […]

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Lots of Thrifty Weight Loss Ideas

Every New Year’s Eve, what is the absolute number one resolution?  Hands down, it is always to lose weight.  It’s like the Holy Grail of resolutions!  Because of that, the diet and exercise industry is one of the richest in the world.  People spend thousands of dollars each year with hopes of losing weight – […]

The POWER of small REWARDS

I wanted to post this post in honor of my upcoming Power of You cruise with the Six Sisters and Alicia Richmond from Chic on a Shoestring.  This is a post from my Facebook friend and favorite financial advisor Chellie Campbell. I am fascinated with her concept of the power of small rewards. By the […]

Are Gym Memberships a Good Deal?

  We are quickly heading into the time of year when everyone is desperate to shed their holiday pounds.  This can translate into big bucks for the local gyms and fitness clubs.  I looked it up.  The figure is about $21 MILLION dollars a year spent on gym memberships just here in the US.  Sadly […]

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3 Surprisingly Simple Tips for Healthy Eating

These are some simple strategies to get your family to eat a bit more healthy without having to listen to them whine about it, or resort to sneaking veggies into their favorite foods. Also, if you are trying to lose weight, this is a great way to nudge your own diet in the right direction […]

My 5 BEST Tips for Weight Loss

I’ve been on a weight loss journey for about six months now.  My weight had really gotten out of control these last few years and I was starting to experience some health problems as a result.  For me, that’s been a pretty good motivator.  Superficial things like wanting to look good or wear pretty clothes […]

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