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February 13, 2015

First Fashion Shoot

  It just seemed right to do my first fashion shoot based on my new FABulous Journey logo (oh, and yes, I did draw the logo first). So, it’s real life imitating art! I asked my daughter to give some feedback after I had drawn it and she said, “Mom, […]
February 12, 2015

Entertainment Vs Fuel Dilemma With Food

Over the last two weeks we have talked about two mental blocks that impede our success with weight: learned helplessness and a short-term mentality with food. But I have saved the best for last. Uncovering this mental block has been the single most helpful piece to the weight puzzle for […]
February 9, 2015

Long-Term Weight Mentality

In terms of developing a long-term weight mentality, I thought we could take a stroll through the pages of history to find an object lesson. The Titanic sank on it’s maiden voyage, largely because the financial backers of the ocean liner were in a rush to launch their masterpiece of […]
February 7, 2015

Short-Term Mentality With Weight

This is the second post in the series Mental Blocks On The Weight Journey. Diets reinforce a short-term mentality with weight. So, last week I talked about learned helplessness as the first mental block to success over weight. Today,  I want to tackle another biggie on the weight loss spectrum; […]
February 5, 2015

Zesty Homemade Easy Salsa Recipe

Today, I am sharing one of my most popular recipes. I can’t tell you how many bowls of it have been gobbled up by people from all over the world and they all love it, without exception. You can’t go wrong with this one! My family eats it several times […]
February 4, 2015

What Will Your Before and After Look Like?

“When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire others to live the best versions of themselves.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience     Whether it’s a makeover or a weight loss story, something in us just loves to see before […]
January 30, 2015

Learned Helplessness With Weight

I did not suddenly wake up one morning with all the answers to my weight loss. Quite frankly, when I first set out on this journey I was just fed up with food and its, all-too-apparent, effect on my body. Initially, I launched out in the same manner I had […]
January 27, 2015

The Thing About Willpower

How many times have I blamed my inability to control my weight on lack of willpower? I’ve said it a lot and, most likely, so have you. But here’s the thing…willpower is not genetic. Ultimately, weight loss and management comes down to a conscious choice. Willpower Is Not Genetic Click […]
January 25, 2015

Say No to Hunger

For the most part, I have learned to say no to hunger. None of us want to envision a life of discomfort or dissatisfaction. But, when we grow accustomed to associating these feeling with managing our weight, we unknowingly set up an unsustainable pattern for ourselves. Basically,  we adopt a […]
January 21, 2015

Add Movement To Your Days

So, you’ve convinced yourself that you do not have time for exercise. This is an easy conclusion to come by considering the hectic schedules many of us keep to juggle our work and family obligations. That does not mean you cannot add movement to your days. Actually, people didn’t use […]