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February 6, 2016
Midlife perspective on weight

Midlife Perspective On Weight, Fitness and Priorities

Today, I’m talking about midlife perspective on weight. If you know anything about me, then you know I am passionate about fitness at midlife. I do believe that freedom from the “weight” of excess weight is possible and I encourage people to rethink their relationships with food. I have written […]
January 23, 2016
can we really trust a diet

Can We Trust Diets To Give Us Lasting Results?

If you have ever struggled with your weight, then you have tried your share of diets. But, can we trust diets for lasting results? Can We Trust Diets? We all do it. We find ourselves on the merry-go-round of too much food, too many indulgences and no discipline when it […]
January 9, 2016
How To Set Workable And Achievable Goals

How to Set Workable and Achievable Fitness Goals

Here we are, poised at the starting line of a brand spanking-new year and with it comes a host of new possibilities. I am doing something new by having my first guest blogger on The FABulous Journey. I would like to introduce you to Shelly Stinson. Like me, this Shelly […]
December 17, 2015
Conquer the lure of holiday sweets

How To Conquer The Lure Of Holiday Sweets

All those yummy holiday sweets…it’s enough to send your head into a perpetual spin if you are trying to maintain your weight during the holiday season. Today we’re talking about how to conquer the lure of holiday sweets.   How To Conquer The Lure Of Holiday Sweets The closer it […]
December 5, 2015
Controlling Weight Over The Holidays- Everyday Can't Be A Party

Everyday Can’t Be A Party – Controlling Weight Over Holidays

The holiday season is chock full of celebrations…all revolving around eating. It’s no wonder some of us feel helpless with all the festive food choices.  It’s enough to make you want to throw in the towel. But, I am here to say that several scattered occasions do not have to […]
November 26, 2015
Holiday Food Survival Guide - How To Approach The Holiday Spread

How To Approach The Loaded Holiday Table

Thanksgiving is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love the whole idea of setting aside a special day to celebrate our bountiful blessings with family and friends. And of course, you can’t talk about Thanksgiving without mentioning all the yummy foods that go with it. It seems appropriate […]
November 19, 2015
Celebrating One Year Of Freedom From Weight

Celebrating One Year Of Freedom From Weight

I was talking to a friend who recently returned back to the Philippines. She was not around me last year during my weight transformation, so she commented that I looked a lot slimmer then she remembered. As we were talking, it occurred to me that today is the my one-year […]
November 12, 2015
Five Thoughts About Food That Will Wreck Your Waistline

5 Thoughts About Food That Will Wreck Your Waistline

“The holidays are coming. They are going to have to roll me out after the New Year!” You’ve either heard something like this or you’ve said it yourself. Every year is the same thing…you see Thanksgiving on the calendar and you start the mental game…how much weight will I gain […]
October 29, 2015
Inspiration For Body Image

How About Some Midlife Fitness Inspiration

Midlife Fitness Inspiration I thought it was time for a little midlife fitness inspiration on the fitness road. Weight and body image are two significant considerations for women over 40. During a time rife with transition and change, these factors present physical reminders that life really is a series of […]
October 22, 2015
7 Things To Do Instead Of Eating

8 Things To Do Instead Of Eating

Eating really is fun, isn’t it? It is probably the most agreed upon expression of culture and community around the world. No matter where you go or what you celebrate, food is almost always the center peg around which everything else revolves. It’s not surprising that we immediately gravitate to […]
October 15, 2015
dessert separate from meal time

Keep Dessert Separate From Mealtime

I received a lot of great feedback about my dessert habit in a recent post, My Most Effective Fitness Habits. Since so many of you seemed particularly interested in finding ways to handle dessert in a balanced approach to fitness, I thought it was worth writing a separate post to […]
September 26, 2015
My Personal Journey With Iron Deficiency Anemia

My Personal Journey With Iron Deficiency Anemia

My personal journey with iron deficiency anemia started in my late 30’s. I was a busy mom with two young children. Thinking back, I realize that the insidious nature of my symptoms went largely unnoticed at first. A wave of extreme fatigue would hit each day around two in the […]