Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Eat Vegetables- Lose Weight

Now that you've cleared the junk out of your house, it's time to take the next step and get some good stuff ready to go!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Will you?

If you want to lose weight you have to get the junk out of your house, car, desk etc.  I learned this (again) at Thanksgiving.  We had fudge stripe cookies in the house to make a little turkey table decoration that is traditional for our family.  I love these cookies - we ate through the first package so I had to buy another.  Knowing that I don't choose to control myself when they're around, I asked Dave to hide the second box of cookies - which he did.  At one point, like a crack addict I started looking for the cookies.  Thankfully he hid them well and the feeling passed but I was reminded that it's so important to keep junk food out of my life.

Now I know you want to encourage your children to have the same food issues that you struggle with (wink, wink) but if you're serious about losing weight, it starts here.  If you can't throw the junk away then at least put it somewhere out of sight.  I suggest taking it to the garage.  During the course of your day you'll learn what calls to you when you're tired or emotional or trying to put off an unpleasant task.  Notice I didn't say hungry?  Learn which foods are most dangerous and vow to keep them out of your shopping cart and out of your house.  If you're compelled to go to the garage and get a snack you can be sure that food is keeping you from a healthy life. 

Did I mention that weight loss takes hard work?  Yes you'll have to deal with life instead of manipulating feel good hormones with junk food.  It will be worth the effort.  Don't let junk rob you of what you want most.  Today make a change - Will you?

Sunday, November 27, 2011


I had one of those moments this morning.  I stepped on the scale to check the Thanksgiving damage...  Immediately I began the negative - geesh Lanette!  Here we go again - why can't you control yourself!  As I moved closer to that ledge of self-deprecation a new thought came to mind.  Instead of being annoyed that I had yet another "slap in the face moment", I can be thrilled that I've got another chance to get back on track.  I can Refresh!! 

I found this ancient Chinese proverb yesterday:  "If you continue your current direction, you'll get where you're going."  Don't you love how life lines up to teach us lessons?  If you don't like your current direction, you can change it - refresh - back to the course that brings health, happiness and contentment.

Don't beat yourself up because you have to lose those same pounds again.  Be overjoyed that you have the power to change direction and that you're ready to do it.  The sooner you refresh, the better.  When you find that your direction is taking you where you don't want to go - refresh - back to the healthy lifestyle you love.  Do it again and again, you can't possibly refresh too much.  Every day - every hour - every minute provides a new chance to change the course of your life.  Won't you join me?  Refresh!!