Friday, January 4, 2013


Checking to see if anyone is still out there?  I am living the dream and fighting the fight every day!  Have not forgotten about all my friends here!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I apologize to anyone that has checked this blog over the last month!  The mother board on my laptop crashed and then I got locked out of the account until this afternoon!  I am so sorry if people have been checking can always send me a note if the site is not updated.

I just had a long discussion with the person at the front desk where I am staying about craving's.  We all have them it really comes down to how do you manage them?

I would tell anyone if you have a craving or a weakness save it for the end of the day and then treat yourself in the area you crave.

If you do it early in the day you will usually lose it and give into temptation in many areas.......if you save your one vice until end of day you can give in go to bed and wake up ready fr the next cycle!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

No Worries

How many times have we heard that expression!

I believe we really need to take those words to the bank.  So many of us stress over so many things.  If we could just learn not to freak out over things we would all be in much better shape mentally and physically!

I spent an hour on the phone with a friend last night talking them off the ledge.  The reason they were freaked out is that they had lost 23 lbs and on Easter they ate a bunch of candy.  They got so freaked out it really took me an hour to calm them down.

This is crazy...many of us need to realize you sweat the big stuff not the little stuff.

Focus on the issues that matter....a few extra calories in a day or a missed work out are not something to obsess over.  Long term your concern for being in shape or losing weight should have to do with health....if you are always stressed you will have Blood Pressure issues.

If you are always thinking or concerned about what is going in your mouth  you will be intolerable.

This time when I say No Worries I mean it.........let it go!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Many of us think that habits have a bad connotation.

I current study showed 40-45% of our daily activities are habits and many are not negative.

The good news is that when you are trying to lose weight or get in shape this study helps.

What this study has identified is that every habit has a trigger and some sort of reward.

Once you identify the trigger that sets a habit and how you feel rewarded you can either keep it up or find a way to remedy the situation if it is a negative habit.

Take a look at your daily drivers and try and figure out what is negative and then work to understand what triggers that behaviour. If you can figure that out you can then work to remedy the issue.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Outdoors are Calling

There is one really cool thing when the weather starts to get better.  You can really change up your routine.  It is so nice to have a few minutes and to head outside and do something different.

so many of us get used to the indoors all through the winter.  Now is the time to think about things you can do outdoors this year....BIKE RIDES, GOLF, SWIMMING, HIKING....So many options and such little is your call my friends decide what you want to do with your time and jump in and embrace it!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

I need to apologize I was locked out for over a week!  I hope all of you have stayed diligent in your efforts to achieve any and all golas you have!

Tomorrow is Easter and I truly hope all of you get to enjoy time with family friends or both!

Holidays are the best time to take a deep breathe and enjoy yourself!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

This is hard to believe!

For better health, try standing up more, a new study suggests. Those who spend 11 or more hours a day sitting are 40 percent more likely to die over the next three years regardless of how physically active they are otherwise, researchers say.
Analyzing self-reported data from more than 222,000 people aged 45 and older, Australian researchers found that mortality risks spike after 11 hours of total daily sitting but are still 15 percent higher for those sitting between 8 and 11 hours compared to those sitting fewer than 4 hours per day.
"The evidence on the detrimental health effects of prolonged sitting has been building over the last few years," said study author Hidde van der Ploeg, a senior research fellow at the University of Sydney. "The study stands out because of its large number of participants and the fact that it was one of the first that was able to look at total sitting time. Most of the evidence to date had been on the health risks of prolonged television viewing."
The study is published in the March 26 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.
Average adults spend 90 percent of their leisure time sitting down, van der Ploeg said, and fewer than half meet World Health Organization recommendations for 150 minutes of at least moderate-intensity physical activity each week.
The data was collected as part of Australia's 45 and Up Study, a large, ongoing study of healthy aging. Strikingly, the elevated risks for dying from all causes remained even after taking into account participants' physical activity, weight and health status.
Sixty-two percent of participants said they were overweight or obese (a similar proportion to Americans), while nearly 87 percent said they were in good to excellent health, and one-quarter said they spent at least 8 hours each day sitting.
Inactive participants who sat the most had double the risk of dying within three years compared to active people who sat least, van der Ploeg said, and among physically inactive adults, those who sat the most had nearly one-third higher odds of dying than those who sat least.
Because many people must sit for long hours at their jobs, they should make sure a greater portion of their leisure time is spent standing, walking or engaging in other movement, said Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, director of Women and Heart Disease at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
"Yes, you have to work, but when you go home it's so important you don't go back to sitting in front of the computer or television," Steinbaum said. "After the 8-hour mark, the risks go up exponentially. It's really about what you're doing in your leisure time and making the decision to move."
Several workplaces in Australia are testing sit-stand work stations, van der Ploeg said -- a generally well-received initiative that may be a future option for other offices. "Try ways to break up your sitting and add in more standing or walking where possible," she suggested.
While the study uncovered an association between total sitting hours and death risk, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
The study was limited by the relatively short follow-up period of less than three years, experts said, which may have obscured undiagnosed health problems among participants that could have led to earlier death. Dr. David Friedman, chief of heart failure services at North Shore Plainview Hospital in Plainview, N.Y., said those who sit longer "tend to be sicker, have obesity issues and cardiovascular problems. Perhaps they're less ambulatory in the first place."
Van der Ploeg acknowledged these limitations and said more studies will need to replicate the findings and focus more on sitting's influence on developing conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
"Studies that measure sitting time with activity monitors instead of questionnaires will also help build the evidence base," she said. "All these studies will further inform us of the exact relationship between sitting and health conditions, which ultimately will result in public health recommendations like we already have for physical activity."