It’s NOT the Holiday Weight Gain You Need to Worry About

Dec 05, 2021


“Ugh! I hate the holidays.  I eat and eat and eat.  There is so much good stuff.  I just can’t help myself.  Of course, I gain like 10 lbs.  No, seriously.  I will step on the scale after a party and be up 5.  Then, I just think to myself, ‘who cares now’, and keep eating.”

I remember complaining this exact way a few years ago. 

The holidays were a time I DREADED. 

It was hard enough to lose weight during any normal time of the year, but then you stacked up three sugar-laden holidays back-to-back and I believed there was NO hope for fitting into those skinny jeans.

Now, as a coach, I hear this ALLLLLLL the time.  Most women struggling with weight are either terrified, frustrated or dreading what is supposed to be a joyous time.

No, you don’t just come out and say this or even maybe realize it.  That’s because you have become really good at pushing it away.  It’s much...

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The BEST Gift I Ever Gave Myself

Dec 23, 2019

It’s the week of Christmas and all the talk is about gifts. 

My kids get so excited to share what they received, what they want and what they are “sure” they are getting next. 

It is so fun to watch their excitement.

Well, this year I know what I want and what I’m getting.

I actually gave it to myself last year.

It is the gift that keeps giving.

It is the best gift I’ve ever received.

I became my own best friend.

I’m going to get back to that.  But first, I want to share part of the definition of a friend according to

“A friend is someone you love and who loves you, someone you respect and who respects you, someone whom you trust and who trusts you. A friend is honest and makes you want to be honest, too. A friend is loyal.”

This last year, I learned to love and respect myself.  I can trust that what I say I will do; I will follow through.  I’m honest with myself and aware that...

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Family Relationships Through the Holidays

Dec 09, 2019


Many of you are going to be with family over the next few weeks to celebrate.  But for some of you, it won’t feel like celebrating.  It will feel painful, difficult or frustrating.

These get-togethers aren’t pleasant experiences for you.  You won’t want to go.  You’ll want to hide. You may even have thoughts of becoming sick rather than being around certain people.  Or, maybe you have already started thinking up all the excuses you can use to leave early or not go at all.


Don’t do it.  Don’t give into the temptation.


I challenge you my friends.


Relationships are tough.  But they are tough because we feel like we have no control over them.  We feel that other people have act in certain ways for our relationships to be better. 

None of this is true.


Consider this.  Just because your mom comments on your weight doesn’t mean that you are fat.  You are the...

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