• Fitness

    Lifetime of Success

    Last week I spoke about ditching diets and just eating healthier. Changing your eating life style will lead to success. Here is another tip for a lifetime of success. Here is a different approach. Try eating more vegetables with each meal. Eat lean proteins and dairy, whole grains and fruits, drink more water. Cut out all of the extra sugar and fatty foods. That’s all. I am not saying eat 1 slice of dry toast for breakfast, a salad with fat free dressing for lunch and a 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for dinner. I am talking real foods and real amounts. Eat until you feel full and satisfied, not…

  • Fitness

    Conquering the Problem

    In previous posts, I have talked about how I feel losing weight and being healthy is a life style change. I mentioned that with my successful weight loss, I didn’t count calories and I didn’t weigh and measure my foods. After countless attempt and many years of dieting, I feel like I am finally conquering the problem. Even though my weight has fluctuated a few pounds in the last 5 years, I have kept the majority of my weight off. I feel that diets do not work because we are too worried about the number. The number on the scale, the number of calories we eat, the number of calories…

  • Recipe

    Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins

    One of things I loved to do with my Grandma when I was young was to help her bake. I would stand on her kitchen chair next to her at her counter and we would bake all kinds of delicious food. I loved when she made apple pies, not for the pies but for the slices of apple that she would give me. She would put them in a very worn aluminum measuring cup and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. I thought that was the best! We would also make scrumptious bran muffins. They were always moist and we ate them warm out of the oven. Now that I…

  • Fitness

    Get Ready For Summer

    We are just about 9 weeks away from Memorial Day. Even though we have been dealing with cold weather and snow showers lately, it is spring! It is time to turn our attention to getting ready for the summer. Shorts, tank tops, sundresses and swimsuits are just some of the things that we look forward to wearing this summer. Are you ready? There is plenty of time to get swimsuit ready for the summer. If you lose 2 or 2 1/2 pounds a week you can have those extra 20-25 pounds off. It is also enough time to get those muscles firm and looking good! Starting a healthier eating plan…

  • Fitness

    7 Tips to Approach Weight Loss and Succeed

      Weight loss is an individual thing. Even if you have all of the support in the world it all comes down to our own choices and decisions. There are so many different choices as far as diets are concerned. You can order pre-made foods and have them delivered to your door. You can attend meetings and get weighed every week and learn about healthier eating. There is the option of gastric bypass for people that are 100 pounds or more over weight. There are so many books written about weight loss as well. The choice is yours. When you are looking at different ways to lose weight, make sure…

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