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Weight Watchers Changed Their Name!

The world of weight loss is changing.  Even the iconic company, Weight Watchers, is changing.  With their new name, WW, they are leaving “weight” behind and encouraging healthier habits instead.   Today’s generation is more preventative; they want to live healthy This was a headline in one of the articles I read about the new WW.  […]

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Here is My Best Advice for Weight Loss!

Straight from my heart to you! Accept that losing weight and keeping it off is a permanent change in lifestyle, in how you think about yourself and how you relate to food.  Create an environment for yourself where you can thrive nutritionally.  Create an environment where your body and mind can thrive.  Be bold. Stake […]

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Read This if Weight Loss is Important to You

Lately, for two reasons, I have been thinking about weight loss a lot. One is my own personal journey. The second reason is because I see my clients struggle with losing weight and keeping it off. And I am searching for tools and insights to help support their journey (and mine too!).   I have come […]

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What You Can Do NOW to Lose Weight

Awareness is a vital tool if you want to lose weight Being self-aware connects us to what is happening in our bodies, how we feel when we eat certain foods, and what triggers our overeating. Awareness leads to objective data on what is and isn’t working for us. It also provides clues on where we […]

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Being Overweight – The Roller Coaster Ride & What To Do About It

Weight Gain Woes The other night I was ricocheting between the intense feelings of frustration and defeat over having gained 40 pounds over the last 3 – 4 years. I was so mad at myself and frustrated that I was, once again, significantly overweight. I didn’t know whether to throw something or just sit down […]

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Take the Fear out of Weight Loss

Trainers are Human Too “Trainers – they’re just like us!” I like to joke with my friends that health magazines should do a section on personal trainers like they do the celebrities in tabloid magazines, with the token page of Celebrities, they’re just like us. The article shows celebs pushing a shopping cart, drinking a […]

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Diet-A Dreaded Four Letter Word

Diet? Dreadful. Diet is a dreaded four-letter word that triggers up all kinds of anxiety. The “D” in the word diet has always seemed synonymous to “deprived”, “depressing” and just downright “dreadful”! I hate the thought of ever being on a diet, yet I can’t escape the dreaded “D” word no matter what I’m doing. […]

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Our Nutrition & Lifestyle Program is Changing Lives (and Bodies!)

We all have one – an Achilles Heel – in our fitness journey. For most people, there is at least one area that trips them up and causes them not to reach their fitness goals. That one vulnerability where it is so easy to fall off track. Nutrition is one of the biggest challenges for […]

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Here Are 7 Sensible Tips for How to Lose Weight

From Personal Experience to Personal Trainer When you walk into Strand Fitness, you see fit, healthy trainers. However, that was not always the case. Did you know that Pam Strand, owner of Strand Fitness, and Bob Peterson, personal trainer, have lost a combined total of 110 pounds on their journey to fitness? Inspiring, yes! Hard […]

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I can’t believe I forgot one of the most important lessons

A few weeks ago, I wrote about what I have learned in the last 15 years of my fitness journey. And I cannot believe I forgot one of the most important lessons, especially for weight loss! You cannot ignore nutrition and lose weight! It’s true.  You are fooling yourself if you think you can exercise […]

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