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Here is how to reframe the weight loss discussion

The weight loss journey is tough!  For anyone struggling with their weight knows what I mean.   Think about losing weight and the first thing that comes to people’s minds is all of their favorite foods they have to give up.   Those feelings are real.  And they are uncomfortable.  Comfort foods get us through tough times.  […]

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How to Increase Your Accountability for Weight Loss

If you are a reader of our Strand Fitness blog, you know of my struggles with weight loss.  I can get the weight off, but it always finds a way back on.  It may take a decade to regain the weight, but it eventually comes back.  Recently I turned to journaling as a means to […]

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Boost Your Confidence and Succeed at Fitness

“Motivation is the desire to achieve and the confidence to do so. “ –Lavery & Associates Motivation is a tricky thing in life, particularly on the fitness journey.  A lack of motivation can feel like an insurmountable obstacle to accomplishing fitness goals, whether that be to build strength, lose weight, or look and feel better.  […]

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Struggling to Lose Weight? Read This Post!

This past year, I took a wild turn in my weight loss journey. I started the year committed to resolving my biggest fitness challenge: keeping weight off!  If you have followed my blog, you know that weight gain is my most significant struggle.  Lasting changes in this area elude me.  I don’t know why.  But […]

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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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