Brand New Diet Trick – Patience!

Sometimes it’s so overwhelming and such a struggle you just want to give up, quit, and be done with the whole thing. What am I talking about? If you’ve been there, you already know. I’m talking about the frustration and depression that sets in when you are doing every single thing right, and yet you […] Read more »

Gone Too Soon

Yesterday, I found out that an acquaintance had passed away.  He was a really nice guy who ran a local store and my husband and I had known him for years.  For the sake of his privacy, I’ll call him Terry.  Terry was a genuinely nice person and everybody who met him really liked him.  […] Read more »

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions Properly

Well, it’s that time of year again!  You’ve got a few days in which to decide what you want to accomplish in 2012 and get your goals properly laid out and ready to go.  The smart thing to do is have your goals finished by the time the ball drops at 12:00 am.  Many people […] Read more »

Christmas Is About More Than Just Food And Drink

When people heard that my husband and I were dieting and training hard through the holidays, they thought we were completely insane.  We had so many people say, “How can you diet during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s”???  “I could never not-drink over the holidays”….. “How can you even enjoy yourself”? Well, as it turns […] Read more »

Another Reason Not To Get Stressed Out

We all have “those days” when it just seems like nothing is going right and it’s probably just safer to stay home and stay in bed.  Usually, we get overwhelmed by too many activities, or a looming deadline, or some sort of pressure to perform.  Suddenly, it just all gets to be too much. This […] Read more »

Welcome to December

Hello Cougars!  Welcome to December!  I love the beginning of a new month and the fresh start that it offers.  (This may have more to do with “all-or-nothing” syndrome, but that’s a topic for another day!).  December is special, not only because of all the lovely holidays, but because it’s your last chance to get […] Read more »