Handling Holiday Stress- Part 1

  Handling holiday stress is a key to keeping weight loss in check during the holidays.  I’m going to address three things you can do to manage yourself and reduce stress over the next few days.  I’ve found 3 P’s that make holiday time less stressful, planning, prioritizing and passing on.  Let’s talk about planning…

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Cassie’s Moving Weight Loss Story

Cassie’s amazing weight loss story is so moving I wanted to share it with you.  I met Cassie this past week at our program training and  her story moved the room.  Here’s what she shared. ” I walked into the doors of 20/30 to attend a seminar the day after Labor Day in 2015.  I…

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Gratitude Day

It is Day 99 of my gratitude quest.  If you’re just joining me, I set out some 99 days ago,  give or take a few, to list three things daily I’m grateful for in an effort to live positive and enjoy a higher quality of life. I post them on Facebook as well with the…

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Give Negative Nelly the Boot.

  We usually think of Negative Nelly as another person who reeks negativity. Whether Negative Nelly is a co-worker, a spouse, a parent or a friend, you have control over how much time you spend with her( or him) and therefore how much influence she has over you.  Negative Nelly can sabotage your best intentions…

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Rise Above Your Circumstance Part 3

In Part One we talked about recognizing circumstances change.  In Part Two we talked about taking responsibility for the length of the season.  today we’re talking about asking for help. Asking for help getting through summers’ fiery heat, is perfectly fine.  Independence is great, but when summer is long, finding your way to a cool…

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Rise Above Your Circumstance Part 2

Yesterday we talked about the “seasons” in life in regard to less than perfect circumstances.  We talked about the key to renewed motivation is understanding that, whatever your currents situation is, ( your current summer so to speak), it will change. Today lets talk about the length of your “season”. It is partly up to…

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Rise Above Your Circumstance Part One

Do you ever feel overwhelmed? You know the feeling; EVERYTHING seems to go sour all at once. Your healthy plan disappears, your motivation stalls, and hope for change feels like a distant dream.  The good news is you can pick yourself up and rise above  your current circumstances by reminding yourself of three principles; circumstances aren’t…

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Staying Positive in a Negative World

It’s no secret the world is full of negative goop.  I’ve found a goop remover though so let me share it with you.   I call it goop because when I think of goop I think of something sticky and yucky that oozes all over everything and is difficult to remove.  That’s how I see…

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I Can’t… or Can I? Part 4

In the first three parts of this article, we’ve learned to build an “I can” attitude by immersing our brains in positive messages, and building our belief by taking steps every day toward the goal.  Today I want to talk about removing barriers.  It is imperative that we move past “stinkin’ thnkin’”. Stinking thinking sounds like this,…

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I Can’t… or Can I? Part 3

I have a great poster hanging in my basement.  It depicts Garfield and his puppy pal Odie sitting on a tree branch.  Garfields’ comment:  “It’s amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn’t know what one can’t do.”  Whatever we think we can or can’t do is the truth.  We have ability to change our…

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