Archive for November, 2010

Failure vs Process: You Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Lose Weight

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 by Fable

When we let go of the fear to fail and know that we’re going to have a bad meal, a bad food day, a day without working out, and add a pint of ice cream to the equation, we get a completely LOST WEEK!

If you keep in mind at all times that it’s the year that matters and lunch counts even though you blew breakfast, let go of the pressure to be perfect (the worst word ever created). Move on and stop thinking about what you didn’t accomplish and focus on all the things you DID RIGHT today.

Just look to the next opportunity to win, a gift of strength for you and your body. That release of negativity can send you sailing into days on end of healthy behavior.

What do you find to be your most common falling-down point? What are your strengths?


Every Ounce Counts

Losing Weight 101- What’s Eating You?

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 by Fable

So today I handled a situation that I normally would have stressed about for months and let the constant aggravation make me crazy. I would usually suck up the disregarding attitude toward me and wait and hope the person would do the right thing. I simply stated the options that were available now that worked for me.

One option put me in a worse financial state, and the other one, much better. But going in, I knew either way MY LIFE would be better. I CHOSE HAPPINESS. I chose it over money and convenience. I stood up for me, what was right, and HAPPINESS. I love that word.

So why tell you all this? Because it screams out “the monster under the bed” of why we overeat. “IT’S NOT WHAT YOU’RE EATING, IT’S WHAT’S EATING YOU.” So I ask you today, find a quiet space and write down a list of what’s eating you. Split this list into 3 sections. Title them Handle It Today, Handle It This Month, and find a way to Handle It All Together.

This last section is for the big stuff, a job you can’t leave right away, a relationship, an illness, or a behavior on your part you are struggling with.

Under Handle It Today, you might just be moving your desk at work, or throwing something away that gets in your way, or planning a night out with the girls that will give a spot of HAPPINESS on the horizon (this is HUGE for me- I must have my next happy spot on the calendar). By the time you get through the first two sections your emotional muscles will be strong enough to support you through the last section.

If a pencil holder is in a place that bugs you… move it. If a person is in a place that bugs you … move that, too.


Remember- Every ounce Counts

Staying On Track and Support Systems

Saturday, November 27th, 2010 by Fable

Oh boy, this one is going to hurt, but we’ll get to that later.

So, there I am, coming off this enormous high feeling. I went to the  “Get Motivated” seminar with the likes of Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, the ex-president of Microsoft, Zig Ziglar, etc.

Then I go to financial investor’s school only to learn that, yes, I really can do this, I felt so empowered, and I was busting at the seems. But then the self-doubt creeps in, and the high crashes. I look at my actions and they are not reflecting this new found knowledge- worse, I am slipping into a snap of depression.

Know this- I’ve been traveling with no health routine and I’ve put on 5 pounds! Wow, now you can just shoot me! I went and did all this positive stuff and for what? Look where I am now.

Ok, a couple huge lessons:

One– When leaving the safety of the healthy system you built, take or create some temporary support.

Two– Only introduce one big concept at a time.

These new ideas need time to settle into our conscious and subconscious. They need to find a home in your life and you need to make new habits formed around them.


I attended three intense seminars in three weeks! My brain was on overload and rebelling.

Here’s where the pain comes in. When you crash, do you have unwavering people who will throw out that lifeline, reel you in, and massage your soul? Do you have emotional credit in others’ banks?

I had no less than 6 people I could reach out to- all I have to say is “I’m losing it” and they jump. But they know I jump just as high! In less than a few hours I was turned around and centered.

Your relationships, besides your mate, are crucial, as my friend
Andi will say, “I’m part of your farm and you planted seeds and
cultivated me.”

Cultivate your support, love them, laugh with them, because I
promise you’re going to cry with them.


Remember, Every ounce Counts

Pressure…Bad or good?

Thursday, November 25th, 2010 by Fable

Pressure from work, kids, family, finances, the future. Are we prepared for it? Will it be better?

The past, is it still affecting us? Crime, technology, our bodies, society and all its statements of what’s important. AAAHHH!!!

Alright, but some pressure is good, we humans need motivation. Some motivation comes from seeing something that society is selling and saying “that’s actually better for me,” like staying in shape. And if we were all mental giants I suppose needing outside pressure wouldn’t be necessary. Until that day…

In L.A., where I live, the pressure is enormous to be slender and beautiful or you’re out of the mix. I know this sounds awful, but the side effect is that it keeps us all at the gym and watching our diets, and that is a positive. It keeps me focused on my weight loss goal. Where I am looking to be is centered in the healthy world of giving my body what it needs and a more balanced spirit with which to feed it. I would like your feed back and perspective, please post in the forum where your outside pressure hits and would it REALLY be better for you if it disappeared?

Do you find pressure to be a good or bad influencer?


Every Ounce Counts