Posts Tagged ‘E.O.C.’

Drinking Diet Coke Does Not Mean You’re On A Diet

Friday, February 11th, 2011 by admin

Remember- the taller you are, the easier it is to be slender. But trust me, you still have to work at it.

James Duigan has been Elle Macpherson’s personal trainer for the last 15 years and he’s recently revealed the secrets behind her enviable figure. He believes that the first step to weight loss is a strong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Duigan offers these tips to lose weight and stick to your diet:

*Make the commitment! Find the determination to make changes to your eating habits and, most importantly, to stick to your diet.

*Eat clean and lean – eliminate processed foods from your diet.

*You need to eat lean and clean. Once you get that right, everything else will fall into place.

*Cut out wheat and sugar. Eating processed, low-fat food and drinking diet coke does not mean you’re on a diet.

“It’s not fat that makes you fat, it’s sugar.”

Duigan doesn’t believe in diets that make you count calories, measure portions or ban certain foods. He thinks these types of diets are a waste of time and a solution to lose weight, but only for a short period of time.

*Find the exercise that works best for you. Not everybody can do certain exercises so it’s better to experiment and find those exercises that fit you.

His last tip is to stretch before bed, it’ll help you get a flat tummy.

Duigan is a real believer in these tips, saying that if these are followed properly, anyone can get to have a fit body in about a month.

And trust me- they believe that EVERY OUNCE COUNTS.

Do you find Duigan’s advice do-able? Believable?
Can you find a way to incorporate these ideas into your lifestyle?

Vanity Fair? How It Can Help You Lose Weight

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 by Fable

Oh I think so. I want to give a sort of disclaimer here in the beginning. I dislike arrogance. Immensely. So when I chat with you here on vanity, I want you to think of it as a tool to keep your motivation up.

When I was very overweight I used my love of fashion and vanity to dress and do my hair and makeup so that people could see past my physical faults and see ME. It worked like a charm. And I will tell you that on the days where I was just getting by and didn’t primp and style my look, I was treated differently, by others and myself. And food is ever-present in our minds when our self esteem is taking a hit.

So, to list all your wishes for your appearance, and begin the process of physically self-loving you is where your priority must be.

I have an upcoming event with my work associates and I’m now tackling a body issue that has plagued me for decades. Will I conquer this? I don’t know yet, but I chose it from my physical wish list and I’m giving it the full court press. I’m able to focus in certain areas of my world extremely well, so now I will focus on this.

All I know is, when I present myself well in the world I lose my desire to overeat. The compliments I receive are fuel for my motivation to lose more weight and increase my health, and primp even more. And there is a mentoring effect that this gives off. Those who have watched me struggle, or I have shared my story with, feel free to ask me how they can look better. Which in turn gives them the “MOJO” to watch what they eat and even exercise.

Is vanity now a force for good? I say yes. Use every weapon in your arsenal, and always be acquiring newer weapons. Like a new dress, add one new exercise into your routine that works on something from your physical wish list. Do you get the point? YOU are a project… Play and tweak and experiment with YOU!

Tell us how you have used vanity to your advantage. Share with us what has worked and what you struggled with.

Remember- Every Ounce Counts!


Steps To Finding Your New Look For Weight Loss

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 by Fable

So, as promised, I will give you some concrete steps to find the new look you want to put out there in the world. So, call your favorite department store and ask for a personal shopper (top department stores have FREE personal shoppers), tell them you have a weight issue and need someone to be sensitive to your concerns.

Make an appointment so the shopper can focus on only you. Here’s an opportunity to play- try new looks and buy some pieces that feel sassy.

Now go to the make-up department and ask for a make-over that you can easily repeat daily- ask for things to be explained clearly and that you want to be able to repeat this in 15 minutes  each day.

Next, go to your hair stylist and ask for a consultation on a few new looks and a new direction.

OK ladies, how much fun could this be? Let’s call this “PROJECT YOU.” Be a bit selfish for a while, break the routine, overdress, be a bit flamboyant, enjoy YOU!

It may not go so smoothly on your first attempt, and you may need to take a few trips to the store or find the right people to vibe with your needs and energy. BUT SO WHAT… IT’S PROJECT YOU!

Let it be an adventure in discovering you and your new look.

Did you find some new ideas in here? I bet you didn’t know that department store Personal Shoppers are normally FREE.


Every Ounce Counts

Getting Out Of Depressive Cycles

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 by Fable

I, like anybody else, can get depressed, but I am lucky- my depressive states are at a low level and don’t usually last very long. Right now I’m in a place where I want to come home every night,  make dinner, watch a movie, and go to bed early. That’s not me or good for controlling my weight. So I’ve broken it down- I must do the behavior that I do when I’m not depressed.

My normal behavior is to go to the gym, spend time working on a project that fills me spiritually, schedule in some fun, and if I’m going to cook, it will be light and healthy. Now, at first when I go to the gym, I’ll be grouchy about it and not work out very well. That will change into being so impressed with myself that I’ll want to go to the gym more. The workouts flood my body with healthy chemicals and energy which in turn crush the depression.

Simultaneously I’m eating well and have something fun to look forward to. Of course, I want to wear something cute to look good for this, so I’m on the right track again.


It’s a cycle that we all go through- it’s just that I’ve discovered how to work myself out of it. I’ve learned how to shorten the bad part of the cycle so that most of my life is spent in for the good part of the cycle. Remember, I want you to enjoy “PROJECT YOU.” So go find out how to get yourself excited about your body, how to love it, stop criticizing it, and shift it into a Happier Place.

Happy =better treatment of self.


Remember- Every Ounce Counts