Posts Tagged ‘happy’

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!


Conscious Living

Sunday, November 21st, 2010 by Fable

Keep your demeanor as upbeat as possible all day. I read a book that asked me to put a rubber band on my wrist and snap it every time I said, or thought, a negative thing- a complaint, criticism, self-defaming comment, or negative observation ( even if accurate ).

My wrist was sore and red by the end of the day. It was a real eye-opener for me and trust me when I tell you that most people think of me as a very upbeat person. The fun thing was I told the immediate people around me about the rubber band. And it became a fun joke. “Fable, that will cost you a snap!”

But really, by the end of the day I was editing my negative behavior and was much more aware of myself. I was eating with a positive attitude and most important, I was happier. I lost a pound that day. WHY? Conscious living- I had to pay attention to each moment.

YOU MUST TRY THIS. I will be wearing my rubber bands all week.


Every Ounce Counts!

Inspiration- Life-Changing Ideas For A Weight Loss Lifestyle

Sunday, November 14th, 2010 by Fable

The very word “inspiration” tells you to look within. When we say something inspires us, that’s because what we saw or heard touched us INSIDE and rang true. So I believe that all we need to inspire and motivate us is already there.
What we DO need is someone to ask us to pause, go within, to realize and listen to our own wisdom. That’s my job. To get you back to YOU. To get you back to loving the body you are walking around in. Finding the energy and tools to be that kid on the playground who used their body to experience joy.

I listen to many motivational speakers. Not because I don’t believe in myself , but to uncover all the groovy stuff I once knew and believed in. I put myself in a position to hear good things that resonate with me and energize MY inspiration.

Remember, we are so rarely hungry for food. We are hungry for many things.  And different things on different days. As I write this, I’m hungry for career success, which is quite challenging lately. But something Yummy has shown up in my life and I’m no longer hungry for that piece of my puzzle. So I will hunker down at work and give that the energy and attention it needs.  But there will always, as I’ve said before, be missing pieces to our puzzle. And not really missing… you’re still searching for THE piece that is the right fit.

A therapist I have come to love and trust once said, “I want you to always operate on the assumption that your instincts are right first… You’ll know quickly if you’re wrong.” That was life-changing for me. I look to own INSTINCTS and INSPIRATION. And that is where peace and balance and OUR life’s river flows.

My website is just a tool to unlock your faith in yourself. Use it, use it, use it.

What have you found to be your inspiration? Do you use reminders often?

Every Ounce Counts


Exercise…. AAHH!!

Monday, November 8th, 2010 by Fable

Ok, let’s get to the nitty gritty. Very few creatures on this planet work out consistently, love it and can’t wait to get to the gym without any difficulties. For the rest of us, there are a myriad of problems.

So I’ll explain mine. And it might set a course for you getting hold of yours. I enjoy the gym, I would go 5 times a week, but I have a job, a son, a group of friends, and a family. And if the day gets behind schedule, the first thing off my list is working out.

If I’m tired the first thing off my list is the workout.

If I get an invite to go play, guess what? I play instead of work out.

Then there are these great stretches of maybe 3 weeks where my life is consistent. I go to the gym every other day and my body, mind and spirit are aligned. I could be one of those rigid people who never stray from their routine but I’d be fighting my true nature. I get that if I didn’t have to go to work I could solve this problem tomorrow, BUT a Rockefeller I’m not.

So what really is your workout hold out? Do you really dislike it or are you so overweight you can’t find a way to begin? Are you bored at the gym? Do you really have a physical problem that stops you. Please find your answer, then write down 5 ways to conquer it. My 5 are…

1. Shift my schedule at work just slightly

2. Get up earlier

3. Say no to to interruptions more often

4. Get videos on my iPhone to watch while working out

5. Find  exercise that incorporates my social life

What are your five answers or solutions? What’s your biggest obstacle?


Remember, Every Ounce Counts.