Posts Tagged ‘stay on track’

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?

CHANGE, And Your Weight Will Change, Too!

Monday, January 24th, 2011 by Fable

Ok, I know you’re sick of hearing the word. And it became this political badmitton. BUT I feel like one of those old people who won’t get a cell phone or use the Internet when I fight changes now. In my industry, change is the “watchword”. Change or die, evolve or perish, moving on….

Well, as I have evolved in my weight management, I realize that most of my RULES are STUPID. I’m now having a ball just changing everything. I’ll try to eat almost anything, to challenge and see if I really don’t like it or was it just bad that one time I tried it before. And if it’s healthy for me, can I work it in my diet in a sneaky way so I won’t actually have to CHEW it! Whatever it takes by the end of this year I will be eating more exciting food and be thinner and healthier because I have embraced not just change, but  ”CONSTANT CHANGE .”

I have only had FUN doing this, probably because I was asking for the changes, not someone else. But I am having fun. And I have to eat gluten-free so I have some limitations, but not as many as you would think. So change your food today, and tomorrow, and the next day. Don’t be afraid to order new stuff. I promise the restaurant has something else if you hate it, and the supermarket won’t run out if you need to toss something.

Tell me what YOU changed, and how it made you feel. It’s scary at first, but soon you’ll learn to look forward to it.

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

Trusting Your Instincts Can Help Your Weight Loss

Friday, November 5th, 2010 by Fable

I have been aware of a behavior of mine for a while now. I get in a group of people or work situation and, many times, half way through, I start ramping up my energy, and I start entertaining, and sort of creating my own world within the situation.  What I’ve learned is that under my happy facade, red flags were flying, and I thought I couldn’t do anything about them at the time.

So, people are either lying or posing or distracting from the purpose of the setting. And here I am sensing things are off-track, and I’m not sure what to do. More importantly, I do know what to do, but don’t like the consequences if I take action.

And how does this apply to weight loss, you ask? Everything we do, or don’t do, causes a response inside us. If we respond inside the bounds of our core ethics, our mind and body and spirit move us into a good place. However, we many times do what’s easy, non-confrontational, and politically-correct. That response brings about discord in our mind, body, and spirit, and pits us against ourselves.

My trick is to pay attention right there on the spot and act accordingly and assist in getting the situation back to a positive and respectful and successful place. I want to be a shepherd, not a sheep. I no longer need to be run over with people’s selfish energy-mongering, and childish distractions. I choose to listen and act when my insides are tugging at me.

Try when you’re feeling uncomfortable in any situation, this little trick…
Stop, mentally step back, and NOTICE what’s bugging you. Breathe a few breaths, let the simplest answer come, and then TAKE that action. Afterward, you will feel strangely at peace. And at peace is where we will all find our healthier happier body.


Every Ounce Counts