Archive for December, 2012

Wow – This was embarrassing…

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Are you more of a Yes person or a Stress person? An Ownership person or a Blame person? A Communicator or an Angry-Assumption-Maker person?

For years, I have thought that I was a Yes person, an Ownership person, a Communicator but I recently got a dose of tough love and truth handed to me by the one who knows me best.

My husband and I were traveling to Minnesota on December 23rd for Christmas Celebration Number One (of three). He had made plans for us to go sledding with some good friends the afternoon of Christmas Eve. (Yes!)

Sledding plans, sounds amazing and completely sweet… BUT I didn’t want to be a part from my Mom on our only day with her even though we traditionally simply get-together for Christmas Eve night so…

I slapped his fun-filled invitation with a the wall of STRESS.

Apparently, I’ve been doing this a lot lately. He makes plans for us, and I’m just an angry whirlwind of STRESS.

And once I’m STRESSED, I blame, I start throwing out assumptions, and I shutdown trying to figure out how to please everyone.

Ugh. Do I really do that? Is that the kind of woman I want to be? Where else does this wall of STRESS show up and limit my opportunity to easily and pleasurably experience joy and happiness and create amazing memories with those I love most?

In the most forgiving way my husband showed me what I was doing.

What happened next stopped me cold… and it changed my life. I’ll reveal the whole story on next Saturday’s free uncensored call.

You’ll get direct access to me – for free! All you have to do is show up and raise your hand.

Just say YES.

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Just radical honestly coming from a place of love and commitment to holding you accountable to your weight loss goals, New Year’s Resolutions, childhood dreams, and highest self. Think of it as a gift, of me paying the experience forward, and starting 2013 a little bit better than I left 2012.

I want to show you a way you can stop your old habits cold and choose to be surging forward.

All The Best To Your Health and Happiness,

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Dear Sugar Fiend, Here’s Five Ways To Crush The Craving.

Well. No WONDER we’re all addicted to sugar. It’s in EVERYTHING. For real. According to the USDA’S US Consumption of Caloric Sweeteners, in 2011 the average American consumed 76.7 pounds of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, and other sweeteners annually. I feel sick just thinking about it. Mainly, because I would bet good money that in 2011, I consumed MORE sugar than the average American. Well, maybe not 2011. But definitely in 2010. I know I hadn’t yet taken ownership of my health in 2010.

And then I found this infographic. Their sources are listed at the bottom, and they’re saying American’s consume 130 pounds of sugar annually. Good Lord.


Nursing Your Sweet Tooth~~

And, isn’t it wonderful to know that sugar is just as addictive as cocaine? Ah, warm fuzzies.

Ok, so to crush sugar cravings…


  1. Get some sleep.
    As in eight hours of high-quality sleep. Nightly. Your body needs REM sleep to grow and repair from the day’s stress. When we don’t get enough sleep, our metabolism and health suffer. And then we reach for sugar to keep us awake.
  2. Eat real food.
    A novel concept, I know. Eat real food at every meal. But I’ll get a little specific here. Have some protein – turkey, chicken, or fish. Have some fat – like coconut oil, grapeseed oil, olive oil, or avocado. Have some fiber – kale, spinach, apple, plum, banana, or snap peas.
  3. Use condiments. 
    Have a plethora of condiments readily available to flavor your food and drinks. Put them on a lazy-Susan in your dining room and play! Put as much cinnamon as you can stand on any and all of your foods. It does wonders to decrease inflammation and stabilize blood sugar. I like using gomasio instead of salt and coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for savory flavors. To avoid the real and fake sugars in salad dressings, I’ve found olive oil (or grapeseed oil) with pepper is surprisingly tasty! Who knew? Go into it with an open mind, keep it fun, and play around!
  4. Spoil yourself.
    Eat really nourishing foods and drinks 90 percent of the time. And the other 10%? Give yourself permission to thoroughly enjoy the moment and “be bad”. Ooooh. You rebel. Just be sure to invest in your badness. So when you are off eating chocolate, be sure it’s uber-high quality luxury chocolate and NOT the wax-filled wannabe chocolate at the checkout line.
  5. Decide that you’re bigger than your craving.
    Realize your craving popped up. Drink some water or tea. Know you’re going to give yourself 10 minutes before you act on your craving. Start in on a project – anything from filing papers to starting a bath, from knocking out a few emails to a home-improvement project, from stepping outside for a few breathes of fresh air to reconnecting with that higher version of yourself for clarity of purpose. Do something other than dwell on your craving.

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All the Best To Your Health And Happiness!