This week, I’ll have the pleasure of connecting with and helping my favorite charity, the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, which serves millions worldwide, who have issues with blood sugar. Check out this organization’s awesome tool to help you learn more about the misunderstood condition of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
A few years back, while on a blind date with a man in New York City, I politely passed on a glass of wine. Despite my kind refusal, my quite-out-of-shape date kept pushing alcohol on me. I graciously declined yet again.
Since the guy wasn’t my type, I didn’t bother to explain that I don’t drink alcohol because I’ll feel awful afterwards, get horrible headaches, spaciness, dizziness, insomnia, and a three-day “hangover.”
Even if you don’t socialize over booze, you can still have fun on your dates, great health and lose weight at the same time.
Back to my date with the epitome of bad health. Thankfully, it ended quickly, but as we both said farewell, Paunchy, Sedentary, Booze-Guzzler couldn’t resist a dig: “You’re too into health and wellness for me,” he insisted. Seriously?
If you’re single and are now eating more cleanly or dieting (following, say, a keto, low-carb or vegetarian plan), have you had a laughable dating experience like this? (more…)
Sorry I’ve been gone for a while. I’ve been hard at work on my next book, I blew my diet! Now what?
Then, because I worked so hard, I sort of crashed, and now I’ve been getting my strength back and taking much-needed time to take back my energy.
Actually, for the last 14 years, since founding this blog in 2005, I’ve been posting pretty regularly. But this time–with intense deadlines coming at me–I really needed to take a break.
But I’ll be back soon with more awesome Start-Again Monday blog posts.
Get ready to laugh with me about how I blew my diet back in 2012 after losing my mother.
For this week, I’d like to remind you that last week’s Thanksgiving feast is a thing of the past.
Even if you’re still feeling sluggish and frazzled after last week’s festivities and possibly overeating, it’s time to nourish yourself with both healthy foods and nourishing thoughts.
So let’s turn to the amazing Louise Hay, whose awesome affirmations can lift you no matter what.
Most of my fellow Americans will be at Thanksgiving feasts again this year.
This time of year is when many, if not most of you, will blow your diets.
That’s because you may feel that you need that junk food.
You just can’t say no to x-y-z [the junk food you most like].
But for many of you, once you get going on Thanksgiving, it’s uh-oh time! The proverbial pig-out train has left the station.
As thousands of you have shared with me over the years, one bit leads to a binge.
But for this Thanksgiving week, I invite you to Claim Your Power.
Learn my Simple Thanksgiving Switch. This is all you need to do:
It’s now officially the week to be grateful (at least in the United States.) But of course, no matter where you live, it’s you want to be thankful every single day. Of course, on Thanksgiving, you want to be especially grateful.
Now discover 3 Ways Gratitude Helps.
- You’ll feel physically better: Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the University of Zurich in Switzerland found a direct link between people who expressed gratitude and reported being in good physical health. The study suggested that giving thanks helps people appreciate and care for their bodies.
- Your love life can get a boost: Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who compared the impact of both gratitude and indebtedness in romantic relationships, discovered that for both sexes, feeling grateful for your honey led to a better relationship and satisfaction the following day. Gratitude, they hypothesized, acted “as a booster shot for the relationship.”
- Gratitude helps you sleep: In another study from three U.K. universities of more than 400 people—40 percent of whom had significant sleep problems—participants who displayed higher levels of gratitude answering survey questions were found to enjoy better
This blog is getting a major uplift, as I’ve shared earlier.
One of the big things I’ve been needing is a new logo, which better reflects my upbeat personality and my focus to help you Rebound After Relapse.
After lots of back and forth with my designer, we’re down to several top contenders. (Options 39 to 43.)
This where you come in.
Which of these logos do you like best to convey my spirit of compassion, energy and determination to help you Rebound
Share either here, at the end of this blog post, or on my Facebook page which one you like best. Thanks in advance!
Have you blown your diet recently?
Did you you blow your diet and quit eating only healthy foods, because you were set off in any number of ways? For instance:
- Did you endure a heartbreaking or stressful time such as the death of a loved one?
- Did you go through the painful breakup of your marriage or long-term relationship?
- Did you survive another painful scenario?
- Or were you simply tired, wired and tempted when you were out the Junk-Foods Jungle™, as I call it?
Those are only a few of the reasons you may have blown your diet.
In fact, you may have had one or more of 22 different reasons you blew your diet. So I’ve discovered while working on my next book, I blew my diet! Now what?
Whatever your reasons, you’re really disappointed in yourself.
“I blew my diet,” you inwardly groan or wail to your honey, colleagues or friends.
Of course, just about all of us—especially us females—totally get it.
That’s because every day, around the world, millions of people just like you are blowing their diets.
You’re overeating junk foods with refined white sugar, white flour, salt, unhealthy fats, and other sweeteners.
But shoving those unhealthy processed candies, chips, soft drinks, etc. into your mouth leads to disastrous consequences:
- First, you’re filled with guilt, remorse or self-loathing.
- You quickly pack on pounds.
- And then, over time, health hazards such as cancer, heart disease or type 2 diabetes hit you hard.
How do you stop your downward spiral?
Soon, it’ll be time to take back your power.
Right now, I’m hard at work to complete my next book, I blew my diet! Now what?
In it, I help you to Rebound After Relapse.
I’ll share more about the book later, but briefly let me tell you how this book came to be.
Now that I’m finishing writing my next book, I blew my diet! Now what?, and planning for the companion podcast, we’re going to have a new, improved, snazzier look on this blog.
Stay tuned for our new look.
Have you blown your diet with carbage (carb garbage) and sweets after the death of a loved one, a time of stress, your divorce or another tough time?
It’s time to get support.
I’m thrilled to announce that after years of research, I’m ready to help you Rebound After Relapse, as I put it.
That’s why I’ve now started a new I blew my diet! Now what? Facebook group.
Now for a little about this I blew my diet! Now what? Facebook group. For instance, I’ll share: