Blogs about Weight Loss

Sunday, January 06, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
I hear ads on TV. I see late night infomercials. I have friends recommending this and that to help melt that fat right off. And even though so many of them are a waste of money, I have three things that you can do right now to help you lose weight without diet or exercise. It won't be much and it won't be fast but the weight will come off. First, get plenty of sleep. When you don't get enough sleep you have a tendency to eat worse than you do when you are well rested. Instead of making a meal, you grab chips. Grabbing chips is much easier than cooking.
Sunday, January 06, 2013 • Athens, AL 35611
  Balance Personal Training LLC
 Do you make a New Year’s Resolution which has a focus on good health and fitness?To achieve success in your resolution keep these 3 things in mind.1)   Choose a realistic goal.2)  Create a plan/outline .3)  Have someone hold you accountable or partner up in your efforts. A goal without a plan is just a wish- by following these 3 suggestions you will be on your way to being successful in your efforts!
Sunday, January 06, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
The decorations are all put away. The kids are back in school. No more parties or potluck's on the calendar. Now to face the facts. I walked up to the scale and really didn't like what I saw. But no matter what reason I can come up with, I earned that number. Now the questions are why and what. Why did I do that to myself? Yes, cookies, fudge and mashed potatoes taste great but it isn't like I will never see the food again. Why did I go face first into the holidays and not come out until the goodies were gone? I know a part of it is, I don't like being told what to do.
Friday, January 04, 2013 • Lockport, IL 60441-4767
Charity Benevelli-Zaczek's Blog
How many times have you said to yourself that you are going to make it a goal to be healthier? How many times have you attempted and once you didn't see instant results, you gave up and quit?Let me ask you this....why? Why are you giving up on yourself before you even begin? Understanding that this process will not happen overnight is your first obstacle to overcome. Knowing that this is not about "losing weight", it's about a lifestyle change is obstacle 2. Most importantly, staying committed will be your BIGGEST obstacle of all. 
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
Here we are. It is now the first day of 2013 and what have you accomplished? Well, I went to work this morning. Afraid of the freezing temperatures on the road and yesterday's snow that melted a little before the freeze came back. I made it with just a few slight slips. I thought about not going in at all, but I had clients counting on me to be there and was WAS NOT going to let the, down. It's funny. I'm so good about putting others above myself. You might be sitting there thinking, yeah, that sounds about right. But it's not. I am important. I am just as important as anyone else.
Monday, December 31, 2012 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
I have started getting posts on Facebook and commercials on TV about Biggest Loser. There is so much excitement about the New Season. Jillian Michaels is coming back and this year they are having some kids take part too. I really like Biggest Loser. I know most people aren't going to lose half their body weight in 6 months, but it is inspiring to see the difference that losing weight can make in their lives. Even though for most of us it will take long to lose "half our body weight", that doesn't mean it can't be done so don't give up hope.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
On Christmas Eve we watched the new Batman Movie. I know, not quite the Christmas memory, but the kids enjoyed it. Anyway, even though I was leaning more toward a Christmas themed movie, I got sucked in. Two things in that movie caught my attention. First... Never give up. Even though Batman was in that prison and was told there was no way he could get out, he NEVER gave up. Second .... The power of Hope. The baddy tried to use hope as a bad thing, but it turned out to be his undoing. When a person Hopes, even beyond hope, anything is possible.
Saturday, December 29, 2012 • Baytown, TX 77521
Michelle Carlson's Blog
OK, so I have a few tricks up my sleeve to avoid the sluggish feeling that can come with overindulgence. Let’s face it, even if we stay within our calorie budget we can feel icky if it’s foods our body may not be used to. Anybody else get headaches with too much sugar? Maybe you feel a little more irritated than normal because of more processed foods sneaking in? Whatever the cause, I have a quick solution for you