Blogs about Weight Loss

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 77520
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
Thursday, December 27, 2012 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
Every New Year many people make a resolution to change their lives. Most of those resolutions are health related. Such as to eat better, join a gym and exercise, or to start a new diet. They resolutions are always started with great intentions. The person making the resolution jumps in with both feet, exercising every day or not touching anything with sugar, whatever that resolution is. Unfortunately, by March most of those resolutions are already broken. Making a big change to your life is really hard. The best way to be sure to stick with your resolution is to take baby steps.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • Las Vegas, NV 89130
AMP Personal Fitness Blog
Getting back into shape, and becoming healthier is the most chosen New Year’s Resolution.  More than half of Americans make New Year resolutions year after year.  Of that half, 75% give up within by March, and of the remaining 25% only a quarter of them truly maintain their resolution and turn it into a healthy lifestyle. 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 • Vancouver, WA 98682
Julie Parkes's Blog
So often I hear about what happens to a fat person. Things about joint issues. Things about diseases and other health issues. But there is something that very few people talk about. Kind of like an unspoken code. The real pain of fat. I have shared before that I have struggled with my weight. In my adult life, I have been as high as 300 pounds and as low as 190. So I know about the true pain of fat. I have walked down the street and had teen boys moo and throw water balloons at me. I have been called the typical names growing up.