The contents in this blog are the expressed opinions of the author, and in no way replace the advice of your physician. Always consult a physician prior to starting any weight loss program.

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Do you ever wonder why you always see body builders looking in the mirror and flexing their muscles?
ok he's not a wimp

It is a classic representation of these dedicated athletes, imitated by countless real and not so real characters. The truth is that this is part of the defining process of contouring and getting the "cut" they want. It is called static muscle contraction and any wimp can do it and see results
You might be wondering how in the world I would know such a secret? Well in my late 20's and early 30's I was actually very much into the body building scene. Although never at the competitive level, I did train along side of some of the elite and gained insight and knowledge into the body building world through osmosis. Just being at the gym every evening and working out in the same room was an education in itself.  They are not always however the pictures of health, using many other techniques which are not exactly what I would call safe to get the look they want. One of which was "spitting" days before competition to become dehydrated in order to look really really "cut". This was enough for me to say....mmmm...errrr I don't think so.
I also know from this experience that the upper body is one of the best places to start when trying to develop definition as those muscles are the easiest to get visible results, not to mention strength. My daughter once started using this static muscle contraction technique while trying to change some of her thought processes, so each time she began to think in a way that was not productive or healthy, she would contract her abdominal muscles. She did this for about 9 months and  soon had rock hard abs.

 This exercise goes perfectly with the 3 MINUTE WAY as you can do it anywhere, wearing whatever and anytime without changing your clothes to do it.

Its really worth a try and you can do it anywhere without looking suspicious and it can't hurt you. Especially with muscles like the abs. I do it when I'm on my walk with my triceps just holding my arms hyperextended with triceps contracted at intervals of 30-60 seconds rest and repeat.
Please note I am not an expert in this field and am expressing my opinion and experience.

Saturday, September 20, 2014


It started out innocently enough when I first met the weird 2 tailed lady. Lattes and a sweet little cookie. I loved the idea of it and the popularity of it, made me feel a part of something very big and very cool. But then as good as the drinks were, I have never been able to tolerate coffee and well coffee is coffee even if it is smothered with milk and flavors. The 2 tailed lady lured me back in with cool music, and something new... CHAI TEA...which later I perfected my order to be "a tall non fat hot 6 PUMP Chai Tea" as the normal 3 pump just tasted like hot milk to me. Little did I know I was increasing the caffeine from 75mg to 150mg.  Well long story short, it all hit me the day I walked into my office and the secretary said, "You always have a Starbucks in your hand every time I see you"  DUN DUN DUN!  I was shocked because I knew then...I WAS AN ADDICT!
I thought I could just say enough is enough, but I was hooked. The minute I got into my car I was like "Pavlovs salivating dogs" and thought I needed a Starbucks. It was crazy.  I could make it through the caffeine withdrawal headache ok, but the minute I had a stressful day, I would give in and reward myself. Until I started using this one simple technique called TRACKING! I started tracking every dime I spent and every bite I took.  When I realized just how much I was spending on my addiction, and how much I was depriving myself from what I truly value,  it was a no brainer and I was able to kick it and haven't fallen off yet. Granted Starbucks is a great meeting place that I have to say has one of the craziest marketing plans that make it almost impossible to say no to, which I actually admire about them.  Now if I do meet up with someone there I just enjoy the aromas the ambience and have an ice water. I fill up a seat and look cool for a short time.  You might be saying there has to be more to it than that...well there is a bit. I have created an entire course to help others beat this and other life sucking habits. CLICK HERE to kick the habit for good.

Sunday, September 14, 2014


Elementary, my dear Watson

So here I am feeling pretty smug, I had had a successful day of knowing what I was feeling when I ate. Worked out efficiently.  Eating to nourish my body only when I was hungry. Drinking water to hydrate! Doing all the things that a healthy thin person does. When I got home though BAM the winds shifted and I got hit with a double whammy of stresss. Dinner had been prepared which I really didn't need but felt obligated to eat to make my daughter feel appreciated. She also made cute little pumpkin cookies again didn't need em but ate em.
Then my other daughter began to work on me with something that was on her mind and although I tried to help her and lift her spirits. She became more distraught about it
So I went on a walk, nice Autumn evening good walk, got home prepared to watch a movie and relax. Family began a stair climbing marathon up and down the stairs for what seemed like the entire movie, and sounding like a heard of wild horses,
   DEF COM 5.
CHIPS AND SALSA..CRACKERS AND HUMMUS. I know it sounds like a healthy snack but it was the way in which I did it, I really couldn't taste it and couldn't really feel what or why I was eating, except I felt like an addict, that somehow it soothed my irritation level into  not feeling anything at all, just self anger. So THAT's IT!  I was so angry at my family but because I love them so much I would rather just be angry at myself and eat until I did not feel the anger anymore. WOW... that was a revelation to me that I didn't even know was going to emerge. So this thing does work.  So now here is the question....HOW DO I EFFECTIVELY DEAL WITH THE ANGER TOWARDS MY FAMILY IN A LOVING WAY SO THAT I DON'T EAT COMPULSIVELY?
Stay tuned for the answers to this and many more why we eat questions.
"My name is Sherlock Holmes it is my business to know what other people don't know!"

Saturday, September 13, 2014

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GAIN WEIGHT? and why you should not get discouraged when you do.

DON'T GET DISCOURAGED...keep reading
 It takes about ONE MONTH to gain weight.

A friend of mine who is "dieting" recently said, " I ate a bunch of cookies yesterday and this morning when I got on the scales I had gained a pound." It is very unlikely that those cookies caused that weight gain. As I stated above those cookies won't start to register on the scales for about another month if she does not go out and work them off with activity right away.  What the probable cause is and what it is for most of us is a decrease in activity.
A few months ago she had taken time off work due to an injury and her job required her to be on her feet all day, plus a lot of upper body movement. So her calories burned decreased significantly and her calories in increased.  Her period of decreased activity was approx. 2 months, and her weight began shortly into her second month and continued at a rapid rate until now which is about 4 months. So lets do the math here.
D.A.= decreased activity IC=increased calories.
The same is true of me. I was out of commission recently with a back injury and could not even walk or get into the car. I am back now thanks to my miracle body worker. (I will be doing an interview with him soon to share his wonderfulness with the world) But my period of decreased activity seriously impacted my body. Even though I tried to control the intake, when you are injured you do need to nourish your body to a certain extent, but it was not successful for me and now my pants are tight and even my arms feel larger. So again lets do the math
As her weight gain began shortly after her first month of inactivity and mine was approximately 1 month as I had to start back slowly, it is my opinion that weight gain occurs after 1 month of decreased activity and increased intake.
So why you should not get discouraged about this is THIS. Once you get back on track you may still be in the gaining cycle. What I mean by that is those cookies you ate 1 month ago and did not go out and worked them off, they are just about to take hold and add to your waistline, even though you are not eating as much. It may look like everything you are doing is not working. Remember it took well into a month to put it on, it is not going to come off in 3 days or a week!
Give yourself 1 MONTH to start seeing decrease in weight, decrease your calories in,  keep doing the 3minute workout and STICK TO IT!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


We've been cloned! WHITE CHICKS MOVIE

Lately that is the question I have been asking myself and I am encouraging you to do the same.


Throughout my video series I have noticed I reached a certain level in my program that I felt like...This is IT! I have found the way...Now Im going to start seeing some REAL results. But alas, things just stayed the same. Until now. I found out that there is a lot more to it than my little friend named "Will Power" or reaching a certain saturation point of wanting to eat. It goes a lot deeper.  I tell my peeps in the program to ask themselves, "How bad do you really want it?" and then, "Do you really?" Because each time we "cheat" we are saying we don't really want it that bad. But after asking myself the question, "Why are you eating that?" if the answer isn't, "because I am hungry" then I go deeper. What am I feeling at that moment that is making me want to eat? What does my stomach feel like? What is my emotion?  I have heard that many women eat out of loneliness so I tried that one on for size and asked myself,
 "Am I lonely?"......long pause....Naaaah,
I'm really pretty happy, I love my job and my life, I love my kids and my home and all that I am. I'm pretty happy. To tell you the truth I enjoy my alone time it gives me time to create and give back to the world my passion. So once again I have found for me it is FEAR OF FAILURE in some form or another. It is a sticky one, and sometimes very powerful because I can't stop myself by just knowing that is what I am feeling. However it is half the battle right? The other half lies in this next question you really need to start asking yourself to finally defeat the FEAR. Simply click here. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014


I don't usually post so close together but I had an ephiphany and this has to be said before it loses its impact. A couple weeks ago, do you remember I asked you if you were guilty of any the "5 THINGS" and one of them was eating for various reasons, none of them being hunger? Well I had been using a technique to "FEEL" what I was feeling in these times instead of eating and it came to me that I eat because I FEAR FAILURE! ALL THE TIME. It was amazing not scary at all.
Haley Joel Osmet, "I see dead people"
Because I don't feel like Haley Joel Osment on the 6th Sense or anything like that, it is just a realization. More like, so that's what it is...aha kind of thing. So how does that translate to weight loss you might be thinking? Well now it's time to face the fear, feel the fear and then dismiss it because, the truth be told, I am no spring chicken and I have been around the block a few times, I am not afraid. So where is this fear feeling coming from? It's old news basically stuffed down down down deep into our memory from some stupid incident (like selling your own homemade taffy that was gray from the dirt on your fingers) that happened when you were a kid but you think you have overcome it. No it's still there so bring it up and look it straight in the face and say, Hey kid "I got this" relax. Then go do something towards pursuing your passion, to make your goals seem a little closer, instead of eating.  Yours may be something totally different the point here is to make contact with it, don't be afraid of it, feel it and conquer it. Just like Haley Joel in the 6th Sense once he stopped being afraid of his "gift" he was able to use it to his benefit and help others as well. Be curious about the why and then you will begin to find out the how.

Friday, September 5, 2014


Here it is...
Get ready this is big...
Eat less...exercise more...I know right? That is just CRAZY!
But guess what? It's true. As a nurse with over 38 years of experience in multiple fields of nursing I have seen it, countless times and in all different settings. It is not always in the face of illness either. These people are just eating less for a multitude of reasons, and not exercising at all, but they lose weight. By exercising more, you up your chances of achieving your goals, plus continue to eat a healthy diet, it is a win win situation.
There is so much HYPE out there I am sure most people would just  love to sit back and sip on some "SLIM TEA" and watch the weight just melt off. Right?
But news alert, it ain't happening!
You are just going to have to trust me on this and make a few sacrifices. Yes I said the "S" word, but really you can't eat a bunch of fat and not get fat. So just use your common sense. AND OH yes one more thing.. IT"S NOT EASY!
Yeah, sorry it is a life style change and that takes dedication and commitment, and the final ingredient is BELIEVING IN YOURSELF.
So there you have it the Craziest Weightloss Concept that when applied actually works.