Archive for May, 2009

Falling Down

Posted by Vicki on May 19th, 2009 under Attitude, Weight Gain
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What happens when a toddler who is just starting to walk falls down?  She picks herself right up and starts again, usually laughing and delighted with herself.  No one expects her to run a marathon the first time she takes a step. It doesn’t matter how many times you fall down; it’s picking yourself up […]

Food and Activity Logs

Posted by Vicki on May 18th, 2009 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Healthy eating, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Wellness
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Research has shown that those people who keep food logs and activity logs as a way to manage their weight are more successful than those who do not. Monitoring physical activity is pretty straightforward:  just write down your daily activity, like going to the gym for one hour, or number of steps a day, etc. […]

Recipes: how to get yummy veggies into your diet without suffering and staying within your budget

Posted by Vicki on May 16th, 2009 under Budget-wise eating, Healthy eating, Nutrition
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I have created a number of super delicious veggie recipes with negligible calories.  Feel free to eat as much as you want; eating lots of veggies not only saves calories, but also keeps you satisfied so you want less of the higher calorie, more energy dense foods.  SO many of my patients who let me […]

Portablizing your routine to help you manage your weight

Posted by Vicki on May 12th, 2009 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Healthy eating, Lifestyle
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Portablizing:  What Does This Mean? It means:       Adapting your routine so you can take it anywhere.  Everyone does well with a routine, or structure in their lives, and that includes with management of your weight, whether you want to maintain or lose. o        Chaos and weight control are like oil and water.  o        If you […]

Monday Blues

Posted by Vicki on May 11th, 2009 under Attitude
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Mondays have always been hard for me — the re-entry into the real world and all its cruel tricks.  The morning was so busy — again fell behind and morning schedule overlapped the afternoon schedule.  My first 2 pts of the afternoon did not show up,  so that gave me a bit of a reprieve.  […]

A bit agitated — what to do when stressed out other than eat

Posted by Vicki on May 8th, 2009 under Attitude, Eating Behavior, Lifestyle
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Not really feeling like posting anything today; fairly agitating nonstop day.   Fell very behind seeing patients — I hate when this happens.  Was thinking about feeling stressed out.  What do people do when they are stressed out?  They eat.  I know only a few handsful of people in this whole world who eat only when […]

Keeping It Simple — How to Move More

Posted by Vicki on May 7th, 2009 under Exercise
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The Key to weight loss is keeping it simple.  The easier you make it for yourself, the more likely you are to stick with a plan.  The word “plan” itself means that a strategy must be in place.  On this blog, you will find tips for simplifying in order to accomplish your weight loss goals […]

Anniversary

Posted by Vicki on May 6th, 2009 under Eating Behavior, General, Lifestyle, love, Weight Loss
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Today is my 25th wedding anniversary to the handsomest and best man in the world.   Richard is my soulmate and my one true love.  Prior to our wedding,  I had lost some weight — intentionally — and was very skinny on the day of our wedding.  Wedding dress looked great, but was a tiny bit […]

Notes On Fooling Ourselves

Posted by Vicki on May 5th, 2009 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Wellness
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We all try to fool ourselves.  It turns out that even those of us who log our food intake may underestimate our calorie intake by as much as 30%!  This can mean the difference between weight maintenance and weight gain, or weight maintenance and weight loss.  People interestingly also tend to OVERestimate the amount of […]

Fruits & Veggies & Breakfast

Posted by Vicki on May 5th, 2009 under Eating Behavior, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness
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Many people I speak with are aware that they eat too few fruits and vegetables.   Often, when I ask to review someone’s food log, days may go by with no produce listed as part of the daily menu.  It amazes me.   Without fruits and veggies in my diet — lots and lots every day — […]