Monday, January 18, 2010

Be Thankful for the Love

"Take a moment to think about all of the individuals that fill your life. Family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, and others. Be thankful for the love that exists for you in so many forms."
~ Sylvia Browne

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stay True to Yourself

Your only obligation in any life-time is to be true to yourself.

~ Richard Bach

Friday, January 8, 2010

Experience Develops Your Character

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~ Helen Keller

Coach Sherrie says: Actually I try to have a combination of both. Ease and quiet are important too. We must look back at the experience in tranquility in order to fully comprehend it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Top 10 Ways to Shed Those Pounds

Top 10 Ways to Shed Those Pounds
by Dr. Karen Yale - D.C., C.C.N., D.A.C.B.N., F.I.A.M.A.

Besides quitting smoking, shedding pounds is a top New Year’s resolution. Come March, however, about 70 percent of the well-intentioned have given up. But you don’t have to suffer the same fate. Make 2010 the year you reach your weight goals by following these top 10 strategies…

1. Set reasonable goals. If you drink two sodas a day, cut back to a soda a day, then a soda every other day. Keep your goals reasonable, realistic, and reachable. Once you achieve one goal, set new ones for yourself.

2. Add, don’t subtract. Most weight goals involve cutting back, leaving you feeling deprived. Instead, add foods to your diet, especially fiber. Eat as many fruits and vegetables you can with each meal. Not only will you feel full and satisfied, you’ll also start a natural cleanse.

3. Find exercise you enjoy. If exercise feels like work you’re not going to stick with it. Find something fun for you whether it’s dancing, bowling, walking with a friend, or joining a volleyball team.

4. Don’t starve yourself. When you’re fighting hunger pangs, you’re likely to reach for unhealthy snacks. Keep fruits, vegetables and other low calorie snacks handy.

5. Put the scale away. After two or three days, you’ll be tempted to step on the scale, but give yourself two weeks before you weigh in.

6. Stay busy. Many of us eat out of boredom or habit not because we’re hungry. Find something to do during those periods to keep your mind off of food like tackling a cleaning job or phoning a friend.

7. Brush your teeth. It’s an old trick, but one that works for me. When your mouth is fresh and clean you reconsider eating something immediately afterwards.

8. Chew gum. While some may think it’s an unattractive habit, studies now suggest chewing sugarless gum burns more calories, plus it keeps your mouth occupied and focused on something other than eating.

9. Be patient with yourself. It’s easy to slip up every now and then. We all do. The trick is to not beat yourself up and commit to doing better at your next meal.

10. Take vitamins. In a perfect world, we'd get all the nutrition, vitamins and minerals from our three perfectly balanced daily meals. Few of us do this. Even if you think you're eating right, modern food processing can deplete whatever nutrients were originally in the food. That's why vitamins are so important, especially for those who are trying to reach their weight goals. It starts with a good, high-quality multivitamin.

Welcome to Weight Loss Coach Sherrie's Blog!

I am currently trying a new way of eating (forget about that nasty "D" word!). I am following the "Schwarzbein Principle" and learning ways to focus on creativity and taking care of ME. I am currently in Body Blissmas, a program started by Jill Badonsky. As I learn to focus on healthy eating and being happy and creative, I would like to help you do the same.

Are you currently trying to lose weight?