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Looking good and feeling great are two things that don’t come easy. Before I went into business for myself, I struggled with food, family, health issues, and my own self-esteem.

But somehow for me, the lessons I learned early in life sparked a fire in my belly and a passion in my heart. In turn, these led me to a career path that I was destined to pave.

For over 30 years, I’ve been fortunate to have made a difference in the lives of thousands of people with regard to weight loss, self-respect, and learning to live happier and healthier lives. It is my hope to make a difference in yours too.

It’s your life – come on, let’s make it the very best it can be!

Love, love, love,

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The Star-Power Behind Reaching Your Goals

scThink of anything you’ve accomplished in life so far. What drove you to keep going no matter what came your way or who got in your way? What fueled you to accept nothing but success as the outcome?

Besides your ever- evolving arsenal of tricks and talents, there is one main, inner driver that can put you in overdrive to get whatever you set out to accomplish. That driver is “self-confidence. It’s the beam that puts a bright spotlight on your capabilities.  It’s the fuel behind persistence and tenacity. It’s the X-factor that you might not even realize you have.

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Read Between the Lines When It Comes to Weight-Loss Hype

mag rack.JPGThis week while you’re waiting to check out at the grocery story, take a look at the magazine covers lining the racks near the register. What you’re going to see are a million ways to lose weight over the holidays. Each issue touts its own particular spin on something that’s really not a secret: To lose weight you have to take in less food than your body can burn. It’s really that simple.

Now, when you make the decision to lose weight you can do this is a healthy way or you can go about it in a way that can actually cause your body more harm than good. I’m hoping you choose the former because you have a lot riding on that decision, namely your own well-being and long-term success.

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The Why Files

(why cabinet)14342225_slow resKnowing what you eat and when you eat are important pieces of the weight-loss puzzle. I don’t care if you keep track in a Dollar Store notebook, on eTools or in a Weight Watchers weekly Tracker (members can pick up Trackers free in the Weight Watchers meeting room), if you want to gain control over your eating habits, you have to write it or type it, somehow, somewhere and consistently!

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News/Talk 760 WJR Interview with Paul W. Smith (AMA Labeling Obesity as a Disease)

Here’s an interview I held with Paul W. Smith about the recent decision by the American Medical Association to label obesity as a disease. It aired on 6/27/13 on News/Talk 760 WJR AM.

Interview with Paul W. Smith

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FOOD SAFETY TIPS FOR SUMMER CELEBRATIONS

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Summer is officially here and while many people will dine out or get takeout food from their favorite restaurants, many will be firing up their barbeques.  Keep your family and friends safe with these food safety tips:

 

 

 

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Your Dreams Just Ahead

“I bargained with Life for a penny,

And Life would pay no more

no matter how much I begged in the evening,

When I counted my scanty store.

 

 

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Nixing the Proverbial Tomorrow

whenSo many of us are “on the go.” I’m not talking about weekend getaways or running back and forth between work/school, home and daily responsibilities, I’m thinking more along the lines of:  “I’m going to go back to Weight Watchers next week,” “I’ll shop for healthier foods the next trip I make to the store,” or “I’m going to get back to waking up earlier so I have time to exercise.”

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Fat Tuesday and Beyond! Breakfast Items that are Better Than Pazckis

temp_FatTuesdayLogo copyThis morning I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Blaine and Allyson on 96.3 WDVD. Prior to when it aired, Chef Isabella prepared and delivered the on-air guests the following recipes:

 

 

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Quick Tips to Avoid Winter “Padding”

snowmanFor Weight Watchers members working to lose weight or maintain the weight they’ve already lost, winter might appear challenging.

There are a lot of reasons: the frigid weather gives us an easy excuse for not getting outside for our workout or meeting, higher PointsPlus value comfort foods have more of a tendency to cry out to us and we’re more apt to put on bulkier clothing. (Sweats and big sweaters can trick us from feeling (and seeing) any extra weight that we might put on.)

Once we start putting on winter weight, it’s not as easy as our Snuggie to take off.

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