Two Seconds Can Make or Break Your Weight-Loss Efforts

Every single day we make hundreds of decisions: “Do I hit the snooze button one more time,”  “What should I wear,” “What route should I take to work,” “Do I want a cup of coffee or should I go with a tea?”  Sure, we make monumental decisions too, but usually those aren’t as frequent.

Do you realize that a lot of the decisions that you make every day are made in just a couple of seconds? In one on my favorite books, “Blink,” author Malcolm Gladwell talks about those two seconds–really crucial seconds-that we take to “decide.”

Malcolm had this to say: “In “Blink” I’m trying to understand those two seconds. What is going on inside our heads when we engage in rapid cognition? When are snap judgments good and when are they not? What kinds of things can we do to make our powers of rapid cognition better?” Continue reading

Crayon or Computer….If You Bite It, Write It!

New research shows that people who keep a journal were more likely to be successful at taking off pounds than those who didn’t. In fact the researchers say it’s the #1 piece of advice they’d offer people who are trying to lose weight.

To Weight Watchers members, this is not new news. It’s so 1970’s! Journaling, tracking, whatever you want to call it, has been a vital part of our program for years upon years.

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“I Love Lucy” …..and Her Insight on Busy People!


“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”

I love this quote, but it isn’t mine.  This piece of wisdom came from comedian and actress Lucille Ball.

If you’re skeptical about what she said,  think about the busiest person you know and admire for what they accomplish. Have you ever wondered how they can do so much?

I can tell you: Busy people prioritize. They plan and organize their day.  They use all their resources, including others they trust to delegate to when they can. They kick it!

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Introducing Chef Isabella to!

Those of you who are lucky enough to know Chef Isabella will be thrilled to know that you now have more ways to connect with her!

For those of you who are saying “Chef who?!,” let me explain. Isabella Nicoletti is a talented Italian chef who has been working carefully and tirelessly to create delicious, healthful meals that fit seamlessly into a Weight Watchers lifestyle ever since I scooped her out of an Ann Arbor restaurant.

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Weight Loss: Your 2011 Analysis & Predictions for 2012

We love our football. Go Lions!

Even if you’re not a football fan, you probably know the basics of the game—each of the two teams competing in the game needs to move the ball down the field (marked off in 10 yard increments) in order to score the most points. There are all kinds of ways they can do this and believe me, they’re going to try them all out to outwit, outrun, outplay and outscore the other team.

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