resting heart rate and health and weight loss
Food for Health

Is your Heart Rate a HIDDEN Clue to Losing Weight & Getting Healthy?

My rising resting heart rate is like an alarm that alerts me to the poor environment I'm providing for my heart. 

3 month update lose 40 lbs
My 40 lbs Weight Loss

3 Month Update on my 40 lbs Weight-loss Mission (with an important message for when you feel down on yourself)

It takes practice, but when you turn your negative self-talk into powerful, uplifting thoughts, you can turn those low feelings around.

food tracking for weight loss
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Track your Food and STOP Sabotaging your Efforts to Lose Weight

It’s heart-breaking to think about how our efforts to lose weight are derailed because we're unaware of what we're really eating.

reset your taste buds with mini mary diet
Food for Health, Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, My 40 lbs Weight Loss

Reset your Taste Buds with the Mary’s Mini Diet

At this point in my weight-loss journey, I can see that I’ve been struggling for a few weeks, and I need to do something to reset my taste buds.

Setback in weight loss: move on or give up
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, My 40 lbs Weight Loss

Weight-loss Setback… Move on or Give up?

You must find a way to believe in yourself and harness your inner power, so you can traverse your way through the challenges of living a healthy lifestyle and come out as the person you want to become: healthy, at peace and free of the struggle.

Day 22 weight loss update
My 40 lbs Weight Loss

Day 22 Update on my 40 lbs Weight-loss Mission

There were a couple of times I came close to eating something I knew wasn't healthy for me (popcorn cooked in oil with salt added), but I knew that wasn't what I really wanted for my body.

40 lbs weight loss
My 40 lbs Weight Loss

Day 15 Update on my 40 lbs Weight-loss Mission

At first, I felt disappointed in myself, and then I quickly shifted my mindset (I've built up my ability to do so). I knew the feeling was temporary, and I knew I could learn from my mistake. I’m developing new eating habits that will take time.