By Katryna Starks Every January, people resolve to lose weight. They go to the gym, start eating better, and everything seems fine. Three months later, they’ve dropped all of these good habits. By the end of the year, they are back where they started – or worse. What happened? They started out the wrong way.… Read More Why “Lose Weight” is the WORST New Year’s Resolution
The other day was hectic – as usual. I barely got breakfast, didn’t get lunch, and although I was on my way home, when I stopped for gas I was ravenous. I scoured the convenience store for something to take the edge off when I spied the chocolate chip cookies. I bought one. It was… Read More The V.O.M.
By Katryna Starks In the last post, Who’s Goal Is It Anyway? (Part 1), I talked about the transtheoretical model of behavior change and its 5 phases: Precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. If you have a goal, you are in one of those phases. This post is about deciding which phase you’re in and… Read More Who’s Goal Is It Anyway? (Part 2)
By Katryna Starks I hear many people who have gone through the hardships of losing weight and getting healthy. They’re ecstatic. They’re helpful. They’re full of advice about how to be healthy. They’re encouraging. They’re enthusiastic. And they’re judgemental. It’s this last adjective that I’m going to address today. Losing weight successfully is a laudable… Read More Who’s Goal Is It Anyway? (Part 1)
“I had a VOM when I stopped at a fast food restaurant, but got a kids meal instead of regular size. They market the meals with cartoons and toys, but the calories are more appropriate for me than the meals marked toward adults.” – Anne, 34 “When I was out and I got hungry, I… Read More YBS Celebrates Small Victories!
By Katryna Starks We’re usually told to set a specific goal and then move toward it. However, if the goal has an emotional tie, then a more indirect goal is the best. Sometimes its hard to reach goals because we care too much about them. Here’s an example. A direct goal for many is to… Read More Having trouble meeting your goals? Care less!