Happy No Matter What


Feeling States

Everything we want, we want because we’re hoping for a feeling state. It’s not the actual thing – it’s what that thing can bring us emotionally. Whether it’s weight loss, a new car, a boyfriend, etc. We want it because we believe it will make us feel positive emotion – belonging, security, happiness, whatever. When [...]


Getting Too Hungry

For some, eating past +2 on The Hunger Scale is the problem. For me, and I suspect a lot of busy moms, the problem is getting too low on the scale. The problem is I get too busy – washing clothes, feeding kids, picking up kids from school, bathing kids, nursing baby, etc.) to eat. [...]


Walking Meditation

I like to try to incorporate 15 minutes of silence into each day. This is another one of those not so easy things with a newborn. So I’ve started a different form of silence – walking meditation.It’s a form of meditation that involves walking instead of sitting. You are still practicing mindfulness mainly by concentrating [...]


Fuel, Fog, Joy and Storm

Weighing in today at 149.9 pounds. I managed to make it through Halloween weekend relatively unscathed. I did a bit of fog eating though. Mostly Halloween candy. A little explanation of the four types of eating… Fuel – Eating what the body needs to do its work in the world. We want to be eating [...]

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Moving More

The yoga ball. I lived on this thing for nine months when my twins were infants. Bouncing them was just about the only way i could get them to stop crying. Baby Joy is a much more mellow child but I still find myself bouncing her a lot. I’m bouncing right now, in fact. It’s [...]


The Weight Loss for Smart Moms Chronicles

Welcome! This is the first post of what I am calling (for now) The Weight Loss For Smart Moms Chronicles. I am a weight loss coach who just had a baby and I have 20 pounds to lose!


Susan Hyatt Shares her Story!

As one of the most sought after weight loss coaches in the biz and a busy mom of two, I thought it would be inspiring to learn more about her own weight loss journey. I hope you enjoy this blog interview with the amazing Susan Hyatt!


Sorry J.Lo, I’m Kicking You Out!

The other day I was checking out at the grocery store when I happened across a photo of the lovely Jennifer Lopez looking even more lovely on the beach in a tiny red bikini. The headline read, “How J.Lo Got Her Body Back.” J.Lo, you see, is also the mother of boy and girl twins born roughly a week apart from mine. As I admired her perfectly taunt abdominals, I couldn’t help but think of my own midsection. My belly was barely keeping it together underneath a pair of too-tight-but-used-to-fit jeans and a baggy shirt.