weight loss

The Saturday Skinny: Technology has its place in weight loss plan

There are a few tools I have found extremely helpful in my quest to lose weight and many of them are free. When I started this journey back in December 2010, I weighed in at 303 po ...

The Saturday Skinny: Weight loss for one can mean loss for others

When I really knuckled down and got serious about losing weight in October 2011 (after having only lost 20 pounds the previous 10 months), something shifted in the household. I ha ...

The Saturday Skinny: Forget willpower, just make healthy choices to lose weight

This has been a week of meetings held in restaurants, a family gathering at a buffet and Celebration of Life for a friend lost to cancer. Through it all, I managed to stay focused ...

The Saturday Skinny: Hard work pays off on the scale when trying to lose weight

On Saturday, I attended a black-tie fundraiser for a local community college. This was a very public debut of the “new me,” so to speak. Some of these people haven&rsqu ...

The Saturday Skinny: Get moving with your family to instill healthy lifestyles, lose weight

I'll just come out and say it: Being a parent is hard work and when trying to incorporate exercise into family life, it gets even more difficult. What I've learned is my children a ...

The Saturday Skinny: Read food labels to balance nutrition

I am frequently asked questions regarding my weight loss. They range from the basics, "How did you do it?", to, "What's the difference between pinto beans and black beans?" Let's t ...

The Saturday Skinny: Tips for maintaining weight loss on road trips

I often find myself behind the wheel of a car, driving up to five hours at a time. For many during the summer, this is the time for family vacations and road trips. They have prove ...

The Saturday Skinny: Treat yourself with healthier options for weight loss

Here's my skinny ah-ha moment for this week: I can go to a restaurant and still maintain my healthy eating plan for weight loss. I can also have treats (such as ice cream) that won ...

The Saturday Skinny: How to make smart lunch choices

For years, I did the fast-food drive through for lunch, justifying that choice by telling myself I was too busy for a real sit-down meal. In the newspaper business, we are known fo ...

The Saturday Skinny: Find exercise where you can to lose weight

For me, the key word for losing weight is activity. If I?m not active, I?m not losing. As of this morning, I?m down to 206 pounds, meaning I?ve lost 97 pounds and am only three awa ...