Thursday, September 18, 2008

Don't forget to................

  • Eat your veggies
  • Drink your water
  • Exercise
  • Eat "real" food
  • Use moderation
  • Read motivational weight loss stories
  • Shop smart
  • Choose the restaurant that best works for you
  • Make changes you and can live with
  • Hang around with Skinny people
  • Smile
  • Get rid of the fat clothes already
  • Stop saying, start doing
  • Cook
  • Try new foods often

And most importantly say hi to Rich occasionally.

This concludes Rich's writing of the Hey Skinny blog.

You can follow his antics at the Fun Motivational Speaker Blog

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Last Chance to get in on The Gift of Weight Loss

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A free gift

So what do you do when you unpack your Peapod order and there is a free box of Wasa crackers.

  1. Throw them out?
  2. Gag?
  3. Make Wasa Brei

I should have chosen #1. I chose number 3 and then I number 2'd. Thank god I didn't pay for them. But I do get an A for trying something new.

What's Wasa Brei? Look up Matzo Brei and replace the matzo with the Wasa. Except in this case, DO NOT!!!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Speaking of Obesity.............

I was invited to a South African dinner party the other night. Pumpkin fritters were served as hors d'oeuvres . They were quite good; they were also quite greasy. Yes, one woman started wiping grease on her legs and shared that she was moisturizing.

Well we got into this discussion about that awful show The Biggest Loser; and how motivational it is.

Motivational!!! Are you people nuts? These people are losing record amounts of weight - rapidly. Some people would even say it is neither safe nor healthy.

Motivational? Their job is to lose weight. Anyone reading this post could lose weight in record numbers if you had no responsibilities, like work or family, and could just focus your day on weight loss.

Now don't get me wrong, I do believe that to spend 24 hours per day on your weight loss takes commitment, dedication and courage; and I applaud those contestants for that, but I would hardly call this reality. It seems to me that we shifted an addiction from eating to starving or exercise?

I'm sticking to my guns here. I have been speaking and working with obese folks since 1993, and here is what I know, the most successful do not go from one extreme to another. The most successful make changes that are real and they can live with. The most successful surround themselves with people who understand that rapid weight loss is dumb, stupid and unsafe. Wanna meet some of those people? Don’t forget; three days until The Gift of Weight Loss Begins!

I'll tell you what is motivational. When you see someone who you know is working on their waistline, eat 1/2 of a pumpkin fritter and ask someone if they would like to share an Amarula ice cream coffee drink with shaved chocolate; while spending several hours overlooking the Boston Skyline laughing. That's motivational.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I want a snack!

Go ahead snack!

  • Eat those empty 100 calorie packs of things; several at a time.
  • Eat those foods that have "added fiber" to make you feel like you're making a better choice.
  • Snack on those veggies with an open jar of dressing sitting right next to you (yes, I've seen people do this; they probably had 40,000 calories of dressing by the time they finished the cucumber slices.)

Go ahead snack!

Or try this....................

Open three cans of beans (black, red, garbanzo); drain them and store them in the fridge. Then when that urge occurs to snack, grab some with your favorite seasoning, some low-cal Italian dressing or saute them quickly in a tsp or two of olive oil.

Much better for you. Much healthier for you.

Now you can go feel good about yourself?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Try It! You'll Like It!

Yes, it's another Try It You'll Like It post.

Breakfast this morning was a Brown Rice Scramble.
  • A couple of eggs,
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Rice,
  • Some chopped up peppers and onions
  • and a bit of salt and pepper.

It's a scramble. Do you need further directions? Please tell me no.

Delicious. I even think Tricia the Nutritionist would like this one.

Who is Tricia?

She'll be my first guest/expert to appear in The Gift Of Weigh Loss teleseminar series beginning on September 18th. It's not too late for you and two friends to give yourself a gift. Check it out at:

Oh and yes, the rice was cooked already.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Here's a little bit of a challenge

Okay, here's a challenge for you...................

As we head into the fall a lot of you reading this will be packing away the spring and summer clothes. In some cases it is your hope/desire/dream to not be wearing these garments next year; that this is going to be the year you lose the weight once and for all.

Here's a thought - throw them out right now. Or give them to a worthy charitable organization. Your dream will come true! You won't be wearing them next year.

Now go do what you have to do to be certain that the replacements are the right styles and sizes.