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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weight Loss Wednesday 2009

Two weeks into 2009 and weight loss is still probably on many people's minds. It was YOUR new year's resolution, wasn't it? Isn't it everybody's? But if you're trying to do it on your own, many times you get the "can't haves" and live a life filled with deprivation. Well, that's no way to sustain long term weight loss, providing you even lose in the first place.

It's all about finding balance. Being able to eat the foods you love, while still reining in the calories. In my Weight Watchers meetings this week, we talk about flexible restraint. You know, like a rubber band. Flexible enough to wrap around a few more things, but restraining enough to hold them all together. Educate yourself about the calories, fill yourself up on good for you foods so you won't get too hungry, and enjoy an indulgence now and then. Balance.

My friend, Karen Jean, who creates for her yarrow1 shop on Etsy, seems to have found balance in her life. She's has an eclectic shop, which shows off all her talents. I suspect we've haven't even seen them all! Besides art, she is well versed in natural healing and the art of massage therapy.

Her grapes are so healthyACEO perfectly illustrate the balance that we need for beautiful things in our lives.


Almay Alday said...

I love the title of your posting today! I go to WW meetings too! I started last Tuesday and I'm down 2.2 lbs when I went to my meeting yesterday!

Kylie said...

Elle, this certainly comes at the right time for me! Thanks so much for the post.

Kara said...

Great post, Elle! Off to look for balance.

kim* said...

my bro. is trying to eat healthy , i am happy so i get more junk food lol