Stuck looking at the same 5lbs 50lbs or 100lbs? 3 Tips To Break the Cycle & Lose Weight

If you are sick of seeing the same weight on the scale I am going to share with you this week three ways to break the cycle and lose those unwanted pounds once and for all.

 Tip #1: Change it up!  You are probably doing the same thing week after week and getting the same results.  OK I know what I’m talking about.  I was stuck in the same nine pounds for a year and a half. Yes 18 months… and I was frustrated and angry with myself. 

This can be a way to sabotage yourself or even allow other to take control of how you manage your day and the ways you eat.

I though my eating was good and I was getting enough exercise. But guess what?  I was kidding myself.  By the time I realized that I was stuck in this vortex of 9 pounds – I just could not get back on track.  I tried this and that. My resolve stunk. And I frankly was sick and tired of eating the same foods day in and day out. Enough already! At some point you just get sick of yourself and I was there. Ready to make that “change“.  102 pounds slimmer I thank God every day I took the first step to getting my life and my health back.


and in this case…  CHANGE is SUCCESS & GOOD HEALTH

What do you change?  Well there are those of you who will do just about anything. And I mean anything.  Let’s not go overboard however; I’m talking about a jump start not surgery or diet pills. Let’s look at three areas that a little change can add up to lots of pounds shed.

  1. How you eat.
  2. Where you eat.
  3. What you eat.

How You Eat Is Important.

Do you eat slow or fast?  Studies show it takes our brain 20 minutes to know we are eating and full. I know from my past I could shovel in two or three times the amount of food by body needed in 20 minutes… By the time by brain caught up with my stomach, I felt stuffed – way over stuffed. By then I had conditioned myself to know that over stuffed feeling, and the only way I knew to stop eating was when I was miserably full. 

Start by: Setting your fork down between bites and chew your food. 

This will allow your brain to know when you’re full and all that chewing will help in your digestion.

Where You Eat Is Important.

Do you eat in the car, in front of the TV or standing up? Bad habits….these need to be changed – and right now!

Meals are not meant to be eaten in your car. That can be dangerous and not satisfying. Oh it get’s you by but it’s not quality and that’s what we are striving for with the changes that need to be made.

If you are hungry and need something to tie you over, I suggest keeping a few almonds in your car and a bottle of water OR a 110 calorie bar that contains no more than 13 grams (g) of carbohydrates and less than 3 sugars so your insulin doesn’t spike, and less then 4 g of total fat.  Bars should also have at a minimum 10 g of protein so you won’t get hungry right away.

If you’re eating and watching TV by the time the commercial comes along your meal is half done or finished and you miss the satisfaction of the meal.

Eating for most of us is more than nourishing our bodies.  We eat for just about every occasion and even make a few up along the way.  Look at what you’re putting in your mouth. Smell the aroma of your food. Allow your mouth to enjoy and identify the flavors.  If you driving, watching TV, or gulping food down standing at the kitchen sink so you can bolt out the door to work you’ve miss the experience. Most likely you wont feel satisfied and those food cravings will haunt your for hours if not all day. 

The best place to eat a meal is at the table. Set a place mat down and make it an enjoyable experience. Do this for all your meals. I even do this at work! Try it and slow down and enjoy your food.

What You Are Eating Is Critical… If you are going to drop those pounds you have to be mindful of what you are putting in your mouth and how much of it you’re eating.

 If you are reaching for high calorie, fat, sugar and sodium foods you are headed for obesity. But really that’s not your BIGGEST problem… pardon the pun.  You are headed for a heart attack; stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and the list go on…

 TRUE OR FALSE? You are offered a slice of cheese pizza with all the toping which you gladly accept! You then order a DIET SODA to keep the calories down. Or worse a high sugar drink for lets say another 300 calories! TRUE OR FALSE? Does that sound like something you’d do?  Only you can answer this question.

I have lunch every Wednesday at a pizza parlor with a business group. It’s easy to pass on the pizza because; I CHOOSE HEALTH – not high fat foods. My desire to feel good is stronger than the allure of the pizza. If eating a quarter of a pizza every week is stronger than your desire to get healthy and lose weight then I’d ask you just how committed to your health are you?

To help in this situation before you even open the door of a restaurant know what you are going to order. Don’t get side tracked by looking at the menu and order first. 

When your grocery shopping have a list made up and stick to it. Keep away from those isles you are temped by. And don’t go hungry.  When the lady offers you a taste – thank her and pass. Those tastes add up and can throw you off track. 

Eat wisely and cut your portions by half. 

Eat smaller portions and more often to keep your blood sugars level and keep you from being hungry.

I will be posting Tip #2 and Tip #3 later this week so please come back for more insights into good health and losing those unwanted pounds once and for all!

Joyce Blonskij ~ I am FREE Health Coach to anyone who has dieted and failed and is ready to make a change.

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I’ve lost 102 pounds and gone from a size 24 to a size 8/10 and so can you!

Small Changes & New Habits = 102lbs Slimmer

A Gift of Science & Life. Getting off Insulin Shots…Holly’s story, and she’s sticking to it!

In 25 days on Medifast/Take Shape For Life Health Plan, Holly  lost 19.2 Pounds. But that’s NOT the most exciting news I want to share with you today!

Holly had been taking insulin shots daily.  Every morning and again before bed, for the past 19 Years!   PLUS — Oral Meds 3-times-a-day… and still not controlling her diabetes. Her sugars “were” in the mid to high 200’s!

In less than a month, Holly is Off  INSULIN – No shots!

She has eliminated one of her afternoon meds.

Holly has taken back her health in less than a months time!

If you are reading this and thinking… ok that’s one person, let me knock you for a loop.  Joe, a type 1 diabetic, has had the same great results on this health plan! 

Holly and Joe both feel better, from the inside out!

“A Gift of Science & A Gift of Life”

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Celebrations! …as more and more of my family and friends lose weight and hit new goals! John, Katie, Sarah, Janet Wheeler, Holly, & “Cindi Chilelli “New Health Coach”!

My husband, John loves CostCo and this week picked up a pair of jeans size 36… They didn’t fit!  THEY WERE TOO BIG! He skipped 36’s and the next day, traded them in for 34’s.

He’s down 13 pounds in 3 weeks and gone from a 38 to a 34 waist.

New Size 34 Jeans!

New Size 34 Jeans!

 Katie hit her 10%  She is looking great… AND getting asked out on dates!

Way to go Katie…

Katie Hits 10% Weight Loss! She's a TSFL Girl...

Katie Hits 10% Weight Loss! She's a TSFL Girl...

Sarah was down big today! Last week she had a bake/garage sale and we missed her. But she made up for being gone… Down over 5 Pounds this morning for a total of 31 POUNDS  Slimmer in 2 1/2 months on Take Shape For Life/Medifast… She also got busted by Betty… LOL  – The secret is out on her.
My Cousin Janet is down 29 Pounds! She is wearing new smaller clothes and trying new colors to spice up her new slimmer body!
She is feeling so much better… and looks great too!
My Cousin Janet 29 Lbs Slimmer!

My Cousin Janet 29 Lbs Slimmer!

Holly… She has been on Take Shape For Life the program for Diabetics now for 25 days.

In 25 days Holly has lost 19.2 Pounds. 

Now for the GOOD NEWS! Holly had been taking insulin shots morning and before bed every day for 19 Years!   Oral Meds 3-times a day and still not controlling her diabetes. Her sugars were in the 200’s!

After two weeks on the program for Diabetics:


No shots!

And… She has eliminated one of her afternoon meds.

Holly  celebrated her 10% and feels amazing!

Holly's Hits 10%. She too is a TSFL Girl!

Holly's Hits 10%. She too is a TSFL Girl!

CONGRATULATIONS …. CINDI CHILELLI… She has gone from a TSFL Client to a Health Coach! 
Mike, Nici and Cindi - A Take Shape for Life Family. BEFORE Photo!

Mike, Nici and Cindi - A Take Shape for Life Family. BEFORE Photo!

Getting ourselves healthy is the first step. 
Then showing our family and friends how to get health in theirs lives is next.
The best gift you can give some one you love is HEALTH.
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There Lived A Young Woman in Fair Oaks Named “Holly”. Who has slowly been losing the war with DIABETES – Until this past week!

 Holly’s Story…

Holly is and has been a DIABETIC for the past 19 years of her young life. 

I did the math last night and taking 4 insulin shots a day, on average for nearly two decades… she has given  herself some where in the neighborhood of:


27,700 Injections of Insulin – OUCH!

That is just so hard to process in my head.

GET A FRESH BOX OF KLEENEX because you are going to cry and laugh and cry some more as you follow Holly’s heroic story.

I met Holly and her sister Rose at my Saturday morning Weight Watchers meeting a while back.  These two are a crack up. Their love for each other is transparent and contagious.

Here we are at 6:45am every Saturday morning; coffee in hand, stepping up to get weighed… and sharing our ups and down’s with each other. Getting ideas and motivation form everyone there.

Well Holly like me – got stuck!  She was not losing weight. Last week, and after a couple of previous emails to me on what I was doing to get such great results… here comes in another email from Holly.  I knew she meant business this time!

I sent her a note back and that was late last Sunday night. I asked her to call me Monday and I’d answer all of her questions. 

What I love about Holly is she is direct and to the point. I answered my phone that next day, and Holly was on the other end. She told me who she was, and didn’t need to, because I recognized her voice instantly and the next words out of her mouth were profound,


If you can imagine a voice on the other end of a phone; spoken quickly and to the point saying OKWhat do I have to do to get started“?  I knew she meant business and was ready to take the next step. I was ready for her.

I asked her to come to my house after work that night.  I’d give her enough meal replacements out of my own supply so that she could start the next morning and not delay, not even one day.  Holly is such a crack up… here is the jest what she said next.

“OK – Let me think about that “  1/2 second later “OK – I thought about it. How can I refuse such a great offer? I’m IN”! 🙂

That night Holly and she sister Rose came by my house for some one-on-one do’s and how to’s. That’s when I got the full impact of Holly’s story. 

Holly has been on insulin for nineteen years….


In addition to shots Holly also takes oral medications for her diabetes.

Holly’s diabetes was getting to the point her medical doctors had recently advised her to go on a

  • Liquid FAST.
  • Drop 50 pounds right away…
  • So her doctor could go in and CUT OUT part of her stomach!

They were dead serious.

Holly’s blood sugars were out of control. 

Her doctors were warning her that she was at a critical juncture in her disease.

 Her story begins now…

DAY 1 on Take Shap for Life – It’s Tuesday Morning and Game On!

Please come back and follow Holly’s journey.  You’ll be thrilled when you see and read her progress in turning back her disease and losing weigth.

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Be Well & Be healthy! Joyce

“85” – Sugar Level This Morning!

For any one who struggles with diabetes let me share my husbands, John’s super news with you.

John has been on diabetes medication for several years and its been impossible to get his sugars under control.  His range has been from 180 to 230 for the longest time.

Currently he takes:

  • Metformin 850mg – 1 tablet, twice a day
  • Nabumetone 750mg – 1/4 tablet, twice a day

Even with these two medication his sugars were still running 120-130 at best.

This morning marked two weeks for John on The Take Shape For Life program.

He has lost 9 1/2 pounds.


His blood sugars have  leveled out and are “NORMAL”.

He took a blood test this morning BEFORE he took his meds …

…and his sugars tested at: “85”

This program is helping him get control of his diabetes.

I am very thankful.

If you are a diabetic, like my husband, and struggle to get your blood sugars under control consider a 5 week program to see if the Take Shape For Life Program can be of help to you.

The cost is $8.13 cents a day to be on program  – For 5 weeks that comes to: $284.50

 Give it a Try!

You’re worth it… and so is your health.

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