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.

E-mail me your questions, to get more information and your success stories at

Call me TODAY to get started on a healthy path:  (916) 812-2378

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 year ago Rose had a heart attack and quite a scare. She decided to get off the couch and get fit and lose the weight she’d been wearing for years. Rose hits her GOAL on Halloween.

Many of you have read about Holly, well her sister Rose has also struggled for years to get her health and weight under control.

Last year Rose had a mild heart attack. 

That was her wake up call to make her health a priority.

I am happy to share with you all that Saturday morning Rose made her goal weight.


Never Give Up! Rose lost 30 pounds to reach her goal weight.

Halloween brings a special treat to Rose

Perseverance eventually ~ wins

Today, Rose is 30 pounds lighter and works out. 

She feels great.

She looks wonderful and is living an active healthy life.

Way to Go Rose!

If Janet Can…So Can You

I am so proud of my cousin Janet!

She is an amazing woman on so many levels and in just 4 weeks on program, even to her amazement…

Lost 16 pounds – Way to Go Janet!

Let me share a little bit of her story with you. Like so many in our family Janet has battled her weight for as long as I can remember. She has been on just about every diet ever published and some we’ve never heard of. She kept trying and didn’t quit, give up, or throw in the preverbal towel — That would have been the easy way out.

Well a month ago… much to her skepticism she started on program. She warned me that her body just doesn’t allow her to lose weight any longer because of all the years of failed diets.  I asked her to trust in the science behind this and to keep an open mind. That’s exactly what she did but her month had a few bumps in the road…

Monday of last week – I got a call she was feeling so bad the nurses in the clinic she works in came to help her. She immediately call her doctors and got an appointment. Much to her and my surprise the solution was a good one. Her doctor took her off a medication and sent her on her way… Since coming off this drug Janet’s mind is clear and she can think better. Oh and her weight has been dropping even better now that she is off that medication!

Today when I spoke with her, Janet has a sparkle to her voice she didn’t have 4 weeks ago.  She feels good. Her cloths are getting lose and told me today she is going to have to go shopping pretty soon. 

I love my Cousin Janet – I am so happy and proud of her.

Cousin Janet & Joyce Wine Tasting Napa 2003

Cousin Janet & Joyce Wine Tasting Napa 2003

 My hope is more of my family will realize how easy this is and join us before a heart attack, cancer or diabetes gets the worst of them. 

I met a young beautiful woman named Lana on Saturday who is 26 years old. She went on program 3 years ago. Lost her weight and has kept it off. Lana is a Trauma Room Nurse at our local hospital. Lana and I spoke at length… “As a trauma room nurse you only see the worst patients.  You don’t see them get well… you just get them where they can breathe for two hours on their own – and they get moved out of trauma to make room for someone else – and in a month or less they are back”.  How depressing is this?

Now as Paul Harvey use to say… Here’s the rest of the story: More than 65% of those in Lana’s trauma room are their because of obesity related issues!  They did it to themselves with years of fatty, high sugar, high carb diets. 

  If My Cousin Janet Can Do This Program…So Can You!

Dr. Wayne Scott Anderson says, You don’t know a heart attack is on the way, until you’re having one… and then it may be too late.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train it’s a happy, healthy life waiting…

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