Real People. Real Weight Loss.®

Helping Millions to Take Off Pounds Sensibly Since 1948.

Author Archives: Barb Cady

The Size of the Pan

man fishing from a boat

Once there were two men fishing from the same riverbank. The younger fellow was not catching a thing, while the older guy was catching something every time his line hit the water. The young man noticed, however, that when the … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Success | 9 Comments

The Power of “Om”

meditate to rest easy

This week’s blog comes from Deanna Bies, a TOPS Service Program Administrator and Board Member. I used to have a really difficult time turning off my brain at night so I could sleep. I had to learn to calm it … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Learning, Stress | 6 Comments

Balance

expect the unexpected

All work and no play makes Barb a dull gal! According to Zorka Hereford in her book, “Essential Life Skills,” a well-balanced life is essential for personal effectiveness, peace of mind and living well. Her five basic tips for living … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Change, Success | 13 Comments

Clearing Clutter

free up space

Is there space at your home to conveniently place items for a bit when pausing throughout the day? Do you have clothes you haven’t worn in years? Do you have a closet or cupboard into which things have been tossed … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Motivation, Success | 19 Comments

Mindful Eating

eating is supposed to be a pleasurable activity

“I can’t believe I ate the whole thing!” Have you ever slivered a pie to death?   Many of us eat at times when hunger is not the primary driver. Yet, food has come to serve many functions, in addition … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Motivation, Weight Loss | 7 Comments

Exercise

exercise can still be fun

Today, I am reflecting on the Marches of my childhood. They featured a particularly poignant time with my Dad. We had a tradition of building a huge box kite out of brown paper and balsa wood sticks, attaching string and … Continue reading

Posted in Attitude, Motivation, Weight Loss | 19 Comments

Portion Control

aim for progress, not perfection

How much can I eat? Take the time to figure it out. It takes more energy (calories) to fuel a Jeep Ranger than a Honda Civic. Size matters. So does speed and use. One food plan does not fit all. … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Success, Weight Loss | 11 Comments