Did you watch the Larry King Show this evening? It featured Oprah and her well-publicised struggle with weight. Dr. Oz, Michael Beckwith and Bob Greene, Oprah’s wise trainer, jigsawed their areas of expertise on obesity: in a nutshell, it’s not about weight loss—it’s actually about a change in your way of life. At this time
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. So, what did you pick at the buffet table? All signed up and at the gym? All set to lose twenty pounds? In many parts of the media we are already seeing questions like “Have you broken your New Year’s Resolutions yet?” As the festivities wind down we are faced with
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. When were you last in front of a buffet table? With New Year festivities just round the corner many of us will find ourselves in front of one—a groaning one. If you’re ringing in the New Year at a restaurant, chances are there will be enough food to feed an army.
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed. How many machines have you tried out at the Gym? I enjoy using most of them at mine, from the rower to the abduction and adduction ones, plus the elliptical and the ones for the pecs and glutes. When it comes to cardio, however, I prefer a power-walk in the open
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M. Ed. Which hemisphere do you live in? Where I live, in Vancouver, Canada, we have just experienced the heaviest snowfalls in decades. Snow creates the proverbial winter wonderland here in Vancouver, but also traffic snarl-ups, slippery roads thanks to black ice, flight delays that had passengers sleeping on the floor in
© Jacquelyn Johnston, M.Ed Have you broken the dessert record? Been on the scales today? I hope you had a great time with family and friends. And now the Day of Reckoning has come. How are the scales treating you? At this time of year may people look in the mirror and wonder if they