Weight Loss & Inspiration Blog

By - 10/29/2013

November Notes


As Abraham Maslow said in his essay The Psychology of Science "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail."   Maslow first said this in 1966.  Not much has changed in the ensuing half-century.

The first Saturday of October I attended a Sleeve Gastrectomy course in Washington, DC.  The course was taught...

By - 10/28/2013

To Journal or not to Journal

Has anyone ever had that terrible guilty feeling after eating a not so healthy food?  I think as a dietitian I feel double the guilt.  Let’s say I had a chocolate bar, which happens on occasion.  First, I know that really wasn’t a healthy choice (especially with my background and education!).  Secondly, I feel like a hypocrite because I tell people all the time not to eat those types of foods.  Then, I remind myself that we...

By - 10/2/2013

The Foliage Changes and So Can You

Just as the leaves fall from the trees the-pounds can fall from your body and the inches from your waistline.  Obviously it doesn’t happen just because the air gets cooler and the wind starts to blow, but there is no reason that you can’t lose weight all year long and there is no better time than fall to do it.

As many of you know and have often heard, I constantly preach the mantra “good food, less of it, and more exercise.”  All summer long...

By - 9/30/2013

Fall Fun

Autumn is my favorite time of year!  There are so many wonderful, healthy activities you can do in the fall. 

Hike at Blue Hills or on any of the hundreds of nature paths in your area.  If you can’t think of any, go to this website as plug in your town.  The site will share many wonderful walking paths in your vicinity:


By - 9/5/2013

September Blog

Summer is now coming to an end.  I hope you enjoyed yourself.  I had a busy summer with the kids tubing, kayaking, biking and surfing.  I also spent much of my time training for an October marathon.  I know many of you have been running as well.  I don’t expect everyone to become a runner because the sport can be hard on the body and is not for everyone.  Running is definitely not enjoyable for anyone initially, but can become a source of enjoyment and loved physical...

By - 5/15/2013


May 2013 Blog

May-the month of Mother’s Day


What entitles me to write about mothers?

Well-for starters I have an amazing mother and my wife is a fabulous mother to my sons.  90% of my patients are female and probably 50% of them are mothers.  I’ve had a chance to observe quite a few mothers over the years and I have a few thoughts on the subject.  While I started by talking about mothers I am talking about fathers too.  This is really an essay about...

By - 4/30/2013


Boston as an Inspiration


Writing a blog this month is difficult to do because my heart is in one place this week and that is Boston. I am writing this blog at work as I hear the tribute to Sean Collier on the TV in the waiting room.  I am sure we have all felt the pain of last Monday’s tragedy.  I can only imagine the horror that took place in the streets of Boston and Watertown.  Of course, the news stations painted a pretty clear...

By - 4/9/2013

April 2013 Blog

Why a change of seasons is so nice and weight maintenance is so difficult

Doesn’t everyone love spring, and summer (if it’s not too hot), and fall with the beautiful foliage, and even winter (at least the excitement of the first snow?) We love the seasons because we love change. We hunger for what is new, different, and exciting.

The start of every diet, of every weight loss journey, of every “honeymoon” after weight loss surgery is filled with...

By - 3/26/2013

Right Back at Ya

I heard a great story this week that was a great boost to my motivation. I hope it will be helpful to you as well.  Here is the story…


There once was a little boy who lived in a valley.  One day he had a terrible fight with his father and then left the house in a rage.  As he left, he screamed “I hate you.”  He ran to the top of a mountain near his house and continued to scream “I hate you” and then he heard back “I hate...

By - 3/19/2013

March Madness, Sadness, and Gladness

As I sit here typing this on the 19th of March, the day before Spring begins, I think of the “madness” of the weather.  A week ago it was sunny and 55 and today snowy, sleety, rainy and 34.  Next week it will likely be Spring and then undoubtedly we will have one last gasp of winter before warmth and sunshine arrive for a few solid months.   The craziness of the weather is not the only craziness that I encounter-“how are you eating, is...


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