One-derland

In the U.S., there is a fairy tale called Alice in Wonderland. It is about a girl who follows a mysterious white rabbit down a rabbit hole only to discover a magical imaginary land. But there is another One-derland – one characterized by a play on words and spelling. This One-derland is the land where… when a person weighs themselves, the number on the scale starts with a 1. I don’t know where this expression first came from or what its significance is, however, I do know if you talk to someone who is over 200 pounds and carrying around extra weight, once they lose that weight and the scale reads 199, they will joyfully proclaim they have reached “One-derland.” Continue reading “One-derland”

Jen’s Favorite Things

Oprah Winfrey is a popular American TV personality, who built a multimillion dollar media business. During the 90s, she hosted a mid-afternoon TV talk show called, The Oprah Winfrey Show. At some point during the span of the show, Oprah started doing a segment called, “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” During one Christmas-themed show, she shared her favorite things and then gave one of each to her studio audience as a gift for being at the show (much to their delight and surprise).  Continue reading “Jen’s Favorite Things”

The 5 Pillars to Weight Loss

Over this past year, I have learned there are 5 pillars which contribute to successful weight loss and what number “pops” up on the scale. The obvious two, diet and exercise, are the pillars most people, including myself, tend to focus on when setting a weight loss goal. However, the other three pillars: stress management, sleep and water intake are just as important. Continue reading “The 5 Pillars to Weight Loss”

The Magic Number

Something I’ve been thinking about lately is my magic number. You know the one – the number I want to pop up when I’m standing on the scale. I used to think that when I achieved the magic number, my life would start. I would get the boyfriend. Or the perfect job. Or travel. I used to think my life would be better if I weighed my magic number.  Continue reading “The Magic Number”