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Letter From MY Perfect Weight Loss Client


Letter from MY perfect weight loss client:










Dear Lori/Minky,


O.K. no Bullshit about the weight loss. I’ve been down this road before, not my first rodeo, didn’t just fall off the turnip truck, etc. and all of those old sayings about “been there, done that” before. 



I have been on at least 15 diets. Some lasting months, others weeks and many often just a week or two. I know how to lose weight. 



But as I have gotten older (over 40), trying to lose the pounds that I always regain, is getting tougher and tougher.



I can’t zip my favorite pants anymore. And the times when I can, they are so tight, the waistband pinches me and I can’t breathe.



I’ve got this bulging in my lower stomach that I want to get rid of too. I’ve considered surgery. Do you know a good plastic surgeon?



I want more energy. I am tired of telling people, automatically, that I am too tired to do anything or go anywhere. I barely even walk my dog. 🙁 



People have stopped calling me and including me in any get-together or events. Because they know I won’t show.



I know this sounds like I’m suffering from a little depression. Maybe I am. Or maybe I’m just sad. I’m sad because I feel that I can do this “weight loss thing” for good, but I need to do what’s best for me. And there is so much out there that no one really hears me. Who gets me?



No one. Well, that’s how I feel.



I know there are many experts out there, like dietitians, nutritionists and fitness trainers, but I can’t stick to their cookie-cutter programs.



They tell me I can never have rice or pancakes again and ask me about my “fitness goals”!
“I don’t have fitness goals, I just want to lose this!” [while grabbing a love handle]



And please don’t tell me I just need to deep breathe and stretch or to find “balance”. When I find “it”… wait, what am I actually balancing anyway?



URGH!! This makes me so angry!



O.K. how about “private help” – big money needed for that or I need to buy wild salmon at $17.99 a pound. Even though I am married, I feel like a single mother because my husband is gone a lot working, he works days and I work nights and neither of us makes a lot of money to support our 3 kids. How can I justify buying a red pepper for $4.99, or a red and orange pepper for $8.99 when I can buy almost 3 happy meals at McDonald’s and fill up my kids who are famished after school. (I know this is NOT good. But the moment overwhelms me.)


Sometimes I just want to be with my dog, who doesn’t judge me, is fat like me and is very content with eating small snacks during the day and/or 2 meals, also going for walks.



The Gym – When I do decide to workout, it’s never feels right for me for very long. I’ve joined and left 5 gyms in under 2 years, so I do like to exercise, when I can. I just can’t stick to it. Often I get bored.
So, I then try something more lively than the treadmill or standard group exercise classes and then I get hurt. (NOT interested in jumping on 20 inch boxes {plyometrics} or cross-fit) Doing “harder” workouts and having the trainer/instructor scream out what to do next, isn’t for me (O.K. maybe one class or two). Some of the trainers are way too serious and intense! (I just like to look at them, usually nice bods).
But, I need to pay attention to what I’m doing ‘cause I’m scared and don’t want to hurt myself more than I did two weeks ago. It takes me twice as long to heal.



I can’t afford to get hurt and be out of work. Maybe you can.


I’m considering lifting my fat dog in my next workout plan. Exercise is exercise, right?


When making an attempt to zip my pants again (diet & exercise), I often say to myself, “This is fine now, eating and exercising like this, but how long can I really keep this up? No really, how long can I avoid potatoes, birthday cake and wine. How long can I keep up exercising at 5 am… in the winter months?”


I just did a 30-day Facebook fitness challenge as best as I could. It was good but after 7 days, it was all I could do was count down the days for when the challenge was over, then what? I didn’t even lose that much weight. (But I did it!… yay!, I think.)  



Why do I lose and regain that same 15-20 lbs. over the year. But each year, it gets harder and harder to lose anything. Why do I just want to sit down all the time? Why can’t I stop eating? I refuse to give into “It’s age”.


I’ve watched my pug get fatter over the years. I know I should do something.



I need someone to tell me, “Stop feeding the pug table food every hour or with me – Yeah sure hormones are involved, but it’s also the booze bitch! You’ve got to stop drinking.”



O.K., maybe that’s a little harsh. But that’s what I need.



If it’s the alcohol tell me. Then tell me what to do instead.



Tell me what I can do this weekend.



I know that age has its limitations, but I’m not ready to give up the weight loss battle yet! Help!!!



I’ve resisted the notion of taking pills for weight loss, appetite suppression and fat burners. Because I don’t want to be jittery or addicted. But if there was just one pill that I could find that would just “help” or “assist” me with my cravings, in the most subtle way… I admit I would try it. That’s what my problem is, my hormonal cravings and lack of time to prepare my meals. Oh, The pill has to be something I take after I eat, not before. ‘Cause I will always forget to take it “30 minutes before”. When I think of a pill it’s always after I eat.  




If only someone could help me create my own “Private Idaho”* plan of a way to eat and place to exercise and be with my pug.
An eating pattern that fits my wacky cycles of eating “healthy” and “not so healthy” foods. Working out hard some days, weeks and then taking it easy with exercise on other months. When I work out it’s all about comfort (environment for my dog too, not the workout) and doing what I said I was going to do. Then I look forward to going to that “Private Idaho” even if it’s for only 15 minutes.



Hell, I just want to “zip my pants again” (Even if my pug stays fat, as long as he is active, I’m happy).

But if I could lose up to 30 lbs. and keep the weight cycling between 6-7 lbs. throughout the year, I would be even happier and could wear my favorite clothes again, have more energy and look younger too. (I love the compliments I get when I have lost weight and people know I am at least moving with my fat pug)



There are so many other things to worry about and use my energy towards, it would be great to NOT have to worry about my weight as I age.



Well, thanks for listening Minky, 



I appreciate it,

Zelda Zipmypants



*Definition of private Idaho

private Idaho – noun

one’s daydreams and the internal landscape they inhabit.


(Zelda Zipmypants is a full-time working person, over 40 y.o., who likes to exercise and is somewhat health-conscious, but likes to play hard sometimes (drinking and high-calorie foods) too. She has a fat pug and it is her “BABY”.


There isn’t much time or money to do complicated, specialty programs. Like her fat pug, she is aware that she is putting on weight easier and has lost a lot of energy to enjoy things that she used to. Her weight fluctuates throughout the year and she can only zip her favorite jeans after weeks of starvation dieting and excessive exercise, only to put the weight back on again and then some.


She believes in supplements to help support her when having a craving, but doesn’t want to take a lot of pills or for the rest of her life. She’s at about the 24 lb. overweight mark and doesn’t want to get any heavier. Here’s what I wrote her back…)




Dr. Ms. Zipmypants

Or can I call you Zelda?

I ask all folk I communicate with this, “Do you consider yourself a “foodie”? (Just curious)

O.K., let me get right to the point.

Yes, it seems like you need to do something consistently. Including regularly walking your fat pug!

Some may start you with an 3-day a week exercise routine or a shake detox… I say, let’s start with the booze… 

Unfortunately for “social drinkers over 40”, if you want to zip your pants again, you must refrain from the booze. Alcohol is a nervous system depressant. It slows everything down, including a fat-burning metabolism and also increases belly fat.  The liver gets sluggish and makes detoxing harder. (After 40, everything else starts shifting and slowing down naturally, don’t give into slowing down by drinking for most days.) 

Zelda, can you go without drinking for a weekend?

Start there.

Think about it this way. I am not asking you to do something.

I’m asking you to stop doing something.

Cool, right?

Just for 2 days.

You know the weekend is when most people “chill”, try to “wind down”, “kick back”, etc….

Will people notice that you won’t be drinking?

If it’s no, that’s good.  Don’t tell them.

Just be normal and do whatever you do (without alcohol).

If you announce it, even to one person, everything changes in the environment. People start watching you and asking questions. It’s becomes like a sabotage… but they don’t intentionally do it. It’s habit.

(People habitually will try to stop you from achieving any real noticeable weight loss.)

Then you start to feel self-conscious and after all, dammit, you worked hard all week and you deserve a glass of wine! (No argument here)

But this is not about what you deserve, this is about zipping your pants again, so for a weekend, I need you to make a silent choice. (This is between you and those pants you want to zip up, no one else)


Now I’m not saying that you’ll never drink again. You probably will. I never like to say “never”. Hell, I drink. Well, o.k., I’ll let you in on something… I’m drinking right now. But it all works for me. 1 drink after a small dinner on a Sunday evening.

I want you to be able to eat and drink what you want and be at the weight that you want too. But first, you need some short term wins (STW). Not drinking alcohol for a weekend (Sat. & Sun.), is a STW for you. I know you can do it. Try it.


Another STW would be to identify when you’re the hungriest. What and who are around you when you feel like grabbing anything to eat. What time is it? Pick a day or two to observe this. Don’t “diet”, just observe and make note. Use the “memo” on your phone to write shit down, like a list.



You can get more STW tips and lower body trimming hacks and living the CCRAN Lifestyle (Calorie Cycling & Restriction Adequate Nutrition) by listening in every Monday to 3 Fat Pugs 30 Lb. Weight Loss Show Conversation, Mondays, 8:30pm EST.  (Starting August 22nd) 


Even though, it’s a Sloppy Unfocused Mess (S.U.M.), we’re (Minky & Cuzin Sherri) still proud of our 50 years of combined tricks, foolishness and awesomeness we’ve experienced, maintaining and losing up to 30 lbs., yet having fat pugs. Having fat pugs remind us what not to do as humans. My cuzin Sherri gives her input on her “no meat” diet and CCRAN principles that she follows and she contributes to the sloppy unfocused mess, and the unpredictability of the show conversations that we have.


Oh, I should have asked this earlier, can you afford plastic surgery, Zelda? But not $17.99 a lb. wild salmon? If so, then why are you wasting time with me? Check into that surgery, I know a doc… geez!

Haven’t you heard the saying that “Exercise is a poor man’s/woman’s plastic surgery”? 

Oh, if you would like some support during those times of your cravings, I know, it is best to not have the craving at all, but in case you do… we have a secret weapon. A satiety agent. I was only on it for a month because I don’t have a problem with getting full or stopping eating. For example, I had:

  • french fries (fried in beef tallow)
  • 2 Jersey plum tomatoes (gotta have a little salt on ’em)
  • Ensure (gotta be cold) and
  • a glass of wine

for dinner.

I’m not a “Foodie”.

But I do and can appreciate great food/dishes. (See some great dish pics at www.ccranny.me) I just don’t eat a lot of the food/dish. I left some of each of those foods. Rarely do I clean my plate. I also eat a lot of left overs. So the secret weapon I used was for only one month and I lost 7 pounds. I didn’t need it after that. You may not need it at all or you can inquire about it later.



See, that’s what happens when I drink and respond to people in August. … I write more than I should. (BTW, there’s a heatwave here at the Jersey Shore and area) 


Well Ms. Zelda Zipmypants, thanks for writing and I hope this helps you some. It should get you started on a STW  (Short Term Win) and the zipping of your favorite pants again. Please call our “S.U.M.” weight loss show and listen in for more fun and tips. 

Best wishes, 


P.S.  When you do drink, Pinot Noir is supposedly the best red wine for you, health wise. (4 oz. a day) 😉

Also, did you know?

  • You don’t have to exercise to lose weight.
  • If you are 45-55 y.o. and female, this is a very challenging time to lose weight. But it’s not impossible.
  • Also, you MUST individualize your eating and exercise rituals.
  • Being on certain medications fight your efforts to lose weight.
  • Certain exercising makes you hungrier
  • Men who lose inches in their belly, gain inches some where else.
  • Previous injury limits your success subconsciously. 
  • What is the best exercise for weight loss (not what you think)   
  • Hear all of this and hear more like it on…

The Sis & Bro 30lb. Weight Loss Show Conversation“, Mondays, 8:30pm EST.

Step Your Way to Thunder Thighs

Step Your Way to Thunder Thighs – 

(Warning! If your knees are bigger than your thighs OR you love your big thighs as they are or want bigger thighs –


But if you want thinner thighs, you want to trim down your thighs… then read on…


This subject matter is just one of many topics my Bro and I discuss on our new show.














One day many years ago, I was working as an ‘Elite Personal Trainer’ (seriously that was my title), at an exclusive high end club, people paid $150-$300 a month for membership, when I noticed a middle-aged woman on a new machine we had.


The machine, I forgot the name of it, mimicked the leg motion of what a speed skater (ice) would do.


I was at the PT desk (right next to this machine), doing some paper work and I noticed the woman breathing heavy and going hard. She was on that machine for about 35 minutes.


I couldn’t help but to keep raising my head looking up at her as she worked out.


As she got off the machine, she walked passed me, then stopped. She turned and asked me, “I noticed that you kept looking up at me. Was I doing that machine/exercise wrong?”


“No. You were doing it right.” I replied. “But, may I ask why you’re on that machine any way?” (I knew why, but I wanted to hear it from her)


“Well”, she said rather matter-of-factly, “As you can see I have a tendency to have big thighs and I’m trying to trim them down. That machine works the thighs doesn’t it, ’cause that’s where I felt it!”


“Yes that machine definitely works the thighs. It mimics the motions of a speed skater on the ice. But I just have a couple questions for you. 1) Have you seen the Winter Olympics, with speed skater Bonnie Blair, who won a medal?”


“Yes. I love the Olympics!”, she said.


“And 2) Did you noticed how big her thighs were and are today?”


Her mouth fell open…


It was then she realized that she not only was eating more, therefore taking in too many calories, she was essentially making her big thighs bigger in the process. She realized now, why her clothes were getting tighter not looser. Her trainer told her not to worry about the scale since she was putting on muscle.  Well, her trainer was right about that!


You can see where I’m going with this…


I have been saying for years, if you are someone who has a tendency to build big thighs and ass, and you want to LOSE some weight or TRIM DOWN those thighs, my question to you is,

“Why are you doing repeated thigh bulking, step aerobics, spinning, plyometrics, squat jumps onto boxes (maybe cross fit) and repeated lunges and squatting (deep) and pulsing?… All in the same week?”


Yes, spot reducing is a fallacy… but spot building is possible! I see women, who desperately want to trim down their thighs, do WAY too much hip and knee flexion/extension for what they want their body to look like. (And don’t get me started when I see these women using the “adductor machine” with weights.)


If you told the trainer that you want to trim down your thighs and this trainer takes you to this adductor machine, especially in your “complimentary” training session, never hire them. Send me an email, I’ll tell you what to do instead.


Don’t get me wrong squatting and doing lunges are very functional moves. And doing some of this is good. But not 6 days a week and not always past a 90 degree angle in your knees when you have a tendency to build big thighs but you want a trimmer thigh look.


So if you want to trim your thighs – stop doing so much step aerobics and spinning classes. Instead of 6 times a week, do each one time a week. Remember the other body pump class and/or butt and gut class you take too. Except for a class or two per week, you should not exercise in the gym, more than 35 minutes each time you’re there. Do some full-body, resistance training-circuit training and walk the treadmill for relaxation and some calorie burn and accept that’s what it’s for, for you. Keep in mind, stress (cortisol surges) you create worrying about working out and working out too hard, work against you too.


And MOST important in this weight gain/weight loss rollercoaster, you absolutely must know your “magic caloric number”. Don’t be fooled into thinking that calories don’t matter.  


I ask you these questions:


What do you want to accomplish?

Do you want to fit into certain pants?

Do you want to get fit?

Do you want to get smaller?

Do you want to lose weight?

Do you want to train for a competitive event (even if the competition is your personal best)?


Did you know?

  • You don’t have to exercise to lose weight.
  • If you are 45-55 y.o. and female, this is a very challenging time to lose weight. But it’s not impossible.
  • Also, you MUST individualize your eating and exercise rituals.
  • Being on certain medications fight your efforts to lose weight.
  • Men who lose inches in their belly, gain inches some where else.
  • Previous injury limits your success (subconsciously) too.
  • Mondays are heart attack day.
  • Muscles are cabinet space for your food.
  • Losing large amounts of weight is commendable BUT – At a certain point of calorie restriction, your body fights your weight loss (hunger hormone & hormones rule) and wants to get back to the weight you started at (set-point theory) and then some. (what to do to avoid this) 
  • Certain exercise makes you hungrier
  • Some people do well with support; some do not (which are you?)
  • Weight maintenance is really “weight cycling” (gaining 10, losing 8; gaining 20, losing 22…) and CCRAN specializes in stopping this.
  • 30lbs. is a lot of weight. Just enough to work hard at and get visible and feel good results; but not so much that your body starts cascading back to obesity* like those Biggest Loser contestants.

These are the types of topics we will discuss on our call-in show. I hope you will CALL-IN and listen, laugh and learn something to help your 30lb. or less weight loss and help you to “zip your pants” again!

*If you have more than 30lbs. you want to lose, please consider all the other qualified people out there who can help you. There are many!






C.C.R.A.N. and the end of the weight gain-diet rollercoaster

C.C.R.A.N. and the end of the weight gain / diet rollercoaster










I was at a graduation party this past weekend and I didn’t eat much. So when it was announced that the “desserts” were ready… I just had to look.


I had no guilt about having a piece or two of different desserts from this smorgasboard of 12 types of desserts.


As I get my piece of cheesecake, the man standing next to me goes for the fresh fruit. I said, “Wow there’s a lot to choose from”.


He said, “Yeah, but I have to refrain. I’m on what’s called the ‘Paleo Diet’, ever heard of it? And I can only have fruit, no cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, etc…”


I didn’t have the heart to tell him, I was on it (Paleo Diet) about 7 years ago.  I just said, “Yeah, I guess there were no funnel cakes or cheesecake in Paleolithic time…”


What happened next is what makes me crazy…


He preceded to proudly load up his plate/large bowl with about 4 or 5 ladel size spoonfuls of fruit, I kid you not. (Don’t get me wrong fresh fruit is great. And I realize that for some people if they have just a bite of chocolate cake… it’s like their “food crack” and it’s all over. All kinds of hormones surge and they can’t stop until they have cake coming out of their ears.
But that’s precisely my point… don’t you want control over that? How long can you keep eating fresh fruit instead of a taste of chocolate cake?


All I could think when he was loading his plate of with a bowling ball size of fruit was, for goodness sake, why don’t you just have a cookie or a scoop of ice cream.


I try to imagine how big his stomach had to expand to accommodate all that fruit. Nevermind what he had already ate for dinner.


He had no idea of his calorie intake or even cared for that matter.


All that mattered was that he was on “The Paleo Diet” and all he could eat from the dessert table was fruit. But did he have to eat all of it?


I wonder how long he will last on this diet because if he’s taking in more calories than he burns, it doesn’t matter what diet he’s on… he won’t lose weight… right?!


Then it’s bye, bye diet.


Hello weight gain.


The dreaded diet rollercoaster.


That’s why I LOVE C.C.R.A.N. (Calorie Cycling & Restriction Adequate Nutrition)


It doesn’t feel like a diet. It’s a combination of restricting calories, I like to call it “intermittent eating”, and just when I start to feel like the restriction is effecting my daily duties (like no energy to exercise, mentally not focusing, tiredness and irritability), I cycle my calories and eat more. I eat what I want. But that doesn’t mean I eat like it’s my last meal either. I know my body.


The food is usually adequately nourishing. Sometimes it’s very healthy and other times it’s shit. But I am never gluttonous.


I managed to keep my 30lb. weightloss off for over a year now (after years of being up and down on the weight gain / diet rollercoaster) AND I never feel like I am on a diet! WOOHOO!
(You can check out my weight gain and weight loss pics HERE.)


You can do this too. You need a lifestyle eating/exercise plan for you… NOT just a diet. We can help you discover your “diet lifestyle/exercise plan”.


CCRAN is a lifestyle.


Paleo Diet is a temporary diet (for most people).


They can’t wait to have pancakes or pasta!!!


I also have a secret weapon.
You have to find yours. For some it’s a personal trainer or surgery or a competition or a pill or prayer.  This is very personal and I believe we all need some help, especially in the beginning of doing something.


Now you may have started and lost and gained many pounds on diets before (in my case up to 30lbs.), but I want you to look at this as something new to you, your new beginning, in that your intention is to lose up to 30lbs. and KEEP IT OFF! That’s it.


You’re learning how to keep it off, before you actually lose it.


Crazy, I know.


Get off that weight gain – diet rollercoaster and check out how to become a CCRANNY by CLICKING HERE.







(Minky, Your 30lb. Weightloss Coach) 

Salt, Sugar, Fat Addiction? Really?

For years I couldn’t wrap my mind around people saying that they were or are addicted to food.

How can you be addicted to something that your body needs to survive.

It’s like saying if you hyperventilate a lot; stop breathing oxygen.

Then I looked at how I was able to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time.

I ate salt, I absolutely will cook with salt, especially vegetables.

I ate sugar. I baked a cake. I had some red licorice.

I definitely ate fat. I used to be a member of Weston A. Price and delivered raw milk to people. Need I say more. At times I had up to a 50% fat diet. But weight a minute Minky – pull out that diary for those 30 days last summer and in recent months…

You know what, I didn’t have as much fat.  I didn’t have as much “junk” (shelf foods) either.

But I still had salt, sugar and fat the “hardwired trifecta” for the pleasure centers of your brain. Could it be that I had these foodstuffs in their, for lack of better words, more pure form?

Could it be the chemicals in the boxed shelf products? I think so… Check out this video. The food companies spend millions to get the salt, sugar, fat trifecta just right! Like crack, if you hit the pipe once and then empty out your bank account, you’re a crack addict and can never smoke it. What food(s) is your crack? :
Since salt, sugar and fat is in most foods, now I see why people call it a “food addiction”. But you still have to identify what makes you eat more.

Here’s a list to start with (I’m sure you know many more):

  • Bags and boxes of salty snacks (like cheese doodles, barbecue potato chips, Doritos. What may help is having triscuit crackers with something on them. I usually have sardines and small pieces of jalepeno cheese to satify my salt craving from time to time.
  • Bags and boxes of cookies and Tandy cakes (like double-stuff oreos, Butterscotch Krimpets, chocolate chip) I have almond cookies or cookies with nuts in them. No more than 2. This satisfies my sweet craving. Rarely, I will have 2-3 pieces of Australian red/black licorice. The black licorice make you poop. Just a FYI warning.

I have been doing C.R.A.N. for almost 6 months now, and I use exercise as a tool to help me stay within my “magic number”, so it is not as difficult for me to stop eating “crap”. I get full very quickly and will not stuff myself.

Nonetheless, I have a new appreciation for those of you who say you have a “Food Addiction”. I believe you now.

I still feel one of the best ways to not eat your “food crack” is to stay away from it. It’s time to try Living the CRAN Lifestyle… become a CRANNY! 🙂

Lose 30 lbs in 30 Days & Thick to Thinner Thighs











Lose 30 Lbs in 30 Days?

Yeah right?! I know.

Snake oil.

I agree it is snake oil for most people.

But for some people like me, when all the moons lined up perfectly, I did lose 27 lbs. in 30 days. (30 lbs. in 30 days sounds better, don’t you think?)


I’m just an aging Boomer hack who’s sporting a 2-pack and credits nursing home food.


My “irrational want” is to NOT have my thighs rub together. Today my thighs don’t rub together. What’s your “irrational want”? (Something about your body’s appearance/shape you think could never happen but is what you really want.)

I give you some tips on this audio if you want your thick thighs to be thinner.

Also please consider joining The CCRAN Club.


I mention some unhealthy and healthy hacks during my Laughter Diet performance below:

I did it.  Want to know how? Listen in above.






I Luv Lunks


I luv lunks.






I love looking at their bodies.

I love their muscles.

I love watching how they train.

I always have since I can remember and I always will.

I love to hear the “bro-science”.

But what I don’t love is the big muscles on me.

Well, not anymore. Not my legs, my thighs, anymore.

After years of gymnastics, sprinting (hurdling), competitive bodybuilding, I know what it’s like to “naturally” have the propensity to build muscular, big thighs.

When you are muscular and have a low body fat and are in your 20’s or you just have a low body fat regardless of what your age is, your muscles look good in the glistening sun. I like that look. I like to look at that look.

But that look is not for me anymore.

My days of squatting, lunging, plyo-anything and anything with “Russian” attached to it are over.


And my joints thank me.


Are there any other “mesomorph types” who put on muscle easy, who can bulk up easy, who were former gymnasts, sprinters, bodybuilders (serious), who want to rid themselves of the massiveness of their thighs and not be so muscle-bound and “thick” today?

Because today, you aren’t maintaining the unsustainable very low body fat levels like when you were younger and you’re not training 20 hours or more a week, your legs are starting you look like tree trunks.


Don’t you want to try skinny jeans? Be honest.


Remember what you did to get those tight, muscular thighs? Remember after doing such an intense leg workout, your legs would feel like they didn’t belong to you?

You wondered if you could even drive home, because your legs were so fatigued. Your thighs felt like jelly, yet they also felt like they weighed 1,000 lbs. each to move them.

Then you looked up, as you exit the gym and see these…


Thank Goodness! A movable escalator!

Oh wait. It’s broke. The escalator going up is broken.

So, you have to climb them manually…














You could just lie down right there at the bottom of the broken escalator and spend the night 🙂

I used to love that feeling; but not any more…

I don’t want big thighs, I call “thunder thighs” any more.

I want to feel/look good in my clothes.

Don’t you?

I don’t want my thighs to rub together.

I am a spectator of muscle-boundness now.

Not a participant any more.

I like to watch the lunks.

And did I mention I like to hear them grunt.

I’ve taken my seat at the spectator table when I’m working my upper body.


If you want big thighs. Good. I’m happy for you. May I look at your legs?



If you’re thinking like me and you don’t want that growing thigh look any more – consider joining me and my own little world of trimness and losing 30Lbs.



In my little world, I help those like me who want to

make their thick thighs thinner and not rub together.


In this thinner thigh world of mine, (we all have 30 lbs to lose… no more than that please) and we care more about how we look in clothes, than naked.

Yes looking good naked is great, but here’s my (our) philosophy on that:


Let’s face it, unless you’re working a pole, the people or person you want to attract to you, sees you with clothes on first. And has to like what they see with you in your clothes.

And thunder thighs, without the low body fat and Olympic-style training, in my opinion, don’t look that great in clothes.

You’re always pulling down your shorts from in-between your legs and from riding up your crotch when you walk.

I hate that.



If you opt in to the upper right, you can get my bonus complimentary chapter, “Fix the FUPWA”. This is not for softees.

In it, is a section on “Lose 30 Lbs. in 30 Days. I Did It. Want to Know How?”, I mention some techniques to avoid building your already big thighs.

Also if you click on The Laughter Diet above you can see more of my philosophy and outline of the “diet”.


Now if you want big thighs, don’t opt in. Read another cross-fit blog and enjoy your legs.


Meanwhile, I’m off to my gym, that I love. Not your ordinary gym.


I pay a decent amount of money for the men (only men trainers there) to push me hard during my workouts, but not my legs. I REFUSE to do certain exercises. Not only do I have arthritis, osteo-arthritis from abusing my body when I was a younger athlete and now later in life, rheumatoid arthritis is showing it’s ugly head.

Also, I know the look I want. I sacrificed things to trim my once very muscular thighs. And I’m not going to build them up again, while in pain.

You have to decide what you want your body to look like and then decide if you are committed and willing to do what it takes to get that look.

Don’t be pressured to do what’s popular. For example – I know Cross fit is popular right now. But I don’t want a cross-fit body.

Do you?

These guys who put me through a good workout at the gym, want to stay in business and keep their customers happy. We get along great. We understand and respect each other.


So for back to my thighs, I do special exercises – called the “No thunder thigh” exercises.

The lunks at my gym are nice to look at and also nice to work with. I don’t tell any of them my fitness background and training. I like to hear their advice and their sometimes wacky ways of getting in shape.


(Oh, I grew up around a lot of men. So, I’m not sensitive to their yelling, sweating, sometimes crudeness and hearing deficits. That’s why I think I had a problem when I worked with women in nursing. No seriously. Too much estrogen. Nurses are great with patients; not so much with each other.)



So, there are some lunks at my gym.

They are serious when it comes to working out. They are funny and nice and approachable when the work out is over.


And I’ll be watching them.


Lunk on!

P.S. This is why I don’t go to the purple planet place. ‘Cause Lunks aren’t allowed.


Think Inside YOUR Box Is Better Advice

Ever heard the saying,

“Think Outside the Box”? Of course you have.

But what if this is all wrong and you should do the opposite yet add something very effective. In other words, “Think Inside YOUR Box”… and Grow It!











According to Harry Beckwith, author of You, Inc., you don’t need to “think outside the box”.

Mr. Beckwith says that the message doesn’t work because the box, your box really, is your way of thinking, working and living and in many cases has worked for you. He says it is the box in which you were born. And you can’t change your box; it’s like changing the shape of your head.

Your box describes you and your uniqueness and it’s what you’ve been operating out of for years.

So, don’t try to think out of your box; it’s too hard. He says instead, grow it.

In other words try new things, bring new things into the box, experiment for sure, but don’t try to be someone or something you’re just not.

Don’t change your thinking; change your box by bringing in new things to it.

Grow a bigger box. (p. 49, You, Inc., Harry Beckwith)

This happened to me just last week. I was asked to participate in a tele-summit, my first one. When I saw the title and all the different kind of speakers, I thought as long as I’m able to do me and deliver what I know will help others the best way I know how, I’m going to “grow my box” and participate.












Click the link above to join me and join us!

Here is your opportunity.  I am joining 21 experts on this upcoming summit, The Second It Clicks.  Focus on the Benefits of Life’s Difficulties and Lead a Radiant Life with a Smile!


I know it’s difficult to lose weight.


But once you hear me put certain things about fitness & diet into perspective, you’ll feel much better and you’ll have a smile about losing weight.


I’m performing my “Lose 30Lbs. in 30 Days. I Did It. Want to Know How?” Act from “The Laughter Diet”. You also can get my free gifts, including a bonus, “Fix the FUPWA” chapter.


Hurry up and sign up, it starts April 11th!


Till next time,


Take a chance and be available to be on someone’s teles-summit and grow your box too!




How A Nurse Made $92,571 With Her Wellness Program

That’s the title of the email I received earlier today.


I knew it was about Rochele Lawson.
See, I met Rochele a few years ago (in Las Vegas) at a “Speak-to-Sell” event with the great Lisa Sasevich. I wish I had taken a picture with Rochele, I didn’t.

But I remember our conversation.

What struck me the most about Rochele (The Queen of Feeling Fabulous), was that she was so serene and content with herself. She was easy to talk to and there wasn’t a competitive bone in her body. (Unlike other nurses at nurse events, I must say. But this wasn’t a “nurse” event for credit hours or evidenced-based theories and a bunch of initials. It was an event like no other I had attended. People were happy, successful and sharing their stories of finding and monetizing what they were good at or became good at executing.)

Hell, I didn’t even know she was a nurse until I kept talking about myself being one.

Nursing didn’t “define” Rochele. It was a part of her skill set as was helping people with improving their health and wellness. She was so good at the latter and got clear on her offer that she made a bunch of money doing something she loved.  Bye, bye trauma nursing and working the night shift.

See (short video) her story below:



I am getting no monies for this promotion. And, as a Fitness Nurse Consultant, I only work with nurses with a fitness hustle or want to create a fitness hustle to make money in the fitness & diet space; but I felt compelled to share Rochelle’s story with you and also remind you about Lisa Sasevich. I have photos of her on my Facebook Page too, if you want to see from the last “Speak-to-Sell” in Tampa.

I’ve fallen and I CAN get up



I’ve fallen and I CAN get up! 


PangPang always “freezes” after he falls. Then he does get up!













How many times have you feared falling down?

Maybe never if your 3 or 4 years old or a dog,

’cause you don’t have far to go to the ground.


He just wants someone to rub his belly… Then he gets up.













But if you are upright and over a certain age, you fear falling more often. Like when it snows, when it’s icy or there’s no hand rail. Or wearing pumps / dress shoes on a shiny linoleum floor.

The humorous audio below discusses the “bogus of balance” that everyone (most everyone) believes in, how my father falls and always gets up (he says, “I just go with it and NOT try to stop myself”) and your STW (Short Term Win) exercise to improve your navel to knuckle (N2K) area  this week. Remember to do all your exercises with your insertion and don’t forget the bedroom and bathroom exercises too. (I call your “homework” exercises.)

As always, please see a physician or other qualified health professional prior to doing this or any diet or exercise program.

If you laugh, let’s hope it’s without leaks. Enjoy!…

#3 “I’ve Fallen and I CAN Get Up!”:

Fat burning foods vs Fat making foods

Fat-Burning vs. Fat-Making Foods


Staples from my kitchen… As far as I’m concerned they’re all “Fat-Burning” because I don’t over eat and I have muscle that I use vigorously a few times a week. You can too.













What’s the difference?

The difference is NOT in the foods!

That’s right… not in the food.

The difference is in your metabolism (hormones).

Whenever I hear/read fat-burning foods from anyone, I lose a little

respect for them, unless they are making a joke.

Fat-burning and food (eating) should not even be in the same sentence.

That’s the complete opposite of what food does.

We shouldn’t think of food as fat-making, but we eat for nourishment and energy. As long as our metabolism is working well and we don’t eat more than we need, then it’s really irrelevant if a food is fat-burning.

30 years ago, I learned that muscle was fat-burning, not food, never food. Oh, and NOT eating was fat-burning, muscle burning and dehydrating too. And I don’t think exercise physiology has changed that much in 30 years.


P.S. Of course in a very competitive weightloss, fat loss world, I realize that “Fat-Burning Food” is a marketing ploy. People sure don’t want to hear about fat-making foods, right? But as you already know, any food that’s more than your calorie requirement to maintain your current weight in 24 hours is “fat-making”. Even if it’s a lentil.


If you want to laugh & hear some fun tips on reducing your Navel to Knuckle area to help with your leaks (just by improving your posture), listen here it’s called


Enjoy! you can listen to more on the STW audio tab above and sign up for my list too!