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3 Reasons to Lose Weight This Summer


Health is its own reward. Sadly, most people don't realize this and look at diets and exercise as forms of punishment. But losing weight is about feeling and looking great, and in preparation for the summer, I've been pushing my friends to consider weight loss programs, such as HCG treatments, that actually work. I've been employing some very persuasive propaganda in order to convince them that now is the time to do this. Here's my logic: Get a tan without having to go to a private beach. … [Read more...]

One Week After Smart Success Weight Loss (Bob Harper)


I'm a little late on the update but I mentioned two weeks ago I was going to post a Bob Harper Smart Success Weight Loss Supplement Review. I just had so much going on I haven't gotten a chance until this weekend to sit down and let you know my findings and thoughts. First if you are interested in seeing my thoughts and results regarding the 7-Day Cleanse you can check it out here: Bob Harper Smart 7 Day Cleanse Review. In addition to the above I was taking the Smart Multi-Vitamin and the … [Read more...]

Fitness Tools to Meet My 2012 Health Goal


This appears to be my week of talking health and fitness and my journey back to making it part of my life. Monday I posted a pre-review of Bob Harper's Smart Success Smart Weight Loss supplements and will be reviewing them throughout this week with an update at the end of the days. Yesterday I confessed that my initial motivation at the beginning of the year got the best of me and I veered for a short time from my originally set path. Today I wanted to break down for you what I will be doing to … [Read more...]

Time for a Do Over!


Exactly why I did not commit to weekly postings about my week loss because I was afraid of too many "hopefully I will do better next week". Unfortunately after two weeks of a pretty good commitment I didn't just fall off the wagon I jumped onto a horse running in the opposite direction. I admit it I'm a junk food junkie at heart. I love junk food, candy, desserts, salt, and soda. It sucks I know, but there good be worse addictions that is for sure. One of my major problems is I am so mental … [Read more...]

Bob Harper Smart Success Smart Weight Loss Pre-Review


If you are a long time reader of Shibley Smiles then it is no secret that I love Bob Harper. I am a loyal fan of The Biggest Loser and met Bob Harper during a conference. I've mentioned many times about his spirit and energy and how catchy it is just being in his presence. So when I received a request to try out Bob Harper's Smart Success supplements I thought it would be a great fit for Shibley Smiles. I've been on again off again with my weight loss now for the past almost two years. … [Read more...]

Six Tips to Help Your Child Reach a Healthy Weight


Clearly, it’s important to start a dialogue about weight with our kids. So we asked the experts to weigh in— no pun intended— on six simple, supportive and age-appropriate steps to broach the topic and ensure that our children get and stay healthy. Focus on Health: The first step is to stop thinking of weight issues as mainly an appearance problem. In fact, “The best approach is not talking specifically about the weight itself,” explains YouBeauty Nutrition Advisor Kristin Kirkpatrick, … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Update Week One


Things are going really well after one week. Just a recap of my commitment, my husband and I decided 2012 would be the year of "Health" for us with our focus on losing weight, getting in shape, and becoming healthier overall. Each day gets me one step closer to all three goals. Thankfully they are all wrapped up in each other and reaching one will inevitably lead to reaching or in reach of the others. So we decided we would eat great for 6 days and take one day as a "free" day. The concept is … [Read more...]

10 Tips for a Healthier You In 2012


10. Start small and slow: Avoid jumping straight to counting calories and hitting the gym seven days a week. Instead, take small steps to a healthier life. 9. Rally the troops: There is strength in numbers. Gather co-workers, friends or family to join you for a workouts – it will give you the added incentive to hit the weights without sacrificing your social life. For an added bonus for your waist (and wallet), look out for group gym membership rates or discounts. 8. Smaller plates, … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions Not the Norm


Yes I don't like to make New Year's resolutions. I guess because I don't see why the beginning of a year should be any different then say March or August 21st. I guess it is the "beginning" so with it we like to promise to make changes. Despite my usual MO of not making resolutions this year I am. Not only that but it is your typical and traditional resolution. My health and weight loss journey needs to be re-vamped and is long over due. When I started my blog in June 2010 I was already on … [Read more...]

Slim Fast Kick Starts My Weight Loss Giveaway : Ends (12/26)


This post brought to you by Slim-Fast. All opinions are 100% mine. The usual thing is to wait until after the holidays to begin the quest to lose weight. I decided to be less traditional this year and begin NOW. My weight loss journey had been long and a big roller coaster. About two years ago I woke up one morning and decided to lose weight it was like a switch just turned. I proceeded to lose 40 lbs. I've kept that off until the last 6 months. I've slowly gained back about 20 lbs. I've been … [Read more...]

Nutrisystem Update : Week Twelve

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I happy to report I had a very good week. It wasn't so much that I stayed on track but that I didn't have much problems doing so. I was very committed this week and felt satisfied after each meal.  One thing I will tell others as my personal nutrition tip is that you need to eat, and  you need to eat per your schedule.  Sometimes I may not feel all that hungry but then I would find if I didn't eat by the time I was hungry I started debating with myself on what to eat. If you just eat as planned … [Read more...]

8 Health and Weight Loss Tips


Today marks a year since I took serious action against my weight issues. On April 15, 2010 I weighed 199.0 pounds. As of today my weight is 159.8 which means in a year I’ve lost 39.2 lbs. I’m very happy with that and am looking forward to losing the rest of my weight in the coming months. In honor of my year long progress I thought I would post some tips that I find have worked for me over the years. 1. Water Intake: This is one of the most important tips I can give and has benefits on all … [Read more...]