How to manage (and recover) from a Weight Loss Backslide

Yes, I have been in a full-blown Backslide!

When I started this blog in 2010, I was on a roll! I felt I had words of wisdom to share with everyone who either had been or currently was in the same ‘boat’ as me…

Perhaps I became overly confident. Or maybe I took my progress for granted. I have also thought that perhaps I had seen my efforts as a “program” rather than a “lifestyle change”. I am not sure what caused it, but I have backslid for sure!

As of September 2010, I had lost 45 pounds. As of today, (May 3, 2017), I have gained 21 of those pounds back.

Sobering, isn’t it? Disheartening…shame on me.

But enough of me giving myself grief. Instead, I am recommitting with my primary objective that this time, I am here to stay. And this time, it isn’t going to be a “diet and fitness” program. This time, it is going to be a true lifestyle change. I am getting older (I turn 49 this year), and I don’t want to lose my vitality as I age.

It occurred to me that since I am approaching this transformation as a lifestyle change (instead of a diet program), that I have to be prepared for some backsliding…at least on a minor scale. After all, since this isn’t a program with a definite end (like all diets are), isn’t it realistic that I may get sick and not be able to exercise for a few days while I recover? Or that I may be invited to dinner and be presented with food and drink that doesn’t fit into my definition of clean and healthy? Or that I will go visit my Mom and she will make my favorite chocolate cake?

You get the point.

Whatever the bump or hiccup, there are a few preemptive steps I will be prepared to take which will quickly get me back on course.

  • First – I will donate my “fat jeans”. If I know that becoming chubby means I have to spend money to buy a new wardrobe, I will be motivated to return to my healthy lifestyle quickly.
  • Second – I will get my husband on board. In the past, my husband was never a part of my diet programs. This time, however, I have discussed my desire to improve both of our health through a lifestyle change…and he is 100% on board! Since I have made a commitment to him (and him to me), I have no doubt I will be much more motivated to stay on course.
  • Third – I have gotten rid of anything that might tempt me. That is it…gotten rid of the wine, no sugar laden snacks and treats are stashed in the pantry, and no chips or other junk can be found in my house. It is all gone and the reality is if it isn’t there, I won’t eat it. And my husband won’t eat it. It really is that simple.

I look forward to working with you as we Break the Pound Barrier together!

Angela Bryan

How to Eat Healthy to Transform Your Life

Hi all,

Once in a while, a book comes along that you just can’t miss. Eating for Energy by Yuri Elkaim is one of those. Very simply, this book can change your life! And based on the overwhelmingly positive reactions it has received, it definitely can.

If you lack energy, have dwindling health, are overweight, or simply are sick and tired of struggling with the latest “fad diet” then Eating for Energy may be your ticket. It is a healthy eating guide outlining nutrition principles found in nature that when applied create an abundance of energy, a perfect body, and life-long health.

A recent reader Vanessa Flook shares: “I have been applying the principles in Eating for Energy for just two weeks now and am absolutely amazed! The meals are lovely and satisfying, I no longer have hunger pains, no cravings for sugar, and my moods have improved dramatically. I no longer get bloated or feel ‘too full’ and it really has made me think twice before eating other foods. I just love it, my skin is glowing and those extra few pounds have fallen off.”

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If you don’t believe that eating natural whole foods is crucial to your health and vitality then you’re selling yourself short big time.

Ever wonder why animals in the wild do not succumb to the diseases that plague mankind? And even worse, that they begin to exhibit “our” diseases when we domesticate them! Obviously, the way we are eating (and living) is killing us…and our pets. Don’t you think it’s time for a change?

Eating for Energy is based on natural nutrition principles. It is not a fad diet. It does not restrict you. Instead, it empowers you to make smarter and healthier food choices for a radiant and energetic body and life.

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Breaking The Pound Barrier Together!!

Angela Bryan
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Lowering Blood Pressure Will Help Sexual Performance Problems

Now THIS is interesting…

[Editor’s Note: Fitness author Jon Benson shared this letter with me and gave me permission to share it with you.]

Have you ever started out to do one thing but ended up doing something different?

Night and day different?

Remember how Post-It Notes were invented?

Some guy was trying to come up with a “permanent” glue.

Obviously he failed… and he considered it a failure… but 3M had another idea.

The guy was all of a sudden Joe Brilliant.

Well, I’m feeling a bit like Joe today.

But this is much more interesting to you than Post-It Notes…

It’s about s – e – x… sorta.

Not dirty, I’m talking about couple’s stuff here.

My new book just came out today about it.

But it didn’t start off that way at all.

In fact … get this… I was co-writing a book with medical researcher Frank Mangano on lowering blood pressure without meds… really.

So how did this big U-turn occur?

Okay, okay…. funny, true story:

I read this article from a medical journal about how “lowering blood pressure would help sexual-performance-problems.”

Ding. The lightbulb went off in my head.

You see, lowering blood pressure is probably the most healthy thing you can do for yourself.

But face it — it’s really, really BORING.

I mean, who really cares about their blood pressure unless their doctor says, “Look, lower your blood pressure or you’ll die in six months.”

Then you care.

Are you with me?

I’m right and we all know it.

Heck, I was the same way.

I ignored my blood pressure for years until it hit stroke-level back in my 30s.

Then I could no longer ignore it.

I found every natural alternative possible… which led me to Frank’s books… and they are the BEST.

So Frank comes to me and asks me to contribute to his very popular on-the-shelf book “The Blood Pressure Miracle” –

… and I said,

“Hey, guess what I just read?”

Since he’s the researcher, I said, “Go see if there’s any truth to this.”

The results BLEW MY MIND.

Not only is there truth to it — that, yes… lowering blood pressure not only extends your life but also extends your sexlife as well — but WOW… it’s a major player in everything from male-ED to females feeling “out of the mood.”

It’s crazy, but it’s true.

It makes sense once you read this:

http://www.lowpressuresex.com/go/thepound < — Low Pressure Sex-System

Hang with me: It gets better…

So Frank digs up article after article on the subject of high blood pressure and LOW sexual-energy and performance… and we have a much more compelling reason to want to lower our blood pressure, now don’t we?

But we wanted more.

I said, “Look Frank, I get a lot of emails about sex-after-30… people who want to feel more kick, more alive in that area of their lives… and above all, closer to their mates.”

So… we decided to add another book on TOP of our book…

… a book on improving sexual-pleasure for couples only. “Revolutionary Sex” is the name of it. My friend Alex Allman wrote it…and just like that we had two books instead of one.

But that’s not all… ( told you… this story is interesting… ; )

THEN my friend Jeff Anderson comes out with his “homemade V” — and guys, we know what “V” stands for.

Listen: V (little blue things) is really dangerous stuff. It really is. It RAISES blood pressure for one thing. For another it can cause addiction and memory loss.

But Jeff’s version is all-natural, cheap (we’re talking pennies instead of dollars per “pill” to make) and above all… SAFE.

So all of a sudden… THREE books (plus an audio)… so…

It became a System, not a book.

And the topic went from “lowering blood pressure” to …

… How you can completely solve your sexual-performance-problems and increase your pleasure all by lowering blood pressure naturally without meds.”

What a concept…

…and it WORKS.

Low Pressure Sex-System –> http://www.lowpressuresex.com/go/thepound

Here are the advantages:

1.  If you take blood pressure meds… and a lot of you do… your “kick in the stick” suffers. A lot. Some men suffer all the way, which lead them to taking the V stuff…

… and that stuff ‘raises’ blood pressure.

Bad, bad combo. Our System gets you off of that dangerous and expensive cycle of drugs and on to a natural, easy approach that also adds pleasure to your relationship.

2. Cheaper… by far… than meds.

3. Something you can read and do as a couple or as a single person.

4. You get healthy and you get your vigor back at the same time. Ladies too.

5. It’s guaranteed-to-work… 60 days on us.

I’m very proud of this System. We put a lot of time, research and effort into it.

If you want a life free from high BP and sexual-performance-issues and better health, then go here:

http://www.lowpressuresex.com/go/thepound <—– Low Pressure Sex-System

P.S. There’s even more to this story —

We created an “Advanced Health and Relationship-Saver Kit” that comes with the most awesome self-hypnosis audios to help you relieve stress, lower pressure, increased your “drive”, and more.

You can get the starter Kit or the Advanced Kit here:

http://www.lowpressuresex.com/go/thepound <—– Low Pressure Sex-book

Here’s to your health… and your increased pleasure and enjoyment.