Monthly Archives: April 2013

What to say when all your friends want to talk about is…

What to say when all your friends want to talk about is exercising, dieting, or picking apart their body….

Change the subject.



Do you ever find yourself in that awkward situation where someone makes fun of their body? It’s awkward. You can tell a person a million times “Oh stop it, you are beautiful” and often it falls on deaf ears.  You get to a certain point where you just get tired of hearing the self-criticizing. It’s exhausting. Praising these people doesn’t work. Sometimes the most appropriate thing to do is change the subject.

Great point ShannyCakes…great point!

I think this is WAY more awkward for guys to deal with.  It happened this weekend to my poor hubby.  He was like “I didn’t know what to say.” and I looked at him and said “If I knew I would tell you.” I don’t think we said anything.  There was a long awkward pause and one of us said “Yah…so, that damn wind, hey?”.

Really?  Do you really?

Really? Do you really?

Really? Do you really love your body?  We have come to a point where it is socially acceptable to moralize food. It’s okay to justify over-eating with exercise. It’s okay to justify under-eating with over-eating. It also comes across as being fine to exercise to the point of injury.  Maybe, for some people, the first step in loving their body is to stop talking about it.  I know this, because this was me.

Aren’t their more important things to talk about in life? Kids, family, relationships, maybe how to make the world a better place? ANYTHING? I challenge you this week to pay attention to the chitter-chatter going on around you. It happens in real-life, it happens on social media. You may be surprised what kinds of things you see and hear.

Homemade Mayo Recipe

One of my FAVORITE cookbooks is called “Set for Life” by Jane P. Merrill & Karen M. Sunderland.  It was first published in 1988 and was given to me by my Grandmother.  It is just real-down-to-earth home cookin’!  Just like Grandma’s!  Here is a link to Amazon if you want to buy it.  I don’t make any commission from your purchase, just in case you care.

I’ve made this slightly revised homemade “Slim Mayo” recipe several times.  I did try another recipe tonight called “Master Recipe for Mayonnaise” from my 2nd favorite cookbook, “The Best Recipe” by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated magazine (which I also love).  Either I screwed up the recipe or they should re-name it “The Worst Recipe for Mayonnaise”.  I was looking forward to comparing the two, as many people seem to be avoiding flour these days.  Anyway…cut the crap.  Here’s the recipe.

Homemade Mayo

Homemade Mayo

1 Tablespoon Sugar (or Honey)

2 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour

1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 Egg (Beaten)

1 Cup Milk (I used 2%)

1/4 Cup Vinegar

1 Tablespoon Butter

Mix dry ingredients in a saucepan.  Add egg and milk.  Whisk well.  Slowly stir in vinegar.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens.  Remove from heat.  Stir in butter.  Cover and store in fridge.


**The original recipe says this is a concentrate and you should dilute it with milk or yogurt to your desired consistency or flavour.  I personally enjoy it straight up.  You don’t need a lot.

It’s no Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, but it’s homemade.  And I think it’s darn tasty!


Guest Post – Scale Liberation

This is an amazing story of one of our clients. I just have to share.

Release Revolution

The following is a submission I received upon request from a Goodbye My Muffintop Client – she has asked to remain anonymous but I am sure that many, many of you will relate to her story.  She is such a perfect example of why a person could benefit from the hormonal re-set that our program provides!  She didn’t need to eat better or exercise better… she wasn’t doing anything wrong.  She just needed to learn how to listen to her body…   To date her pounds lost remain an unknown… but after her first round of protocol she lost an incredible 44.5 inches!

My body image issues date back literally as far back as I can remember.  Even around the age of 4 years old I have memories of being called the “chubby chicken” & compared to my “skinny minny” sister by my mother.  Now if you want some deep seeded…

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