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Madi Johnson, MA

Eat Smart and move more in 2016 with Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Online, a 15- week weight management program that works because it is not a diet – it’s a lifestyle! All weekly classes are conducted online by a live instructor, fostering interaction between the instructor and all participants. Participants can conveniently attend classes… Continue reading »

One of the TV shows that my family all enjoys watching together is a show called Chopped on the Food Network.  If you have never seen it before, they start out with 4 chefs and each chef gets a basket full of mystery ingredients.  There is an appetizer, entrée and dessert round and one chef… Continue reading »

We would like to introduce today’s Holiday Challenge guest blogger, Judy. Judy is a participant in the Holiday Challenge and she shares her journey over the past few years. Congrats Judy! I have been on my weight loss journey for over two years now. It is a slow process but I haven’t had surgery or bought… Continue reading »

We are excited to announce our guest blogger for the day, SpinningChick. She shares the benefits to stepping outside your comfort zone, one step at a time. Gain Something New Every Day I know what you’re thinking – wait, isn’t the challenge to maintain NOT gain something?  But hear me out…  Here is your second… Continue reading »

Did anyone else have a crazy week last week or was it just me? I feel like I’m tangled in to-do lists that never seem to end. The days are getting shorter and add packing, traveling, and preparing thanksgiving meals on top and our lists can almost get out of control. This past weekend I… Continue reading »

When I was a very young child, I lived with my grandparents in a very remote countryside in Southeast Asia. A place full of green hills and fruit trees, it was in this beautiful setting that I fell madly in love with the beauty of nature. A few times a week, in comfortable shoes and… Continue reading »

We are thrilled to announce our guest blogger for the day, Heather. Heather recently completed the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less class and she shares her journey back to doing what she loves. Way to go Heather! I started the Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less program because I had a little boy in September… Continue reading »

There’s nothing that will get me out of bed like these friendly faces. These two bundles of doggie joy have done more for getting me up and moving in the mornings than anything and anyone else. And now that everyone’s bladders have grown a bit, and I get to sleep in past 5 am on… Continue reading »

I am excited that I participated in Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less… because, after 15 lessons, I can definitely confirm my statement in my pre-program blog: Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less IS an authentic “life style changing program!” Before the program began, my husband took a BEFORE photo (those of you who followed… Continue reading »

We welcome back our Holiday Challenge participant and guest blogger, Kimberly, for an update on her new physical activity routine. Not all types of exercise are a perfect fit for everyone. Keep trying new classes or types of exercise until you find the ones you love. What IS the perfect workout? The one you love to… Continue reading »