Creating A Better Me – Update #4

Is it me or has this year just flown by? It seems like just yesterday I was writing my latest update but here we are once again at the end of the month and another exciting entry is due. I find myself reflecting back on my previous posts and I see a very distinct theme […]

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Perception is a Game Changer

Perception is a game changer.  How we perceive ourselves, how we think others perceive us, and how we perceive others affects EVERYTHING.  I have found that perception is something obese people struggle with even after losing weight.  I have, like so many other obese people, struggled with my self-esteem my entire life.  I perceived myself […]

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Let It Go

This post has nothing to do with a popular Disney song except in name only. And this one image. Let’s start with a simple premise, people can be mean. People can be really, really mean. I really do hate to admit it, because I believe in the idea that humans, when push comes to shove, […]

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Recipe of the Scale! Yummy Guacamole

Guacamole has to be one of my family’s favourite side dishes.  I never make it as a condiment but as part of meal with a selection of fresh cut up veggies.  I had tasted many variations of this avocado-blessed recipe, but this is a great base.  The secret to keeping it from turning completely brown […]

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Losing Weight… Without Losing Yourself

I had an interesting conversation with a client recently.  She has gone through a hell of a transition over the last two years.  I met her while working at the women’s fitness studio run by my ex-trainer, just after I had left my career of 13 years and was immersed in a fairly substantial transition myself. She […]

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The End is the Beginning

Good morning everyone! As of last week, the amazing Tinier Tim has decided to take a small break as a guest writer here at Tips of the Scale, and I will be writing for him in the interim. I have been, up until today, been writing a short post every Monday to keep you all […]

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Recipe of the Scale! Thai Turkey Lettuce Wraps

This may seem a bit ‘off season’, especially here in Toronto with the temperature hovering around single digits, but it is still one of my favourites that got me through a lot of tough days when all I wanted was Thai takeout! I would often times make this once a week when I worked from […]

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