Elaine McAllister

Writer and Speaker

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Comfort Zone

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Get Fit!, Just Life!, Thankful, Weight loss | 2 comments

My dictionary defines “comfort zone” as being “the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity.” I’d say that pretty accurately describes where I found myself. I was overweight, and out of shape. I’d always been strong enough, and stubborn enough, that my weight didn’t slow me down – or so I...

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Grandma’s Mantra!

Grandma’s Mantra!

Posted by on May 6, 2017 in Aging, Downsize, Family, Get Fit!, Just Life!, Simplify, Uncategorized, Weight loss | 2 comments

The pendulum is swinging, and with it comes a promise of freedom! Freedom from stuff! Freedom from bulging closets and overstuffed drawers. Freedom from colored plastic totes, methodically organized and labeled, but full of even more stuff! You see, I’m the daughter of a ‘saver-of-everything’ – one with almost hoarder status, by today’s...

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Fifty Fat Facts

Fifty Fat Facts

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Get Fit!, Just Life!, Weight loss | 8 comments

Do you know what fifty pounds of fat looks like?  I don’t either, but I know what five pounds looks like thanks to a recent picture shared on the internet!  It’s kind of gross, isn’t it? Until recently, I carried around ten times that much excess weight, so I celebrated the loss of fifty pounds and staged a picture that’s worth a...

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Contagious Wellness

Contagious Wellness

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Get Fit! | 4 comments

There’s more to life than eating! I think I just learned that! Eating and entertainment used to be synonymous.  Our social life – such as it was – involved food!  My husband and I would meet friends for dinner.  We’d invite the kids and grandkids over, and we’d eat.  We’d call and meet at our favorite pizza place....

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Sticks and Stones…

Sticks and Stones…

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in Get Fit! | 4 comments

Do you ever wonder about the power of words in the ears of a child?  Words are more powerful than many imagine.  Especially the negative ones! “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me!”  If you’re from my ‘era’, you heard that growing up – right?  Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s a...

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My ‘Whys’!

My ‘Whys’!

Posted by on Jan 22, 2017 in Get Fit! | 5 comments

Habits are hard to break!  The “will” is a strong thing!  And, change is difficult. In this, the first month of the year, there are many who are, most likely, expressing those same thoughts if they made New Year’s Resolutions, or lifestyle changes.   We’ve all been there, as we’ve tried to break a habit, whether it’s one...

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