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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Destination: Florida

Destination: Florida

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Family, Friends, Just Life!, Thankful, Travel, Weight loss, Writing | 2 comments

Life is an adventure, and I’m always up for one! I just returned home, safe and sound, after a road trip through ten states, covering over 3,500 miles…all by myself! It was a memorable adventure, and will be the topic of future blogs, I’m sure!  But, for now, just a recap… I learned early on to embrace adventure! I moved a lot as a...

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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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