Over the past four decades, Green Mountain at Fox Run has helped thousands of women end weight loss struggles with eating, exercise and body image, make long-term healthy lifestyle changes and lose weight permanently. This weight loss blog helps women navigate these changes.

How I Managed to Eat Healthy During The Holidays

By on 10/23/2014

When I used to struggle with eating and my weight, the holidays were a tough time. (Well, they’re not always easy now, but eating and weight struggles have nothing to do with that!)

How I Used To ‘Prepare’ Myself For Holiday Parties

I love parties, but ahead of time, I’d set myself up for problems by restricting food and focusing on my weight:

  • I’d worry about what I look like, “knowing” I really wasn’t acceptable at my weight.
  • I’d spend the days before the party cutting back on what I ate. I didn’t just diet, I starved.
  • I wouldn’t eat at all the day of the party.

I remember one party in particular where that really backfired on me. Always one who could never drink much without feeling ill, those few glasses of party punch hit me hard that time. Let’s just say it wasn’t the fun party I was looking forward to.

How I Changed By Learning And Practicing Self-Care

thrive christmas holidaysAll that changed when I learned how to take better care of myself, not basing my behaviors on my desire to be thinner:

  • I ate regularly and I ate well and I ate what I wanted.
  • I reveled in my love of clothes, as much as I could find those that looked good on me at my size (that’s worth another blog), and as much as I could afford.
  • I had fun at parties. Okay, it wasn’t an overnight change in accepting my body but at least I didn’t set myself up like I did at that party I just described.

I’ve been part of Green Mountain at Fox Run now for almost 30 years and I’m happy to say that I’ve just continued to progress in my self and size acceptance as a result. We invite you, too, to become a part of the success that so many women have found at Green Mountain.

Holiday Helpings Program (November And December)

holiday helpings programJoin us for our special Holiday Helpings program in November and December, to help you enjoy the holidays without worries about eating and weight. We’ve also giving a $500 Green Mountain gift certificate for week-long stays in November and December. It’s good for consults with our behavior, nutrition and fitness staff, as well as massages. And you can use in it our bookstore Changes. Deadline is this Saturday, October 25, so if you’re interested, let us know by then. Hope you’ll join us!

Learn More About Our Holiday Helpings Program

The Binge Eating Diaries: It’s Not All About Me

By on 10/22/2014

The Binge Eating Diaries are a regular column written by Jacki Monaco, who came to Green Mountain several years ago struggling with binge eating. We hope that sharing her insights and experiences as she overcomes binge eating will help you. People who don’t know me very well probably wouldn’t guess the truth. I’m a good listener and I pour sparkling […] Read more »

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Thanksgiving in Vermont

By on 10/21/2014

Does Thanksgiving stress you out? The thought of all the food…all that shopping, cooking, then struggling to enjoy it without worry? Thanksgiving Getaways Well, you’re in luck. We’ve planned special 4- and 7-Day Thanksgiving Getaways just for you! We love Thanksgiving at Green Mountain. Each year, we host a traditional Thanksgiving meal as part of our acclaimed non-diet healthy weight […] Read more »

Is Fast or Slow Weight Loss Better?

By on 10/17/2014

If you go by the way the most recent study looking at this question is being discussed, you’d think hands down that quick weight loss is the way to go. Study: Fast vs Gradual Weight Loss In Phase 1, ‘Fast’ Group Lost More Weight The study divided 200 participants into two groups: fast weight loss and gradual weight loss. It found in Phase […] Read more »

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Wow! You’ve Lost Weight!

By on 10/16/2014

“Wow!  You’ve lost weight!”  I was sitting at the Ford agency waiting for a repair on my car.  A salesman walking by recognized one of his customers, stepped into the waiting room and blurted out the observation. Have You Ever Commented On Someone’s Weight Loss? Before my stay at Green Mountain, I would have quickly figured out a way to tactfully ask […] Read more »

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