‘healthy living’

40 Ways to Measure Success Beyond the Scale

By Lisa Christie on 07/09/2013

Today’s blog post is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. So you’ve been trying to eat more healthfully and walk to work everyday. To see the difference it’s making, you get on the scale. As the scale bounces numbers around and then finally settles, you jump off the scale and shriek, “How could this be?” […] Read more »

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Fitness Friday: Take A Walk with Me

By Lisa Christie on 04/05/2013

The down drop of the blackbird, The wing catch of arrested flight, The stop midway and then off: off for triangles, circles, loops of new hieroglyphs— This is April’s way: a woman: “O yes, I’m here again and your heart knows I was coming. -Carl Sandburg It’s been a long winter just about everywhere, and Vermont has been no exception. […] Read more »

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Why the Scale Sucks: A Cautionary Tale

By Lisa Christie on 03/22/2013

Back in January, I announced I was doing Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day-Shred. I’m about halfway through, my ambition waning somewhat in March after a strong start in January and February. If I retrace my progress, I am pretty sure I can link my “waning ambition” back to an unfortunate incident with a scale. Although my primary goal in doing “the shred” […] Read more »

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Committed to Keeping A Commitment

By Lisa Christie on 02/08/2013

Two weeks ago I did something crazy. I declared on Facebook that I was starting Jillian Michaels’ (yes, that Jillian Michaels) “30 Day Shred” video. The promise is that you can “lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days.” Well, I know better than that. That’s not why I wanted to do the video. It’s a 25-minute video that combines […] Read more »

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