Category Archives: Weight Loss

These Shoes WERE Made for Walking

I’m a believer in comfortable walking shoes. Sure some brands might be pricey, but if we analyze shoes on a per cost basis they actually will turn out to be pretty cheap. Last July I found a pair of Josef … Continue reading

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A History of Weight Loss Attempts

I have spent the greater part of the past three hours going through one file box of old papers from the early 2000’s. The plastic container of personal historical documents told stories of countless weight-loss attempts: ionamin, personal training, gym … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Poop

If you are at all squeamish, you might not wish to read this. If you’ve been following me you know I’ve had a lifelong issue with weight. I’ve tried just about every plan in existence. I spent years thinking that … Continue reading

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I Was That Woman

I remember so clearly sitting there on the tall barstool inside of Starbucks, with my tea in one hand and my journal in front of me. I looked at the table right outside the window where a woman sat. Her … Continue reading

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By the Light of the (Near) Full Moon

Driving home tonight (around 5p.m.) I glanced up the near full moon rising above the mountains. Buoyed the majestic beauty, I called one of my friends, urging her to put on shoes and come with me to observe this breathtaking … Continue reading

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Activating Alignment

For the longest time I thought only this body lacked proper alignment. I figured other people, skinnier people, had better alignment. My ego loves this thought pattern. It liked it, well it still likes it, for as long as I … Continue reading

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Workout Clothing: Not Just for Skinny People

Over the course of the past few months people have asked me where I buy my clothes, more specifically they ask where I purchase my workout gear. There’s more to the question than a simple answer. At my heaviest, deciding … Continue reading

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The Story I Wanted to Tell

I am very happy to share with all of you a story Prevention Magazine posted online about me and my adventures with YOGA: http://www.prevention.com/fitness/yoga/nancy-taylor-lost-160-pounds-yoga?cid=social_20140613_25893206&cm_mmc=Facebook-_-Prevention-_-fitness-yoga-_-nancytaylor There’s more to my story, but that’s what this space, my blog is for. It’s taken … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obesity

A couple of days ago I saw an article on the Internet “There’s Not a Single Country that has Succeeded in Reducing Obesity in the Past 33 Years” (http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/140530/global-obesity-study-shows-world-has-got-fatter-since-1980). My first reaction was that I understood why. I got it. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Editors of Prevention

Prelude: I sent the following letter to the Editors at Prevention Magazine. One of their writers interviewed me for inclusion in an article on yoga and weight loss. The article turned out to be something vastly different than what I … Continue reading

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