Author: Rachel

March 10, 2015 Rachel No comments exist

I am now completely in love with zucchini noodles.  I use “Zoodles” as a substitute for pasta.  You can eat two cups of zoodles for 58 calories versus two cups of regular pasta for 364 calories. I make zoodles using a Native Spring spiral slicer that I found online.  You can get it at Amazon…

December 14, 2014 Rachel 2 comments

Hello, life changers! Welcome to the United Way of Florence BIGGEST LOSER Event! I am thrilled to be along on the journey with you. Think of me as your cheerleader for the 10 week adventure! It’s my role to lead you to discover more about your inner self – your identity, value, and purpose –…

December 11, 2014 Rachel No comments exist

[fancyheading textcolor=”#8a328a” heading=”h4″]So many questions!  But we have the answers![/fancyheading] Motivation… life changes.., this or that… stress… So many questions!  But we have the answers! Use the comments section below to ASK ROBIN, our life coach, a question or help FEED THE CRICKET.  We’ll post Robin’s answer or answer your question in our Daily Cricket with…

December 1, 2014 Rachel No comments exist

By Lindsay Buchanan (Florence, SC) — Mary McLeod was named the $1,000 winner of Florence’s Biggest Loser on Thursday night, one of 60 contestants who collectively lost more than 1,000 pounds through United Way of Florence County’s Burn and Learn initiative and fundraiser. “This program is the best thing that has happened,” McLeod said holding back…

December 1, 2014 Rachel No comments exist

By Lindsay Buchanan (Florence, SC) — If it takes 21 days to form a habit as some say, then the contestants of Florence’s Biggest Loser competition should be well on track for maintaining their weight loss progress through changed eating habits. Last week the top five contestants vying for the top spot in the competition…

December 1, 2014 Rachel No comments exist

By Lindsay Buchanan (Florence, SC) – In less than a week, the grand prize winner of Florence’s Biggest Loser competition will be announced, and one person will walk away with $1,000, a lot of pride in what they accomplished and a lot fewer pounds to carry on their way out the door. But for the…

December 1, 2014 Rachel No comments exist

I just needed to stay away from the grocery and pharmacy stores last week. Everywhere I went, shelves were stocked full of Easter candy. Generally I can forgo candy, but such variety is torture when you’re in a weight-loss contest such as Florence’s Biggest Loser competition. In addition, we have two little girls to buy…

April 9, 2014 Rachel 1 comment

By Lindsay Buchanan (Florence, SC) — For those who tend to stay in comfortable food ruts, it can be difficult to branch out and try healthier foods. But by slowly incorporating one new food at a time, those habits can be changed over time. That was the advice a group of contestants from Florence’s Biggest…

April 7, 2014 Rachel No comments exist

By Lindsay Buchanan – Like most of you I tend to stay pretty busy, so when my mom and I decided to change our eating habits (coincidentally right before Biggest Loser started), I knew that whatever we did would have to be easy. I love to try new foods, and I would really love to try…

April 7, 2014 Rachel 1 comment

I was always one of those annoyingly skinny people. You know, the ones who can eat pretty much whatever they want and maintain their weight? That all came to a grinding halt when I reached my 30s and began to *gasp* see the scale tick up as I continued to eat all the wonderful foods…