All posts by Jessica Wolf

How Going Sugar-Free Actually Made My Life Sweeter

How Going Sugar-Free Actually Made My Life Sweeter

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Years ago, when I first became a mother, I was at the playground trying to shield my son from germy interactions with runny-nosed toddlers, when one mom posed what I considered a ludicrous question.

“Do you think it’s just a coincidence that ‘cold season’ comes right on the heels of our kids eating their weight in Halloween candy?”

Was she insinuating that eating candy made people sick?!…

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Tips for Successful Whole Life Challenge

16 Tips to Set You Up for a Successful Whole Life Challenge

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Over the many Whole Life Challenges I have done, I have amassed a few staple tips that I pass on to my team in the hopes that it makes the Challenge a little easier. But better still, I have received lots of tips from my teammates as well.

Here are a few of my go-to strategies for having a successful Whole Life Challenge experience, followed by some of my favorites from others.…

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Drinking Wine on Whole Life Challenge

How to Play Whole Life Challenge as a Dedicated Wine Drinker

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The Whole Life Challenge begins again soon and as I assemble my team, there’s one particular guideline that seems to paralyze people when it comes to which level they should play — or whether they’re willing to play at all. I always imagine people cringing at the idea of giving up sugar (as I did when I signed up for my first Challenge), but many more seem to draw the line at limiting their wine.…

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Food Truths

2 Big Truths About Food I Learned in the Whole Life Challenge

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The other night, my brother and his wife were in town from Seattle and I met them for dinner in New York City. By the time I arrived, they had already ordered an appetizer: an artisan pizza with prosciutto and massive basil leaves. They were nearly moaning after their first bite.

“You have to try this,” said my sister-in-law.

“It looks amazing,” I said.…

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What happened when I put myself first

How My Life Improved Once I Put Myself First

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There are lots of things the Whole Life Challenge asks us to do: give up beloved foods, change the way we drink coffee, pay closer attention to how we feel. We’re asked to move more, stretch more, drink more water, be more kind. Some things we’re asked to do are easy, others can feel next to impossible.

After completing seven Challenges, I have learned there is one single factor that determines my “success” or “failure” — my willingness to put myself first.…

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My Big Fat Take on the Whole Life Challenge

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Excerpt from Jessica’s Take

I didn’t write down the date I started my first Whole Life Challenge, but I’m pretty sure it was in mid-January of this year. I had lost some weight on Weight Watchers a few years earlier and had gained a lot of it back. This completely freaked me out, because largely, I was eating a Weight Watchers-condoned diet.…

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