My Inspiration and Workout Plan
My inspiration is....
I've gained 15 lbs since July, and I want this girl back.
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Time to Be My Own Super Hero
On Sunday, 11/16 I started the 100 day challenge, I saw the video on Spark of the mother and daughter, and it inspired me. So for the next 100 days (I'm on Day 4), I will try to stay in my calorie range, workout for at least 10 minutes, get my ... Read more
Holiday Recipe Makeover: Egg Nog Latte
I LOVE this day of the year. The day that Starbucks releases it's Egg Nog Latte. It is SO good. But also SO bad for you.
Did you know that Eggnog lattes that hav... Read more
Recipe: Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches
I've been wanting to try these, as I typically am running out of the house in the mornings, no time for a hot breakfast. These came out wonderful! I made spinach for me and my husband, and plain for my daughters. A success, and better for you th... Read more
Meet Nate, my new Walking Partner
I blogged last February about losing our dog Sam to cancer. It devastated me. Shortly after, I knew my heart needed healing, and there was room there for a new member of the family.
We were blessed to find Nate at the shelter. He's the most... Read more
Don't Let Your Weight Hold You Back
I've been wanting to be Silk Spectre (Sally Jupiter), from the graphic novel and movie The Watchmen for the past three years, but I was waiting. I was waiting to reach my goal weight. I put it off. I wanted to look as "best" as I possibly cou... Read more
What Success Looks Like
So I have gained 20 lbs. from my lowest weight, since July. Since my back has been hurting, I am struggling to not be depressed about this. I received the following information from my health coach that I wanted to share.
Yesterday I star... Read more
Love Your Body...Now
I am working on loving my body as it is NOW. I was inspired by an ad for"Love Your Body" Week that showed a real body with words that showed how our weight, and bodies, don't define us.
Here is mine:
I've been afraid of changing because I built my life around you." Stevie Nicks
I'm beginning the process of intuitive eating, and was journaling about my feelings and wanted to share here.
I've always used food. To comfort, to be my fr... Read more
40(ish) AMAZING things I have accomplished in my life
So if you read my earlier blog, you will see that I need to get my "mojo" back. And while friends help, coaches help, really the only person that can INSPIRE YOU is YOU. I've found this to be true throughout my journey. I am my own cheerleader... Read more
Motivation - or How to Get My Mojo Back
I weigh 10 lbs. more than I did before summer started. I feel a general lack of motivation. My goal was to reach my goal weight by my 40th birthday a few wks ago, and well, that didn't happen.
And honestly? I am just not motivated. I K... Read more
What I'm going to do about it
Main: Blog or share with the team on this question: What are 2 things you know you could be doing differently for your health and wellness?
Bonus: Create a plan for eating better or working out more and implement it this week.
I'm up... Read more
When your size 14s are getting tight, embrace kale
I'm still in post marathon bliss. And it's 9 months later. My body still wants to eat at the higher calorie range. That, paired with a big milestone birthday sound the corner...the big 4-0...well my body just wants to get fluffier.
I have g... Read more
I am More Than a Number
After losing 100 lbs., I've maintained for over two years. That's the "glass is
half full" outlook. The negative side is that I've been in a plateau for over two years... Read more
After The Rain
Our yard is a terrible sight. After this long Chicago winter, and then the rain, we took a look at our mud pool of a yard and closely assessed. There were piles of old leaves that I raked, expecting to find more mud underneath. Mud I did find,... Read more
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