MARIAJESTRADA
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Focusing on Doing What I Love and Not Seeing My Diet as a Failure (Yes, This Is Not a Reset)
Friday, May 05, 2017      5 comments

What if yo woke up one day and realized that your greatest accomplishments were not things like degrees or jobs or dietary successes, but your justice struggles, fervent art, culinary masterpieces, (yes even) challenging children, in short the l... Read more
Feeling Like an Epic Failure
Saturday, April 15, 2017      3 comments

I got the eating healthy blues because this week hasn't been going so well. Of course, the fact that we went on vacation didn't help. So, my husband and I decided to adjust one more thing, knowing that life and eating won't ever be pe... Read more
Eating More Deliberately
Monday, April 10, 2017      4 comments

Yeah, that is what I did this morning right down to the spit of milk and dab of sugar in my coffee. I had a banana and quinoa breakfast bar. I am almost to the point where I can track, but am too busy, which is part of the problem. However, i... Read more
Re-assessing the Quantities
Sunday, April 09, 2017      0 comments

Spring break is upon us, and one of my goals is to clean the house. We are not necessarily spring cleaning. We are just cleaning. I am hoping to put in three hours a day and keep on, until the house looks presentable for us. Today I am clean... Read more
Almost Threw in the Towel Today
Saturday, April 08, 2017      4 comments

I think most people have this inclination at some point, but this time, I decided to regroup and refocus. I realized, I need to eat less gluten free products because they still add up to carbs. I am focusing more on #1 and eating less an... Read more
People Are Still Asking Me if I'm Pregnant
Wednesday, April 05, 2017      2 comments

Let me just say that I am NOT pregnant, but I could see why people think I am. I am trying to not let these comments bring me down or derail my progress. I have been at this healthy eating for about four weeks, and for the most part, I a... Read more
Eating Less and Trying to Stay Balanced
Sunday, April 02, 2017      1 comments

This week, I started to become more aware of how much I eat. I think sometimes when we eat healthy, we think we have a pass, at least that happens to me, but nope. This morning, for example, it was a moderate cheat day (honestly, it's been lik... Read more
Stomach Full Signal, Sans the Desk--A Worthy Goal
Thursday, March 30, 2017      2 comments

Not eating at my desk or while working is turning out to be a bigger challenge than I thought. Yesterday, I think the only time I actually ate and focused on eating was when I was in strapped in the car and on my way home, and by that time, I w... Read more
Too Much of a Good Thing
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      4 comments

This is probably going to sound gross, but every morning when I go to the bathroom, I am losing five pounds, at least and my stomach goes way down. That is too say, I am eating too much of a good thing, plus, I am eating more fiber. I am... Read more
Does Eating Healthy and Exercising Wake You Up at Odd Hours?
Monday, March 27, 2017      3 comments

This has been happening for the last few weeks, not consistently at the same time. Today, I must have gotten up at 3a.m. and finally got up at 4a.m. It works for me because I am revising my work or writing new fiction, but if I get up too earl... Read more
Still Going Strong, but Reflecting on Moderation and Calories
Saturday, March 25, 2017      0 comments

Overall, I am happy with the food choices I am making. I believe my family and I as a whole are eating more balanced, despite a few pecadillos on my part. (Yesterday, I had no wine and went to bed early. I am sticking to my one glass with a g... Read more
So So Week
Friday, March 24, 2017      1 comments

The header should read so-so weak. Ha ha. I need to watch the snacking when I am hungry. I snarfed two small Cheetos bags yesterday night before dinner, when I should have eaten something better. Then, I drank way too much wine this week. W... Read more
Stuck to My Plan at My Daughter's Party
Monday, March 20, 2017      4 comments

There were temptations, everywhere, like cake pops and candy, but I persevered. My husband who is a gem (despite my being an emo birthday party mom in the beginning: He didn't get the table reservations he promised, and we had to use four boot... Read more
The Weekend Is Not a Cheat Weekend! The Weekend Is Not a Cheat Weekend!
Saturday, March 18, 2017      3 comments

I have a moderate day I cheat which is Sunday, but lately, I've been enjoying small portions of goodies on weekends. While there is nothing wrong with that, I don't want to open up the floodgates to hell. Just wanted to be self-aware, as I eat... Read more
Finally, Water Drinking is More of a Habit
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      0 comments

In fact, my body isn't quite right when I don't drink enough of it. That's the zone I want to be in and stay in. The eating and eating attitude are also shaping up nicely. Yesterday, I ate three corn tortillas, well three roasted chicken... Read more

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