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It's been a whirlwind two weeks! We went camping with friends for a week, adopted a new puppy, and now my boys are getting ready to go back to school. Oh, and we have family coming into town this weekend. On Saturday, I'm making dinner for 22.
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slow and steady
I've lost five pounds in seven weeks.
It won't put me on Good Morning America, but it is getting me closer to my goal of losing 30 pounds.
One day, one choice at a time, I'm getting there. And that feels good.... Read more
it all goes together
I went off the rails for a few days this week. Life got chaotic, and I reacted by ignoring my food tracker and eating more carbs. Which, for me, just leads to eating more carbs.
But it's a funny thing. On Friday, I cleaned my... Read more
This week has snowballed...it started out one way, and now...I'm just plowing through each day. In the past, I would use this chaos as an excuse: See? I can't take time to exercise. Too much going on! No time to cook healthy food...pizza deliver... Read more
hating myself thin
It isn't possible. I've tried it before, many times, and failed. I cannot hate myself enough to be thin and healthy.
And I think that's a good thing.
This time around, I'm taking care of myself. Yes, I need to lose 30 pounds, but I'm n... Read more
Weekends are for planning.
On Saturday morning, my husband and I sit down with our calendars and talk about the schedule for the following week. He's an IT consultant, and some days, he works from home and on others, he's on road. It just ... Read more
I'm really doing this
The past few days have been chock full of things that would have derailed me in the past. My husband has been traveling more for work, which makes it easier to justify just throwing in a frozen pizza for the kids and eating whatever.
But I... Read more
Changing your life is not easy. It's hard work.
I'm three weeks into this journey, and every day, I remind myself that it is hard. There are no shortcuts to where I want to go. True lifestyle change comes one good decision at a time.
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off the rails and back
Yesterday started off well. I ate my current favorite breakfast--overnight refrigerator oatmeal that I make with oatmeal, yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and fresh fruit. Delicious and satisfying!
Then I took my boys over to my in-laws hous... Read more
then and now
I used to wake up on Monday morning hating myself for being fat. I vowed to eat nothing that tasted good for the rest of my life, committing to the latest diet fad, and following it for three days before binging and gaining back whatever I lost,... Read more
no more buts
I'm tired of making excuses for myself.
The truth is, losing weight and getting healthy is hard work. It requires planning and motivation and willpower.
Last night, we ate dinner with extended family, and I thought about all the time... Read more
doing things differently
I'm not getting on the scale today.
For the last year, at least, I've had this pattern of "deciding to be healthy" and wanting to lose weight. I exercise and eat balanced, healthy meals for three days, jump on the scale, and...nothing. No w... Read more
Today is Someday
I've been meaning to lose weight and get into shape...someday.
Honestly, I don't know how I let it go this far. I've been waiting for someday for too long. Waiting for some easy solution to come along. Something less difficult than watching... Read more