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End of July Update!
7/29/2014 11:31:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Alright, I'm doing this a little bit early. The end of the 4 weeks is actually August 2, but I'm going to Hawaii! It is unlikely that I will have a re...  Read more


BMR/BMI Update & Thoughts
7/28/2014 11:27:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My current... Weight: 115 lbs Height: 5'1" Age: 29 BMR: 1,184 calories/day (Wow that's low, used myfitnesspal's calculator.) BMI: 21...  Read more


Day 20. Busy, productive weekend.
7/28/2014 1:36:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Fiance and I got a lot done this weekend - picked our venue (we have a meeting on Wed to book it), got a few gifts, picked out rings to be ordered lat...  Read more


Day 970- Day 22 of Whole 30 and a New Driver's License
7/28/2014 10:39:58 AM,  107 COMMENTS

So a while back, I wrote a blog about going to a concert and almost being denied because I no longer resembled my driver's license. Well with my 25th...  Read more


Where does the time go?
7/28/2014 5:46:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I see it has been just over a year since I last wrote here. I was doing pretty well then, had lost a few pounds.. I gained those back. Then around lik...  Read more


Family Weight Loss Challenge!!!!
7/28/2014 2:15:35 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hey guys!! So i have started a biggest loser style competition with my brother and sister in law as of saturday. I have the most to lose but I'm...  Read more


A Male Poodle Mix and a Male Bulldog
7/27/2014 10:05:12 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My 2 1/2 year old male poodle mix is Charlie. My fiancé's 8 year-old english bull dog is named Shamus. Been hanging out with these 2 guys all w...  Read more


Day 969- Day 20 and Day 21 of Whole30
7/27/2014 6:14:43 PM,  38 COMMENTS

I had a successful weekend celebrating J.D.'s grandmother's 85th birthday. I packed a ton of fruit, and cashews. I bought some more hard boiled eggs a...  Read more


7/27/2014 1:11:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been another one of those "too hot to overeat" days. If I had just stayed inside and not done anything strenuous it probably wouldn't have felt s...  Read more


Weigh in.
7/26/2014 10:18:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today my weigh in was at 282.4, which means I gained another 1.1 pound since last week. Where did I go wrong? Well I did eat Chinese yesterday for lun...  Read more


Sparkpeople vent.
7/25/2014 8:09:02 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I know, this is more of a vent. I started this journey, again, back in June, on the 7th. I have been doing pretty good overall and I knew with Sparkpe...  Read more


Day 967- Day 19 of Whole30
7/25/2014 12:39:15 PM,  136 COMMENTS

I'm lazy. Not in the I don't like to exercise way, but in the I don't like to meal prep way. Before Whole30, I was a ranch dressing abuser. Carr...  Read more


One month
7/24/2014 12:20:34 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today is one month. One month of recovery and healthy eating. I'm sitting here today..I know I should be happy and overjoyed. So why I am stresse...  Read more


Why am I so tired?
7/24/2014 11:42:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been totally exhausted this week. Maybe I'm not sleeping well at night or something...I'm getting about 8 hours a night, which is better than u...  Read more


Day 966- Day 18 of Whole30...When Life Happened
7/24/2014 9:27:38 AM,  158 COMMENTS

Don't Worry! I didn't ruin my Whole30! But I did have a moment of panic this morning. About 15 seconds after turning on the stove to heat up my p...  Read more


needing success in fitness and eating
7/23/2014 2:53:20 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Since I am waiting tables this summer I am getting tons of fitness minutes in and easily 5-10 miles a day. I am very happy with this. My problem is...  Read more


Question for you SP'ers out there
7/23/2014 2:22:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

What do you guys do on days that you've already reached 1600 calories by lunchtime? I haven't had a very good week. I told myself today would b...  Read more


Day 965- Day 17 of Whole 30
7/23/2014 2:22:43 PM,  71 COMMENTS

Wow! Thanks for all the suggestions on my last blog about our honeymoon. With J.D. still in the job search, we are going to hold off on booking...  Read more


Fantastic Day!
7/23/2014 2:00:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So last year I began to jog 2-3 times a week. Now, I was never a jogger in the past, but the feeling of accomplishment when I was able to go further t...  Read more


oh my! It was amazing, but today is SCARY.
7/23/2014 11:04:33 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My fiance went to work at 3:30am and got home at 1:30 p.m. what a LONG day for him! Not to mention that he didn't get much sleep the night before, it'...  Read more


Day 964- Day 16 of Whole30 and Another NSV
7/22/2014 12:26:23 PM,  148 COMMENTS

Last night, like I said in yesterday's blog, I went for a run. But instead of running for distance, I decided to try and run for speed, and see...  Read more


Day 14. 1 Mile Run.
7/22/2014 9:44:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Did a 1-mile test as part of BLC wrap up yesterday. I have dropped my pace to 9:24! Not sure I could have gone much further, but I did it! 226 ...  Read more


On the bright's too hot to overeat
7/22/2014 12:08:19 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Wow, was it ever hot today! I got a short workout in this afternoon at the gym, but couldn't go for any long walks because neither the dog nor I would...  Read more


Small Loss after a Wild Week
7/21/2014 3:11:38 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have not been the best this last week.... Hate to admit, but it's true. I took an unexpected 3 day trip to Vegas, didn't bring my phone charger so h...  Read more


Day 1... Again
7/21/2014 1:47:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here I am again, starting over with Day 1. I'm so frustrated that I keep starting and stopping my whole lifestyle change. Do you do this too? Have...  Read more


Day 963- Day 13, 14 and 15 of Whole30
7/21/2014 11:21:50 AM,  73 COMMENTS

Hey Everyone! Sorry the weekends always seem to slip by me. This weekend was yet another wedding! And unfortunately, instead of fruits and veggi...  Read more


Day 13. Back on track
7/21/2014 9:48:01 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Went out for my 13.1 Trainer run again for the first time in 4 weeks. It was tough, but I felt AMAZING after it was done. I'm really looking forward t...  Read more


214 Days Until We Get Married
7/21/2014 8:39:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

214 Days until we get married, can't wait...... I downloaded this app on my Android device called "Final Countdown". I told my fiancé we nee...  Read more


Extremely emotional night
7/20/2014 12:55:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Last night my fiance wanted a late night snack so we agreed to go out and get one. As we're pulling out of our parking lot we see something in the mid...  Read more


Patience is a virtue...
7/20/2014 11:36:37 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am anxious to get out of the 150s, but the weight is coming off at a snail's pace! The last several weeks, it's been about - 0.2 lbs per week. I hav...  Read more


Crazy Unexpected Week No Notice Trip to Vegas
7/19/2014 4:05:38 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So this week was pretty hectic/crazy. A friend of mine is visiting Vegas from Washington, her family had some serious health issues so she flew down t...  Read more


Silly gain!
7/19/2014 1:56:55 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This morning's weigh in kind of bummed me out, but not really. Gained .4 pounds :P Not going to let it bring me down simply because I didn't really wo...  Read more


Day 960- Day 12 of Whole30
7/18/2014 10:55:38 AM,  158 COMMENTS

I've made it! I've made it past the most difficult days of Whole30. My body is adjusting well, but my greatest improvement is my mind. Yesterday...  Read more


Day 10. BLC wrapup/reflection
7/18/2014 9:50:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This round of BLC, I stepped outside my comfort zone and into a new team. I had been with the foxes (previously cougars) for many many rounds, and I w...  Read more


Thoughts, plan of action and success?!
7/17/2014 7:29:56 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Hello lovely blog readers =) Wanted write something about this, the obvious things, but that it really works. Our thoughts translate in to w...  Read more


Back on track!
7/17/2014 2:32:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I’m back on track and feeling positive! After a slight backtrack over the 4th of July weekend, which I will attribute to water weight, I’ve gotten bac...  Read more


Day 959- Day 11 of Whole30
7/17/2014 11:09:56 AM,  126 COMMENTS

So I jumped on the scale again this morning and was shocked to see 179.4. That's 11.8 pounds in 10 days! And usually when I get into the 170s it's a d...  Read more


Day 9. Beet sliders
7/17/2014 9:17:12 AM,  5 COMMENTS

We made beet sliders last night with beets from the farm. (recipe:
rilled-beet-sliders/beet-sliders/ )....  Read more


One Year, 60 Pounds, A Whole New Perspective
7/17/2014 8:57:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been far more than one year since I started my fitness journey - but it was exactly one year ago that I finally started seeing (and tracking) res...  Read more


Fruits & Vegetables - servings
7/16/2014 6:28:04 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Oh, how it is so hard for me to get 5 fruits and vegetables in a day! Well, I happily made it to a combined 7 today!! I'm learning how I can make me...  Read more


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