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I’m actually enjoying summer
Saturday, July 14, 2018      6 comments

I usually hate summer. Tank tops showing my arms, shorts that make my big thighs rub together. All the sweating. But, this summer I’m ok. I’m actually more than just okay and I’m enjoying it! Sure, I don’t still love my arms and yes my thigh... Read more
something to look forward to
Thursday, July 12, 2018      5 comments

I bought my ticket for this 5k back in February. It starts with 15 minutes of yoga followed by a 5k thru a winery and ends with a commemorative wine glass and t-shirt. I have 4 friends who are joining in the fun and I’ve been excited for months!... Read more
my back officially spasmed
Tuesday, July 10, 2018      2 comments

Around 1am last night I woke up in serious pain and thought I was going to throw up. Knowing I can’t take my meds on an empty stomach and I was already nauseous, I crawled into bed. At 5:10am my husbands alarms went off and I realize my back go... Read more
oh my stupid back
Monday, July 09, 2018      3 comments

My back was feeling great Friday. Saturday I did 7 pedicures from 10-6 and went to a BBQ. Sunday I was sore but not in pain. This morning I woke up early (thanks to my husband who locked himself out of the house) and went for a walk. I did some ... Read more
I’ve been going insane
Sunday, July 08, 2018      11 comments

When I started with my nutritionist in January, I was focused solely on my food. I continued to stay away from gluten and dairy and was not exercising. The 10lbs practically fell off. Since April I have been swinging the same 5lbs. Insanity is... Read more
pain pain go away
Friday, July 06, 2018      6 comments

The mattress in our hotel room last week was absolutely awful. I have a very sensitive back and after my first night in that bed I had to start popping anti-inflammatories. Slowly, it’s gotten worse. I’ve had to take muscle relaxers and wishin... Read more
it only took 3 days
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      4 comments

It only took 3 days to lose the weight I gained on my beach trip and an extra half pound! I left for vacation at 192.2 I came back at 200.4 Today I weighed 191.8 What a reminder that the scale is just one unit of measure! I mean that is such ... Read more
they are THAT big?!
Monday, July 02, 2018      4 comments

I grabbed swimsuit bottoms out of their drawer and held them up thinking WOW these look huge! I was excited thinking there is no way these fit anymore. I pull them on, and they are a tad tight. Oh, how disappointing! I cannot wait for those to... Read more
vacation weight gain
Sunday, July 01, 2018      3 comments

I left for vacation weighing 192.2 and weighed in this morning at 198.2! I really enjoyed my vacation and was completely worry free but now I am totally bummed about the scale. Let’s see how long it takes to lose this vacation weight! ... Read more
vacation brain
Sunday, June 24, 2018      2 comments

I am way too excited for a few days in OBX! My hubby and I desperately need a vacation with time to connect, no work, no chores and no responsibility. Just sun, books, yummy seafood and maybe a little adventuring. No set plans, just going to enj... Read more
what scares you?
Thursday, June 21, 2018      4 comments

Has there been something in your life that you’ve always wanted but been to afraid to go for? What holds you back? Why are you so scared? For many years, I’ve wanted to be an esthetician. I left college and was talked into a full cosmetology p... Read more
pain pain went away
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      4 comments

Walking and exercise would always make my legs hurt. The doctor told me it’s neuropathy pain. I would regularly deal with restless legs at bed time. After 2 weeks of taking at least a 15 minute walk and hitting 10k steps a day, the pain is GON... Read more
a change in my macros
Tuesday, June 19, 2018      4 comments

I have been swinging the same 3lbs on the scale since March. My nutritionist has decided we need to make a cut and see how this affects the scale! I’m cutting 25g of carbs and 5g of fat a day. That’s roughly 200 calories a day. Let me say, w... Read more
let’s focus on the positives
Sunday, June 17, 2018      2 comments

I was surprised how upset I was that I did not get the position. I’ve been trying to remind myself that everything happens for a reason, sometimes the best thing is not getting what you wanted. I can now focus on what I really want: ☀️ Exerci... Read more
not a healthy way to handle it
Saturday, June 16, 2018      4 comments

I did not get the job. I spent the majority of th day crying. I smacked on cookies, free Rita’s water ice, Sicilian pizza and alcohol. I feel like absolute crap today and wish I had just stuck to my meal plan and macros. But, I’m back on tra... Read more

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