I used to cringe at the idea of weighing myself every morning. I was terrified that the Chipotle I ate the night before would rear its ugly head in the form of a 5 pound weight gain. When I did weigh myself after eating right and working out sometimes the number didn’t match the number I anticipated in my head and I would fester about … Continue reading Why I Weigh Myself Daily
When I was little I was always told to “finish my food” before I could leave the table. When I was in high school and my first boyfriend broke up with me my dad offered to take me out to eat, whatever I wanted (picture Portillos chocolate cake shake, bacon cheeseburger, and large cheese fries). When I was 22 I was experiencing chronic heart burn … Continue reading My Weight Loss Journey
With the holiday season in full effect I’m bracing myself for all the yummy treats that it entails! I have my work Christmas part this week, Christmas Eve and Day dinners coming up, New Year’s Eve dinner, and then I’m taking a 9 day trip to Florida the second week of January oh my! I have been fortunate enough the past 6 months to develop … Continue reading I Did a 3 Day Juice Cleanse and I LIKED it!
What better way to throw off your goals for the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Nothing like a good ol’ sinus infection! It started creeping its nasty little way into my throat Sunday morning but I pushed it aside with some cardio and leg-day. I was feeling fine the rest of the day until I went to bed. Monday morning: headache, stuffy … Continue reading Head Cold 1 > Workout 0
Oh where to begin? I had an interesting weekend and it was a great eye-opening experience for me! What started out as a normal Friday night: came home from work, did 30mins of cardio, got ready for dinner, went to dinner with my boyfriend at our weekly spot, had a glass of wine at Pinstripes after…. Turned into us going out to a bar, followed … Continue reading I Overindulged and it Made Me Respect My Progress More
No this isn’t a birthday post, this is a “I’ve lost 40 pounds and I’m damn proud” post! You read that right, 40 pounds down! I cannot begin to tell you how amazing this feeling is! I remember when I started out my journey and there were times I would let fearful thoughts creep into my head, “What if I can’t do it? What if … Continue reading Hello 40!
Without diving too deep into my childhood or therapy sessions, my relationship with my dad has always been different than the average father-daughter relationship. Mine wasn’t around much as a kid and then he came back into my life when I was around 14. A very delicate age for a teenager and lots of hormones and changes. Being naturally thin I ate without worry due … Continue reading I’ve Lost Over 30 Pounds and My Dad Still Fat Shamed Me
Deciding to lose weight wasn’t something I woke up and decided I was going to do one day. It took a lot of mental strength and willpower. A lot of things in my life weren’t how I imagined them to be at the time and I decided enough was enough. I had to be honest with myself and openly admit, I do not love my … Continue reading I’m Body Positive but Still Focused on Losing Weight
I spend a lot of my free time scrolling through Pinterest. Half of it is daydreaming about what I want my life to look like and the other half is steps to take of what I want my life to look like. Sometimes I think though, no matter how I look on the outside it doesn’t change what is on the inside. Inside, there is … Continue reading Mind Over Body
I’ve been on a weight loss journey for the past couple weeks now and I’m getting to the point in my dedication where I’m starting to obsess and feel guilty at times. I’m on a structured meal plan and fitness routine that makes me anxious when I veer from it. Example, last night was my birthday dinner celebration at Portillos. For one, a salad has … Continue reading It’s Called Indulging not Cheating