When to seek help

I can blame the stress. I can blame my health, I can blame the world. I choose to accept that I own my problem. I got tasked with a new challenge… and I have an awesome boss who preaches work life balance (and actually walks her talk.). She reminds me daily not to burn out……

Operation: make it easier has begun!

Pulling it together After a really challenging week, I am making a date today to clean out all the crap. We have had company (including a bored teen), medical stuff, long hours, short fuses. My house needs to be put in order. I am starting with my refrigerator. I know I need to go to…

Confessions of an addict

Any one who has ever battled an addiction knows. We know what quitting means, we know that making good choices is the path to healing. Whatever your addiction, it’s a pull to something that is beyond reason. I come from a very long line of addicts. Food, alcohol, drugs, shopping, hoarding… my family has a…

Maintaining your Weight on a Cruise

Maintaining weight when cruising is not a pipe dream. Sure, dining is a cruise highlight, tempting us nearly everywhere we turn. While national recommendations on keeping pounds off are constantly evolving — and sometimes contradictory — a combination of common sense and helpful tips can keep you from overeating on your next vacation. We’ve got…

Light and Fresh

This was sooo good.  I made Janeva’s pizza crust on page 81.  I sliced up a zucchini and some tomato… took the cold veggies and mixed with Walden Farm Ranch… placed on top of my crispy crust… This is one IP packet and 1tsp olive oil…if you don’t have the cookbook… you might want to…

Depends on where you look

I was walking my pooch this morning and all the sudden it was raining.  It’s May, it’s cold, it’s raining… again.  I looked up… dark clouds… to the right and front of me blue sky.  What the heck? I started to feel like a cartoon character where the rain stays right over that guy..  and…

Plan B

Sometimes you can’t control anything.  That’s when you have to implement plan B… or in my case C… because …. life. Was planning to work from home, so salad fixings ready but not packed.  Emergency required me to go to work… Salad pieces thrown in bag… go Get to work.  Forgot a bowl, lettuce, silverware,…

Random acts of kindness

My coach and I were talking and I was relaying a story. She commented on how I take emotions in, and how they affect me deeply. I did some listening and assessing this week. She is right… but it is who I am. When something happens, good or bad, to someone I care about… I…

The gift of prepping

I know it’s only been a week… and I know I am a hormonal train wreck… but for the first time in a while I feel good. It doesn’t matter what the scale says… I see a lot of posts about people on their second+ round. You get back on and it’s harder. That is…

Breathe in…. and out

Today was one of those days. I woke up at 5am and never stopped. I started my day with my coffee and protein shake… 5 meetings later I realized I needed to eat… but couldn’t get away from my desk… I found my bag of Ideal Protein Salt and Vinegar chips. 5 more meetings and…