Carbs are NOT Created Equal

All carbs are not created equal. Overeating carbohydrates goes hand in hand with over consuming sugar, says Jason Ewoldt, R.D., wellness dietitian at the May Clinic Healthy Living Program. “Generally, most people are not over consuming fruits and vegetables or even whole grains but rather processed and enriched carbohydrates including foods with added sugar.” Over…

What am I?

Yesterday was one of those days where I struggled.  So instead of doing what my inner fat girl wanted (stuff my face & watch TV) I opted to play a game. What am I?  Am I thirsty?  Big glass of water later, nope! Am I upset?  One hot bath with soothing lavender… relaxed… Still want…

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…

Out of the mouths of babes

I watched something incredible on Saturday. I watched my 6 year old niece, who is painfully shy and a bit of a perfectionist, skate a solo in an ice skating program. She was scared to death, skated out to the ice, and promptly forgot her routine. She looked like she was about to loose it,…

Making it work

As someone who has battled weight my entire life… dieting is not a new concept. Calories is minus calories out… so we have always been taught. But what if that isn’t correct? What if when you eat and what is happening while you eat are just as much part of the equation? I know Ideal…

Ouch

I was at the gym this morning and the trainer finished up the session telling us to have a great day… and then he hit us with “remember what you eat in private, shows up in public.” Gee thanks! actually… Thanks! While the truth hurts… it stayed with me all day, so I looked it…

Balancing act

Just sending this out there…. have a great weekend, be accountable to yourself, and make the best choices for you! After a very tough couple of weeks, my head is full with work and I am taking a needed break from everything. Time for a little balance!