Easily distracted by tasty objects.

I saw this shirt and was laughing… hard enough for tears to come out my eyes… and then the tears were no longer laughter. I absolutely relate to this shirt, and the struggle is REAL!!!! I wake up everyday. Today is going to be perfect. I have my food prepped and ready to go. My…

Amazing friends

I have a life long friend… she has known me since I was 15… and I am now 51.  She lives miles away but saw a picture of my niece’s baby shower and instantly knew that I was struggling!!! (Seriously every kind of sweet pink confection known to man…  EVERYWHERE!!!!) She checked in on me…

The smoosher

After thinking through yesterday, it occurred to me that I was more than a little remiss on many things last year. I missed my dental cleaning… which I NEVER miss. I didn’t do my semi-annual blood work (I get it drawn every 3 months and missed the last one.) I also missed my annual grope…

When hormones fight back

Like many women “of a certain age”, my hormones are not playing nice. My body is holding onto fat like a kangaroo Mommy protecting her infant Joey… Fast and in the belly pouch! I have been hot, cold, crying, laughing… and all within a matter of seconds. I have been logging my food, walking, 100%…

Atta Girl

Yesterday was rough… no joke! By 6pm I had consumed my food for the day and was drinking water to try and ease the starvin-Marvin within. I was in bed by 8:30 to keep out of the refrigerator. This morning I did my typical routine, got up… drank my chocolate drink mix and coffee and…

What to do when you feel like you can’t do anything

Sometimes I struggle to move. Sometimes it feels like everything is just harder than it needs to be. Making the right choice, the healthy choice, or even the next choice is just painful. Some days, there just isn’t enough fight in me to get out of my own way. It’s easy to write a blog…

The Five Major Metabolic Factors That Will Help You Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose weight without learning what the most important parts of your metabolism and health in general, you’re going to have a really hard time releasing stubborn body fat. I cringe every time I read a diet book suggesting you should lower your calories, exercise more, eat fat-free, or take the…

Just keep moving

Just keep moving Unfortunately I have always been an all or nothing kind of girl. I either give everything I have towards something, or I walk away. If I believe in something I fight, way past common sense. In many things, this is healthy. I have fought with everything I have to get the weight…

What does maintenance mean?

What does maintenance mean? I can not be the only one! My whole dieting life (and we are talking 45+ years of expectations here) I couldn’t wait to hit goal and be able to eat anything and everything I want. For those who are in phase 1. Yes, you will indeed be able to eat…

Kicking it up a notch

I have blogged about the changes in my life since loosing weight. I have praised IP up and down. I believe it is 100% the best program for me. I feel fantastic, my skin and hair are in great shape, my blood work is better than ever, and my muscles are strong and healthy. I…