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…

Faced the scale

I did it… I weighed in and faced the scale. Trying so hard not to burry my head in the sand. It’s so easy to turn your back, ignore the signs, give up on yourself, and let the awful feelings take over. Today is my day 4. I have no idea what I weighed on…

You’ve got a friend

Judy and Renee (my coaches) have always been amazingly supportive. Yesterday the clinic was closed and I clearly had not planned my restart date very well. (Though they did reach out to me!) My first thought was to just wait and start after my appointment on Thursday. That wasn’t going to work for me. I…

Today!!!!

My reboot appointment (I will face the scale and I am scared!) is set for Thursday. My plan is to start today. I woke up this morning full of determination… and was immediate buried in excuses. 1)All this food will go to waste. Most of it my Mom insists on keeping. 2) I don’t have…

Do you have the sugar blues?

Do you have the Sugar Blues? Have you ever eaten a meal only to want to eat again shortly thereafter? Are you constantly tired and experiencing sugar highs and lows? You know, the ones where you feel like you can take on the world but a few hours later are ready for a nap? You…

Fixing the hot mess

I have written several post lately about struggling with motivation. This morning I was looking about my world and contemplating the chaos that I have created. I think the pictures are pretty telling. One picture is of my closet… I stopped putting clothes away and started piling them up… then they fell… so I threw…

Whew! Christmas is over!! Now what?

The hardest part of the holiday season has now passed! Wow! Did you dodge all the bullets? What indulgences did you choose? What is the plan for 2017? Do you have a goal? Are you just interested in maintaining where you’re at? Here are a few tips on leaving the holidays behind and getting back…

Chocolate peppermint warm up!

The first day of Christmas and what did I give to me? A yummy coffee made with chocolate IP! Ok… I truly drink this all year round, and on maintenance! I love the chocolate drink mix. I drink a protein drink for breakfast every morning.. and this is by far one of my favorites! 1…

Facing family gatherings

I have been overweight my entire life. I have worked really hard to get the weight off, and kept it off for over a year. The last few months between health and a broken “give a darn”, I shot up the scale. The holidays are coming. So many reasons to just tell myself to wait…

Getting the most out of your time

If you are like me, your schedule is packed and meal prep is a royal pain. Between work, household chores, and trying to keep the dog moving… it’s all I can do to get to the store and put a meal on the table. Planning requires time and energy that are on short supply. Yet,…