Sometimes it is moment to moment

I have been lucky enough to travel a lot over the last several months for various reasons. While I have enjoyed the adventures and experiences immensely, my resolve and dedication definitely slipped. I find myself up in weight, my clothes fitting more tightly than I would like them to, and overall a feeling of malaise….

Working through the “why me” crap!

Why do I have to battle obesity? Why is it that looking at fast food is enough to gain weight? Why does my body have so many obstacles? Why? Sadly, there is no magic cure. There isn’t a pill to take. It takes dedication and hard work. And it takes everything you have. You lose…

Frisky Friday feelings

I woke up before 4 this morning.  Wide awake… can’t go back to sleep… head churning. I have been a bit overwhelmed lately.  Feeling like I am swimming upstream… all the time! This morning I spent a little time assessing my mental state.  I hit on the fact that this is a pattern for me….

Make a list!

I like goals and lists; I always have. I am the person who writes a 100 list of experiences I want to have in a 1 year period. Writing things down is a way for me to make a written commitment to myself and to the goals I am laying out and my health goals…

Stress and reaction

Everyday we are faced with something… big or small it puts stress on us… and if you are like me… you deal with it and THEN the massive tidal wave hits you… go eat…. most of the time I can fight through it… yesterday I didn’t. That was yesterday.  I could sit here and pound…

Finding your strength

Do you know how many diets you have tried in life?  I am not even sure for me… I have tried so many over the years.  I started dieting at the ripe old age of 8… yes, 8! I would lose a little, get off track, throw the baby out with the bath water, gain…

Feel like you aren’t fast enough?

Are you a slow loser like me?  I have been averaging between .5-1 pound a week.  I have a thyroid issue and hormonal challenges. I am losing… but more importantly I am feeling better!  I have a little bit of energy, & I am smiling again. Weight is not a battle that you win and…

Living not just existing

I am afraid of everything. It’s ridiculous, and I am aware of that. I battle constant anxiety. I fear being good enough, liked, successful. I fear being alone and big crowds. I am a walking contradiction. I spent 30+ years of my life quietly existing because I was too afraid of living. It took a…

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…

Super Bowl Sunday

My team was eliminated in the last round of Playoffs… I have been invited to a few parties. There will be all kinds of temptations laying around me… this is another one of those days where failure to plan will equate to plan to fail!!! Not on my watch!!!! Normally I avoid TV because it…