What I’m Eating and Not Eating Lately

I’m still 20lbs from my goal weight, but I’m still also 35 or so pounds down from a year ago. I can’t blame my nutrition or training plan or trainers for my latest weight plateau. It’s purely me cheating while dealing with a new puppy and slacking off to snag some extra rest. Now thatContinue reading “What I’m Eating and Not Eating Lately”

Fear Of…Success??

Recently, I hit a couple of big milestones. It’s been over a year since I began this whole “get my health under control because life isn’t messing around” journey. This past week, I busted through a number on the scale that meant a lot to me…I now weigh less than I did when I wasContinue reading “Fear Of…Success??”

Product Review – No Cow Protein Bars!

Sometimes, no matter how well I try to plan ahead, I wind up in situations where I’m between meals, hungry, and there is nothing healthy or kosher within sight. Other times, I just need a break from protein smoothies and need something quick and easy to add to a meal that provides a big punchContinue reading “Product Review – No Cow Protein Bars!”

Often, what I Least Desire is what I Most Need

Yesterday was…a day. Both at home and at work, things just seemed to go sideways and by late afternoon I had that craving for chocolate. I was tempted to EAT ALL THE CHOCOLATE. Or…something. I craved comfort. My daughter’s oral surgery issues were continuing, work was driving me up the wall, my husband has surgeryContinue reading “Often, what I Least Desire is what I Most Need”

How to Eat an Elephant

I was recently talking with a dear friend who is planning a move across the country. She was describing how overwhelming all the details were. Remembering our own move from Alaska to the midwest, I was reminded of how there were times I had no idea how everything was going to work out. We hadContinue reading “How to Eat an Elephant”

Planning for Passover (or insert your diet-busting holiday here)!

I refuse to even consider that Passover is coming until after we get past Purim. I prefer to live in sweet denial up to that point, basking in the quiet period between holidays. Eventually, though, it comes time to start planning. I’m pretty sure every culture has holidays like this that are anticipated both withContinue reading “Planning for Passover (or insert your diet-busting holiday here)!”

You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy

This is a difficult and painful truth. Many of us have people in our lives we worry about, people who desperately need to make changes in their lifestyle to be healthier. It might be a parent, sibling, spouse, child, or close friend and it comes from a place of love. You can see them suffering.Continue reading “You CANNOT Make Someone Else Healthy…and They Can’t Make You Unhealthy”

EASY Non-Pinterest Worthy Food Prep

My food prep isn’t cute. I don’t have coordinated, perfectly-sized containers lined up in my fridge when I’m done. In fact, my fridge is smaller than a normal fridge to fit in our 1912 kitchen, so there’s no way all those cute containers you see on Pinterest would fit in there. I also am notContinue reading “EASY Non-Pinterest Worthy Food Prep”

What IS the Best Diet for Health, Weight Loss, and Longevity?

I’m a bit of a nutrition nerd, even if I don’t always follow what I learn. If you come to my house, you’ll see bookshelves lined with books about nutrition, often conflicting each other. I’ve tried almost every “diet” out there, from low carb, to paleo, to high carb, high fiber, to vegan…and everything inContinue reading “What IS the Best Diet for Health, Weight Loss, and Longevity?”

There is NO Perfect, One-Size Fits All Plan…For Anything.

I have always loved a good plan. I love planners, full of pages ready to be filled. I love lists waiting to be checked off. I love all the order and all the potential. Each time I come up with a new plan or program, I’m excited. Recently, I was SUPER excited about a newContinue reading “There is NO Perfect, One-Size Fits All Plan…For Anything.”