When things feel beyond control

Life happens. Somethings are simply beyond our control. That is a reality. There are fires raging out of control. Senseless acts of violence riddling our lives with fear. And health issues that are compounded by stress. A friend of mine lost a close friend to a heart attack last night. I can choose to let…

Maintaining your Weight on a Cruise

Maintaining weight when cruising is not a pipe dream. Sure, dining is a cruise highlight, tempting us nearly everywhere we turn. While national recommendations on keeping pounds off are constantly evolving — and sometimes contradictory — a combination of common sense and helpful tips can keep you from overeating on your next vacation. We’ve got…

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,…

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,…

Reflections of April

April is one of those milestone months for me. I married and divorced in the month of April, I bought my first car in the month of April, I moved 3000 miles in the month of April. I had gastric bypass in the month of April. The man of my dreams, and now husband, was…

A little competition

Do you respond to challenges well?  I am not talking about life’s challenges.  I am focusing more along the lines of healthy competition. I find that I don’t respond well to winner takes all kind of challenges.  I am more apt to take a back seat and let someone else claim victory… but when the…

Heavy weight

sometimes the weight we carry isn’t physical.  This journey… it’s not just about loosing weight.  That’s part of it… but not all of it!  I am working through weighty stuff… getting there one blessed inch at a time!

First Day Back at the Gym

January 1st, I finally weighed less than 200 pounds. I was allowed to work out and do weights. However, I kept procrastinating for weeks. Thank goodness for friends that have been waiting for me to lose enough weight to do deadlifts and other impressive sounding things. I had my first day back at the gym…

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…