How, Why & How Much … the Ideal Protein Weight Loss Program

Why Choose Ideal Protein Instead of the Standard Low-Calorie Diet? There are 4 phases to the Ideal Protein protocol. Phase I of the diet is for the entire time you want to lose weight to get to your goal. Women typically lose 2 – 3 pounds per week and men 3 – 5 pounds per week. Strictly following…

Changing the “can’t”

One word that threatens my ability to move forward is “can’t.” When everything is super regimented, it feels like I am living in what I can’t have and can’t do… This is where I get stuck. And depressed… and angry. My sister reminded me: I am the one with the power. Yes, I will hear…

When to seek help

I can blame the stress. I can blame my health, I can blame the world. I choose to accept that I own my problem. I got tasked with a new challenge… and I have an awesome boss who preaches work life balance (and actually walks her talk.). She reminds me daily not to burn out……

Zucchini Chips-my new obsession

These are so tasty and incredibly simple to make INGREDIENTS 2 large zucchinis Olive oil spray Kosher salt/pepper/garlic powder etc INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Slice your zucchini into super thin slices with a knife or mandolin. After you slice your zucchini, place the slices on…

One Week down of the “Revamp”

So checking in since it has been one week since I decided to do a revamp of protocol eating and wanted to drop some excess weight. Since last week I have dropped 6.6 pounds, 3 inches and I am feeling better physically, which is the most important thing to me. What I have found that…

Balancing act

Just sending this out there…. have a great weekend, be accountable to yourself, and make the best choices for you! After a very tough couple of weeks, my head is full with work and I am taking a needed break from everything. Time for a little balance!  

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!

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….