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,…

Random acts of kindness

My coach and I were talking and I was relaying a story. She commented on how I take emotions in, and how they affect me deeply. I did some listening and assessing this week. She is right… but it is who I am. When something happens, good or bad, to someone I care about… I…

The gift of prepping

I know it’s only been a week… and I know I am a hormonal train wreck… but for the first time in a while I feel good. It doesn’t matter what the scale says… I see a lot of posts about people on their second+ round. You get back on and it’s harder. That is…

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…

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…

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!

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…

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…

Slowly, but Surely

Sometimes, when I feel like the weight is coming off SOOOOO SLOOOOOWWWWS… I have troubles with head games. These are the games my brain plays with me.  Why bother trying?  Would one little tiny bite really hurt? My weight loss is very slow.  Myetabolism fights me at every turn… but I have been holding tight…