Home sweet home

After traveling for a week, & having very limited options for food, I am so glad to be home!!!! Started my morning with my chocolate drink mix/coffee/cinnamon/ginger/spinach cup of happy!  Pooch and I went for a 4 mile walk… and I made myself veggies and eggs for breakfast! Very proud of myself for how well…

The smoosher

After thinking through yesterday, it occurred to me that I was more than a little remiss on many things last year. I missed my dental cleaning… which I NEVER miss. I didn’t do my semi-annual blood work (I get it drawn every 3 months and missed the last one.) I also missed my annual grope…

Chucking the crutches

Crutches If you knew me, you would read the title and think oh, now what has she done. Not that kind of crutch!!! It was an interesting day at work. Mentoring someone and learning their way of taking things in and ability to adopt… their patterns… Having them point out my patterns… some good, some…

Bring it on

Today I woke up fighting… not sure why… but I woke up ready to tackle big stuff… projects at work, my propensity towards packratness… my diet. Bring it on I say, As I begin my day Get up and fight, Look at the challenges in sight. Pick the smallest one Tackle and get it done…

When laser focus isn’t in your best interest.

Today is my Day 11… I have a rough idea of where I started 11 days ago, but not an exact number. My first official “starting again weight” was on day 5, and I weighed 183.6. I do know that my home scale this morning said I weighed 178.9.. fresh out of the shower in…

Reality and expectations

Today is my Day 10 in my reboot.  Tomorrow is my official weigh in! I am on several support sites, and I read a LOT of different information. I love reading about the folks who loose 10-15 pounds their first week… that is until I weigh in and find I have lost 2. Then I…

When hormones fight back

Like many women “of a certain age”, my hormones are not playing nice. My body is holding onto fat like a kangaroo Mommy protecting her infant Joey… Fast and in the belly pouch! I have been hot, cold, crying, laughing… and all within a matter of seconds. I have been logging my food, walking, 100%…

What to do when you feel like you can’t do anything

Sometimes I struggle to move. Sometimes it feels like everything is just harder than it needs to be. Making the right choice, the healthy choice, or even the next choice is just painful. Some days, there just isn’t enough fight in me to get out of my own way. It’s easy to write a blog…

Where did my get up and go… go?

Let me start with the fact that I missed writing a blog. I was dealing with some health issues. Without going big into a lot of details… let’s just say I put my weight on the back burner for too long. Here’s the thing: Ideal Protein works, and you can keep it off… maintenance works……

The Five Major Metabolic Factors That Will Help You Lose Weight

If you are trying to lose weight without learning what the most important parts of your metabolism and health in general, you’re going to have a really hard time releasing stubborn body fat. I cringe every time I read a diet book suggesting you should lower your calories, exercise more, eat fat-free, or take the…

The road less traveled

The road less traveled Every once in a while it’s refreshing to take a different route. Lately I have been doing a lot of this. Finding my way through the thyroid challenges, looking for paths that are healthy and new. This idea has been resonating a lot recently. My husband and I ended up on…

Thank you for being here

So what have I learned: there are many indications of thyroid going kaput that don’t feel like they should be related. I have had every one of these and never would have thought “oh, it’s my thyroid”: -constipation -leg cramps -rapid weight gain -loss of energy -craving sweets -craving caffeine -hair loss (WTH… By the…