Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/content/38/11278038/html/wp-content/plugins/seedprod-coming-soon-pro/inc/class-plugin.php on line 346
exercise

Healthy Habits

sunscreen

As soon as I started actually paying attention to what I was putting into my body, it didn't take long for me to start making other healthy adjustments to my lifestyle. Before I began this weight loss journey, I never realized all of the not-so-healthy - and even potentially dangerous - things that … [Read more...]

Understanding the Addiction

addiction

I'm still amazed when people who didn't know me "back then" start chastising overweight people right in front of me. Better yet, it seems they actually expect me to join in. While I can't blame someone who genuinely has no idea that I used to be morbidly obese, there are plenty of friends and … [Read more...]

Diet Detox

dietdetox

Lately, nearly every woman I know has filled me in on some form of "diet detox" they're currently trying.  I've seen friends and co-workers consume nothing but brown rice for a week and drink vinegar straight from the bottle.  They'll inform me about wacky drinks they concoct from … [Read more...]

Fitness for Kids

momrunning1

This afternoon on my run in the park, I ended up trailing a mom jogging with her daughter.  The fit, toned woman was decked out in cute activewear, and the little girl - who was probably about 7 or 8 - was dressed up just like her mom.  They stopped every couple of feet to do some stretching and … [Read more...]

Goal Weight

bmi_chart

I lost .2 at weigh-in this morning.  Once again, I was expecting more - I had a particularly good week.  In fact, according to my scale at home, I was down a full pound as of yesterday morning.  But then I went out for dinner last night to celebrate my boyfriend's father's birthday, and even … [Read more...]

Twilight Zone

twilightzone

After I weigh in at 8:30am on Sunday mornings, I enter what I like to call the "twilight zone" of weight loss. Essentially, it's the one time a week when any and all food items I consume simply don't "count."  I've just had my weekly weigh in, and there's a whole seven days until I have to step … [Read more...]

Gains Happen

scale

At this Sunday's weigh-in, I was slapped with a 1 lb gain.  Actually, allow me to rephrase that.  It was a 1 lb undeserved gain.  In the grand scheme of things, a single pound is nothing.  It's a measly 16 ounces.  I've been at this for more than two years now, so I know better than to get … [Read more...]

There is No “Only” in Weight Loss

scaleangry

On television and in magazines, we're constantly bombarded with "lose weight FAST" schemes and promises.  Swallow this pill, drink this powder, or have this frozen meal plan delivered to your home, and you'll lose 12 pounds in two weeks. We're obsessed with shows like The Biggest Loser, where … [Read more...]

Real Runner

winterpark3

When I was bigger, I used to judge healthy, active people all the time.  I'd see runners pounding the pavement along the main drag through town, or at the nearby park, and I'd drive by and silently berate them.  "Who do these people think they are?"  If I happened to be driving with someone … [Read more...]

Cookie Monster

cookies2

Cookies are my one true weakness.  Chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, Oreo cookies...homemade cookies, store-bought cookies, Girl Scout cookies...drop cookies, rolled cookies, sliced cookies...no matter what form they take, those little pieces of heaven are absolutely irresistible to … [Read more...]