Month: May 2018

My thoughts on weight loss and the life of a married working mom

In my own skin

One of the challenges of trying to lose 150 pounds is being comfortable in the skin you are in while working toward a new you. It’s a long road ahead. I didn’t gain the weight over night so I certainly won’t lose it overnight. It will be years before I’m the skinny girl in my…
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Trigger Happy

So this week I learned what my food triggers are through a chain of events that led to a food hangover and gaining a couple pounds. Hunger Sure I eat when I’m hungry but when I skip a meal and don’t properly plan it is so much easier to pull into McDonald’s and order two…
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Eating Habits and Go-To Dishes

So it’s been a couple weeks on the Paleo Diet and I’m developing my go to meal choices. I’m finding it much easier to eat this way than I originally thought because I’m cooking more, eating out less and I’m trying to stock the fridge with healthy fruits and vegetables. In the morning I’ve switched…
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The Yo-Yo

Weight loss is not a straight line. If it were, it would be so much easier. I was thrilled to lose 7 pounds on my firsts week of Paleo. I envisioned reaching my goal and started anticipating a brand new me. But of course, it didn’t last forever. During my second week I gained a…
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Bullet Proof Verdict

This morning I tried the bullet proof coffee and I have to say it was surprisingly delicious and satisfying. I put a spoonful of coconut oil, a pat of grassfed butter and about a fourth cup of coconut milk into the blender. Then I added the coffee and blended until smooth. The resulting concoction was…
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Bullet Proof

I am curious and I’m going to try something new…Bullet Proof Coffee. A friend at work drinks it and I recently read a friend on Facebook drinks it too. It’s coffee whipped with grass fed butter and coconut oil. It’s supposed to make you feel full all morning, boost mental clarity and energy and promote…
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Tug of War with the Scale

As I wake up in the morning, I am full of anticipation. I start my morning routine by getting out of bed, going to the bathroom, disrobing and stepping on the scale. I close my eyes and count to five as my weight stabilizes and then I look down to see… I gained a pound!…
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My food addiction…

Several months ago I came to the realization that I have a very unhealthy relationship with food. Well, the word revelation indicates it was a surprise and let’s face it – it was only a surprise to me. You don’t get to be near 300 pounds by having a HEALHTY relationship with food. And not…
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Paleo Week 1

My first week on Paleo went much better than I expected. I ate a lot of salads but I also had some very satisfying protein and I enjoyed a lot of fruit. Despite the fruit, my blood sugar has stabilized and behaved itself. I haven’t had the highs and lows I’ve grown accustomed to. I…
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Why I went Paleo

I always resisted carb free diets. Let’s face it carb-loaded cheesy foods like pizza, macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes make the world go round. I couldn’t imagine a world without bread and cheese. Even when I did “diet” on programs such as Weight Watchers, go to meals included oatmeal, high fiber whole wheat bread…
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