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

To Hell and Back Again

On Tuesday of last week, I went into the hospital for a hysterectomy.  It’s major surgery, but it’s a common surgery done every day and something many women in my life have experienced. I wasn’t really afraid, just anxious to get it over with and looking forward to a little rest and relaxation afterward. However,…
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Bouncing Back

I’ve had a few setbacks recently largely centered around some health issues. I have uterine fibroids and each month my symptoms grow worse. I have surgery scheduled for August but in the meantime I’m coping with some major cramping. So when it came to food the last several days, well let’s just say my diet…
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Sorry not Sorry

Yesterday I binged. I’m not talking about eating a cookie or snagging an ice cream cone. I’m talking about full-on no holds barred binging. It all started with poor planning and the fact that I can be a dork at times. I went to a meet at 10 a.m. in the middle of the sticks.…
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Redefining Food Pleasure

Eating is pleasurable. It satiates hunger, releases endorphins and tastes good. If eating wasn’t fun, the country wouldn’t be facing an obesity epidemic and I wouldn’t be so large. Diets are associated with sacrifice – giving up those pleasurable foods that make us feel good such as macaroni and cheese, pizza and most importantly chocolate.…
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First 10 pounds

For the first time since I started on this journey when I stepped on the scale I was 10 pounds lighter than when I started. As I adjusted to my new program I’d cheat or binge on occasion and shot up two or three pounds. It seems like for the last three weeks I kept…
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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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