I'm really tired. I'm tired of all the drama, the hype, the noise around pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Have you heard the term orthorexia? According to the National Eating Disorders Association: Orthorexia nervosa is not currently recognized as a clinical diagnosis in the DSM-5, but many people struggle with symptoms associated with this term. Those who … Continue reading Turn Off the Noise
When I was in high school, I read Upton Sinclar's The Jungle. It was a novel that highlighted the atrocities of the meat packing plants in the early 20th century. This book is what started it for me. In 2000, I got my hands on a copy of Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser, and became pretty … Continue reading Fed Up
I admit it. Throughout the entire weight loss journey I never once journaled my food intake. All the statistics say that when you write down everything you eat, you eat less, you make better choices and it's easier to pinpoint problem areas to correct. I know this in my head. I fortunately had an accountability … Continue reading WonderFull Wednesday: Confessions
Since my son was born in 2008 he has been his own little person. He lets his needs be known. Sometimes loudly. He was not verbal until he was 3. Of course because of this (and many other behaviors such as only eating a narrow window of foods, extreme fear of doctors - to the … Continue reading An Answered Prayer
So here is a few of the things I am LOVING right now: (In no particular order) 1. Coffee ice cream. I know I'm late to the whole "coffee party", but better late than never! I really love just a nibble now and then. I really can't keep ice cream in the house … Continue reading Food Faves
Over the last year different friends have encouraged me through my weight loss/fitness journey, and a few even telling me that by witnessing my transition, they've in turn been inspired to get more fit. Wow. While I wouldn't call it a burden (seriously?! I'm the one that posts about it for everyone to read!) but … Continue reading The Funk Has Left the Building!
So many people have asked how I've done it, how have I gotten rid of the weight, what am I taking, and what am I eating. Okay - you want the "secret"? As a friend of mine said, "Wait for it.... I've exercised and eaten healthy foods." Go figure. Shows like The Biggest Loser are … Continue reading A Magic Pill