An amazing fellow blogger over at http://www.raisinghumanbeans.blogspot.com nominated me for a Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to bloggers to help promote new blogs. It's like getting a shout out from seasoned bloggers. I'm very excited that this little blog of mine has been noticed and given this accolade. So … Continue reading Liebster Award!
I have a lot of friends on a weight loss journey like mine. It never fails, they start and before long I always hear the same thing... "I'm killing myself! I'm eating well! I'm working out!! But it must not be working because I can't see it". I always respond the same way... a light … Continue reading Seeing your skinny
As you know, I workout a lot... every day. I fill your feeds up with all my workout stories and motivation, so I know this comes as no surprise to all of you. There are workouts where I'm fast, pushing my body way past its limits, where I endure and try and defy those … Continue reading My “other” workouts
I have spent my entire life failing at diets. Now I know what you are thinking... "I'm confused...didn't you lose 125 pounds??". Yes I did, and let me say this again... I, the Recovering Carbie, have failed at Every. Single. Diet. I've probably confused you by now haven't I? You may even be scrolling through … Continue reading Why I failed at diets…and you will too
One year ago this was me. Tipping the scales at 300+ pounds with a desperate desire to lose weight. That girl in this picture felt trapped under a lifetime of food issues and diet failures. That girl wanted so desperately to be skinnier, stronger, healthier, to be....well just different. That girl wanted to be able … Continue reading Ready… set… but how to go?
Let me ask you a question... Are you strong? Do not look at your biceps or tighten your ab muscles. Different blog for a different day. I’m talking about inner strength. If you are a teenager or in your mid 20’s, I bet you didn't even think about it and said “NO!” right away with an … Continue reading An Exercise in Inner Strength
You are having one of those days. Like one of THOSE days. It started with a battle over black socks. I bet never in your wildest dreams did you think you'd be having a debate with a 6 year old about why he can’t wear his beloved black socks because he wore them yesterday. Yeah, … Continue reading Dear Warrior of Break Room Treats:
It happened for me on a Tuesday afternoon. It was work “school picture” day as I call it. The day when a professional photographer comes to my law firm to take pictures of us for our firm’s website. Picture attorneys sitting in front of a khaki background smiling...well sort of smiling. This particular day is … Continue reading The day you don’t recognize…YOU
I have a big mouth. If you follow this blog, I bet that doesn't surprise you one bit. When I started losing weight back in July, I kept things primarily to myself and my inner circle. I didn't want to tell people what I was doing, because frankly, I wasn't sure I would stick with … Continue reading Never Shut Up!
It never fails you are cruising along with your diet... doing fantastic, rocking every minute of your workouts, eating like a rockstar on the cover of a health magazine. You step on the scale ready to celebrate another loss… Wait a minute? WAIT A MINUTE? I DIDN’T LOSE ANY WEIGHT? That can’t be right, I’m … Continue reading Punching the Plateau in the Face