I get a lot of questions from readers of the blog and by far and away the most common topic I get asked about is Counting. Do you count carbs? How many carbs do YOU eat a day? How many carbs should I eat? What do I actually count? How do you keep track of … Continue reading Counting Carbs
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?
I have a confession to make. I’m a Diet Pepsi-holic. Yes, for many many years I had a huge Diet Pepsi addiction. When I say huge…I mean HUUUGGEEE! My Diet Pepsi addiction started in law school, ironically on a mission to lose weight. Before that time, I hated any diet drinks and so I was … Continue reading Getting “Bai” without Pop: An Addict’s Guide to Giving up Diet Pepsi for Good
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
I was laying on a tan cushy table with my right leg basically up my nose and my left leg out to the side like a deformed chicken wing. A small woman was pushing on the chicken wing leg telling me to “relax”. Yeah right...you relax with your leg up your nose! It was 7:00 … Continue reading Ignoring your Body
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