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
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:
"Mandi, I don't see how you have time to work out every single night... help!!" This was a text I received not too long ago from a friend of mine who is starting to make some serious lifestyle changes along with me. I totally nodded when I read the question... yep that was always what … Continue reading Gaining the 25th Hour
Taco nights are probably the world’s simplest way to eat low carb. In fact, it is so easy and convenient that my family does it ALL THE TIME. Taco Tuesdays? Umm..try Taco Tuesdays, Thursdays, and sometimes Mondays! I love Taco nights because they are so easy to prepare. You can make the meat ahead of … Continue reading My “Family Famous” Taco Seasoning
“So….do you….umm cheat?” Cheating. Saying the word instantly evokes thoughts of doing something wrong. Yet, it is simply something that everyone who is dieting wants to know. Can you cheat on a particular diet and still have success? People cheat on their diets in different ways. Some do a cheat meal once a week, some … Continue reading Do you….CHEAT?
I'll admit something to you right here and now. I'm obsessed with pasta. I love pasta. Seriously before I embarked on this journey I ate pasta almost everyday. I know... that explains a lot. But there's just one problem when you are a Recovering Carbie... you have to break up with pasta. Sorry pasta... it's … Continue reading The Quest to Conquer Zoodles
One of the major problems (albeit a happy problem) of losing a substantial amount of weight is that your closet goes from full to empty. Over the course of losing 100 pounds I watched my closet get smaller and smaller each passing size. For awhile I tried to get by with clothes my Mom handed … Continue reading My First Experience with Stitch Fix
I get asked a lot...."So do your kids eat low carb with you?" I can't answer that question easily. On the one hand, I am cooking low carb dinners, so instead of cooking two meals, the kids eat what I eat. On the other hand, I am cooking for three of the pickiest eaters this … Continue reading Getting Kids to Eat Healthy