How to Get Back on the Wagon When You Fall Off

Falling off the wagon.  Losing focus.  Overindulgence.  The act of saying, “I can get away with that,” one time too many.  It happened to me.  And I found a way back. Returning to old habit patterns can happen for different reasons.  A stressful event, family or friends coming to visit, travel, a major schedule change…

An Afternoon in Nature

On Sunday, the fam and I took a little trip to one of my newly favorited places:  Hollin Farms.  We discovered it last summer.  It’s a bit of a distance to get there from home, a little over 60 miles by car, but absolutely worth the drive.  Such a relaxing, scenic experience. The landscape itself…

Forward Motion

Bless me internet, for I have sinned.  It’s been two weeks since my last blog post.  I’ve tried to chronicle my journey before, always stopping at times like these.  But what makes this time different is that I promised myself I would write even when I struggle with what I’m trying to do.  Even if…

Rituals

Alternate post title: “How I Avoid Stress Eating, Part 2” The work I do every day takes me terribly far out of alignment with who I am at my core frequency. So much so, that, up until recently, I would come home and eat anything I could get a hold of, in anxiety and frustration….

10 Ways to Prevent Stress Eating

Stress is an insidious monster.  Sometimes it’s a creeper, sometimes it hits you all at once. Everyone experiences it at one time or another.  Feeling on edge, worrying, anticipating the worst, fearing something bad will happen, trying to control things that may be beyond our control. When the mind experiences stress, the body reacts by…

Ready, Set…Move

Yep!  It’s time.  I’ve been eating better, feeling much better, and I know that part of my prescription for health has to include some kind of physical exercise.  Today was such a gorgeous day, just a few passing clouds, 80+ degrees, so on the way to pick up the groceries, instead of driving past the…

5 Ways to Combat Cravings and Eat Healthy

Sometimes the situations we find ourselves in that are less than desirable are there because of how we think.  Our perspective has to shift.  As we consciously alter our thinking patterns, we begin to see the results we want externally.  Our thoughts are not who we are.  They are the sum of the belief systems…

Back to the Grind and Calorie(s) Count

Weigh-in Wednesday, once again.  I knew I hadn’t lost much, if any, since I’m coming off of what I described earlier as a mini “break” from a more strict eating plan.  You can see my weekly weight reports on my progress page.  Following this break of sorts, I have subsequently learned that…. Calories count. Yes,…

How it Feels to be Overweight

  I am only speaking for myself when I attempt to explain what being overweight feels like.  My intention isn’t to offend anyone.  In sharing this post and some photos of me at my heaviest, I hope that some readers can relate, because my only purpose is to build community and connection with those who…

Taking a Break

So I guess you might say I was pushing myself too hard. It’s been almost a week since my last post.  I remember it well.  It was weigh-in day, April 19th.  (smh) I decided to chill a little bit, pull back, so to speak, partly because I was starting to go a little bonkers, trying…

Get Busy Doing What You Love

Short post today, Wednesday, April 19th, 2017.  Weigh-In Day.  252.  No big hurrah, but the pounds are coming down. These past couple of days have been really good.  I’ve been super on point and there’s one element…one key piece….that’s helped me stay the course, sticking to essential nourishment and water: I’ve been super busy. This…