Tag Archives: Weight Loss

WWW – Week 3, 27%

Whoop whoop! I’m officially 37, which somehow makes me feel old as hell, even though I usually don’t care about my age at all. I’m pretty sure that’s because I’ve been stuck at age 27 in my head for (*gulp*) a decade now, so it’s eye opening to realize that I really need to adjust […]

WWW – Week 2, 24%

It’s time for my week 2 check-in! I was a little bit all over the place because of events and then being sick, but I hung in there and did pretty well overall. It’s a process getting back in the habit of eating mindfully and not just grazing and drinking without thought! Starting Weight: 190.3#Weight […]

WWW – Week 1, 18%

Whoop whoop! The first week of eating mindfully is always such a shock to my system (in a good way). I had a couple of days where I was fairly hungry, but I’m guessing that was mostly because of the sugar cravings and my stomach being used to eating way too much food at a […]

WWW – Week 0, 0%

What is it about a new year that makes it feel exciting to start fresh on a project? 🙂 This year, my project is ME! I started tracking my food yesterday (even though it was a travel day home from Mexico), and this morning I stepped on the scale at 190.3#. I figure that’s as […]

WWW – January 2019 Goals

Hey everyone… I’m back! Somehow, it’s been nearly 8 months since I’ve been in this space again. I’ve been thinking about things, and really, it comes down to the fact that I avoid it when I feel down about my life choices and embarrassed that I haven’t gotten a handle on my health yet. At […]

WWW – Week 9, 27%

Starting Weight (3/1/2018): 186.9# Last Week’s Weight: 178.0# This Week’s Weight: 177.2#

The Monday Snapshot – #80DO

I’ll be back with my normal WWW posts on Wednesday, but today I started the Beachbody Program named 80 Day Obsession, and I just wanted to put it out here that I am SO excited, nervous, motivated, scared, and determined to do this program! With Day 1 today, that puts me at Day 80 on […]

Fear

It holds you back. It entices you to make excuses. It convinces you to close your eyes and remain in denial about reality. It causes you lash out at people who care about you who are simply trying to help. It convinces you to wallow in complacency instead of being determined and taking action. In […]

Whole 30 – Day 4

Are you feeling puny today? Those are the words that my coworker greeted me with at work this morning. Why yes, yes I am, thank you very much for noticing. To be fair, I overslept this morning, thus my face is nearly bare of makeup and my hair is crazy, frizzy and air dried…but c’mon, […]

Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.

As I’ve written about here and there on this blog, 2016 was a tough year for me. In particular the last few months just got to me, and I have completely struggled trying to get a handle on my life. Thankfully, I feel like that fog is lifting and motivation is returning and joy & happiness […]

Day 2, #NaBloPoMo – WWW

Oh how I detest writing updates that basically say I haven’t done shit with my goals, but that’s the truth, and so on day 2 of #NaBloPoMo, that’s what I’m writing in this space. On the upside, I’ve been pretty good the last few weeks about not spiraling out of control with my nutrition choices. […]

WWW – The Beginning, Again

Okay folks, if you follow me on MyFitnessPal, then you’ve seen that I’m working on getting back into logging my calories and toeing the line for my nutrition. I really like the 21 Day Fix containers because they have taught me a lot about how to get in the right ballpark of macros and calories […]

Skin & Diet Changes

For the last two months I have been struggling with the worst acne of my life. I never had it this bad as a teenager or during pregnancy with all of those hormonal shifts, and it is driving me absolutely insane! I’ve also been gaining weight instead of losing (and working out like 6 days […]

WWW – The 20# Plan

169# HFS. I’ve hit and have been hanging out at my line in the sand. My very first blog post here was written & posted in November of 2009, and I wrote about being up to 170# (the highest weight of my non-pregnant life, those are the big peaks above) and being freaked out about that. […]

WWW – Ankle Issues

Well, I damn near broke my ankle last Tuesday night by twisting it (turning it over on the outside) while going up the stairs, so running and working out in general is completely on hold right now. I went from zero weight-bearing and crutches only last Wednesday to walking pretty well on it one week later, […]

WWW Progress Report

I feel like all my posts are about workouts lately, but that’s what I’ve really been focusing on in my life, so it is what it is. 🙂 My friend Shannon bugged me this morning to do one of my old WWW posts, so here I am, capitulating to peer pressure. Ha! At this point, […]

T – 60 Days

This morning I woke up to my phone telling me, “60 days until Hawaii!” SO, yeah. I suppose it is time for a progress report (or lack thereof) on my workouts and clean eating goals. Basically, my coping mechanisms suck, and I tend to deal with stress by eating and drinking too much (generally with my […]

Phase 1, Breakin’ It Down

Last week I wrote a breakdown of my 12 month plan to age 35, so this week I decided to break down what I plan to accomplish in these first three months. As a recap, my goals for the first 3 months were: Lose 15# and 5% body fat. Complete at least 3 rounds of […]

My 12 Month Plan to Age 35

Today is my 34th birthday, and I’m not nearly as happy, hot, and healthy as I’d like. I’m a Type-A detail person, so it’s time to lay out some solid time-specific goals (otherwise known as SMART goals) for myself for the next year. A few of the goals & rewards I have set for myself […]

#TransformationTuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! Well, my health & fitness progress has been a bit all over the board during the first half of December. That seems to happen around the holidays, eh? 🙂 Overall I’ve been keeping up with my workouts 5/7 days at least, and I’m usually making better food & alcohol choices, so I’m going to […]

Emerald Coach

Less than 3 months ago I decided to give coaching with Beachbody a try. I was already using one of their programs and loving it (21 Day Fix), and between the incentive of the coaching discounts and the allure of the accountability of having teammates and customers, I decided to go for it. Let me […]

#WorkoutWednesday

Almost 4 years ago I started my Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In (WWW) posts with my 1 week postpartum post after delivering Stella. I’ve kept up with them pretty consistently over the years, but it’s time for something new. I don’t want the focus to be only on weight, because as we all know, the scale doesn’t […]

WWW – Battles & Triumphs

Do you know that I can’t remember the last time I puked up a meal? That’s called progress, folks. ***** I sat down to start writing this post last night and realized it was exactly 6 years ago (11/10/2009) that I started this blog with a post entitled “Getting Back on the Damn Wagon.” It’s pretty incredible […]

Choose Your Hard

So a few of you may know that my Mom is on a fantastic weight loss & fitness journey, and she is continually my inspiration for the dedication to make the small choices that add up to big results throughout the process. I don’t think she’ll mind me sharing that she is down 66.9# and […]

WWW – Summertime Goals

7 weeks have passed since I wrote this post about my plantar fasciitis, and I’ve been trying really hard to take it easy and let that injury heal. Weekly chiropractor appointments for 4 weeks helped a TON, and scaling way back on activity and doing lots of stretching instead also helped a bunch. I’ve also been crazy […]