I did it! I have completed the Whole30 and I didn't cheat once! <---Never, ever did I really think I would be typing this line 30 days after having started the Whole30. Yes, I started it hoping I would complete it but if I'm being totally honest, I wasn't sure I could manage to stay away from so many things for 30 days, most especially wine … [Read more...]

Pretty sure that my family knew that my "HOLY SH*T" scream from the bathroom yesterday morning couldn't mean anything good as I stepped on the scale. I shouldn't have been surprised at what I saw though. The same way you lose weight - slowly and by a healthy calorie deficit- I gained weight slowly but eating (& drinking) more. If I'm … [Read more...]

I'm really not a big fan of having a specific New Years Resolution.  I used to set them - it would be the same one pretty much through my entire twenties.  Go on a diet, lose weight, exercise.  I mean, come on - sooooo original, right? And of course because I was in my twenties, I'd wake up hungover New Years morning and get discouraged when I … [Read more...]

OMG people.  O.M.G. That seems to be the only appropriate thing to say over this one. For the last several years, I've been working hard to work out regularly and eat right.  I've been doing well for almost three years now thanks to 5+ days a week of exercising and daily logins with MyFitnessPal.com.  But this past Thanksgiving weekend reminded … [Read more...]

So what's your diet downfall? Or, if you are going to splurge, in your opinion, what food or drink makes the splurge worth it? Here's my short list: Cheese Avocados/guacamole Wine Nutella Chocolate Warm, fresh bread Did I mention cheese? … [Read more...]

Lately, as I sweat my brains out at the gym, all I can think is that I should have done this when I was 27, not 37.   From a fitness perspective, I've gotten in better shape in recent years than I have been for most of my life.  I'm at the gym these days at least five days a week, doing hard workouts for an hour.  And I don't just go to the … [Read more...]

My weight's a constant battle.  I've said it before - I have a good 15lb range that my scale will see on any given year or two.  Most of the time I'll hover in the middle of that range.  After a good diet I'll be at the start of it, after a summer of drinks and barbecues, I'll be at the other end. I lost almost 15 pounds in the summer of 2010 … [Read more...]

No more excuses.  This time of year, millions of women are hitting the gym and picking back up on an old or a new fitness regime to work off all that extra pumpkin pie and egg nog they indulged in last month. Personally I've been talking about getting back on my fitness and diet from last summer and so far so good.  The biggest challenge I find … [Read more...]

Last spring, I had finally had it.  I was still up several pounds from my pre-pregnancy weight and the kicker?  My son was 3 1/2.  Deciding that it wasn't just going to "come off" easily after three and a half years, I joined MyFitnessPal.com at the encouragement of my little sister. From May to September, I lost 15 pounds.  I was probably … [Read more...]

While wonderful in so many ways, it can be tougher than ever to stay on track with a diet and healthy food eating regime when it's the holiday season. Whether you start now or after the holidays, treating yourself to a meal with Healthy Choice.  I actually relied on meals like those from Healthy Choice (their Steaming Entrees are awesome!) this … [Read more...]