encouragement

Goals Round 2 + A trip down Memory Lane

I was never much of a goal-setter, I think mostly because I didn't want to fail.  If I didn't set any, I couldn't disappoint myself!  BUT, what I came to realize is that if you don't set goals and aren't working towards where you want to be, it's so much easier to get off track.  Like I said in my first goals post, I didn't intentionally gain 80 pounds.  It sortof "just happened."  That sounds ... Read more » about Goals Round 2 + A trip down Memory Lane

A Letter to my Future Self

You may not know this, but I am a part of a larger group of bloggers called "Healthy Living Blogs."  They have weekly recipe round-ups, where they solicit all of us bloggers' best recipes around a certain food, like avocado or strawberries.  You can see an example here.  They also have weekly blogging tips for those of us who spend so much time talking to our readers.  And they have monthly features around ... Read more » about A Letter to my Future Self

50+ lbs lost with No Counting: Calories or Points

Did you know I've lost 50+ pounds without counting? No counting daily calories. No counting points - activity or food related. No counting # of meals or # of fruits/veggies. No COUNTING. ... Read more » about 50+ lbs lost with No Counting: Calories or Points

Reboot Tips + {Love Yourself MORE}

Day 1 complete!  Here's an honest look at the first day of a Reboot.  I woke up excited to start, surprisingly refreshed given the hectic evening a few hours earlier.   It was actually the first night I EVER remember writing a to-do list for what I needed to accomplish between 8PM and 11.  Whew!!  So I started with the lovely cinnamon apple bake, but by 10:15AM I was really hungry.  I fought ... Read more » about Reboot Tips + {Love Yourself MORE}

Motivation + {Marinated Peppers, Jicama, & Corn Salad}

Let me start with a sincere welcome to all the new readers of this blog.  I am so glad you are here!  It has been amazing to see all of you taking an interest in living the sweet life... ... Read more » about Motivation + {Marinated Peppers, Jicama, & Corn Salad}

A Hip Downtown Eatery + {Hip Fat}

I was having a bit of a "down day" over the weekend.  A little bit of the same sentiments going through my head as that brutally honest Monday, but also some new thoughts, some new discouragements.  Yes, I have soooooooo much to be thankful for!  Yes, I've come a loooooong way.  Yes, I've lost 47 pounds.  But... ... Read more » about A Hip Downtown Eatery + {Hip Fat}

Weekly Weigh-In #4 + Things my dad taught me

Awwww, my dad.  You may have "met" him in my Important Things in life post from last week.  But what you don't know is that he has always been a great encourager in my life, always knowing just the right thing to say at just the right moment.  I am soooo thankful for him!  (Aren't we cute in this pic from Christmas?) ... Read more » about Weekly Weigh-In #4 + Things my dad taught me

My office is trying to kill me! (Or at least keep me fat)

I don't know about you, but for me one of the worst places for healthy eating is often the office:  the exact place where one SITS for literally 8 hours a day.  I guess it's often called a "perk"... ... Read more » about My office is trying to kill me! (Or at least keep me fat)

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