goals

Goals Round 2 - UPDATE

Remember that second round of goals I posted back on May 17th?  No?  Well, evidently me neither because I haven't been doing very well at working towards them!  So, rather than waiting for the entire summer to pass me by and THEN admit that I am nowhere close to meeting my goals, I am taking a moment this day to stop, reflect, refocus, and get back on track.  Are you good at getting b ... Read more » about Goals Round 2 - UPDATE

I feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty...{Reward Photoshoot}!

If you missed my Rewards and New Goals post from earlier this week, you should go back and read it!  I talk about the importance of setting goals and share some great tips on how to do it.   Part of what I discuss is why setting specific rewards (non-food related of course!!) can help keep you motivated and give you something tangible to work towards.           I recently hit one of my major goals - re ... Read more » about I feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty...{Reward Photoshoot}!

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

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

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}

Mini-milestones - Are those new jeans?

As you may know, I'm two weeks into this thing...into the daily blogging experience, into the newly focused weight-loss mode, etc.  And though I do have specific short-term and long-term goals set out that I'm working towards, I'm finding there are little milestones along the way that are so fun to celebrate as well: ... Read more » about Mini-milestones - Are those new jeans?

The No Sugar Sweet Life

I will probably get some evil stares or at least some bewildered shrugs when I say: I don't really care about sugar.  I could go weeks, even months, without dessert.  In fact I did.  The entire last holiday season (Thanksgiving through New Year's) I literally only had one piece of dessert: a slice of pumpkin pie.  And it wasn't even that yummy!!  Now carbs that turn into glucose/sugar...that's a whole different story! ... Read more » about The No Sugar Sweet Life