What Leading By Example Is Not…

I realized during the last week of my previous challenge that Month 3 seemed better than Month 2, I was actually less consistent in my eating behavior. I just was able to recover well from my poor choices. Despite that, I desired to end the challenge on a positive notes and did a great job … Continue reading What Leading By Example Is Not…

1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 Met

When I started this 90-day journey, I came up with five goals that I shared. They were as follows: “Have an abdomen measurement of less than 30 inches”. “Develop a derailment plan that will successfully get me back on the wagon when I lose focus.” “Exercise at least 150 minutes per week and enjoy it.” … Continue reading 1st 90-Day Challenge – Goal 3 Met

2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near You!

Wanted to share my 2019 plans publicly for accountability and to encourage community. I've also shared it with my tiny Facebook group, encouraging them to join me. Here’s the basics. I’ll start with the part that some people may have issue with - fasting. For more information, I recommend “The Complete Guide to Fasting” by … Continue reading 2019 Plan – Starting Soon on a Blog Near You!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Okay, now I'm hungry.... Seriously though, the first DietBet is in the books and I squeezed out a win, although I cut it way too close for comfort!! Tuesday was the first day of the weigh-in period, so I wanted to get the weight done as soon as possible, in case there were issues. Thankfully … Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Allergy Detour

I visited an allergist last week to see if my digestive issues, red face, and itchiness were caused by a food allergy.  I had previously had allergy tests ~4 years ago, but I was not tested for any food allergies.  I only had one allergy back then, and that was to two different types of dust mites.  I … Continue reading Allergy Detour

“Roma Diet”, Day 5

What a week.... Normal people don't decide to start a super-restrictive eating plan a couple of days before their birthday and then have all kinds of family things to deal with at the same time.  If there was ever a time some food and alcohol would have made a day better, it was yesterday, but … Continue reading “Roma Diet”, Day 5

It’s Yoga Time…

I've continued to read more in my Iyengar yoga book and have recently talked to my physical therapist about poses that can treat a particular issue I am struggling with.  There's also a section in the book on that particular condition, as well as general stress.  I think it's time to make the practice of … Continue reading It’s Yoga Time…

42 and Feeling Like 84…

I've really been struggling for the past few months.  I wish I could blame it completely on poor nutrition, but honestly, some of these problems have been around for the past couple of years (I've just chosen to ignore them) and the sleep issue has been well-discussed here.  While the Whole30 and the Daniel Fast … Continue reading 42 and Feeling Like 84…

Whole30 #2 – Completed “Our Way”

Yesterday was Day 30 of my 2nd Whole30; it went mostly well.  As I mentioned before, I didn't have many problems with cravings or struggling to follow the plan.  I did break one rule of the plan on one night, as I will describe below, but that ended up getting its retaliation on me, so … Continue reading Whole30 #2 – Completed “Our Way”

Whole30 #2 (take 2), Day 10

My husband and I, along with two friends, embarked on another Whole30 starting on Monday, July 24.  I didn't take any weights or measurements, as I can safely say that knowing where I was starting wouldn't have been very motivating.  I know how poorly some of my clothing started to feel, so we can go … Continue reading Whole30 #2 (take 2), Day 10